Eva Mendes, 45, still looks very much the Hollywood pinup in new fashion shoot... FIVE YEARS after she starred in her last film

Eva Mendes showed her 1.5M Instagram followers her 'absolute favorite dress' in back-to-back posts this week.

The snakeskin print dress - which she said is like the new leopard - is just one of the new pieces in the 45-year-old's latest release with New York and Company. 

The partner of Ryan Gosling also looked very much a siren even though she has not starred in a movie since 2015's Lost River. 

New favorite: Eva Mendes showed her 1.5 million Instagram followers her 'absolute favorite dress,' in a snakeskin wrap dress, with back to back posts Thursday and Friday

New favorite: Eva Mendes showed her 1.5 million Instagram followers her 'absolute favorite dress,' in a snakeskin wrap dress, with back to back posts Thursday and Friday 

Slither into summer like Eva in her own range snake print dress

It’s the trend that carried us through winter, spring and right into summer and is still showing no signs of going anywhere! It’s little wonder then that Eva Mendes described her snake print frock as her 'absolute favourite dress', in a series of Insta posts this week.

Quickly becoming everyone’s favourite leopard print, snake print is for sure the trend that just keeps giving, having made its way onto everything from sportswear to swimwear and everything in between. There’s something to be said though for a classic wrap dress, like Eva’s ‘Cassie’ number, from her new collection with New York and Company. Cut in a woven fabric, the dress features short sleeves and pleat skirt detail, making it the perfect desk to dinner, or all out occasion dress. We love how an animal print makes an outfit, so keep your accessories simple and let the snake do the talking.

If you love Eva’s dress, then we’ve tracked it down to buy with the link to the right, or see below for some other great snake print wrap dress options, ready to slither their way into your wardrobe!

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The Hitch actress posed on a mid-century chair and showed off her glowing legs through the slit in the dress. 

Her vibrant redish-orange hair was in light waves and draped down her right shoulder.  

Paired with a snakeskin pump she declared, 'Snakeskin is my new leopard.'

The dress, which retails for $89 is listed as the Cassie Wrap Dress on the fashion retailer's site. 

No more leopard: Paired with a snakeskin pump she declared 'Snakeskin is my new leopard'

No more leopard: Paired with a snakeskin pump she declared 'Snakeskin is my new leopard' 

Slither into summer like Eva in her own range snake print dress

It’s the trend that carried us through winter, spring and right into summer and is still showing no signs of going anywhere! It’s little wonder then that Eva Mendes described her snake print frock as her 'absolute favourite dress', in a series of Insta posts this week.

Quickly becoming everyone’s favourite leopard print, snake print is for sure the trend that just keeps giving, having made its way onto everything from sportswear to swimwear and everything in between. There’s something to be said though for a classic wrap dress, like Eva’s ‘Cassie’ number, from her new collection with New York and Company. Cut in a woven fabric, the dress features short sleeves and pleat skirt detail, making it the perfect desk to dinner, or all out occasion dress. We love how an animal print makes an outfit, so keep your accessories simple and let the snake do the talking.

If you love Eva’s dress, then we’ve tracked it down to buy with the link to the right, or see below for some other great snake print wrap dress options, ready to slither their way into your wardrobe!

* PRICES MAY NOT BE AS ADVERTISED

It features a mix of two prints, snakeskin and a white orange graphic pattern, and a pleated skirt. She wore it with a think snakeskin scarf around her neck.

New York and Company described it as creating a 'graceful sense of movement.' 

In a second snap she again wore the dress but posed against a wall as the golden light lit her face. 

Longtime collaborator: Eva has been working on collections with New York and Company since 2013 and she gushed over the brand to People in March

Longtime collaborator: Eva has been working on collections with New York and Company since 2013 and she gushed over the brand to People in March 

The mother-of-two said that she loved 'these clashing patterns.'

She continued: 'I love the neck options. I just love all of it. Oh and don’t act like you didn’t see that snakeskin pump. Snakeskin is my new leopard.' 

Eva has been working on collections with New York and Company since 2013 and she gushed over the brand to People in March. 

'What New York & Company is so amazing about is they offer fabrics that are easily washable and that you don’t have to take to the dry cleaners and not only spend money on but time,' she said. 

Affordable: Most of her items are under $100

Affordable: Most of her items are under $100 

Eva and long-term partner Gosling, 38, recently welcomed a new addition to their family when they adopted a Doberman named Lucho. They share daughters Esmeralda, four, and Amada, three.   

The couple started dating in September 2011 when they met while filming The Place Beyond the Pines.

Eva has previously discussed the guilt she feels as a working mother to her two girls.

Speaking in an interview with E! News, she explained: 'Oh my God, nobody warns you about the guilt that you feel when you do work! 

'I don’t know how I find balance, because I think it is like a day to day kind of struggle, you know?

Eva and long-term partner Ryan Gosling, 38, recently welcomed a new addition to their family when they adopted a Doberman named Lucho.

Eva and long-term partner Ryan Gosling, 38, recently welcomed a new addition to their family when they adopted a Doberman named Lucho.

'I'm all for obviously taking care of myself - that’s how I can take care of them of course - but that guilt that is just kind of always there. It's like, "Ugh, this is going to be there forever now".' 

The actress also admitted she would rather be at home with Ryan and their daughters than hitting glitzy red carpet events. 

Speaking in an interview with Shape magazine, she said: 'What people don’t know about me is that I love being home. 

'Instead of hitting the red carpet, I'd rather be with our girls.'     

Parents: The couple started dating back in September 2011 when they met while filming The Place Beyond the Pines and are parents to two daughters, Esmeralda and Amada

Parents: The couple started dating back in September 2011 when they met while filming The Place Beyond the Pines and are parents to two daughters, Esmeralda and Amada

Eva Mendes, 45, still looks very much the Hollywood pinup

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