Style on Trial: The Unholy Alliance of Leopard and Gingham

Sequined leopard print and … gingham. They’re not the first prints we’d choose to put together, it has to be said. One is sweet, the other not-so-much, and even when they’re both sprinkled liberally with sequins, as in this Ashish dress, the effect is… well, let’s start with unexpected (which can, of course, be either a good thing or a bad thing) and work from there, shall we?

Pattern mixing, you see, is pretty popular at the moment in the world of fashion, and it’s something that can be hard to get right, so what we want to know is: did Ashish manage it with this dress? Have they pulled off the unholy alliance of gingham and leopard with aplomb, or is this a case of “never the twain should meet”?

Over to you…

(Click here to buy the dress for £965 from Browns)

13 Comments

  • January 20, 2011

    philly

    NOOOOOoooooo. Please save me!

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  • January 20, 2011

    Minka

    This is probably the weirdest combination of patterns that I’ve ever seen… And I’ve been reading this blog for a while!

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  • January 20, 2011

    annet

    they look like they belong on regretsy… i would believe this if it said ‘upcycled vintage dress for 20 dollars’ and then laugh. but the fact that this is an actual garment and someone wants £965 for it creeps me out.

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  • January 20, 2011

    Daisy

    Oh hell no! Bad marriage!!!

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  • January 20, 2011

    nata

    Clearly a case of “never the twain should meet”. If only it had been plain leopard print alone (I really like this dress)!

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  • January 20, 2011

    TrippyTexan

    No. I can maybe see a sweet little gingham dress with surprise leopard print pumps or maybe a bag or another accessory like that. Because leopard print accessories go with EVERYTHING, duh. But this? No. Just no.

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  • January 20, 2011

    Cassi

    I read the title and thought ‘oh no. This can’t be good.’ And then I scrolled down and it was far worse than anything I imagined…

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  • January 20, 2011

    Roz

    AGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG sitting rocking in a corner… why would anyone….. wrong on SO many levels!

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  • January 20, 2011

    EricB

    It just doesn’t work.

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  • January 21, 2011

    Mair

    if it was just the pink gingham I would like it.

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  • January 21, 2011

    Joey Sauer

    That has to be the ugliest f-ing dress I have ever seen. Makes a bunch of those ugly prom dresses look classy and high-fashion. YUCK.

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  • January 21, 2011

    ML

    ICK! looks like she accidentally ripped off huge parts of her dress and tried to patch it with a tablecloth

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  • January 21, 2011

    sami

    Perhaps the fabrics COULD go together, but even frankenstein’s daughter would be grossed out by this “I’m a leopard with pink gingham leprosy” look.

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