I love an animal print just as much as the next person does, but I can’t get over how horribly worn it can be. There really is such a fine line between having it look trendy, sophisticated, and maybe a little daring and having it look plain trashy and wildly out of control. Check out this picture I retrieved online after originally seeing just the Rihanna picture on US Weekly’s website:
It features a few great celebs just doing the whole animal print thing in a horribly wrong approach. I’m not trashing them but the fashion police will fine them for this one..
First of all, Miley Cyrus should know better, or at least her stylist should, than to wear combat boots with an unflattering leopard dress. Something more A-lined or like a sun dress with ballet flats would have been a cleaner choice.
Secondly, you wouldn’t think too much of Christina’s look being bad at first glance but the whole look doesn’t do her justice because of the fact that she is SO fair-skinned and this top heavy, dark dress on her with no other accessories and her platinum hair swept back with just leopard heels makes for a washed-out look. Leopard heels are amazing but not on her in this particular photo. Pairing them with dark wash skinny jeans and a neutral top and black blazer with maybe a long, gold necklace would look better. This look would work on someone with a different frame and complexion.
Third, Vanessa Hudgens should really know that those pants are completely uncalled for and inexcusable. This is just not cute, stylish, and it crosses that animal print trashy border regardless of the fact that she’s not wearing a dress or anything revealing. This look just shouldn’t be done.
Last but not least, although this outfit is amazingly tailored to Rihanna’s body, I cannot stand the brown on red leopard contrast of her top and skirt. It’s different, daring, and definitely innovative, but it’s too much and she needs something that’s solid to break up the prints. I’m not a fan of this look! Sorry 😦
What do you guys think? What’s the best way to wear leopard: fitted dress, shirt, skirt, scarf, shoes, cardigans? Share your thoughts! I personally love leopard scarves and tops!