Leopard print

Image from celebritybeautybuzz.com

I don’t get it. Don’t get why:

  • It exists at all, except for caveman dress up parties
  • it was ever in fashion
  • it is always in fashion. Someone is always wearing a leopard print something, every year, forever.

Is it attractive, sexy, appealing to you? It certainly is not to me. I think it looks hideous. Snakeskin is almost as bad, but not quite.

I assume some people out there love it, so please can you explain the appeal. Also, I dare you to post your leopard print items on your blog, as a kind of leopard print wall of shame. Or if you love it, your leopard print wall of pride.

I don’t own a single leopardy item and never have. My ancestors left their caves a fair while ago, I like to think.

Or else they were too poor or scaredy cat to wear leopard and had to settle for dassie or even worse, palm leaf instead.

Maybe they just walked around nekkid, it would explain the extent of my dress sense.
UPDATE: here are links to leopard print walls of… wonder:

13 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. sleepyjane
    Oct 29, 2009 @ 13:19:16

    I toooootally agree. I don't get it! The only place leopard print looks good in ON a leopard. Same goes for fur and snakeskin. Better ON the animal!


  2. Ches
    Oct 29, 2009 @ 14:09:19

    I know I fcking hate it!!!It only looks good on leopards and I'm qualified to say, it looks kuk on anything else!


  3. Tara
    Oct 29, 2009 @ 15:04:39

    I love it man…but for a very good reason.Only if it's tacky for the sake of being tacky.Seriously.I own like a bunch of shit that is so mindblowingly tacky just because it makes me giggle.Just ask my furry (fake) purple bag.


  4. quartercenturycrisis
    Oct 29, 2009 @ 15:19:20

    I want to know where they get the multi-coloured ones from. I totally want a purple leopard as a pet….


  5. Damaria Senne
    Oct 29, 2009 @ 15:36:42

    i don't get it either. And I don't have a leopard skin anything.


  6. Paula
    Oct 29, 2009 @ 16:56:54

    I completely agree with you. It was and still is one of fashion's biggest mistakes. Good Lawd, I don't get it at all. YUCK!


  7. Tamara
    Oct 29, 2009 @ 17:03:00

    I think the problem with leopard print is in the dosage. Leopard-print stilettos with a little black dress… Fine. Leopard-print headband with big sunglasses and a totally white outfit… Fine.But the people who like leorpard print, they generally seem to like wearing it from head to toe. Like the sad schleb in your pic.maybe the term "cougar" should actually be leopard?


  8. LadyFi
    Oct 29, 2009 @ 17:46:46

    Can't help … I don't get it either. Maybe it brings out the animal in them?


  9. 6000
    Oct 29, 2009 @ 18:55:01



  10. po
    Oct 29, 2009 @ 19:19:39

    So Tara, and anyone else who has some items (6000, Tamara?), I hope you plan to show them off on your blog, kay?Tara: I guess I don't have enough sense of humour for leopard print but then, many people are wearing it in all seriousness, and so I should take them seriously :)


  11. Helen
    Oct 30, 2009 @ 03:12:18

    Aaaah! The thought of it makes me shudder! I had a minor meltdown when I went shopping a couple of months ago and I was greeted by a friendly sales assistant who offered to pick something out for me.I won't go into gory details but there was leopard print and I ran away…I never figured out the attraction either, and the way it's always worn by old(er) people. Like a 50-year-old housewife is going to be a leopard hunter? Hah!And considering my social interactions are mostly in Nelspruit right now, I see a LOT of the stuff… need a hidden camera!


  12. po
    Oct 30, 2009 @ 03:56:12

    Helen: haha I wish you could take photos of the lesser spotted leopard print and post it to your blog!


  13. EEbEE
    Oct 30, 2009 @ 14:32:23

    my sister once had leopard print curtains in her bedroom…the print isn't as bad in a room. but on people… Nah, just p'ugly


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