When you’ve been waiting for the perfect dress to come along in one of your favorite prints that just happens to be so “of the moment”, well leopard always was, it’s totally worth swinging from the chandelier and spreading the word, it would be rude not to! Here’s to the ultimate leopard print dress, and the desire to swing from a chandelier!
The length just above the knee offers more versatility than a maxi or a mini, more choices to play with. It can be left as it is for a dinner date with heels, belted and worn with over-the-knee boots or worn even shorter as a tunic over leggings. In any of these capacities it serves as a very forgiving illusion to a jolly good holiday meal which also makes it the perfect disguise for our midlife midsections!
The fabric is light but drapes well which lends the dress an easy convert to a shirt. Worn with jeans or leggings you can sport a half tuck at the front to permit as much coverage as you require at the derriere!
So, if I haven’t convinced you yet, let’s take a look at some of these style ways.
All dressed up wearing the dress just as it comes. The addition of vintage long tassel earrings, killer heels and my grandma’s sequin evening purse create an easy glamour.
I added the smirk for extra mood ambiance!
The fabulous drape of the fabric combined with it’s light weight texture makes it simple to tuck into jeans or trousers without causing bulk. Here I’ve paired it with jeans and heels, perfect for a gathering with girlfriends.
Worn as a shirt, half-tucked into jeans paired with pom pom flats and over-sized tote gives the outfit a casual vibe, an easy shopping day outfit.
Depending on how much you tuck in at the front, you can control the amount of fabric that drapes at the back, especially good if you want to create this look with leggings and have a little more coverage.
Using a belt you can bring the dress up a little higher to create the perfect tunic. It works beautifully over these mixed media pleather leggings for a night out. Change out the heels for biker boots or tall boots and you create another look altogether.
Also good to know, as with many items from Zara, you can machine wash this dress on a warm hand-wash cycle, it hang drys in no time, and barely needs ironing!
At the time of writing this article there are only XL available, but you can click HERE to view the item and request an email notification when your size comes back in stock! I’ve also linked below some of the other items I’m wearing in these pictures or similar finds.