Leopard Print Coats-An Enduring Trend

Every year or so designers send models out onto the runway wearing their latest animal print collections, claiming it’s the next hottest  fashion.  I think by now we can all agree animal print clothing, especially leopard, is a timeless trend that is here to stay.   It was actually fashion icon Jackie Kennedy  who was originally responsible for making the leopard coat  one of the most coveted and copied styles of the 1960s.  Unfortunately it nearly caused the extinction of the leopard species.

Jackie Kennedy in chic leopard coat

Jackie Kennedy looking chic in her leopard coat

Luckily there are fabulous faux leopard fur coats available so one can still get that classic chic look without harming any innocent animals.  Below is an authentic vintage faux leopard fur coat from the  60s that was just listed on my website.  Because a leopard print coat is such a statement piece, it looks best worn with basic black pants and top or a fitted pencil skirt or dress.  Red clothing is also a stunning complement to leopard.

1960s faux leopard fur wrap coat

1960s faux leopard fur wrap coat

Vintage faux leopard fur coat-M/L-  $155.00

And from left to right here are photos of celebrities, Alexa Chung, Nicky Hilton and Kate Moss looking spot on in leopard!

Celebrities spotted in leopard

Celebrities spotted in leopard

By | 2014-02-17T09:08:54-04:00 January 9th, 2010|Fashion|1 Comment

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Hi, I'm Theresa, owner and chief classy dame at the Blue Velvet Vintage online boutique. Lover of mid century fashion and home decor, classic films, Old Hollywood, pretty dresses, red lipstick, swing dancing and retro culture in general. Between my ecommere site and vintage style blog my mission is to revive the eras of classy dressing and inspire women to add more glamour to their lives! So don't be shy! I love to hear from others who share my appreciation of the styles of the past.

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    sewingsista January 3, 2011 at 10:33 am


    I am trying to start a Lepord coat sew along.
    I willl be making my coat before winter is out

    Thanks for the ideas.

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