TREND: Saucy Animal Prints

Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Roberto Cavalli Leopard Print Jersey Halter Dress
Roberto Cavalli Leopard Print Dress$1,380.00
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How do you add instant sex appeal to any look, without resorting to baring it all in public? Conspicuously flaunting the goods is so passe, so why not indulge in a less obvious form of seduction. Channel your inner Ava Gardner and add a saucy animal print to your ensemble.

Just a touch of sultry leopard or slinky zebra makes any outfit look a little more daring, without baring an inch more skin. Want a touch more attention? Opt for a head to toe animal print and a knowing smirk on your face. Trust me, heads will turn.

Although animal prints are considered "trendy" of late, they are actually one of the true classic wardrobe choices. Animal print has been the go to fabric for instant sex appeal for decades or longer. See the Ava Gardner reference above for proof: how else could you make a full-cut, one piece swimsuit look so smoking hot?

Want to invest in an animal print dress that you will wear for years and years to come? The brand new Roberto Cavalli Leopard Print Dress (top right) is purrrfect. This knee-length, halter wonder is slinky and sexy, yet completely classy.

Zebra more your style? The Diane von Furstenberg "Julian" Mini Wrap Dress is as hot as it comes. To create this new classic, the hem of the iconic wrap dress was shortened while the v-neck was deepened. The result is simply stunning.

Diane von Furstenberg Julian Mini Wrap Dress
Diane von Furstenberg "Julian" Mini Wrap Dress
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Not ready for head-to-toe animal print? Just add this kicky leopard silk version of the Hollywood favorite Moe C.L.I.C.K. handbag to your favorite Little Black Dress to create a little extra va-va-voom.

Moe CLICK Francy in Leopard Rouged Silk

Moe C.L.I.C.K "Francy" Handbag

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Sexy shoes that are comfortable too? Sure. These hot "Zest" Slides from Dr. Scholl's feature leopard print ponyhair leather adorned with a crystal version of the classic Dr. Scholl's clasp all set atop Dr. Scholl's patented ultra-comfy foot bed.

Dr. Scholl's Original - Women's Zest

Dr. Scholl's "Zest" Slide

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This SURevolution Batik Tagua Print Ring is my absolute favorite shopping find of the week. The classic shape and hot zebra print combine to form a sassy, stylish ring that is an attention getter, without being at all cartoonish. I'm completely smitten.

SURevolution Batik Tagua Print Ring

SURevolution Batik Tagua Print Ring
Variations: Zebra (shown), Leopard, Giraffe
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An animal print satin skirt, like this sale find from Mix Nouveau, is an amazingly versatile addition to any wardrobe. Paired with a spare tank top and strappy sandals it's perfect for a night on the town; add a more demure top and trendy platform pumps and it's just right for lunch with the BFF.

Mix Nouveau Leopard Print Satin Skirt
Mix Nouveau Leopard Print Satin Skirt
icon$29.99 (was $98-- save 69%!)
Available at: SmartBargains

Ready to try out an animal print, but not sure you are ready to throw down for an investment piece? This basic scoop neck top in a fun zebra print is a bargain and will add a touch of spice to your closet.

Zebra Print Scoop Neck Top
Zebra Print Scoop Neck Top
Available at: WetSeal

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