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Dogs vs Cats Duel: Cats Are More Fashionable than Dogs

Oct 30, 2008

by Anda Corrie handmade and vintage goods

Nothing is more heartwarming than a glowering, seething and outraged kitty in a cute handmade sweater. Here are some of my favorite Etsy items to best humiliate your adorable wittle snoogums this winter (and keep your pet warm and toasty, too).

This is a very important duel. Vote in the comments below if you think kitties rule the pet fashion world. If you prefer dogs, vote in the comments of this post.

Another important duel is coming up on November 4th, 2008. Americans, don’t forget to mmreeeeooow the vote!

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Kitten Shark Cat Sweater
Kitten Shark Cat Sweater
Cat Collar
Cat Collar


  • dogties

    dogties said 11 years ago

    Those are the most fashionable cats I have seen. They are missing ties though. Nice items, great pictures!


    GUGAW said 11 years ago

    yey for the kitties! if only because they sooooo despise being dressed :D

  • 13bodies

    13bodies said 11 years ago

    i have been informed by the 4 furry maniacs who own me that cat are naturally fashionable and do not need any lily-gilding on pain of a severe eyeball scratching at 2am. (that said, these cats are cute!)

  • mermaidclaire

    mermaidclaire said 11 years ago

    Yep, I'm with 13bodies. Cats don't want clothes, they already have their own elegant furs! (That sphynx is beeeyoooteeful!)

  • westcorinthstudio

    westcorinthstudio said 11 years ago

    I do think that the cats look more humiliated than the dogs. Obama cat's my favorite!

  • OffTheHooks

    OffTheHooks said 11 years ago

    omg... i've got 2 cats, but i don't think cats will win this challenge.. i can barely get a harness on mine!

  • AnnieOC

    AnnieOC said 11 years ago

    I vote for the Gatos!

  • karenfromthelbc

    karenfromthelbc said 11 years ago

    Of COURSE cats are more fashionable. Why do you think they call it a catwalk? And I think my furry beasts know 13bodies' maniacs.

  • SusanGistTaylor

    SusanGistTaylor said 11 years ago

    Cats Rule!!! Dogs carry off clothing better tho, literally in some cases. They're just so happy that their humans are paying them attention, you can put anything on them. Cats are aristocratic, clothing is an insult. They look good in jewelry tho, wearing glittery necklaces very well!

  • dollcloset

    dollcloset said 11 years ago

    Cats are the best! :)

  • Yokoo

    Yokoo said 11 years ago

    This whole thing made me crack up! Especially catclub kitty leg warmers.

  • RaeGun

    RaeGun said 11 years ago

    oh my gosh this is so stinking funny!

  • BucketOfChuckles

    BucketOfChuckles said 11 years ago

    Hahaha I sure do love kitties!

  • haptotrope

    haptotrope said 11 years ago

    Dogs are most certainly NOT the "new cat" yay kitties!

  • Karmacrochet

    Karmacrochet said 11 years ago

    hmmm Hilarious. My kitties will not take it.

  • JoeTheBeard

    JoeTheBeard said 11 years ago


  • SweetWolf

    SweetWolf said 11 years ago


  • weirdwolf Admin

    weirdwolf said 11 years ago


  • curlyfrysc

    curlyfrysc said 11 years ago

    Cats, of course! But never put clothing on them! I do love the Sphinx Sweater, though!

  • mermaidclaire

    mermaidclaire said 11 years ago

    Food for thought: cats "LOL" ( whereas dogs "FAIL." ( Just sayin'!

  • papertiger

    papertiger said 11 years ago


  • haveitconfections

    haveitconfections said 11 years ago

    Cats RULE. They're the best. I love a cat in clothes too. Hilarious.

  • tortillagirl

    tortillagirl said 11 years ago

    Okay, I vote for dogs because my bichon frise is whack. But she won't let me accessorize her, so these cats score brownie points for that.

  • mksupplies

    mksupplies said 11 years ago

    This is too funny, those legwarmers are SERIOUS.

