I Really Wish I Liked Leopard Print

by - November 04, 2013


Every time I see a photo of a woman wearing an article of clothing with a leopard print on it I think to myself, "dang it, I wish I would like that more!"

It's not that I dislike leopard print, its just I don't understand the attraction to it. I suppose for some people its a simple fact of a person's taste in things. Some people like pink, some don't. I am sure the same for leopard print. But I wonder, why the fad and fascination?

I can clearly tell that the women who wear it look both incredibly stylish and sexy. But I wonder, does wearing leopard print make a women a feel stylish and sexy and why? Rational me asks that because it is a pattern of an animals skin. We don't wear raccoon jackets or squirrel coats? Okay, I am sure somewhere in the world someone does, but it isn't seen as a "must have" for fashion vintage or modern.

So, although I am torn by the concept of wearing leopard print I am open to perhaps finding some smaller pieces to try out. Like this hat or this scarf or how about this bracelet??! Subtle with a hint of leopard?

One thing is for sure and I am convinced by this, whatever reasons that this print is so popular and long standing when it comes to fashion, when wore tastefully, it really is a sight to behold.


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  1. I agree, I think it tends to be a matter of personal taste. Racoon coats were actually a big fad in the 1920's, but now that you've mentioned it, it occurs to me that you don't really hear them talked about much in the vintage world...or maybe this is just because I'm more focused on the 40's and 50's, hee hee. :)

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    1. Omg I didn't know about racoon coats...ekkk the horror. Well then again I am sure they made it look fab hehe xox

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  2. It is interesting how leopard print does continue to be incorporated in styles through the decades. I'm kind of like you. It's a difficult pattern to get used to but there are certain elements I could see myself in. There is one coat that I have pinned to my board on Pinterest that has this great leopard print in it and it is so heavenly with a little leopard accents on the cuffs and a twist on the top. Also, there is something cool about a leopard muff.

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    1. Ohh I have to go see that coat you are talking about! I think you would look glamorous in anything! xox

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  3. Not every pattern out there is for everyone - by a long shot. I fall squarely into the camp of leopard print loving ladies, but I've rarely felt pulled towards wearing reptile (snack, gator, lizard, etc) prints, don't sport many stripes, and like my polka dots on the small to medium (at most) side of things. If leopard does't call your name, it's totally okay. It may one day or perhaps the universe has just tapped you as one of its ambassadors for other patterns that you do go weak in the knees for.

    ♥ Jessica

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    1. I love that Jess, of course you are so right. But I still wish I loved it hehe xox

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  4. I like leopard print, but the one I don't get is snakeskin. Every time I get a magazine there are bound to be a bunch of snakeskin purses or shoes. I just can't bring myself to even try it. I'm not fond of the idea of wearing gator either. Here in Florida there are many zoos with alligators and they are really smelly and scary in person.

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    1. LOL I am sooo with you! My mom used to have a snake skin purse and I would stare at it wondering, why do people find this pretty? I mean it was nice and soft but other than that...ugh no hehe xox

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  5. Oh lordy I just laughed so hard picturing squirrel coats! How many pelts would that take?? EEEKK!! I so got an image of Cruella DeVille!
    I am not a big leopard fan, being a Poodle person and all. I'm just not a kitten-- in the sexy sense of the word, I mean. Leopard does take a certain kinda gal. I've tried, but I can't pull it off! One time I styled my hair a la Brigitte Bardot, and the first person who saw me said, "How's it going Annette?" As in Funicello. Yeah, I ain't got the leopard sex-appeal. Haha! ;)
    ~xoxo, CoriLynn

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