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Is leopard print a very bad idea?

(61 Posts)
MissRead Thu 08-Sep-11 13:28:31

I really fancy some leopard print shoes or boots to wear with jeans or a black dress and opaques. But I don't want to look like Bet Lynch circa 1980. Any thoughts?

Mumsnut Thu 08-Sep-11 13:29:04

Oh my. Are you in the right place ....

Deesus Thu 08-Sep-11 13:30:26

I think some people can wear it and some can't.

I daren't wear leopard print in case I get poached. grin

Shoes or boots will be fine though! smile

Ifancyashandy Thu 08-Sep-11 13:37:33

I saw a gorgeous sheer leopard print pussy bow blouse somewhere on the High Street. I thought, 'I'll be back to get that'. Damned if I can remember where I bloody saw it though!

brookeslay Thu 08-Sep-11 13:40:16

pop leopard pussy bow in shopstyle see what comes up you might spot it.
Or do a google search on images.

MissBeehiving Thu 08-Sep-11 13:40:44

Leopard print is a neutral dontcha know.

MissRead Thu 08-Sep-11 13:44:33

Mumsnut I'm not sure I am to tell you the truth smile

madammecholet Thu 08-Sep-11 13:46:44

Leopard is the way ahead so la fashionistas keep telling me in all the mags....

I have THE Ebay scarf, some gorgeous peep toe heels, a clutch bag, and am hankering after a belt.

Less is more with animal imo.

JamInMyWellies Thu 08-Sep-11 13:50:48

I have this wk ordered the ebay scarf and a cardi from warehouse.

MissBeehiving Thu 08-Sep-11 13:53:13

<snuggles in leopardy corner with MC>

Dune heels
Grey jacket from Reiss
THE ebay scarf
FC scarf

Not all together obv wink

Karen Millen did a great belt last year - if you see a good one MC, post it please smile

lifesabeech Thu 08-Sep-11 14:00:17

You don't just have to wear leopard print

Mumsnut Thu 08-Sep-11 14:07:22

Oh well

My name is Mumsnut and I am an addict

Boden belt and handbag
Covered wedges
N Peal scarf
Cardi en route

MissRead Thu 08-Sep-11 14:09:07

lifesabeech I'm imagining some hideous Jodie Marsh type ensemble with me wearing nothing but some strategically placed giraffe print ribbon. Not a pretty thought I can tell you.

MissRead Thu 08-Sep-11 14:10:11

I am very much tempted by the Ebay scarf as well. I wouldn't consider anything bigger than shoes/scarf/belt or similar so maybe Julie Goodyear can rest easy.

anewmotivatedme Thu 08-Sep-11 14:12:57

leopard print is fab, as long as its not all over, or too slutty.

MrsBradleyCooper Thu 08-Sep-11 14:13:24

It's fine so long as you don't team it with huge gold earrings and a beehive.

MissBeehiving Thu 08-Sep-11 14:19:20

WARNING DAILY MAIL LINK I have the Reiss coat in the middle and love it smile

MrsBradleyCooper Thu 08-Sep-11 14:24:57

Am I the only one who doesn't rate the ebay scarf?

I bought it last year after the recommendation on here, and I think the fabric feels horrible - really cheap. I'm happy with it as it only cost a tenner, so I think it's value for money, but I have a £20 one from Zara which is soft and lovely and looks 100 x better.

MrsCampbellBlack Thu 08-Sep-11 14:28:34

I love leopard print but not all over.

I do frequently wear (not all at once)

- one of 2 leopard print cardigans
- leopard print belt
- leopard print shoes (x2)
- one of 4 scarves and really want the LV one
- leopard print clutch
- and a grey leopard print dress

Gosh - thats quite a bit isn't it wink

pink4ever Thu 08-Sep-11 15:00:58

I love love love leopard or really any animal print but sadly a lot of the time it doesnt love mesad Being blonde and largeish of nork it is all too easy to look bet lynch-a-like.
Bought 2 lovely scarves in h&m yesterday-grey and tan leopard print. Am also lusting after shoes and bag from Dune.

LeBOF Thu 08-Sep-11 15:03:54

You can't wear leopard print if you are blonde. That's just the way it is.

Ifancyashandy Thu 08-Sep-11 15:09:43

Ooh, I googled it to no avail, but hadn't thought of shopstyle - good call!

Hullygully Thu 08-Sep-11 15:11:12

yes unless you are a leopard

BerylStreep Thu 08-Sep-11 15:11:24

I have e v expensive leopard print coat - I absolutely adored it. My DH says I look like a prossie in it. It hasn't been worn in quite a while.

LadyClariceCannockMonty Thu 08-Sep-11 15:14:22

I LOVE animal print and agree that it's basically a neutral now. I think one item at a time is plenty, and I like to dress it down as much as possible e.g. wear my fake leopard jacket with Converse or a sheer leopard shirt with jeans and flats. But go for your life!

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