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.
All photos by Alexandra