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Lallalla

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

 

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rowd

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

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22Fruitmincepies

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

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Lou-bags

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

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Datrys

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

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Lifesgood

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.

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seayork2002

f.

 

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.

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400

C.

 

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

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got my tinsel on

C.

 

Hate it.

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doubledelight

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

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Missy D

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

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amdirel

C.

 

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

 

Agreed!

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Tiger Print

Well I vote Tiger Print

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Navy Blue

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.

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Ollie83

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?!

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Winter frost

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.

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IamtheMumma

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

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got my tinsel on

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

 

Yeah, that didn't get worn.

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just roses

I hate it and would never wear it.

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~Jolly_F~

C

 

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

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Oriental lily

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 .

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MadMarchMasterchef

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..

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MadMarchMasterchef

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.

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EmmDasher

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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