There are few items of clothing which can make you feel more feminine than a beautiful floral pattern. Always flirty, pretty and appropriate for spring, florals are sprouting up in dress shops! Here’s a look at some of the prettiest dresses in the garden of fashion.
This feminine blue floral print dress is practical and pretty. It has a slight nip in at the sides which manages to make you look shapely even if you don’t have much of a waist. The beautiful bell sleeves give it a modern romantic touch.
Shoes are important with a dress like this. You don’t want anything too bright or busy to detract from the stunning print, so these pumps are perfect. Flats would work well with this style too, especially since shift dresses are always a little on the short side. I can see wearing this dress to many functions, which makes it a good buy.
Gold or silver accessories can work with a blue and white floral dress, but silver looks most modern now.
No Boring Bouquet Here!
Here’s a head-turning dress in a figure flattering style. I always love a wrap dress, and what makes this blue floral dress extra special is that gorgeous Asian inspired floral print and the asymmetrical front wrap. This dress is a good length too, just at the knee, which is hard to find.
A cuff bracelet is a beautiful way to show off that 3/4 length sleeve. Finish it off with some sexy suede pumps and this stunning coral bag.
What a ladylike dress! — This vibrant brushstroke print dress has a painterly quality that makes it look like this white floral dress was plucked out of an art gallery. It’s perfect for conservative types who want to look a touch more creative.
This spring anything goes with floral print dresses. Stripes mixed with floral is big and tropical floral prints are always a winner this time of year. Keep in mind when you are buying a floral print to get the right scale. A tiny floral on a big gal is going to make you look bigger.
Keep in mind when you are buying a floral print to get the right scale. A tiny floral on a big gal is going to make you look bigger. Conversely, a huge floral print on a tiny gal is overpowering.
One other thing. Think about where you will be wearing your floral. If you are a high-powered businesswoman, then a daisy print dress doesn’t cut it. You may just want to wear a pencil skirt with a very subtle, abstract floral print.
If you are attending a rustic wedding in a country garden, you wouldn’t wear a loud tropical print. A beautiful spring flower garden print would be more appropriate.
On the flip side, if you were planning a trip to Hawaii, a pink and white dress with roses would look out of place. You’d be better off with a dress that had brighter, more exotic flowers like bird of paradise or orchids. Get the idea?
Not sure what floral is best for you?
Simply, keep the pattern in scale with your body. Here are a few examples:
Small and Petite?– large floral patterns on spacious backgrounds will overpower
Tall and Plus Size? – dainty floral prints will make your body seem extra large
Skinny and shapeless -Patterns with large spaces in between and strong color contrasts between print and background will make your body look larger or curvier.
Heavy in certain areas? – Wear patterns with regular spaces between them and low color contrast
know spring is right around the corner when floral dresses start
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