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Hit or Miss: Leopard Print

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History

The use of leopard print in clothing has a long history that dates back to ancient times. It became fashionable among the upper class at the beginning of the 20th century as a sign of exoticism and luxury. It was associated with Hollywood glam in the 1940s, then through the 1960s and 1970s became a symbol of rebellion. Leopard print was also a popular fashion style in the 1980s, appearing on everything from apparel to accessories. Now it has persisted as a classic and adaptable pattern, changing with vogue and making striking statements in the world of fashion, and is beginning to make an entirely new comeback in 2024, and can be the fashion statement of any outfit.

Hit or Miss

So is leopard print a hit or a miss? Leopard print can only be worn in a specific style and in a specific way. There is a major difference between the 2000s zebra and the 2024 leopard. Because you can either go right and absolutely style leopard print to look hot, or go terribly wrong a look cheugy, leopard print to me is a 75% hit. I believe that most girls would know how to work leopard print, but there is definitely that 25% who don’t. So, one thing I would recommend as a fashion enthusiast is to definitely look on Pinterest for inspiration.

Tips

So if you don’t have Pinterest, https://www.pinterest.com/login/, (or just don’t care to look) here are a few tips on how to style leopard print. There are three different styles, or occasions, for leopard print to be worn; cute/cozy, street wear, or elegant/fancy. When wearing something cute or cozy and maybe want to spice it up, just add a leopard print tank top or maybe leopard print shoes, but never both at the same time. If you are wearing a bland outfit to go out during the day and need some umph for the fit, add a purse, belt, or hat that is leopard print to liven up your style. Now if you want to go elegant or fancy, then add either a purse again, shoes, or even a dress.






  

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Bella Camina, Writer
If you enjoy fashion, my column is where to look! On my column I will be posting information and fun facts on current fashion trends as well as my opinion on whether or not these trends are a hit or miss.
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