Because we need at least one or two (OK, 5) floral dresses in our lives...
Don’t let Miranda Priestly fool you, floral dresses are just as versatile as your LBD, especially when it comes to summer dressing. Nothing says wedding season quite like a floral frock, and luckily there’s a host of brands updating the classic print for the new season.
Floaty, midi, mini or super-structured – there’s plenty of ways to work the trend this season. See our SS19 summer fashion trends report, to see this season’s twist on the trend. Hint: it’s not all about ditzy florals.
Floral dresses for weddings
Print-wise, anything goes for wedding guest season. Those new to the trend and looking to avoid anything too girly should look to abstract prints, seen everywhere on the catwalk, it’s a sure fire way to liven up occasion dressing and a great way to break up any dull wardrobe shades. If you’re a fan of mixing prints, look to Rixo, GANNI and Richard Quinn for a riot of colour and print.
Romantic ruffles with a 70s vibe are having a moment and the trend is here to stay. From super long styles with splits to shorter shifts, frills are in. Just add heels and a clutch – et voila!
But don’t feel like you’ve wasted money by buying a dress you’ll only wear once. The beauty of most floral dresses is that they can easily be dressed down. Influencers like Fashion Guitar, Hannah Crosskey, Monikh and Lucy Williams, wear theirs with box-fresh trainers and ugly sandals.
Floral dresses with sleeves
The high-street’s love affair with shirt dresses means there is plethora of gorgeous long-sleeved floral dresses (see Kitri’s updated version of last season’s sell-out dress), and it’s a style that is perfect for the office too. Pick a flattering midi length, which you can easily wear with heels or smart sandals.
Floral maxi dresses
Maxi dresses are having a bit of a moment, and they’re the ideal length for a summer holiday on the coast. We love wraparound styles with a pleated skirt for that elegant touch, or a silk cami for a sexy spin.
Floral midi dresses
You’ll never go wrong with a flattering midi length, which suits most body shapes. From vintage floral prints to digital works of art, you’ll find a print to suit all tastes.
Shop our edit of the best floral dresses below.