Because we need at least one or two (OK, 5) floral dresses in our lives...
Floral dresses are just as versatile as your LBD. Nothing says summer dressing quite like a floral frock, and luckily there’s plenty of new-season styles lining the rails to get your fix.
Floaty, midi, mini or super-structured – there’s plenty of ways to work the trend this season. See our AW17 trend report, to be in the know of next season’s floral styles too.
Casual styles will forever be a wise investment, if not for wearing solo with bare legs and a leather jacket on the weekend, but for layering over a ruffled cotton shirt with block heels for the office – you’re sure to get some serious wear out of your new investment.
Print-wise, anything goes. Those new to the trend and looking to avoid anything too girly should look to abstract prints, seen everywhere on the SS17 catwalks from the likes of Valentino to Gucci, it’s a sure fire way to liven up occasion dressing and a great way to break up any dull wardrobe shades. (We’re all guilty of stockpiling a mass of black and navy faves). If you’re a fan of mixing prints, look to Preen by Thornton Bregazzi for a riot of colour and print.
We’re looking to mixed prints and ditsy florals ahead of festival season and slipping into silky slip dresses and boho-inspired shapes for a new take on summer’s most wearable trend.
Romantic ruffles are hugely having a moment and the trend is here to stay. From super long styles with splits to shorter shifts, frills are in. Plus, floral dresses are the ultimate answer to wedding guest dressing in style. Just add heels and a clutch – et voila!
Finally, if it’s something subtle you’re after, try embroidered or applique styles – like Anthropolgie’s cool denim shift.
So whatever your style, simply shop your favourite floral dresses below and never be stuck for an outfit again.
Free People will never let you don’t on the floral dress front/ We adore this mixed print style that you can dress up with heels and dress down with boots & leather jacket.
If you’re not super into girlie florals, then Roksanda’s abstract floral maxi is for you.
The 90s trend for hanky hems are back. Wear with raffia espadrilles and oversized sunnies to nail this summers top trends.
The easiest way to incorporate ruffles into your new season wardrobe, is this dark print mini from Next.
If embroidery is your thing, then this sky blue style from Mango is perfection. Dress up with dangly earrings and dress down with a big straw hat and sandals.
A monochromatic midi dress will get you through ANY kind of occasion. Wear with a popping pink pair of Sophia Webster stilettos to be the most stylish guest at the party.
This limited edition silk dress is already low in stock, so if you fall in love, buy it now. Or risk forever searching for it again on ebay…
Ok so this isn’t strictly floral, but it IS leafy. This denim style is a great alternative for those who simply don’t do print.
This versatile monochrome maxi dress is the investment piece that won’t disappoint. Holidays, city weddings, a summer birthday BBQ… this silk sundress can cover it all.
Last minute outfit dilemma? You can always rely on ASOS. Next day delivery and easy returns. The only hard bit is deciding which one you want…
This bright pleated shirt dress is the perfect pick for the office. Wear with Gucci loafers to complete the look.
If you’re looking for something more whimsical, then Needle & Thread are your go-to for gorgeous gowns.
Zara once again nails the sell-out style for the summer. This tiered and embroidered beauty is sure to fly of the rails, so add yours to basket ASAP.
The brand’s hero style for the season. Perfect paired with a denim jacket and suede sandals.
The criss cross strap on this cool skater makes it the perfect dress for any summer event. Wear over shredded jeans and ruffled cotton blouse for a street style worthy look.
Preen’s modern take on the floral trend.