Animal Prints: Why The Perennial Trend Will Be Forever Chic
Trends come and go (and come and go), but there are some things that never go out of style. They may be more visible one season over another but, they are forever pieces that are the definition of classic and classy. This year, amid all the colour clashing and print on print on print, we have seen the exciting exclamations of leopard print!
It’s a version of the looks your mother and grandmother probably wore before you, and yet it is still so relevant today.
When we think of closet staples, images of blazers, tops and dresses in black, white, navy and grey are what first come to mind. But leopard print has quietly remained every woman’s secret wardrobe weapon for quite some time. Like wearing a red lip, the print instantly pumps up an outfit and looks good with almost anything.
For #inspo, throw it back to the Thirties, when leopard coats first became popular among silver-screen sirens. Just imagine recreating Bette Davis’s vampish look with a sultry red lip, blonde Marcel finger waves and her leopard-print coat – yours may be faux-print rather than the real thing these days as faux-fur technoligies are pioneered by Stella McCartney, Karl Lagerfeld and Gucci. Or the eternally stylish Ingrid Bergman perhaps??
So how can you pull off the animal print without looking like you stepped out of the 80s? Steer clear of heavy fabrics or cheap polyesters. Opt for top quality silks or light cottons, both of which will ensure the patterns look current. The best choice of print is the most life-like of patterns. Look for fronds and tips with gradients in colour, whether it’s natural colourings or monochromatic gradients. Select cuts that are in line with current shapes, like midi length or mini dresses, or a sexy silk blouse that is semi sheer and pair with a black lace bra for a sexy finish.
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