Everybody loves flowers, whether we’re talking about a bouquet, a vase, a garden, or a park. Weave them into our clothes, and we’ll blossom, too. As Vogue’s Alexandra Shulman has pointed out, the new florals go from pastels to sport to techno. They herald the new spring season, and we’re happy to take her word for that.
We love the femininity of floral prints. Find them this season on floaty dresses, smart suits, slinky gowns, and retro jumpsuits. Last year, it was all about delicate pastels. This time around, shouty blooms burst forth, and pale primroses clung to vibrant backdrops. Others seem to have been painted on with bold brush strokes, like a Van Gogh.
Wear a mismatch of patterns like Stella McCartney’s mixed prints. Break them up with sheer panels of one colour (see Tania Taylor and Dior). Such strong statements can stand on their own, so keep hairstyles simple and makeup almost non-existent; then just add a pair of sandals. If you’re not ready for the jungle yet, go in gently with J.Crew’s floral trousers, tempered by a stripey top and a black coat. Be advised, though, that the bigger the colour clash, the better, so take the plunge before autumn kills both the plants and the style.
We’ve spoken of femininity, but this trend lends itself to straight, rather masculine, lines in a surprisingly easy way – think sharp trouser suits in shiny fabrics. Or use defined waists, plunging necklines, and slit skirts to reinvent flowery finery. Floral print jackets, cropped or otherwise, and bombers, would be a good choice with a plainer outfit. On the other hand, an oversized one-colour sweatshirt will tone down a riot of colour, if that’s what you’re wearing.
Christian Dior has tagged on large-print slogans, while Alberta Ferretti is working boldly embroidered flowers onto vivid patterns. Prada added jewels and beads, while Marni topped outfits with rosettes. Ruffles and 3-D embellishments lent volume and depth to catwalks creations (even if they’re a little impractical).
Footwear’s getting in on the act, too, from fabric-covered stilettos and platforms, to pumps and sandals. Similarly, bags and accessories are all helping to kit out the flower children of 2014.
Floral trends, like their garden counterpart, pop up every spring. As every gardener knows, no two are alike, and no two seasons are ever the same. That sounds just like the world of fashion to us!
The featured photo is of Annabelle Fleur In Michael Kors Selma top-zip satchel And Dolce & GabbanaFloral Print Pumps
Just Coco is wearing a white shirt from Zara, floral dress from Dresslux and the bag is from Michael Kors
Nika Huk is wearing a floral blazer from Girls on Film, top from Zara, pants and sneakers from Asos, clutch from Clare Vivier, and sunglasses from Zero UV
Natalia Cabezas is wearing a pair of floral print shorts from Vila Buyleward, blazer from Zara and a bag from Balenciaga
Annabelle Fleur is wearing black and white printed floral dress from Cameo, boy bag from Chanel and sunglasses from Tory Burch
Ella Catliff is wearing a pink dress and a floral tote from Cath Kidston
Sara Escudero is wearing a black top from Zara, floral print skirt from Bershka, balck wedges and a bag from 3.1 Philip Lim
Tina Maria is wearing a black ruffle top and black and white floral chiffon shorts from from Sheinside and sunglasses from & Other Stories
Marianna N. in a floral print dress from Florida, straw hat and bag
Kim Le is wearing a floral print dress from Morning Lavender and the shoes are from Sam Edelman
Kenza Zouiten is wearing a floral playsuit from Chicy and the sunglasses are from Le Specs
Nika Huk is wearing a floral dress from MissGuided
Zoé Alalouch is wearing a floral top from Mango, jeans from Zara, bag from Promod and sneakers from Converse
Kim Le is wearing floral romper from Urban Outfitters, bag from Alma PM and shoes from Christian Louboutin
Rumi Neeley is wearing a Doc Martin’s and a floral dress
Sonya Esman is wearing a a floral dress from Sunday Best and shoes and bag from Chanel
Kacie Cone is wearing a a floral First Kiss dress and hybrid heel boots from from Free People
Jessie Chanes is wearing a floral dress from 6KS
Kristina Bazan is wearing a mesh jumper, floral scarf and sneakers from Guess