  • HomemadeZen

    HomemadeZen said 11 years ago

    I love cats!!!! Cats rule dogs drool! (hehe)

  • ModFarmgirl

    ModFarmgirl said 11 years ago

    CUTE! Go kitties! I especially like the sphynx sweaters. Little naked kitties need warm clothes!

  • anda Admin

    anda said 11 years ago

    Catclub is pretty much my new favorite shop.

  • lilmissfina

    lilmissfina said 11 years ago

    i LOVE cats!!! they would absolutely hate to wear a sweater but i would find it quite amusing :)

  • Jauretsi

    Jauretsi said 11 years ago

    Oh my rockness! I laughed out loud at those adorable kitties with sweaters!! Obama cat does rule.....mew.

  • Bijunea

    Bijunea said 11 years ago

    Yey go kittiessssss.. =P ****

  • carolinasquirrell

    carolinasquirrell said 11 years ago

    Cats definitely rule,'cuz dogs are worse than drool! Sorry, all you doggie lovers--the truth sometimes hurts!! And dressing cats is for the birds....

  • WingsDove

    WingsDove said 11 years ago

    Those poor cats! That they even tolerated clothing long enough for the photo is amazing. Are they still "speaking" to their owners? LOL.

  • aamarta

    aamarta said 11 years ago

    Kitty Wizard from amandalyn is absolutely adorable! Looks a lot like my own furry child, Link. I don't know that my own would go for the costume, however. The cats are definitely cuter, though.

  • Chillionaire Admin

    Chillionaire said 11 years ago

    my kitty, Stella, wears a bandana every day, and loves it!

  • NancyK333

    NancyK333 said 11 years ago

    Cats rule!

  • zwzzy

    zwzzy said 11 years ago

    Kitties!!! I'm surprised those cats lasted long enough to take photos with those things on! hee hee.

  • BRadleyBB

    BRadleyBB said 11 years ago

    I vote kitties! Although mine would never play dress up even though they know how happy it would make me!

  • synesthetick

    synesthetick said 11 years ago

    yes cats!

  • JustJaynes

    JustJaynes said 11 years ago

    I have 2 cats. Love the leg warmers, but i don't think my kitties would wear them!

  • baconsquarefarm

    baconsquarefarm said 11 years ago

    aaahhh such darling 4 legged baby's animals are so adorable and truely man's/woman's best friends. they love ya no matter what~! we are partial to doggy's, our baby is almost 17 now.

  • mindfullnessmantra

    mindfullnessmantra said 11 years ago

    I can never get enough of watching my cats! Nothing more adorable, amusing or lovable. My vote is for cats...and OBAMA!!!

  • CheapBoutique

    CheapBoutique said 11 years ago

    007 all the way! Code name "Hair Ball"!

  • meowtown

    meowtown said 11 years ago

    i WISH i could get my girls to dress up. but it's a lost cause. even sadder: one of 'em is a black cat (see my banner!)... AND tomorrow is Halloween. oh, well. there's always photoshop.

  • Shutterkate

    Shutterkate said 11 years ago

    Not only are they more fashionable, they're also more docile, and more loyal, in my experience at least ;) Cute kitty stuff here!

  • ThanksItsVintage

    ThanksItsVintage said 11 years ago

    I'm gonna have to go with cats on this one. They are more fashionable and have the attitude to go with it. Like supermodels.

  • arthursimo

    arthursimo said 11 years ago

    I love cats, I have one.

  • katefunk

    katefunk said 11 years ago

    cats for sure. my cat, a.c., loves to dress up. check out my site to see all him in all his outfits. (his favorite is the sailor suit.)

  • blackeyedsuzie

    blackeyedsuzie said 11 years ago

    I have three furry beauties, and while none of them would stand for it, those kitties are just GORGEOUS! And while I love doggies too, there's no question cats are more stylish...something about their blithe indifference - they're just so fine.

  • nat1489

    nat1489 said 11 years ago

    I miss my kitties : (

  • popettes

    popettes said 11 years ago

    mad chi-chi's.....

