Whether you have a mom who’s hard to shop for or you want to wow her this year, we have the perfect gifts to show how much you care. From totes to timepieces, perfumes to pajamas, Dillard’s has what you need to make her smile. Take a look at some of our favorites from the Mother’s Day Gift Guide.
Give the one who always has time for you the perfect timepiece with these luxurious, elegant watches from Michael Kors.
1. Michael Kors Darci goldtone stainless steel watch 2. Michael Kors Mercer chronograph watch with white leather strap 3. Michael Kors Runway goldtone chronograph watch 4. Michael Kors Camille goldtone stainless steel watch. Shop all accessories.
Bright colors and detailed design make this Dooney & Bourke leather hobo a perfect gift. These are exclusively available at Dillard’s as part of our 75th anniversary celebration!
Shop these and other colors of the Dooney & Bourke Leather Dillard’s 75th Anniversary Hobo Bag. Shop all handbags.
The gorgeous embroidered cotton lawn Boathouse Weekend ballet nightgown and wrap robe from Eileen West are sure to keep her cozy and elegant at the same time.
Eileen West Boathouse Weekend Ballet Nightgown & Wrap Robe. Shop all sleepwear.
Her favorite perfumes are available in Mother’s Day-ready gift sets this season. Check out these eau de parfum and lotion collections from Dior, in J’adore and Miss Dior scents.
Dior J’adore Eau de Parfum Signature Set and Dior Miss Dior Eau de Parfum Signature Set. Shop all fragrance sets.
Special Bonus Gifts
Give her the best of Estee Lauder fragrance with the added bonus of flattering makeup shades she’ll love. This set, presented in a gorgeous animal-print portfolio, is only $29.50 with any Estee Lauder fragrance purchase.
See the Estee Lauder Color Portfolio here. Shop all fragrances.
For more ideas, shop the Mother’s Day Gift Guide.
What are you getting your mom for Mother’s Day?
Prints are an important part of a well-balanced wardrobe — but do you find yourself reaching for the same patterns again and again? Shake things up with animal prints. We matched classic patterns with their safari-style equivalents, so you can find the animal print that works best with the rest of your clothes.
Why it Works: Sultry, retro and chic — polka dots and leopard spots share a similar sense of style. Contrast colors compose both prints. Translation: If polka dots play well with your wardrobe, so will leopard print.
What to Wear: We like to think of leopard as a neutral and especially love statement pieces, like this Cremieux short, Calvin Klein dress and Vince Camuto top. But if you’re still uncertain about opting for spots, start small with a fierce shoe or handbag.
Why it Works: We know how it goes: you buy one striped top, and suddenly, your closet is full of them. Switch up your seafaring vibe with safari-inspired zebra print. The stylized stripes deliver the same striking look, plus a little extra attitude.
What to Wear: Like classic stripes, zebra works best on a tee or dress. These Vince Camuto, Kensie and Laura Max designs all feature unexpected pops of color.
Why it Works: Lace and snake may seem like polar opposites, but these tactile treats are actually interchangeable. Wear your favorite clutch and peep-toe pump with a lace blouse one night and a snake-print dress the next.
What to Wear: Don’t be afraid to wear snake as a statement; the print’s small scale has a slimming effect. Try this MICHAEL Michael Kors pant for an edgy look, and this Kensie dress or Chelsea & Theodore skirt for a flowier feel.
Why it Works: If you love floral designs, you’ll fall for feather and peacock prints. Debut a feather-print dress at your next special event for a feminine statement that stands out from the crowd.
What to Wear: When it comes to feather prints, bolder is better. Wear this Buffalo David Bitton dress or Jessica Howard dress just as you would your favorite floral frock. Style this Investments top with skinny jeans.
Shop more animal-print styles here.
Do you like animal prints, or do you prefer to stick to the classics? Tell us in the comments!
Take your glam girl for a walk on the wild side this summer in animal print, the hottest kids’ trend of the season. Zebra, leopard, giraffe, cheetah, butterfly and dalmatian, there’s a print for every age and every occasion.
So who says you have to sacrifice fashion for function? This dress and matching panty set from Carter’s combines cheetah, zebra and giraffe prints with pink accents so your infant or newborn will be stylish while keeping cool in the sleeveless dress.
For girls in the 2T to 6X range, there are a variety of options, ranging from these Laura Dare dalmations/hearts strappy pajamas to this zebra-print swimsuit from Flapdoodles to this lovely and ladylike one-shoulder dress from Rare Editions.
Older girls can really step out in style this season. From Rare Editions, this chiffon dress has a sophisticated one-shoulder silhouette, and these bodycon skirts from Forever Orchid — one in zebra one in multicolored leopard — pair perfectly with her favorite popover top or cool tee like this one from Jessica Simpson Tweenwear.
Shop these looks 1. Carter’s Infant Animal Print Dress & Matching Panty 2. Laura Dare Dalmatian/Hearts Strappy Pajamas 3. Flapdoodles Zebra Shine Halter Swimsuit 4. Rare Editions Zebra Printed One-Shoulder Dress 5. Rare Editions Animal Printed Chiffon Dress 6. Forever Orchid Leopard Print Bodycon Skirt 7. Forever Orchid Zebra Print Bodycon Skirt 8. Jessica Simpson Tweenwear Adida Art Heart Jersey Top.
Shop more animal print looks here.
What’s your favorite animal print?
Q: Did you attend school for fashion design or are you self-taught?
A: I did not have formal design training. As a child I was influenced by growing up around my parents’ fabric store. There I learned sewing and all about fabrications. I began my design career making novelty detachable collars to be worn on sweaters and dresses. My small collar business eventually developed into a sportswear business. I am proudly self-taught!
