15 Dinosaur Print Fashion And Accessories Because Nothing Says Cool Like The Jurassic Era

On June 12 Jurassic World is going to take over movie theaters, and I think the little kid in all of us is sitting on the edge of our seat in palpable anticipation. What our collective curiosity about the classic Spielberg franchise tells me is that inside all of us is some downright dino lovin’ no matter our age, and what better way to channel this than dinosaur print fashion?

There are many motifs, like dinosaurs, that get relegated to the world of children’s wear, rarely encroaching on adult fashions except in the most kitschy of forms (ugly sweaters). Why is it that when we think fashionable we never think dinosaurs? And it’s not just dinosaurs, everything from space rockets to ponies seems to be the sole property of the 0-10 age group. For a demographic with relatively weak purchasing power, toddlers have staked a pretty strong and hitherto unchallenged claim on dinosaur territory.

Perhaps the upcoming Jurassic World film has even got the fashion industry in a tizzy, because there are a lot of dino-inspired fashions floating around right now. Damn good news too — it’s about time us adults take back the prehistoric and state unequivocally, “Move over kiddo, I can wear dinos, too!”

by Jenn Schleich

Dinosaur Stilettos

Spiky High Heeled Sandals, $450, Moschino

These bad ass spiky dinosaur stilettos in a faux-reptilian print make me think of a wily Stegosaurus.

Metallic Dino Clip

Dino Embellished Purse, DIY Project, Studs and Buttonholes

Gold spray paint, a dollar store plastic dinosaur, and a couple magnets will transform any Plain Jane purse into a fun Jurassic accessory.

Skeletal Wrist Cuff

Noir Dinosaur Bones Rib Cage Cuff Bracelet, $450, Bluefly

Feelin’ the cool archaeological vibe with this metal wrist cuff by nOir, which comes in a whole series of finishes including a bedazzled version for formal evening wear.

The Basic Tee

Junior Plus Graphic T-Shirt, $15, KMart

A dinosaur on a bicycle might not make sense, but doesn’t that just make it all the better?

Cartoony Print Tote

White Pepper Dinosaur Print Shopper, $59, ASOS

Think this tote is big enough to fit a dino? Probably not, but it’s stylish nonetheless.

Dino Bone Undies

Dark Dinosaur Bones Organic Cotton Panties, $39, Etsy

This Etsy seller has a whole line of dinosaur bones and skull themed lingerie.

Button-Up Science Girl

White Pepper Dinosaur Cropped Button Down Shirt, $75, Urban Outfitters

This printed blouse just shouts aspiring paleontologist fashionista.

Delicate Dino Earrings

Better Fossil Stronger Earrings, $7.49, Modcloth

I’m not really sure how a tiny dinosaur skeleton can look so glam, but it does; further proof that dinosaurs are fashion-friendly.

Woven Dinos

Pull&Bear Dinosaur Embroidered Clutch, $42, ASOS

What’s not to love about this inspired woven clutch with a monochromatic dinosaur motif?

Sneaky Tights

Tights With Dinosaur Over The Knee Design, $17, ASOS

Yes! What every girl needs: Sneaky dinosaurs peeking out from under her skirt or dress.

A Hint Of Dino-Love

Reversible Candy Land Bandeau Bikini Top, $39, Etsy

Dinosaurs might be big, but they don’t have to be in your face; this bathing suit features tiny little dinosaurs hiding on the bands.

Brachiosaurus "Long Neck" Neck Scarf

The Delaney Dinosaur Candy Apple Scarf, $225, Boticca

A scarf is a cute and subtle way to add dinosaurs to any outfit.

Fantastical Dino Claw Ring

Dino Claw Ring, $68, Fab

Carnivorous claws clinging to your fingers — rawr!

The Statement Tee

Hangry Dino Tee, $23, Etsy

Available in a lovely range of sizes, this tee is making me feel all the feels. This dino, man. He just gets it!

Metallic Print Dino Dress

Lashes of London T-Shirt Dress in Dinosaur Metallic Print, $105, ASOS

Everything about this sleek green metallic dinosaur print dress is making our inner scientist drool Homer Simpson style.

Just Chillin' With My Dino Pals

They'll Never Find Us Tank, $32, Buy Me Brunch

A casual dino-friendly tank.

Swimming With The Plesiosaurs

Mandalynn Kate Bikini Bottom, $100, Pacsun

There were plenty of water dwelling dinosaurs so a dino-themed bathing suit is a perfect prehistoric throwback.