Animal Prints 3 (Dressy)

Animal Prints for the 50's, 60's & 70's.

Animal Prints for the 50’s, 60’s & 70’s–Dressy version

 Quote of the day: ” Clothes are a part of who we are, how we project ourselves to the world, and make a statement about what we feel.” Chirlane McCray

Animal prints include leopard, snakeskin, tiger, giraffe and zebra. They now also come in other colors besides the neutrals!  Since the original animal prints are a combination of neutrals (browns, beiges, blacks & tans) they can pair up with almost any color you already have.  If you are afraid of teaming it with color, then another neutral piece will work fine.  To use that animal print piece of clothing you already have, and make it useful for a dressier occasion is easy!  Add a skirt, add red, add heels….the possibilities are endless!!! I also styled these same items for a casual day (here) and a day at the office (here).

Animal Prints for the 50's, 60's & 70's.  Animal Prints for the 50's, 60's & 70's.

50’s Animal Print (Dress): To make my shapeless dress into a skirt I added a sweater (see original post on this here)!  The color combination of leopard and red is attractive. The fur collar adds a touch of elegance in my opinion.

Dress: Ann Taylor (similar here)~~Sweater: thrifted (similar here)~~Boots: Fioni from Payless (similar here)~~Earrings: (similar here) ~~Bracelet: Ann Taylor (similar here)

Animal Prints for the 50's, 60's & 70's. Animal Prints for the 50's, 60's & 70's.

60’s Animal Print (Shirt): This snakeskin blouse is actually very neutral so we paired it with a colored skirt (raspberry in this case) and basic booties.  The skirt and heels make it more serious!

Blouse: Express (similar here)~~Skirt: Limited (similar here)~~Boots: Impo (similar here)~~Necklace: (similar here)~~Earrings: (similar here)

Animal Prints for the 50's, 60's & 70's. Animal Prints for the 50's, 60's & 70's.

70’s Animal Print (Sweater):  The sweater and faux leather black skirt are a good recipe for dressiness with an edge.  Then adding the pop of fuschia under it, and some slight heels takes it up a notch.

Sweater: (similar here)~~Skirt: mom made it (similar here)~~Shirt:  mom made (similar here)~~Boots: Bandolino (similar here)~~Earrings: (similar here)~~Bracelet: (similar here)

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And, of course, here are some leopard print items:

  • Kathleen McDermott

    Love animal prints (on anything) and these stylings. I always wear my animal print cardigans with bright or saturated shades. Never would have thought to do that when I was young. Reds, hot pinks, purples, blues, greens, teals – they all look smashing.

    • Jodie Filogomo

      It really goes to show how animal prints are quite the neutrals!!

  • Well, well, well, ladies – home run on each one, me thinks!
    Jodie – as Suzanne has said leopard and red AND the fur trim – gorgeous.
    Nancy rocking those fabulous booties and snakeskin blouse
    Your Mum (I noticed the turned up cuffs – oh yes, spot on, love it) – looking knockout in that faux leather skirt.
    I bestow garlands upon all of you!

    • How cute you talk Jacqueline!! Thanks for all the love…back at you!!

  • Red paired with leopard is one of my favourites.


  • Nancy Nagy

    I agree with Jodie, Charlotte. I love the turned up cuffs!

  • All three looks are super cute! Love the colors that you used to ‘pop’ each look. 🙂

  • Mom….This is one of my fave outfits on you…I love how the pink pops on you!!!!