Q: Where do you draw inspiration for your designs?
A: I am inspired by combinations of color found in art, home décor, architecture and the beauty found in nature. My background in art and fabrics always draws me toward beautiful prints and novelty textiles.
Q: Who are your major influences?
A: From the earliest days of my career, I have always admired the luxurious fabrics and classic designs of Ralph Lauren, both in fashion and home decor.
Q: Who is the Sharon Young woman?
A: She likes comfortable, stylish and sophisticated clothing unique to her lifestyle. She loves how she feels in a great novelty jacket or embellished top and wants to look her best at all times.
Q: What’s the ultimate message you want to communicate through your designs?
A: Ultimately, style and color should represent your own personality. What you wear is a reflection of you. Be the best that you can be in style, fashion and manner.
Q: What makes your line different?
A: I bring to the industry age-appropriate silhouettes in beautiful fabrics that tastefully address the trends of the season.
Q: What are some of your favorite pieces and/or prints in the line?
A: I love the addition of sportswear dresses into my collections. I am also pleased to have added a variety of novelty tops which addresses the casual but sophisticated lifestyle of the Sharon Young customer. Animal prints are my signature and can be found in a variety of expected and unexpected interpretations.
Shop our selection of Sharon Young women’s clothing here.
These clever wine gadgets and accessories will help make your wine party an instant hit. Fun to use and fascinating to watch in action, these items are a great way to get the party started.
1. Who International Vinturi Red Wine Aerator. Unleash the rich aroma and taste of wine in less time with this popular wine aerator. There’s no need to decant and wait. Aerates your red wine as you pour so you can drink it at its best immediately.
2. Waring Pro Cordless Wine Opener. Open wines just like the pros with this handy cordless wine opener. Removes corks with just the push of a button, up to 80 corks in one full charge.
3. Cooper Cooler Rapid Beverage Chiller. This cool time-saver chills wine faster than anything we’ve ever seen, from room temperature to refrigerator cold (43 degrees F) in six minutes or less. Great for last minute wine tasting parties.
4. Picnic Gift “Leopard” Wine Purse. Ditch the paper bag and turn heads with this leopard wine purse. This fetching case accommodates one 750 ml bottle.
Do you have a favorite wine gadget? Tell us about it in the comments section below.
Get more ideas in our barware and wine accessories section.
You can mix up a little girl’s winter wardrobe with fun animal prints. She’ll love wearing clothes that imitate the look of her favorite animal, and you’ll love how cute she looks.
Here are some of our favorite animal-print pieces:
This Leopard Kitty top and leggings set from Starting Out will have baby up-to-date on the animal print trend. The light pink tunic with a kitty and flower applique give this set a soft, feminine look.
A detachable fuchsia cardigan and floral/butterfly hem gives this 2-piece set from Rare Editions the fun of animal-print styles combined with a softer side.
Sporty and warm, this Sweet Heart Rose for Dollie & Me set has your little fashionista and her favorite doll looking chic, yet sporty enough for the most active of playdates.
Bring animal print to her next dance or party with this satin dress from Ruby Rox. The red tuxedo bow at the empire waist and sleeveless black bodice with thick straps and sweetheart neckline bring out the contrast of the white and black zebra-print pick-up skirt.
Be sure to visit Dillards.com for more fun animal prints for kids.
What is your favorite animal print and why? Share with us below in the comments.
Fashion Files experts Annemarie and Alexandra Dillard are inspired by everything from runway shows to sidewalk styles. They’ve used their style savvy to pick some of their favorite looks for this holiday party season.
Here are some of their top trends:
- Colored Denim: These bright skinnies from Jolt can help you achieve a colorblocked look for a casual get-together. Just add some metallic heels and a shimmering top to transition them to a night-out look.
- The Red Dress: This fiery Rampage dress combines a great holiday tone with a one-shoulder silhouette. A feminine ruffle flows from the strap, across the neckline and down the opposing hem.
- Bright and Glittery Top: This sequined-front Eyeshadow shirt pairs well with colored denim or with winter shorts and tights.
- Faux-Fur: Style meets warmth with this Soulmates animal print faux-fur coat.
- Black Faux-Leather Details: Knock-out two trends, faux-leather and winter shorts, with this edgy pair from Rampage. Choose bright colored or patterned tights to layer the look. Finish it with booties for a party ensemble you’ll love.
You can easily mix and match these five elements to achieve different looks. Layer the animal-print jacket over the red dress or the sequined-front top and faux-leather shorts for an evening ensemble. For a casual outing, pair the colored denim with a graphic tee and the animal print jacket. Add your own unique touch to achieve the party style you want.
Have your own holiday style tips? Share your thoughts below in the comments!
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Party season has arrived and it’s time to show off one of this season’s hottest styles: one-shoulder dresses. With one-shoulder you get a flirty and edgy look that is sure to turn heads. We’ve put together three of our most fashionable styles that are great for your holiday events.
- GB Gianni Bini Leopard Print Dress: A flowing batwing and trend-right leopard print ensure high-style that is perfect for a holiday get-together with friends at your favorite restaurant.
- Sequin Hearts Woven Satin Dress: Whether it’s an upscale office Christmas party or holiday dance, you just can’t go wrong with black satin.
- Love Reign Sequin Dress: You’ll outshine the New Year’s Eve ball in this sequin sparkler. Perfect for dancing the night away, this is the dress you’ll want to have on when the clock strikes midnight.
For more great looks, check out our picks in the Holiday Guide.