Unlike petites, curvy and tall gals can handle a bigger print, so avoid tiny and twee fingernail-sized cheetah spots. Animal prints tend to steal the spotlight, so wear a piece where you’re most comfortable. If you’re bottom-heavy, you can draw the eye away from your southern hemisphere by wearing a fun leopard-print top and slimming black pants. Vertical and diagonal-running prints can help the body look longer and slimmer, like Queen Latifah’s dress. Lastly, avoid chunky animal-print furs (which add bulk) in favor of sleek, more lightweight materials. A Cruela DeVil coat? No. A form-fitting London Fog trench that’s belted at the waist? Absolutely.
Hit the town in this eye-catching grommet trimmed tee. Wear it with black skinny jeans and a fitted blazer or biker jacket and watch the boys line up. Black and white animal print tee ($34, torrid.com).
Go glam in this sleek and tasteful jacquard animal-print pencil skirt—so chic with a fitted black top or a white button-down blouse. Lane Bryant ponte knit pencil skirt ($49.50, lanebryant.com).
Va va va voom! Flaunt an hourglass figure in this beyond-sexy leopard-print dress. Add heels and you’ll be the star of the cocktail party. Tadashi Shoji animal-print shutter dress ($246.40, bloomingdales.com).
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