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Is there an upper age limit for wearing animal print?

Leopard print prowled the catwalk again this season and is no longer a fashion faux-pas once you’ve turned 50

The summer collections have long since been cleared from shop floors and the new season trends have arrived, with snuggly sweaters and big leather boots making the prospect of dipping temperatures not quite so depressing after all.

If you’ve taken even a cursory glance at the high street of late, it can’t have escaped your notice that animal prints are everywhere.

That’s because leopard roared back into fashion on the catwalks, seen everywhere from Max Mara to Tom Ford, while zebra was trotted out at Balenciaga and Halpern, and tiger print growled on the girls at Bottega Veneta.

How do you feel about wearing animal prints? Do you have a love affair with leopard? Is it a bit too ‘barmaid’ for your tastes? Or would you simply never dare wear it?

Is there an upper age limit for wearing animal print?

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Tinker26
14th Jan 2019
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Love animal print ,there’s no reason to not wear it,I find with older skin it makes you look better and warms your complexion ,everything in moderation ,but certainly no limits to wearing it .Just bought a leopardskin shirt and wear it with a black blazer and black jeans or leggings and a nice pair of boots ,can’t go wrong !
lizfid3
6th Dec 2018
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Wear what you like at whatever age you like. If it makes you happy, that's all that matters.
DeeAnnJ
8th Nov 2018
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There are no rules, but I wonder how many of us steer clear of certain styles because we worry about being described as "mutton dressed as lamb". We shouldn't worry, but I'll bet many of us do.
Darkstar
4th Nov 2018
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Auldhen
27th Oct 2018
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You are as young as you feel, I'm nearly 65 but feel like 40........I wish!!
AnneS62
22nd Oct 2018
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Do not like animal prints at all. No colour. I don’t like brown at all. Autumn colours are so much brighter.
HelenC453
22nd Oct 2018
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As lo g as its tastefully done
CarolE72
22nd Oct 2018
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Wear whatever makes you happy!!
JoyceB51
22nd Oct 2018
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It doesn’t matter what age you are as long as you feel comfortable I love animal prints x
CarolM83
22nd Oct 2018
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It’s a matter of what you like to wear, not how old you are! As you see from my profile picture (taken some months ago) I am a keen advocate of animal print.
Prosseco
22nd Oct 2018
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No if you look good why not ?, Helen mirren looks fabulous .
SianB
22nd Oct 2018
1
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Even if there was this sassy lady wouldn’t take any notice
AlisonM8
22nd Oct 2018
3
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I wouldn't wear it at any age but that's just me!
viking
21st Oct 2018
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Why animal prints ??
Wear the real thing, there was no age limit for cave men/women so why discriminate now ??
Alicia
18th Oct 2018
4
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I have never worn it.
Yodama
17th Oct 2018
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I don't see how anyone could be "too old" to be wearing beautiful animal prints. It's not as though it's a leopard skin mini skirt. It all depends on the design of the garment.

Why on earth would it be termed the "barmaid," look?
What does a barmaid wear. Surely not animal prints all the time? Poor barmaids taking some stick here!
Is there such a thing as Barmaid-ism?

I guess whoever suggested animal prints are age related will have us reverting to wearing Crimplene and Polyester.

Women ( and men) of a certain age can look very chic in animal print.
I do wish they and them would stop shoving us in age related boxes.
Could this comparison be regarded as ageism?
Wilf
17th Oct 2018
2
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So long as its not real animals skins or fur I do not care who wears what!
DipsyDitsy
17th Oct 2018
1
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Wear what you like and in which you feel comfortable. Clothing is personal. If others like your choice...……..good, if they don't then it doesn't matter so long as it is your choice of outfit.
Billythequiche
16th Oct 2018
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Why should there be an upper age limit for wearing anything? I might draw the line at a mankini. The only comments I would make are: first look closely in the mirror, then ask your kids/grandkids (your partner may fear telling the truth), then go for it. Anything you feel comfortable with is okay.
jeanmark
16th Oct 2018
4
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I've never wanted to wear animal prints as they really do not sit right on me, however, if the individual feels happy who are we to judge. Age is not a barrier, we are!
Mrs_Grumpy
16th Oct 2018
3
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I personally don't like animal prints but it's just another pattern - are you suggesting that people over a certain age should stop wearing patterned fabrics? Just slip quietly into "old lady" pastel outfits....
Yodama
17th Oct 2018
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Or Crimplene and Polyester worn with twinsets!
SylviaH87
16th Oct 2018
2
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I love clothes with animal prints. I have macs, shoes and dresses and I love them all. It does help if you still are reasonably neat in shape and have a good posture. It is also important to wear a balance of unpatterned items with your animal print.
MrsPat
16th Oct 2018
3
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Not really although as we get older it does become more difficult to wear "trendy" clothes. Animal prints look ok so long as its the right clothing. A nice scarf for example is a must.
Hazel
16th Oct 2018
4
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I have never liked Animal prints on any age to be honest. I feel they tend to look "cheap"
Yodama
17th Oct 2018
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Why would beautiful animal prints look cheap Hazel?
Just a pattern copied from nature, what about flower patterns copied from nature do they look cheap too?

Some of the most famous people who love and wear animal print designs (don't think I would like to call them cheap, heads may roll.)

The Queen
Princess Diana
The Duchess of Sussex
The Duchess of Cambridge
Princess Eugenie
Crown Princess Mary of Denmark
Princess Tatiana of Greece
Queen Letizia of Spain
The Countess of Wessex
Queen Maxima
Lady Kitty Spencer
Hazel
17th Oct 2018
1
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It is just my personal view Yodama..Each to their own!
Yodama
17th Oct 2018
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Hazel
17th Oct 2018
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