Okay, Rihanna didn’t literally steal my dress like Britney Spears once stole my ring, but this Dolce & Gabbana dress should still be mine.
I am the queen of leopard print and I declare this Dolce is the best leopard dress of all time … OF ALL TIME, as Kanye West would say. I’m in love with the combination of outrageous two-tone leopard (oh, and red is my favorite color) with the conservative neckline and sleeves. When I saw Rihanna wearing the dress last month, I simply had to have one of my own. Alas! I called stores across the U.S. and England and it’s sold out in my size. The fact that the fashion police at US Magazine and In Touch scorned the dress is further evidence of its perfection. I know from personal experience that great leopard dresses are often criticized by people with no pizzazz.
While searching for the dress, I picked up a purple consolation prize, also by Dolce & Gabbana. I wore it earlier this week to a dinner at which my friend Carl Spielvogel received an award from the National Urban Technology Center.
What Wendy Wore
Dress: Dolce & Gabbana (2010)
Shoes: Stuart Weitzman (2009)
Necklace: Gloriana by Wendy Brandes
Lip color: Nectar lipstick by Kimara Ahnert
I do like this purple dress but I still NEED the two-tone one. If any of you see the dress of my dreams anywhere in the world in a size 40, holla at me at wbjewelry at hotmail dot com.
I love it. I’ll be looking for two dresses then. The purple dress is smashing on you!
Julia, the Thanksgiving Girl says
Wendy I love this purple dress!!!!!!! You look super gorgeous!
When you find the Rhianna D&G, I’d appreciate it if you’d gift me the purple one.
I can’t help you with the two-tone leopard dress search, but I think the one you are wearing is hot!!! Looking fabulous!!
Although I can see why you are hunting down the tan and red leopard. I personally like it.
o.m.g. i mean, i’m obsessed with purple, but regardless, that dress is DIVINE. the two-tone one is cute and all but the one you got– that neckline! the ruching! it’s PERFECT.
Make Do Style says
I’m on the case!
fashion butter says
I know how you feel, Rihanna stole my one legged black and white cat suit a few weeks ago. That bitch!
She must be stopped!
I love that leopard print too. But wow you are a knock out in that purple dress!!!
I CANNOT believe you couldn’t get that dress! The purple one is gorgeous though. Purple looks really good on you! I’ll keep my eyes peeled for anything that would work! I think we’re about the same size! 🙂
deja pseu says
Well, for a consolation prize, it’s pretty darn great! Purple leopard print is right up there with red leopard print. Snazzy!
Suzanne aka Punk Glam Queen says
Ah good we’re different sizes so I won’t have to mug you for the two-toned dress should you find it. Leopard rules, and I even try to have a wee bit in every room in my house (currently looking for something to work into the bathroom, heehee!) The purple is an amazing consolation prize, and I absolutely love the draping on it. You look gorgeous and flawless as usual. (Flawless is something I aspire to, but always come out disheveled, I guess its my lot in life… someone has to keep the “slightly off” look going might as well be me!)
Grit and Glamour says
Love the purple though…you look hot!
Julia, the Thanksgiving Girl says
P.S. Flying roaches sound pretty bad to me!! Especially if it’s really fear that I’ve developed over the years of having no contact with them lol I remember seeing a huge roach in my hotel bathroom (yes, nasty!) in Miami, where the climate can be considered tropical (more like sub-tropical though) and I am thankful now it didn’t FLY!
Hi Wendy B – Still looking amazing! I might love the purple consolation dress slightly more than the two-tone dress. No cat-astrophes here!
you look fabulous and that little number is so you.. i hope you find it!
you look stunning in that purple print but it is agreed that the red dress that rihanna stole from you has your name all over it. This gave me the giggles, “The fact that the fashion police at US Magazine and In Touch scorned the dress is further evidence of its perfection. I know from personal experience that great leopard dresses are often criticized by people with no pizzazz.”
You look amazing in the purple!
I’m glad you don’t wear the same size as me, because if I found it in my size, and you wore the same size, I would be split between my inner selfish bitch and outwards generous nice girl.
The procurement of this dress for you continues to be our mission from God.
oh my…that is the best use of purple leopard i have seen. you look yummy!
Style Eyes Fashion Blog says
Animal prints can be a difficult look to work but you are doing it with style.
Couture Carrie says
You look soooooo amazing in prints, darling!
Loooooove that D&G dress on you!
Miss Janey says
WendyB, you look amazing in that D&G!
Chloe and Jessica says
well you look darling!!
Oh I like your dress more than Rihanna’s. Xxx
I prefer the purple. You wear it well.
Natalie / Fashion Intel says
It takes an amazing woman to wear leopard and I think you’d look great in that number. Gosh I love it.
i like the purple one better! love it!
i have plenty of animal print in my closet. I LOVE IT! and, yes, i wear it tastefully. 🙂
hope you have a great weekend!
love the purple dress. hot, altho am not a major fan of rhi’s two tone leopard print..
fashion tidbits says
ack!!! you look so good in leopard print Wendy! hot!
Love the D&G, I am also a massive leopard print fan, so love everything you have. My friend is getting married today and she has a leopard print cake, I can’t wait to see it!
pretty (face) says
That purple dress is perfection on you! It shows off your decollete which Rihanna’s dress would just obscure. x
That's Not My Age says
Love a bit of leopard and that dress is fab. I’ll be your London agent!
That purple dress is purrfect! You look hot in it! Great shoes too. The two-tone dress will turn up eventually… have faith!
you own the leopard print look. i love your “don’t” dress so much! i will keep my eyes peeled a two-tone dress!
I much prefer your purple consolation prize number – you look stunning in it! Grrrr… And what is with all the light fingered famous folk stealing from you? So rude! x
darling the purple leo dress is smoking!!!!
It is quite the consolation prize!
I saw an image of Rihanna in the two tone dress and loved it from then! I think no one quite does leopard print like Dolce & G!
La Belette Rouge says
As you are the authority on all things leopard I hate to disagree with you…but, I like your purple leopard dress better than Rihanna’s.
That purple dress is so right on you! Dang-diddly-ANG!!!!!
I hope you get the two-tone . . . .
Sister Wolf says
Okay, some Nordstrom stores carry Dolce and G, and they are known for their customer service. They will scour the earth for you to get what you want. It’s worth a try!
I’mma let you finish, but purple is the best color OF ALL TIME…so you really came out on top anyway.
Wooohooo! I love Ur heels!
Va Va Voom!!
wendy—i LOVE that you do your own thing and don’t give a sh*t what others think. i am absolutely loving the purple d&g on you. hot! and i will keep my eye out for the gorgeous two tone number.
Greedy… Nah, I think the Rihanna version will look just as fabulous on you as your current one. Good luck hunting!
Prêt à Porter P says
that dress doesn’t appear to be very structured, it may not be a big deal to go up a size. But that purple one still look good on you!
I LOVED LOVED LOVED that dress on Rihanna! It is a showstopper for sure, and pulls out all the stops without going trashy or OTT.
I love leopard, I love red. I love them together, and this dress is the best combination of both. EVEERRR..
I’ll be on the lookout (for you and me both!)