It seems that the lion has lost his crown as king of the jungle as the leopard is the one winning the first place on fashion catwalks. For fall/winter 2010-2011, leopard print can be seen everywhere and on anything, in different colors, even on red. Here are some tips and tricks on how to wear it and how to match it in order to wear leopard print with confidence and elegance.

For fall/winter 2010-2011, the leopard print can be considered as being a basic element especially when it comes to coats and dresses. Besides these elements everything stands in personal taste and favorite colors. However, if properly worn and paired, the leopard print can add style and a unique touch to any look. Try to choose it for blouses, coats, scarves, dresses and high-heeled shoes. At Gucci, the leopard printed overcoats represent a glamorous choice for a daytime look, while the dresses spotted at Dolce&Gabbana will make you draw all the attention on a special evening event. You can also try the leopard printed blazers as seen at Balmain.


BalmainJust Cavalli

You can either choose a simpler style using one leopard print clothing piece or accessory, or you can go for a head-to-toe look. If you choose the first variant, remember that leopard print works great with black and leather. You can draw your inspiration from the Hermès collection for fall/winter 2010-2011 and choose dresses, scarves, and umbrellas with leopard prints. Try to stay away from an excess use of accessories, such as bracelets, necklaces or rings if you go for a total leopard print look.

As we have said before, leopard prints look stunning on a beautiful dress. Dolce&Gabbana, Oscar de la Renta, Hermès, and Balmain are some of the designers who created sexy and elegant dresses for strong, confident women. Remember to choose leopard prints taking into consideration your size and body shape. If you are rather full figures, choose larger prints, while if you are petite, smaller prints flatter you the most.

Dolce&GabbanaOscar de la Renta


For fall/winter 2010-2011, leopard prints work great on long dresses and sheer blouses and complemented by black leather. Cavalli has chosen to add some color to the leopard print using red to color it. The combination between cashmere in neutral colors or red, and a look made from a silk dress with a leopard print and a smoky eye makeup can represent a great option that can totally help you rock this trend. If you choose to wear a leopard printed shirt or blouse, match it with neutral colors, such as black, beige or white.

When it comes to leopard prints, the rule of one at a time totally works especially when it comes to accessories. You can go for leopard printed shoes, a scarf, belt, or an umbrella. Leopard printed accessories are the best choice for you to add a more daring touch to your outfit. At Dries Van Noten, the leopard printed foulard was perfectly matched to wearable clothing items, while at Hermès the umbrellas with leopard prints add a very elegant feeling to any look.


Hermès Dries Van Noten