Aimee Song is wearing a white asymmetrical skirt and floral shirt from Finders Keepers
Zina Charkoplia is wearing a floral shirt and shorts from Zara, boots from Ailanto, bag from Balenciaga and sunglasses from Emporio Armani
Arielle Nachami is wearing jeans from Citizens of Humanity, shoes from Jimmy Choo, bag from Hermes, floral shirt from Petal Party and the hat os from
Helena Ramos Cave is wearing a floral kimono from Choies, jeans and T-shirt from Pull&Bear and a handbag from Mango
Akerstrom is wearing a floral top from Sfera, jeans from BikBok, chain bag from NLY and sunglasses from River Island
Floral Print Shoes From Geox Via Paulien Collage Vintage is wearing a red floral dress from TopShop, shoes from Senso and the bag is from 3.1 Philip Lim Stella is wearing a floral dress from H&M, boots from Stradivarius and a leather jacket Katarzyna Tusk is wearing a floral dress from Mosquito, nude shoes from Kazar and a yellow bag from Massimo Dutti Sara Escudero is wearing a floral Jumpsuit from Star Mela x Girissima and a bag from IKKS Julie Sarinana is wearing a floral blouse from Sam & Lavi, distressed denim short from Levi’s, espadrilles from Soludos, vintage bag from Chanel and sunglasses from Raen Kryz Uy Is Wearing A Floral Denim Polo From Guess, A Bikini From I Love Koi, And Mirrored Sunglasses Sophie Elkus Is Wearing A Floral Top From ASTR, Belt From Rag & Bone, Shoes From Jimmy Choo, Bag From Saint Laurent And Sunglasses From Prada Fashion Blogger Pepa Is Wearing Floral Print Shorts From Only, Shirt From Zara, Sandals From Suiteblanco, Aviator Sunglasses From RayBan And The Antigona Bag From Givenchy Emily Is Wearing Top And Floral Shorts From Belle Boutique And Sunglasses From Karen Walker Make Life Easier Is Wearing Floral Shirt From Bershka, Top From Oysho, Jeans From Abercrombie & Fitch, Purse From Kappahl Shoes And Boots From Zara Seams For A Desire Is Wearing A Floral Bomber Jacket And Sandals From Suiteblanco, Shorts From Vero Moda And The Bag Is From The Code Sincerely Jules Wearing Tee From Civilianaire, Floral Skirt From Nanette Lepore And Sandals From Zara Lace And Locks Wearing A Floral Dress From Urban Outfitters, Clutch From Tory Burch, Belt From ASOS And Shoes From Nine West Maffashion Wearing Floral Dress From Bizuu, Shoes From Kazar And Bag Orsay Instinto De Vestir Wearing Floral Printed Top From Black Five!, Chicwish Military Jacket Floral Print Dress And Bed|Stü Boots The Brooklyn Blonde Is Wearing T by Alexander Wang Sweater, Floral Skirt From ASOS, And Handbag From Valentino Floral Fashion Trend 2014 Unknown Photographer/Model Floral High Low Dress Floral Patterns Are Here For Spring/Summer 2014 BB Dakota Skirt And Bag From F21 Via Pursuit Of Shoes Floral Dress From Ivy Revel Via Kenza Seams For Desire Wearing Jacket From Mango, Shirt From Zara, Floral Print Skirt From UVE Moda, Shoes From Mas34 And Clutch From Asos Floral Scarf Rockstar Look Via Stockholm StreetStyle Givenchy Floral Top With Cutoff Denim Shorts, With A Leather Jacket And A Blue Chanel bag Via They All Hate Us Floral Printed Midi Skirt And Nouveau Grunge Slogan Tee Via Beyond The Row Pursuit Of Shoes Wearing American Apparel V-Neck, ASOS Floral Skirt, Zara Shoes And Sole Society Smythe Sunglasses Viva Luxury Wearing Cameo Mad World Skirt, Winter Wind Floral Top, Emporio Armani messenger bag Pink Peoni Is Wearing Floral Dress And Sunglasses From Tory Burch, Clutch From Saint Laurent , Shoes Christian Louboutin Hapa Time Wearing Flaunt Shop Patterned Dress, And Pour La Victoire Bag Floral Fashion Trend Spring 2014 Nike Design By Nice Leak Jessica Stein In Floral Dress From Zimmermann Fashion Blogger Tiffany Wearing See Through Lace Jacket, Forever 21 Floral Dress and Sunglasses, Zara Cream Purse Stella Wants To Die In Floral Dress And Shoes From Zara With A Su-shi Bag Floral Cross Over Hand Bag By Roberto Cavalli Worn By Fashion Blogger Kristina Bazan Tiffany BorlandIn Forever 21 Floral Daisy Dress And H&M Leather Jacket 17th Of March 2014 … And The Floral Fashion Trend Is Set To Continue Via Fashion Indie Ruffled Floral Mango Dress And Denim Jacket Worn By Maria Jose Andee Layne Wearing Floral Top And Skirt From Windsor, Karen Walker Sunglasses And Guiseppe Zanotti Platforms