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Gabrielle Union’s Leopard Dress Is A Super-Sleek Approach To Animal Print


Whether it be pretty pastels or a geometric Versace crop top with edgy leather shorts, the Bring It On actor can pretty much wear whatever she wants. She simply refuses to be put in a box. This time, it's a super-sleek leopard-print dress proving that Gabrielle Union is perhaps the most versatile style chameleon there is.

After two decades of red carpets, magazine covers, and keeping up with the fashion world, Union shows no signs of stopping anytime soon. With a four-month-old baby at home, the actor is making time to promote her latest film, The Public, while her other upcoming series, LA's Finest, is still in the works.

Talk about a multitasker. It's a miracle that Union finds the time to push trends between all her other gigs. Even with all she has going on, the 46-year-old's style still has never faltered. The Prada dress she wore around Midtown on Mon. is proof.

Her leopard-print midi was both edgy and chic, featuring a fitted bodice that was pleated at the waist, a subtle front slit, and a keyhole neckline. No one has ever looked as elegant in animal print, it seems.

She paired the look with strappy Manolo Blahnik sandal heels and an oversized black trench draped over her shoulders.

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Not long ago, animal prints were a thing of the past, but they've just recently come back in full force (like most trends do). Leopard print, snakeskin, tiger stripes, and even cow spots were seen on the Spring 2019 runways of Burberry, Gucci, Roberto Cavalli, and more.

Animal-inspired prints are about as abundant as florals and stripes these days, and Union's latest outfit proves they can actually be quite versatile. Though edgy in nature, the actor's version of leopard is totally office-appropriate, so go ahead and wear that cheetah-print dress to work without reserve.

Inspired by her look? Copy it with these equally sleek dresses, ahead.

Shop The Look

Knot-Front Leopard-Print Silk Dress




This silk sleeveless midi is the perfect piece to help you recreate Union's look, even featuring a twist keyhole on the neckline.

Silhouette Spots Irina Dress


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Go bold with this emerald-green slip dress. Black lace overlay and sheer paneling on the side slits gives it that Union-inspired sophisticated feel.

Abir Leopard Dress



Get your wardrobe ready for warm weather with this springy thin-strap dress. The black grid pattern gives the midi shape while a front-slit makes it super moveable.

Purse Pull Ruched Leopard-Print Satin-Twill Dress



Asymmetric straps and single-side ruching put a funky spin on this timeless dress.