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#1 Lallalla

Posted 26 November 2019 - 11:23 AM

I read an argument somewhere recently that leopard print is a “neutral” print.

I’ve always thought it was something you love or hate and there isn’t much middle ground.

I can’t work out how to create a poll so what do you think?

a) I love it but it is not a neutral print
b) I love it and yes it is a neutral print
c) I hate it and no it is not a neutral print
d) I have no strong feelings about it, but it is definitely not a neutral
e) It is a neutral print and I am neutral about it.
f) Other

#2 rowd

Posted 26 November 2019 - 11:26 AM

D. Really can't see how it's a neutral, personally.

#3 22Fruitmincepies

Posted 26 November 2019 - 11:28 AM

It’s neutral in the colours that are often used. I wouldn’t wear it, but it looks fabulous on some people.

#4 Lou-bags

Posted 26 November 2019 - 11:36 AM

I would agree that it is broadly within the neutral colour palette. Black, white, taupe, brown.

#5 Datrys

Posted 26 November 2019 - 11:45 AM

I hate it, but I wonder if what they mean is that you can use it with a wide range of colours etc?

#6 Lucla

Posted 26 November 2019 - 11:53 AM


#7 Lifesgood

Posted 26 November 2019 - 12:07 PM

f) Other - I only like shoes, bags and belts in animal print and while it is a neutral colour palette, the design makes it more of a statement item.

#8 seayork2002

Posted 26 November 2019 - 12:11 PM


I am not sure what I think but I don't like it personally - I can't say totally neutral or not but to me if it included black it is not neutral (if speaking of fashion type things)

to me 'neutral' is light/pale soft colours such as tan/beige/cream.

#9 400

Posted 26 November 2019 - 12:19 PM


There is nothing neutral about it and I wouldn’t be caught dead in it.

#10 got my tinsel on

Posted 26 November 2019 - 12:27 PM


Hate it.

#11 doubledelight

Posted 26 November 2019 - 12:33 PM

f. It is a neutral and should be used sparingly as an accent

#12 Missy D

Posted 26 November 2019 - 12:36 PM

It counts as a neutral in the pattern on pattern style.  Which I love but is so hard to do well.

#13 amdirel

Posted 26 November 2019 - 03:28 PM

 400, on 26 November 2019 - 12:19 PM, said:


There is nothing neutral about it and I wouldn’t be caught dead in it.


#14 Tiger Print

Posted 26 November 2019 - 03:30 PM

Well I vote Tiger Print

#15 Navy Blue

Posted 26 November 2019 - 03:36 PM

F. When done well I love it, and agree it can be a neutral. I do prefer it in accessories but own a few clothing items in leopard print as well.

There are some hideous versions of it around which I think is what puts some people off.

#16 Ollie83

Posted 26 November 2019 - 04:05 PM

I guess it’s mostly neutral tones in a traditional sense (not the neon versions lol) but it’s also a print which to me isn’t something neutral you can mix and match with anything, so I’m not sure what camp I’m in?!

#17 Christmas tree

Posted 26 November 2019 - 05:34 PM

C, but with the rider I don’t hate it on others - so I guess I am neutral there. But I hate it for myself and would never buy it.

#18 IamtheMumma

Posted 26 November 2019 - 05:39 PM

C. It is vile and no one looks good in it.

#19 got my tinsel on

Posted 26 November 2019 - 05:42 PM

Some fool in our family gave us a leopard print velour outfit for DD as a baby.

Yeah, that didn't get worn.

#20 just roses

Posted 26 November 2019 - 05:43 PM

I hate it and would never wear it.

#21 ~Jolly_F~

Posted 26 November 2019 - 05:45 PM


Clearance racks are always full of it and yet they keep making clothes in that pattern, don’t get it!

#22 Oriental lily

Posted 26 November 2019 - 05:49 PM

I hate all animal prints .

Reminds me of big hair and mafia wives .

Or crueladevill from 101 dalmations

I don’t know about the neutral thing .

To me neutral is black through to white . That’s why every car these says seem to be in that colour because it has no ‘personality’ and easy to sell on .

But if you know how to do eclectic   styling then it fits in with any scheme but I still think it needs to suit the mood .

Edited by Oriental lily, 26 November 2019 - 05:52 PM.

#23 PoolsideMasterchef

Posted 26 November 2019 - 06:15 PM

f) I think it can look really good or really bad depending on how its done. Usually as an accent like a scarf for example it can look good but head to toe is too much.

Interesting you raise this, I was just reading a book about Fiorucci the fashion house that was responsible for the outbreak of leopard print in the 80s.
They had quite a forward thinking attiude, trying to design clothes that were well made but also affordable for the average person despite dressing celebrities. I guess you have to admire that..

#24 PoolsideMasterchef

Posted 26 November 2019 - 06:20 PM

 Datrys, on 26 November 2019 - 11:45 AM, said:

I hate it, but I wonder if what they mean is that you can use it with a wide range of colours etc?

You can also have leopard print but in a pink and white or blue and white.

#25 EmmDasher

Posted 26 November 2019 - 06:30 PM

It is neutral in that it goes with almost anything. I want to like it but browns look particularly awful on me. I can and do  where the snow leopard print, very faint/faded versions or touches in accessories. It can look great in good quality fabrics and cuts.

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