Five New Amazing Floral Dresses
DIANE VON FURSTENBERG
Floral patchwork-printed wool and silk-blend dress
Jonathan Saunders’ mastery of optic florals reaches further overseas from his London-based label to the metropolis of New York City at the all-American house, Diane von Furstenberg. Now well-versed in the founder’s signature codes, this sophomore season renders a familiar silhouette, like the mini cut of this wool and silk-blend dress, and renders it graphic from all angles with a patchwork display of psychedelic blooms.
3D floral peplum dress
Couture-like tendencies and a distinctive cocktail wear aesthetic positions Han Chong’s celebrated label, Self-Portrait, as the go-to destination for any modern day princess. Favouring a cropped mini length rather than the drama of a floor-sweeping silhouette, the 3D Floral Peplum dress is a vision in floral tiled guipure lace. Equal parts preppy and prim, the contrasting grosgrain belt works to accentuate the flare of the skirt and nip the waist.
Floral-print hook-and-eye woven dress
Sure, florals for spring may be tried and true, but Topshop doesn’t let that deter it from souping up the flourishing bloom as a chintzy emblem across this woven dress. Taking its cue from the classic picnic garden print, the jar of the the utility hook-and-eye closure gives a nod to ‘90s grunge. Given the contrast, don’t be afraid of styling yours ultra-flirty with heels, or tough and luxe with a leather biker and boots.
Floral Blush guipure-lace midi dress
Labels don’t come much fresher and feminine than Self-Portrait. Launched in 2013 by Central St Martins’ alumnus Han Chong, it’s one of the most in-demand brands for occasion wear. This Floral Blush midi dress displays a strong point of view in floral guipure lace combined with petal fagotting and delicate organza frills. Suspended on spaghetti straps, the sheerness of the v-neckline and fitted silhouette is tempered by a nude-hued lining for coverage.
Floral-print crepe dress
Worlds away from duo Peter Pilotto and Christopher de Vos’ London headquarters, the tiny South American country of Peru played a major part in voicing the lexicon for the AW17 season. Think vibrant colour clashes and flirty silhouettes combined with resilient outerwear – qualities the cut of this crepe dress hones with a draped and flared skirt hem. Whilst its tropic floral motif provides the graphic burst needed to draw attention.