Going through my archives I found these outfit photos taken 2 years ago in Bangkok, Thailand, me wearing a leopard dress. So this is how I looked a couple of yeas ago, with no makeup. I remembered my friend Eunice urged to take me photos because she liked my outfit, though I felt I wasn´t ready for a photo shoot. I thought to blog it today, because there´s actually a message in this wild print combo.
“I was told that a young woman shouldn’t wear a dark leopard print dress. That would make her look like an old matron. Great! That is something worth disproving.” These were my words back then.
Before I wore this dress I lent it to a friend on our girls night out. When her sister saw our photos, she was criticized as looking so matronly in the dress and she was told to steer away from such print, it´s not for young women. It´s my dress and I love the print, I felt both hurt and challenged. I wanted to show that sister how to style a leopard-print dress and prove her that if done right, you don´t look matronly in it.
I layered up my spaghetti straps leopard-print dress with a light-brown cropped cardigan and paired it with dark-brown half-boots. For fun, I carried a brown fur clutch. I wanted to tone down the print and bring girly elements in it, I achieved it!