More than a decade ago, we may have thought that dressing up our pets would be strange and odd.
However, in today’s day and age of fashion, dressing up your pet has evolved and become somewhat of a trend. People are doing all sorts of things to dress their pets, from hats, sweaters, hoodies, pajamas, coats, jackets, bandannas, head wear, paw mittens, jewelry and accessories, to designer dog dresses.
In fact, it’s gotten so serious that we now have fashion shows and events with the red carpet and all! Many of the events are held to help raise money for shelters or animal rescue organizations.
New York is home to Pet Fashion Week, and their theme for 2013 was The Roaring 20’s.
If you missed the Pet Fashion show and you’re looking to see what the best dressed pets are wearing, there are now television shows dedicated to the latest pet products and featuring pet fashion designers with their latest fashion trends. There are also episodes on cooking and how to prepare homemade meals for your pets.
If you’re interested in pursuing a career in pet fashion design, there are special classes available in this field of design and marketing. If you have a passion for fashion and are a pet lover, this would be the perfect field to enter.
National Dress up Your Pet Day
This day evolved in 2009 and is celebrated on January 19th to support the fashion community. Aside from the pet fashion industry becoming so popular, it has also become an extremely profitable, multimillion dollar business for the pet fashion designers to the manufacturers.
Many pet owners dress their pets up for this nationally celebrated holiday. This isn’t a new trend and not surprising to many, however, it isn’t traditional either.
There sure have been a great number of pet costumes that have impressed people on the web over the past few years, all from skunk costumes to superheroes for your dog.
Should You Do It and How To Stay Neutral
If you own a pet, especially a dog, you may have been tempted to dress your dog up to go out with you, while you run a few errands or even to the dog park, but might feel a little out of place doing it.
Start out with some fancy collars to allow them to adapt to wearing things, and then slowly add t-shirts for dogs. Stay with neutral colors so you and your dog don’t stand out. Your dog needs to adjust to the feeling of clothing on their fur.