Eva Mendes's Love of Leopard Print: Sexy or Snooze-y?

05/31/2007 at 01:00 PM ET

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Lately, we’ve been having deja vu when we see Eva Mendes on the red carpet — everything looks so familiar! And then we realized that it’s Eva’s love of leopard print that’s doing it. The actress has worn the animal print to no less than three events in the past month: a D&G gown at the N.Y.C. premiere of Live, Anna Molinari tent dress at the photocall for We Own The Night in Cannes, and a flowy gown for the Dolce & Gabbana party in Cannes. Eva’s always working a retro sex-kitten look, so the leopard print makes sense. But for the sake of telling her outfits apart, we wish she’d venture out of the animal kingdom a little more often. Tell us: Do you think leopard print is a good signature for Eva or should she try a new look?

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j on

sexy. she always looks great. i like the middle dress best.

Julie on

I only like the dress on the left. I personally wouldn’t have more than just one leapord print piece, but she looks beautiful in everything. With her great skin, she would look gorgeous in bright colors this spring!

Terra on

Eva wears the print tastefully, but I am ready for her to try something different. She too pretty to stay stuck in her own trend………..

thegirl on

she should definitely keep this look.it suits her; it’s sophisticated.

Autumn on

I think she looks great. The print compliments her skin tone. So what if she wore the print three times in one month. How many events does she go to a month? It’s not like she wore it to every event she’s gone to in the past year. I have also gone through phases were I liked something and went a little crazy with it. I had been getting my nails painted in the same color brown for the past two months! Now I’ve moved on to metallic silvery gray. That to will pass in a month:)

k on

she looks great…althought im not a huge fan of the dress on the right, its a little too big…i think as long as she doesnt start wearing leopard print everyday shes fine!

Susan on

The first two are alright, but the last dress looks like she’s wearing a sheet or drapes. She’s definately looked better.

ucokaty on

i agree julie the only great one is the one on the left. It’s time for a new print or color.

sophieb on

very sexy she looks amazing in them. The first ones the best in my mind.I agree terra she wears it tastefully.

Dorothy on

I am not a fan of the lepard print but Eva pulls it flawlesly.Still just because you figured a certain look works for you dont overdo it. It gets boring and makes people think you dont have much imagination when it comes to fashion styles.And with so many fashion labels out there and great figure and toneskin like hers it takes very basic fashion sense to get it right.

Jennifer on

Of course she looks good, she is beautiful but this look is definatley getting BORING! I am not really into the animal prints especially overpowering like this. I like a little print here and there but I think she needs a different look for sure!

gladis_vargas@ahm.honda.com on

i like eva a lot..she is smart and pretty..but i think she needs a different pattern..

gladis_vargas@ahm.honda.com on


Vicious1 on

The middle and right dresses are both overwelming her. They look too big or something.

alia on

Love the first two!!!…not so much the third…but the leopard print looks great on Eva!!…she’s gorgeous!

yvonne franceschi on

The three dresses are ok and she looks sophisticated , but
sometimes it might be overwhelming,Years ago animal prints
were related to Autumn, because of the colors of different
tones of browns and black.
Still if you like the print go ahead. Yvonne

Jamie on

She needs to try something different. Being stuck on leaprord prints, or any print, make you look like a boring person.

Maryse on

Eva is gorgeous and she can pull any look off. She’s got beautiful skin for this leopard print too. I love the first dress. The dress is very sexy and compliments her sexiness. The middle dress is very fun and sexy and fits her perfectly. Love the shoes too. However, I’m not too crazy over the last dress. It’s not so much the pattern, it has to do more with the style of the dress. Like someone already stated Eva looks like she’s wearing drapes. The dress reminds me something Barbara Streisand would wear, LOL. The dress would look better if the puff sleeves were gone. Regardless, she’s gorgeous and she makes the dress that much better. Eva has class and sophistication which in returns radiates her sexiness. She’s absolutely gorgeous. She definitely can pull off the leopard print perfectly.

Elda on

Her olive skin color goes well with this type of print, she’s a winner! i have a skirt with the same print and i always feel sexy wearing it!! Go Eva and her sexy self!!

Brenda G. on

zzzzzz . . . . I’m snoozing. (Once, maybe; twice, not so good; but three different outfits in the same boring print—Eva desperately needs to branch out!)

AnnieM on

I like the first and third the best.

Veronica B. on

Last pic…She looks like Mrs. Roper from 3’s company!

Canadian, eh? on

I’m cringing just looking at these pics!

Lehna on

yeah first two are nice, last one is drowning her though…too much material!

erica on

I must say I Heart Leopard Print as well.
I have a leopard skirt, bag, belt, shoes, should i go on?
A full leopard dress… that could be a bit much, i never took it that far. I like it in small doses.

But NO, I don’t wear them all at the same time or all the time. Leopard gives instinct edge and funkiness! It shows comfidence. She looks great in all pics to me!

Summer on

The print looks good on her, but give me a break. You would think she would be getting bored with this, and the last one, there’s enough fabric there for 4 more dresses!

alyssa on

i love the first dress. she looks great.

that last one, though, reminds me of the scene in The Little Mermaid where Ariel covers up in the ship’s sail with a rope tied around her waist.

night on

She is beautiful, but these dresses are too much of a good thing. Smaller doses of leopard print look great, this is way way too much.

Allison on

Some of the dresses look fab on her but others just look like a tent. She has a good figure but some of those dresses DO NOT compliment her shape.

Amanda on

Boringggg, this look can only last for so long. Although she looks beautiful in the left and middle outfits, she needs something new.

Rose on

hmm.. i dont mind the first dress but the other two not so much, she looks like shes drowning in the last one! i’d say shes over doing the print.

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