Leopard print is still the cat’s meow and there are so many ways to step out rocking the sexy pattern. Avoid looking like Pat Butcher or Scary Spice by following the top five tips for the hottest ways to wear leopard print this season…
- Tip One – Less is more
Leopard print head to toe doth not the fashionista make. Instead of making young children run and cry, remember – when it comes to successfully wearing leopard print less is infinitely better than more.
Try to introduce leopard print to the wilds of your wardrobe through accessories – scarfs, belts, jewellery and cute hats are all subtle ways to add the striking print to your look. You could also spice up your look with an eye-catching leopard print bag, or some fabulous womens shoes.
- Tip Two – One print at a time, ladies
Mixing prints is a 100% no-no. You may have seen mixed up animal prints on the runways, but seriously – don’t even go there.
Stick to one print at a time and only wear a single item with a leopard print pattern. Pair your leopard print top or leggings with a neutral top – black or white works really well – and remember to keep those accessories simple.
- Tip Three – Dress for your shape
If you’re long and lean, you can probably get away with a real statement through a leopard print look. A leopard print maxi dress teamed with a wide-brimmed sun hat simply oozes St Tropez glamour. Those with petite frames will look stunning in a little bodycon number, big hair and some killer heels.
Remember, leopard print will draw the eye, so avoid wearing it on those places you want to hide. Problem tummy? Draw the eye to those amazing pins with some leopard print leggings or shoes. Sizable thighs? A leopard print top draws the eye up and away from your bad bits.
- Tip Four – Define your style
One benefit of leopard print is that you can dress it up or down, and you’ll find loads of styles in which to rock the leopard print look.
Add a little bling for ghetto-fabulous style – chunky gold accessories really give your look some street cred. Or, make like a Hollywood starlet and wear your leopard print down to the floor, sweep your hair to one side and team it with a sparkly clutch.
For a touch of old-world glamour, pair your leopard print with bright red lipstick and some victory rolls or similar 1950s hairstyle. Dress it down for a daytime look with skinny jeans, pumps and a military-style jacket.
- Tip Five – Wear it with confidence
The most important tip for wearing leopard print is to truly wear it. Hold your head high, remember you’re fabulous and work it girl – get ready to roar wherever you roam!
Catherine Halsey writes for a digital marketing agency on a range of subjects. This article was written on behalf of Dorothy Perkins.