  • karmaticoma

    karmaticoma said 11 years ago

    Oh my god, my cat would claw my eyes out if I tried to put a sweater on her! But good lord do I wish she wouldn't!

  • bethobo

    bethobo said 11 years ago

    Cats cats cats cats cats!

  • TheGreenSeaQueen

    TheGreenSeaQueen said 11 years ago

    I love the kitty leg warmers....yet I bet my cats would go nuts and not let me put some on them :(

  • allisonandapril

    allisonandapril said 11 years ago

    The cat in the hoodie is just hilarious!

  • oceanavesilks

    oceanavesilks said 11 years ago

    The cats win! Maybe if it smelled like steak I could get my cat to wear a sweater!

  • harborsidetreasures

    harborsidetreasures said 11 years ago

    Dogs, the bigger the better!

  • babygaga

    babygaga said 11 years ago

    Cats rule! Dogs drool!

  • peaseblossomstudio

    peaseblossomstudio said 11 years ago

    What a cute idea for an article. I love my kitties. The one by catclub looks just like mine!

  • GreenEdenVintage

    GreenEdenVintage said 11 years ago

    cats win hands down. cats cats cats

  • PaisleyChainsaw

    PaisleyChainsaw said 11 years ago

    cats rule!!! :-)

  • junkculture

    junkculture said 11 years ago

    I think a lot of cats in the city have the same spending habits-and they don't think about price. My cats have credit cards, but I had to set spending limits!

  • Kultur

    Kultur said 11 years ago

    Cute! Were the pictures taken before or after the owners returned from the hospital? ;)

  • anda Admin

    anda said 11 years ago

    I can't believe I forgot to add that my daughter said her first word yesterday and it was...KITTY CAT! :D

  • cbarjcrafts

    cbarjcrafts said 11 years ago

    Cats are natural fashion divas. Sure they don't NEED the sweater or booties, but it sure does make me happy to aggravate them! :)

  • houndmade

    houndmade said 11 years ago

    Wow. These cats look dashing!

  • Cattoo

    Cattoo said 11 years ago

    Beautiful cats :-) Don't think my cat 'Neo' would allow me to put any clothes on her though. Can I also say if you want to get a cat, please get one from your local animal welfare organisation. =^..^=

  • NicoAndMooMoo

    NicoAndMooMoo said 11 years ago

    Cats are so superior, soon they will take over! Just wait for the signal!! ;-)

  • juiseshop

    juiseshop said 11 years ago

    Cats, totally. Ours don't mind being dressed at all, or harnessed. All but mama were born in the playhouse of our daycare, lol. There's nothing like watching our normally oh-so-high-and-mighty-and proud felines allowing the children to dress and bonnet them, put them in a push cart, tuck a blankey around them and wheel them around, cradle them, feed them, etc.. XP

  • Tabmade

    Tabmade said 11 years ago

    I'm gonna have to vote for the kitties. :)

  • ericablonde

    ericablonde said 11 years ago

    My vote is for the feline fashionistas!

  • AnomalousBits

    AnomalousBits said 11 years ago

    Kitty leg warmers!! lol!! hehe! ~*~ Kitties Rule ~*~

  • lookability

    lookability said 11 years ago

    cats always win!

  • ClickityClack

    ClickityClack said 11 years ago

    Cats don't really need clothes, but the ones who tolerate them are soooo cute. Of my three, one likes to be tucked in with blankets in the winter. He has his own doll crib and blankets. He also demands to be dried off when he comes in out of the rain, then walks around with the hand towel on his back! The other two would be insulted. Miss Lydia might go for jewelry, she steals anything bright and shiny! Dogs, on the other hand, will put up with most anything! I vote for cats!!

  • imadeyouabeard

    imadeyouabeard said 11 years ago

    cat leg warmers!! too perfect. the cat wearing them looks like such an 80'd diva!

