Styles comes and goes but leopard print is a timeless fashion trend. Throughout history kings and other high-ranking people have worn animal skin as a sign of status and power. Christian Dior introduced the first leopard print dress in 1947 and the trend became big with high ranking people in the 50s from Marilyn Monroe, Elizabeth Taylor to Jackie Kennedy.Mitzah Bricard and a silk chiffon Christian Dior dress from the 1947 New Look Collection
Every season leopard print is popular with fashion designers, stars and celebrities and also us, the ordinary people. High street shops are going wild with animal print at the moment. From dresses to coats, bags to shoes, scarfs and accessories, the leopard print can elevate anything you’re wearing. So, if you don’t already own a leopard print, now is the time to invest in at least one piece and add a little bit of edge to your wardrobe this autumn and winter. I think a great way to wear animal print is in small doses because ‘less can be more’. You should mix and match prints with neutral colours. I’m a big fan of the animal prints as you might have noticed in my previous posts and have adorned in zebra, cheetah or leopard print on some occasions. I personally find leopard print especially eye-catching.
While I was in the UK last weekend, I wore my little spotted dress for a day out shopping with my friends. While on the way, my friends decided to bring me to the magnificent High Rocks in Tunbridge Wells. I wasn’t sure about the practicality of my outfit but after rocking it up those ancient rocks and saw the tranquil woodland setting around me and how it blended with my outfit, I knew my leopard print was never been more appropriate. Talking of looking at the wild side!They say that “leopard don’t change its spots” and I agree because leopard print has never gone out of style and will probably be in style for decades to come so get your leopard frocks on!!