Thursday, January 15, 2015

Fashionable History: Leopard Print as a Neutral

Leopard print can often be thought of as a racy and tacky print. And there is a place for that! But it definitely has it's high fashion moments. It seems to be worn best when it is thought of as a neutral, or as just an accent. The Mid-Century wore leopard so very well! Here is some leopard print eye candy from the past!



1960's. Jackie. Full on print here and nothing classier.


1940's. Barbara Stanwyck. Sophistication.


1950's Christian Dior. Timeless.


1951. Sunny Harnett. Leopard with tweed. 


1950's. Ladies Home Journal. 

1 comment:

Jessica Cangiano said...

Great post, sweet gal! Leopard, perhaps more than any other print (polka dots can come close) are a neutral in my books. I love to pair it with unexpected colours like red, teal, aqua, and purple, and rarely go more than a few weeks without sporting one leopard garment or another.

♥ Jessica