  • AutumnSkyAdornments

    AutumnSkyAdornments said 11 years ago

    Cats rule! Dogs drool. ;-p

  • darcetta

    darcetta said 11 years ago

    Kitties are the obvious choice -- they rule not only for their ultimate cuteness, but because they love to help us out when we are crafting. How many dogs chase after balls of yarn or hold down partially made quilts/blankets/scarves/patterns/etc? Cats = Crafters Familiar

  • ckelley01

    ckelley01 said 11 years ago

    I vote for dogs and Obama! Clothes on cats is not natural! They know it and they let us know it! Cats are beautiful in their own special way and should be respected for that. Leave the clothes for the chihuahuas! My golden retriever doesn't like clothes on her either!

  • EJPcreations

    EJPcreations said 11 years ago

    The cat legwarmers are amazing!!! and really who could resist an item modelsed by a hairless cat!!! Bril marketing tactic!!!!

  • anniepoo

    anniepoo said 11 years ago

    thsi almost makes me want to own a cat...but not quite!

  • WoodlandCottage

    WoodlandCottage said 11 years ago

    My cat, Stella, informs me her luxurious fur coat suits her best, thank you very much. Oh, well. It's still fun to look at these great items--LOVE the Moforiot sweater (and the little kitty, too)!

  • canoo

    canoo said 11 years ago

    my kitty, stub, is paralyzed in her back legs. to prevent chafed knees from dragging around the house, we have tried making her wear socks, aprons, cardboard TP tubes, and my favorite, tiny osh kosh overalls! she hated them all. but we're still voting for cats, purely for their natural superiority in all things fuzzy. and i may still try the leg warmer idea...

  • SilverSunshine

    SilverSunshine said 11 years ago

    Cats definitely look funnier in sweaters than dogs (I'm allowed to say that--my backyard is home to 12 cats!); but even so, I think they have better all-around fashion tastes. So I'm going for cats!

  • odiliafu

    odiliafu said 11 years ago

    Really cool! Love it.

  • HistoryofArt

    HistoryofArt said 11 years ago

    I vote cats. They are so dignified. We had a dog who used to LOVE to dress up--would literally beg for it. How is one supposed to derive any selfish pleasure from that?! I much prefer adorning our cats and seeing their expressions of astonishment!

  • endlesswhimsy

    endlesswhimsy said 11 years ago

    Cats!!!!!!! obviously!

  • beyondtherabbithole

    beyondtherabbithole said 11 years ago

    My Cat loves to sleep on a knited blanket. I think she'd love a sweater to keep her warm. How to put it on her and convince her she'd like it would be another thing. Cats Rule! love to see them getting some accessories.

  • thatgypsylady

    thatgypsylady said 11 years ago

    OMG The Red Sweater is so cute...

  • meeanddeeshome

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  • PardonMyVintage

    PardonMyVintage said 11 years ago

    Dear Lord, those cat legwarmers are priceless! :-D

  • misterscritters

    misterscritters said 11 years ago

    I heart the kitties!

  • KarmaKitty

    KarmaKitty said 11 years ago

    Meow meow ~^,,^~

  • perception

    perception said 11 years ago

    kitties, definitely!

  • BlueSkyStudios

    BlueSkyStudios said 11 years ago

    How cute!

  • abbydid

    abbydid said 11 years ago

    Okay, I have both dogs and cats, so I have had the opportunity to very carefully way the options, and I have to say DOGS are approximately 1 million times more fun to dress up. Seriously. When the terrier is misbehaving we put her in her snow white costume as punishment. Can't beat that for entertainment!

  • AtabbycatArts

    AtabbycatArts said 11 years ago

    Cat are more fashionable of Course!!! But most have their own stylish "clothing" Love dogs,,, not a dog hater! We recently adopted a feral stray.. I tried putting a cut off corner of a sheet on her head as hat one day and she looked at me like I was the Devil incarnate. She is hesitant to step foot in the sewing room while I am working there now.. har har.. The Cat in my avatar Loved to dress up.. she was huge and we made her a little girdle that she didn't particularly care for but would hold still and tolerate the odd hat or scarf. I once taped Bugles corn snacks to her head as horns.. she went for 3 hours with them on until she got hungry and decided she would be good for a snack.. silly cat!!

