National Dress Up Your Pet Day: 10 Ways to Doll Up Your Dog

DOGGIE DRESS-UP

Halloween is long over, but Jan. 14 is National Dress Up Your Pet Day and another chance to have some fun with Fido. This under-the-radar holiday gives the pet-obsessed an opportunity to showcase their furry friends' impeccable style. These fun outfits under $25 suit all types of dogs and might prompt even the most matter-of-fact pet owners to pretty up their pups.

STAR WARS FOR BIG DOGS

Turn a pet into a character from the mega-popular movie franchise. A furry friend can parade around as Darth Vader, all decked out in helmet, jumpsuit, and cape ($10 at Amazon). Customer reviews say the quality is so-so, but most consider it adorable nonetheless.

STAR WARS FOR SMALL DOGS

Little pups can join the party, too. Slip on a Princess Leia headband ($10, Petco) to mimic Carrie Fisher's iconic hairstyle and arrange a Star Wars theme night with the gang. The guest of honor, of course, is the dog.

RAINWEAR FOR SHORT-HAIRS

Short-haired dogs can get soaked to the bone and chill fast. When planning to be out and about with rain in the forecast, keep the RC Pet Products Packable Dog Rain Poncho ($12 at Amazon) on hand. The blue taffeta shell features sweet yellow duckies, a hood, and a hole for the leash. Reviewers note their dogs wear the coat without complaints, and the multiple reviewer pictures of happy canines speak volumes.

SNOWSUIT FOR SMALL DOGS

This 2-in-1 dog snowsuit ($12 at Amazon) looks fit for a human baby but is designed for a small dog's winter wardrobe. The hood and legs zip off to become a jacket for warmer days.

WINTER COAT FOR BIG DOGS

Get your canine ready for the slopes of Aspen or just a fashionable walk down the main shopping promenade near home with this seriously stylish fleece and faux suede winter coat ($16 at Amazon). It's so toasty-warm looking you'll want a matching version for yourself.
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TUXEDO FOR SMALL DOGS

Is there a good reason not to own a dog tuxedo? We can't think of one. From birthday parties to fancy gigs, a dog tuxedo is a humorous way to involve your pet in all the festivities. The Dog Tuxedo, Frenchie Mini Couture ($15 at Amazon) fits small pups just right. One reviewer jokes that the costume steps up Fido's game.

TUXEDO FOR BIG DOGS

Go for the full-on party effect complete with cuffs and a tuxedo collar ($10 at Petco). Every dog deserves his dress-up day, and while a few reviews say the cuffs don't exactly stay put, the collar is dapper and the look is simply divine.

HAIR BOWS

If your pooch quakes in fear when you try to put on clothing, doggy hair bows are an easy and inexpensive way to refresh her style. This pack of 20 hair-bow sets in various patterns and colors ($12 at Amazon) can keep her dolled up in a new look nearly every day. The size seems best suited for smaller dogs.

VALENTINE'S DAY FOR SMALL DOGS

Before you know it, the holiday of love will be here and give you another excuse to show your affection with a two-tone pink heart-covered sweater ($11 at Amazon). Wear it now for Dress Up Your Pet Day, then pull it out in February and melt some hearts.

VALENTINE'S DAY FOR BIG DOGS

Chocolate is a no-no for dogs of any size, but it's hard to resist this Box o' Chocolates Candy Dog Collar (up to $21, depending on size and color, 3 Dirty Dawgz). Images of chocolate candies wrapped around your pet's neck are a sure sign of mutual attraction.