Floral dresses are an obvious choice for spring, with black floral dresses leading the pack. For women our age, they’re sophisticated and slimming, which makes wearing dark floral dresses any time of the year definitely worth it. Here are some tips on how to style a black floral dress.
1. Let Dark Florals Stand Alone
Dramatic botanicals command attention, so let them lead by wearing them with solid colored neutrals. For Example, if you pair these Spanish-inspired black floral cropped pants with a silky, cream-colored blouse, you get a feminine and classic look but still, make a bold statement.
2. Mix Up the Florals
If you’re more of a creative dresser, then you might be more attracted to the idea of mixing two inky florals. This is also a popular way to style the trend. Wear one floral up and another on the bottom, or find a black floral dress that combines two different florals for a more fashion-forward look.
3. Accent Your Dress with a Pop of Color
Make a dark floral dress pop by adding a clutch in one of the colors from the blouse. For Example, if your blouse is black and pale blue, try a cobalt blue bag to make it pop.
4. Sculpt Your Figure With Florals
First, there was color blocking to highlight your best parts and camouflage trouble areas; now, designers are using florals to slim and shape. They’ve strategically placed florals in specific spots on solid, dark backgrounds to make you look slimmer.
For example, a black dress that has bright florals from the bust-up is perfect for a gal with a bit of a tummy because the bright florals draw your eye up and away from the problem spot. The solid black at the tummy area visually shrinks it.
5. Add Bold Jewelry
There’s an unexpected twist when it comes to pairing jewelry with a black floral dress. Dainty, traditional necklaces, bracelets, and earrings that we used to wear with florals have moved aside to make way for larger, more modern statement pieces. Sculpted and architectural jewelry keeps noir florals looking strong and not wimpy.