Loving leopard

ROAR! Wearing my G by Giuliana Rancic Leopard Ponte dress

ROAR! Wearing my G by Giuliana Rancic Leopard Ponte dress

A simple black heel downplays the fitted fit of the dress

A simple black heel downplays the fitted silhouette of the dress

Does it seem to you, too, that leopard is a huge fashion presence this fall? Animal prints have always been a staple in the transition season but this year we are ROARING with animal magnetism. Just ask Katy Perry! The key to wearing animal prints successfully is to do it sparingly as touches to your outfits and not overwhelm yourself with too much print at one time. Think of accessorizing with animal prints: shoes, clutches, blouses, jewelry … or perhaps this exquisite dress from G by Giuliana Rancic for HSN (which happens to be on sale!).

I love leopard prints. When I saw Giuliana Rancic recently on HSN I was mesmerized not only by her personality but by her design sense. She spoke so charmingly about her Italian father, Eduardo DePandi, who happens to be a master tailor. At the time she was talking about the details in the tailoring of her blazers and that she has taken all of the mastery she learned from her father and incorporated it in her designs. Brava Giuliana! So when I found this G by Giuliana Rancic leopard-print dress with pleated neckline, that was it! I knew it would fit like a glove because Giuliana often uses ponte knit in her pieces. Ponte is a tight-knit weave with just enough softness and stretch for a terrific fit. I am wearing the dress with simple black kitten-heels to downplay the print and the silhouette. When the weather cools I will style it with black tights and booties.

Purrrfect!

And from the back - I love the quality of the zipper detail!

And from the back – I love the exposed zipper!

All photos by Alexandra

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6 thoughts on “Loving leopard

  1. I love animal prints…always have. I remember when I was a young child, my mom had an amazing DVF dress, which was leopard print. I loved when she wore that dress. She looked so beautiful and classy and just a little wild!

    They seem to come in and out of style quite regularly…and I always welcome them into my closet with special memories from the past and anticipation of wild adventures in the future! Roar ON with Animal prints…forever 🙂

    • ROAR ON, Kylie! I love hearing the story about your mom’s leopard print DVF dress. These clothes tell the story of our lives, and we remember exactly where we were and who we were with. The memories are so strong that a dress is no longer just a dress but so much more. I’m glad to hear that you own animal prints, for those special moments when you want to give your outfit and yourself a boost. xx Mel

  2. Love it! I happened to watch her on HSN and loved the dress. Animal prints are always a classic. I have a divine leopard print coat that I have been wearing for years.

    • I agree MAB. Animal prints are a classic and have become a staple each season. Your leopard coat sounds fabulous. I’m glad you have it. Wear it often! xx Mel

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