Floral dresses: A guide to summer’s must-haves

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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.

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