Floral dresses seem to be a never-ending love affair when it comes to fashion. Just as we think we are over the print, a new season showcases next level blooms and we can’t get enough. This season we saw them get tougher and sportier as the likes of Chloe and Vetements teamed theirs with hoodies. Admittedly there are a lot of us that are not quite there yet in terms of floral dress styling (we’ll leave that to the cool kids) but there are tons more to choose from. No.21 has done asymmetric ruffles whilst Marni has gone minimalistic and oversized.
So whether you are searching for the perfect wedding guest dress, a little holiday number or simply a staple floral dress you can wear time and time again, we have it sorted. Not only are the designers producing blooming marvels but the high street are too, and when it comes to print its often hard to tell which is the cheap one - winning!
Now to tackle how to NOT dress like you are Miss Honey and a really girlie girl. It has a lot to do with the cut and shape of the dress. Go for something asymmetric, with a cool neckline or exaggerated cuffs. Accessorising is also really important for giving florals their edge - DON’T wear with a classic stiletto, they are a big no-no. If you are heading to a formal occasion, go for a block heel or mule. A pair of pointed flats or a slide sandal are also really great this season as there are so many amazing styles out there. If you are planning to wear your floral dress more casually, style with a white t-shirt underneath and a white trainer.
Time to jump on the floral bandwagon if you haven’t already, so shop our edit of the best you can buy right now. The great news is they aren’t going anywhere for autumn so stay tuned for styling tips on how to take your floral number into the colder months.