I've Tried On 100+ Leopard-Print Dresses, but This One I Bought Is the Most Flattering squib

If you peer inside my closet, you'll find a sea of dresses. I wear them even more than jeans. I've definitely tried on hundreds, maybe thousands of styles in my 20s - I am a shopping editor, after all. That means when I find a design I truly love, it must be something special.

The other day, I walked into Banana Republic only to be totally impressed by the selection. I ended up filling an entire fitting room with tons of pieces, and one item really stood out to me. I ended up buying this Banana Republic Print Sheer Midi Dress ($159) because I instantly felt good in it.

This dress is incredibly flattering, even with a big graphic leopard print. The elastic waistband and tie belt cinch my torso. The black slip underneath the dress almost acts as shapewear, smoothing everything out. The midi length is perfect for both Winter and Spring. I love that I can wear it with boots or heels, depending on the occasion. Today, I'm wearing it to work then straight to happy hour - no changes needed.

The piece comes in regular, tall, and petite sizes. You can get the regular length in sizes 0-20, so it works for a variety of body types. You don't even have to take this dress to the dry cleaners - it's washing machine friendly. I know big prints can be intimidating, but the neutral colors of this pattern make it so easy to wear, I promise. It goes with any color you wish to accessorize it with.

Read on for a closer look at the dress on me and more details. Trust me, this item is a smart purchase that will make you feel good. I'm already planning the next time I want to wear mine.

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