Felines have played an essential role in fashion for decades.
A wild cat’s gorgeous fur, mysterious eyes and enchanting walk have inspired many fashion enthusiast around the globe to create the most fascinating ensembles. Runways are called catwalks for a reason. Leopard print is one of the most memorising animal prints around, and never goes out of style. Every season fashion-lovers find these designs being showcased in designer’s autumn collections with a chic turnout. Tom Ford, is one of the designers who took the print and made it bold and colourful.
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The print is elegant, sexy, and truly sensual; it enhances all styles. Clients seem never sick of the look, and consumers love to see these patterns in their favourite accessories, bags, shoes, and dresses. Leopard print is not only highly versatile, it also gives off a real glamour vibe. You can wear it from work to sundown and never look boring.
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These ferocious feline fashions are exotic, provocative, and incredible. From wild leopard blazers to cat-eyed playsuits, these style selections prove that wild cats are simply irresistible.
But it isn’t an easy task to pull off this print. You really have to make sure you do it justice or it could turn out looking messy.
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Knowing how to wear animal print comes down to this one simple, unwritten rule: Treat it like any black item in your wardrobe. Yes, this might seem counterintuitive, but adding a little leopard print to any outfit upgrades and harmonises an outfit. True, the print has often walked the line between flashy and luxurious, but it’s been proven that it is defiantly a neutral. And despite its staying power, leopard print’s popularity began with one designer and his muse-specifically, Christian Dior and Mitzah Bricard. Bricard was fascinated by leopard print, and as a result, during the 50s, Dior created a range of his accessories featuring the design, elevating leopard to be the must-have print of the moment.
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From the 60s through to the 80s, leopard print was often associated with rock stars and entertainers. Known for her love of the print goes to Jackie Collins who says, she has a weakness for the print. In 2018, everyone owns a standout piece in their wardrobe. The most iconic is always a feline coat. It goes with jeans, a dress, or even a pair of leggings. It is just so perfect, and I happen to own three to vouch, and I love them so much.
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For a well-balanced wardrobe, the classic leopard print is a must. It’s a no brainer choice and with so many different pieces floating around for fall why not be wild and fierce.
Below are 5 ways to style the print with ease.
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What do you think of leopard print?
Written by Heather Lisa Noire