  • hadleygetscrafty

    hadleygetscrafty said 11 years ago

    Kitties TOTALLY rule the pet fashion world. It is why you are more likely to see a dog in a sweater: the cat can't bear to wear that pink frilly thing from PetCo.

  • leblancjoanna

    leblancjoanna said 11 years ago

    Oh my gosh, my cats will totally be sporting one of those sweaters in our Christmas pictures this year!

  • kittytrishia

    kittytrishia said 11 years ago

    How did they keep the kitty leg warmers on that kitty? Or better yet, how did they get them on in the first place...I can't even get my cat to wear a collar much less anything else except his Santa Paws costume for Christmas. The pair of ducks that is the kitties expressions makes them soooo much more fashionable then goggies. Goggies are too eager to please!

  • quarks

    quarks said 11 years ago

    cats rock!


    BADKITTYKNITS said 11 years ago

    MEOW!!! I dressed my since passed cats with rabbit ears for Easter: they did not appreciate the thought. Poor Ebony was my black cat accent for my witch one year...that did not play well either. Farooq lovesd his sweater as the cancer progressed and he lost his fur. My 2 boys now, Micio and Tybalt, have informed me they would not stand for this dressing in costume, but i love them more and more each day. They are my best boys ever and I have to side with cats. =^_^=

  • AlessandraLee

    AlessandraLee said 11 years ago

    Kitties FTW!

  • yaffa

    yaffa said 11 years ago

    Well, naturally cats are uncomfortable with anything on them (or some of them are too polite to let you know it ). The dogs are as well. It is our own childhood extension, isn't it? ;) But for identification some additions are rather handy if it doesn't affect mobility.

  • RebeccasTreasures

    RebeccasTreasures said 11 years ago

    Cats are ellegant and beautiful without adornment. They preen and primp and always look their best. Dogs slober. Enough said.

  • AntiGenre

    AntiGenre said 11 years ago

    Adorable outfits for the cats, but, seriously, I would lose a limb if I tried to put one on mine!! (I think he'd look very handsome in JillHannah's hoodie, though.)

  • AngiesIris

    AngiesIris said 11 years ago

    Cats Rule, Dogs Drule

  • KalliopeJewelry

    KalliopeJewelry said 11 years ago

    My vote goes to the cats (and Obama/Biden)!

  • CarlasIndieDesigns

    CarlasIndieDesigns said 11 years ago


  • anoracrescent

    anoracrescent said 11 years ago

    I vote CATS because more power to anyone who can actually manage to get clothing on them!! Although, I must say.. rabbits do look dashing in clothing as well.

  • hardpanpoppy

    hardpanpoppy said 11 years ago

    I'm not even going to bother looking at the dogs. Our cat would kill me if we put leg warmers on her, but too cute!

  • PhineasandLou

    PhineasandLou said 11 years ago

    I love these! The kitty with the leg warmers...she's a maniac on the dance floor. All are so cute, LOL!

  • TigerVintage

    TigerVintage said 11 years ago

    My cat would NEVEEeerrr Let me put something on her, clothing, hat Nothing! My dog on the other hand.. hahah I can dress her up in anything!

  • Silvermel

    Silvermel said 11 years ago

    My two felines remind me every day when they are kneading my knees that they are both fully clawed...very good incentive NOT to try to dress them up! Although, the leg warmers would almost be worth it!

  • Vanessa Admin

    Vanessa said 11 years ago

    I'm sorry cat folks, but the votes are in and dogs won!

  • parltradet

    parltradet said 11 years ago

    Lovely cat clothes! My vote would have been for the kitties. In Sweden there are more cats than dogs. The cat is the most popular pet here!

  • CRSisters

    CRSisters said 11 years ago

    So very, very cute - love all the cats - such fashionable items for the kitties!!!!

  • Ginkgolane

    Ginkgolane said 11 years ago

    As you can see from my picture, cats are much more into fashion-we have our own! I think dogs are just silly anyway. Alice

  • JudiPaintedit

    JudiPaintedit said 11 years ago

    Is that a shaved cat???

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