By InStyle Staff
Updated Jul 10, 2012 @ 2:00 pm
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The trick to pulling off animal prints is paying attention to the fabric and cut of the dress, says stylist Penny Lovell, who chose a silk and cotton Dolce & Gabbana sheath for actress Rose Byrne. "The key here is the demure neckline and 3/4 length sleeves, plus a material that isn't shiny." Going this route adds a refined feel to a bold fashion statement. Finish with understated extras like a thin belt and platform pumps for a just-sexy-enough date-night look.

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