I have missed fashion lingo Fridays, have you?
Today is all about prints,
The last time I shared the different types of  shirt patterns, you learnt about checks, gingham and plaids, today its all about support for the animals.

Everyone whether fashion forward or non fashion lovers have at least a piece of Animal print clothing, this style that would never go out of vogue is always a good one to spice up your looks and outfits. from clothing, handbags, shoes and accessories, and even fur clothing, this trend/style is here to stay. this trend started in 1960s during what was called the bohemian movement.

They are divided into two types;

  • the wild animals; consisting of the zebra, leopard, girraffe and tiger print majorly and also the snow leopard, turtle, peacock and lizard.
  • the domestic animals which include the dalmatian, cow and snakes print.


Leopard spots are actually have a pattern of clusters of black and brown spots that look like roses and are referred to as "rosettes". You can tell the difference between a leopard and cheetah because the leopard’s solid black spots are clustered around a darker brown, forming the “rosettes.” Cheetahs and leopards are so easily confused because while leopards have rosettes, they also have black solid spots, too. It’s the mix that throws designers — and therefore, their customers — off.


Cheetah spots are fairly round/oval shaped and black and they sit on a tan or orangy background. basically they have a solid black round/oval spots and black “tear lines” that start at their eyes and end toward their mouths. Prints don’t include these tear lines, but JUST in case you ever spot a cheetah in the wild!


The jaguar print looks a lot like the leopard print, they are also rosettes.  But there is one subtle difference:  they have black spots inside them.


Ah, the glorious tiger! It’s hard to mistake a tiger print. Tiger prints are often represented in various colors — wild purple stripes against yellow for a nu-rave look, or red stripes against white for some sporty sass. It doesn’t matter how you alter the colors — the stripes make the tiger pattern more easily identifiable than the cheetah or leopard.


Zebra prints are not crazy zig-zag patterns, which is what you may have an image of in your mind when you think of zebra print. See the image below, which is a correct design interpretation of a zebra print design. Compare it to the picture of a real live zebra above. See how the stripes are close together, straight and smooth?
Yet, when you see the second print interpretation farther below, you notice how the zebra design is given a psychedelic edge. This is NOT a real zebra pattern — this is actually closer to the design of a white tiger.
Straight stripes. Smooth lines. Tightly packed together. These are the pillar characteristics of a real zebra print.

White tiger:

Note the difference between the real live tiger above and the real live zebra farther above. See how the stripes are eerily similar?  I can’t blame anyone — designers, sellers, buyers, whomever! — for confusing the two.
So just to reiterate: Zebra stripes are straight, smooth and tightly packed.
White tiger stripes? They’re a bit more crazy. A bit more fun. A bit more … fearless! The stripes are rugged. They zig zag. And they shouldn't be as tightly packed as the design of a zebra’s black stripes.


I’m such a dog lover! I’ve never seen a dalmatian, and I have to say that they are actually rare to see, but atleast 101 Dalmatians as helped put an image of them in my head.
You can know that you’re investing in real dalmatian design by noting the oval shape of black spots that are clustered tight and similar in size. 
Dalmatian animal print consists of white fabric with small black spots
So when in doubt, check how concentrated the spots are to give it true dalmatian-worthy approval.

Black & White Cow:

I love the cow print a lot, But seriously, you can confuse the black & white cow print with it’s similar B&W counterpart, the dalmatian pattern. The main difference: A cow pattern has irregular shaped black spots that are various sizes scattered on a white foundation. The dalmatian pattern, on the other hand, are smooth ovals of similar size concentrated tight on a white foundation.

Brown & White Cow:

I think the brown and white cow pattern is TOTALLY underrated!
The pattern is noticeably different than the black and white cow — if you know what you are looking for.
While the black and white cow has extra large, irregularly shaped black spots scattered along with smaller black spots on a white foundation, the brown and white cow is colored mostly brown on white. You could even reverse the order and say the brown and white cow is WHITE on brown. The pattern below shows the dominance of color in white, but the awesome vintage brown & white cow pattern bag shows how the brown coloring takes precedence in true B&W cow design.
Also, The brown and white cow is not to be confused with the giraffe brown on tan colors. The B&W cow pattern consists of those quintessential irregular shapes, while the giraffe’s brown spots are rectangular in shape.

 Spotted Hyena:

The spotted hyena's Fur colour varies greatly because it changes with age. Unlike the fur of the striped and brown hyena, that of the spotted hyena consists of spots rather than stripes and is much shorter. The base colour generally is a pale greyish-brown or yellowish-grey on which an irregular pattern of roundish spots is superimposed on the back and hind quarters. The spots, which are of variable distinction, may be reddish, deep brown or almost blackish. The spots vary in size. 
its sparsely distributed unlike the cheetah's spot.

Striped Hyena:

The striped hyena is usually of a dirty-brownish grey or dirty gray colour and with light grey or white at the base, and black or dark brown at the tips. it also contains some dark, greyish brown, brownish-grey or black. The surface are covered with small dark spots and transverse stripes similar to that of a white tiger. They have four indistinct dark vertical stripes and rows of diffused spots. 

 African Wild Dog:

i love the mix of this print so much, the African wild dog can be distinguished with its orange-yellow pattern overlapping the black, and a number of whitish areas.


The remarkable giraffe in all of her splendor. I LOVE the giraffe print because it’s just another underrated print that deserves a return to action in the fashion world.
You can catch a giraffe print by noting the use of similarly sized rectangular shapes clustered tight on a tan background. My research showed that some designers used more circular shapes to create the giraffe pattern. 

its a little weird thinking of what and who thought of using the tortoise shell as a print but you can see how amazingly beautiful and worth it it all is.
the tortoise print is usually with a brown base and with rectangular boxes within and outside.


I would say that the snake skin prints are the most adventurous ones of all this prints because they are a lot of snake skins and they are of different hues and mix.
snake print consists of oddly-shaped, lightly colored spots mostly on tan fabric.
this print is actually quite easy to spot though they differ with colours and shapes.

Snow leopard:

now you know that when you see the leopard print looking furry and in grey or white and black, its actually a snow leopard print.

In conclusion,
All this print are a reflection of the skins of the animal it represents.. Other animal print options include peacock and lizard.
See how these things can be so tricky!?!?
did you learn something new today because i definitely did?
should i keep them coming.

(Please note that this is not a post that supports killing of animals for fashion, I settle for the faux, synthetic and prints.)
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  1. Great Post; very informative.
    Have a nice weekend.

    Christmas giveaway on the blog;

  2. Brilliant! Lol I didn't even know about the winter leopard, nice post dear.

  3. waoo! i never knoew some animal had such print, especially hyena lol
    Good Job


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