If you’ve shied away from leopard print because you were afraid of looking like an early eighties mob wife or a transvestite hooker, worry no more. You can do leopard print. You just need to remember several key rules when wearing animal print: 1) no head-to-toe, ever; 2) no accompanying frosted hair/frosted eyeshadow/acid washed denim; 3) no tube tops or fishnets; and 4) don’t be Chloe Sevigny. In some circles she’s actually referred to as “the antidote to sexy.”
Get Chloe’s look sans the frump with a sleeveless leopard shift dress from Equipment; celebs who actually get their leopard on right after the jump.
The long sleeves and exposed shoulder is great, but Heidi Klum should have ix-nayed the ruffle at the bottom. This sweater from Minkpink is just like the dress but minus the crappy hem:
You’d have to sell a kidney on the black market to afford Jessica Chastain’s Michael Kors dress, but this long-sleeved leopard frock from Moschino will only cost you fourteen inches of human hair and maybe a couple of fillings.
See, you can be old and still pull off leopard like Sally Field here. Just make sure to pair your ALICE by Temperly dress with a cardigan to cover up your sad old bingo wings. Nobody wants to see that shit.
Maybe if you wear a sheer leopard shirt like Hilary Duff and nobody will notice you haven’t dropped the baby weight, either.
A leopard pencil skirt like this one from BCBG can really do a lot for a plain-looking girl. Tell me you don’t wanna marry Olivia Munn and have her leopard-print babies now.