|this is not a jaguar, Forever21|
I'm not going to feature every single species of big cat, as much as I'd love to it would just take too much time. This is just going to point out some of the cats that suffer from misidentification by the fashion industry.
Cheetahs also have spots that look like dots. They do not have rosettes.
THE AFRICAN LEOPARD
This African big cat is much stockier than a cheetah. Not as heavily built as a jaguar though.
The spots are large rosettes with tan centers.
THE CLOUDED LEOPARD
The pattern is a distinct cloud shaped rosette. While this cat isn't featured much in fashion it should be because it is fierce as fuck.
Spots, compared to an African leopard are very similar rosettes. Jaguar rosettes may be larger and have black marks in the center.
Faint rosettes may still be visible on black jaguars and leopards.
Tigers, lions, and cougars usually have it pretty easy and don't get called the wrong cat. At least there's that I guess! Hopefully now you can at the very least ID the cat on the Forever21 shirt as a cheetah.