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animal print, Maggy London dress

Animal Print Dress

Now, I must admit that this dress is not of the wall flower variety. When you wear an animal print dress you are making a statement. This Maggy London dress has been in my closet a long time. In fact, it wins the prize as my oldest single piece of clothing. I bought it the year my daughter was born and that was 18 years ago. That being said, this is not an outfit I typically pull out to wear to the grocery store πŸ˜‰

animal print, Maggy London dress

animal print

animal print

Still, you don’t have to go head-to-toe to make a style statement with animal prints. In fact, animal print accessories and single pieces make great neutrals. Adding an animal print scarf or loafers immediately elevates the style factor of any outfit.

Crazy About Animal Print

Anne Klein flat, $28.00 |GUESS pumps, $50.00 |Β Parkhurst derby hat, $16.00 |Β Long scarve, $28.00 |Β Old Navy brown leather belt, $7.97|Β Chico s scarve, $13.00 |Β BKE uv protection sunglasses, $15.00

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  1. Patti says:

    that is a stunning dress, Shellie! thanks for linking it up, xox


  2. celyn says:

    loving the animal print! you look great


  3. Jess says:

    Love this dress! What a great piece and it looks amazing . Love it with the black shawl too. See these pieces don’t go out of style!
    jess xx

  4. Pamela says:

    So fun! And you are adorable. I’m so glad I found you on #BlogShareLearn through Living with Batman. Lots of great stuff to explore here!

  5. Dawn Lucy says:

    Sexy mama! I can’t believe that dress is 18 years old! It’s totally perfect.

    Love hosting MRS with ya, Beautiful!

    Dawn Lucy

  6. Jennifer says:

    Wowza, you look awesome! I’m a huge fan of animal prints. They just always seem to be the right thing. I’m so delighted to be hosting MRS with you!

  7. cherie says:

    You look fabulous Shellie! I’m sure you know what a fan I am of anything animal print. In fact, I have to hold myself back from wearing it all the time. Love the great ankle strap black heels too!

    Great co-hosting with you,

  8. Claire says:

    Love this dress πŸ™‚

    Thanks for sharing at the #weekendbloghop

  9. What a gorgeous cut that dress is on you. I love that you’ve had it that long. I too have pieces in my wardrobe that old. Memories are now weaved into their very fabric!

  10. Rebecca says:

    You look so classy in my favorite animal prints – Happy New Year!


  11. Rania says:

    I love the dress. Leopard is my fave!!

  12. What a great leopard dress on you and those heels are so killer! Thank you for joining TBT Fashion link up and hope to see you next week. Have a great weekend!


  13. Betty says:

    Thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things blog hop

  14. Wow, Shellie, you look AMAZING in this outfit!! I love the print and those shoes are to die for! I like the use of the fan, also. Very pretty. Thanks for the linkup as well.

    • Shellie Bowdoin says:

      Thanks Debbie. Yes, I love those heels too! They are actually comfortable to wear, which is a plus.

  15. That dress and you are faboosh!!

  16. what a spectacular dress, you look amazing. I love animal prints.

    Hope to see you at a Labour of Fashion linkup.

  17. Trina says:

    Come on, it’s a great dress for the grocery store, haha. Seriously, you’ve had this treasure for 18 years? I didn’t know leopard print was even “in” 18 years ago. It’s truly a treasure and you look fabulous and ever so refined. I do love adding a bit of leopard print as a statement piece or accessory, I own a few pairs of shoes and scarfs and belt . . . Ya, I love me some leopard print.

    • Shellie Bowdoin says:

      Can’t you just see me strolling down the cereal aisle with my grocery list?! Thanks for stopping by and sharing the love, Trina.

  18. Rena says:

    Isn’t wonderful how animal prints can be either classic, funky, or edgy and how well is works for all ages? Love the outfit and the options.

    • Shellie Bowdoin says:

      Thanks Rena! The key is for people to realize the versatility of animal prints instead of being scared of them.

  19. Jennie says:

    Beautiful all around, Shellie! Wonderful that you kept this dress all these years. I love a great leopard print Anything.

    • Shellie Bowdoin says:

      You and I both have leopard on our minds to kick off this new year, Jennie!

  20. Great dress! It looks wonderful on you. It clearly has stood the test of time and is a classic. (Plus, I love pieces of clothing, jewelry etc. I got when my kids were born or a certain age – it always takes me back right to that time…).

    • Shellie Bowdoin says:

      Andrea, you are so right about that! I was thinking about how long I have owned the dress, which sent me to where I wore it, which made me think of my babies.

  21. Andrea Nine says:

    Absolutely stunning my friend!! I am a huge animal print lover and to me this is the perfect dress!! Fun, Flirty and so so gorgeous!!! Thanks for hosting this awesome link up for us!!! Muah xo

  22. Love this animal print dress! I consider leopard to be a neutral. πŸ™‚

    • Shellie Bowdoin says:

      Absolutely Kathrine, you can add an animal print bag or flats to almost anything. Thanks for stopping by!

  23. Animal print is a classic and you are wearing it very well! Thanks for hosting. I love this monthly link-up. Such fun and always looking forward to it. Thank you and happy new year. Sabina | Oceanblue Style

    • Shellie Bowdoin says:

      Hi Sabina, it is always fun to see how fabulous and stylish the women are in our “demographic” πŸ˜‰

  24. This is a great dress and you are right, Shellie…it never goes out of style. Thanks for the link up!

  25. Laurie says:

    Looking fabulous Shellie, animal print will never go out of fashion. It’s good to know there are other stylish women out there keeping their clothes for so long. Some of my outfits are older than your dress and they still come out to play. Thank you for hosting
    Laurie x

    • Shellie Bowdoin says:

      Hey Laurie…the key is buying quality, classic pieces, then they never go out of style!