A failsafe trend for the spring summer season will always, let’s face it, be florals! It returns season after season, so what differs from year to year? Well the flowers featured in the prints for one, this year we’ll see everything from tropical botanicals, to English country garden ditsy delicate blooms right through to palm leaves and seventies inspired bold psychedelic prints. Base colours usually dictate whether a floral is for winter or for summer but this year the rule book is out the window. Victoria Beckham, Erdem and Roksanda featured white or pale blue based florals, with dark based florals from Michael Kors, Lanvin and Alberta Ferretti. We’ll see a lot of sheer floaty delicate fabrics pulling through to the high street which will be perfect for those beautiful summer months and the impending wedding and races season.
Florals don’t always need to mean dresses, especially for Weddings as sometimes it’s nice to create a different aesthetic especially when wearing the print head to toe. Why not play around a touch with tradition and go for some of this seasons fierce florals.
Why not try a co-ord floral suit with a plain cami top and heels, like this one from Dorothy Perkins.
The colour clash of the season is a bold shade of pink with red, this Kimono jacket would look awesome slipped over a plain pale pink slip dress allowing the jacket to be the statement piece with this tiny box bag worn perched casually on your shoulder. If you prefer your look to have more femininity but like an edgy detail or two, this maxi from M&S is perfect. The bold black straps create a focal point drawing attention to your collar bone and clash beautifully with the delicate fabric and colour palette of the rest of the dress.
A darker base takes the floral trend and can almost turn it on its head giving it a more edgy less girly feel to it, yet with the use of the delicate sheer fabrics and bold fuchsia shade of pink, that Pantone has dictated the shade of the season, I do think that a dark floral has a place at a wedding top table!
This can be seen in this dress from Debenhams Debut collection, style with a small neat black fascinator to ensure that the hat doesn’t over power the shape of the dress, a perfect option for a girl with curves. If you have multiple weddings this summer, avoid wearing the same thing twice by choosing separates, like this bold printed skirt from Marks & Spencer. Style the skirt with a neat plain top in any of the colours within the print, why not try the electric blue or the bold pink, but keep the top neat to avoid creating too much volume within the look. If you prefer to wear the print on your top and draw attention to the upper part of your body, then style this sheer floral top with the bold fuchsia midi skirt. The skirt could be switched out with some wide leg black trousers in a light fabric to create a second look which still ensures that the look remains summery.
Lipsy Michelle Keagan Jumpsuit
For the bold and the brave there is always a jumpsuit, this one from Lipsy and the Michelle Keagan collection caught my eye as the addition of the ruffles and the seventies vibe really add to the glamour of the piece. Don’t be afraid to try on a head to toe floral look, always remember my Stylissimo Style Rule for choosing prints… Medium or bigger sized prints will give the illusion of a smaller slimmer body and petite girls opt for a more delicate dainty print to avoid looking overwhelmed.
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