Monday, 21 July 2008
One would need to have been living in a cocoon to not have noticed the floral prints on virtually every spring catwalk and worn on many a shop manequin this season. This creative trend started off with small, almost identical calico prints on soft cotton flowy fabrics, however the flowers are getting bigger, bolder and much brighter as the style develops. Celebrities all over the globe are trotting around wearing florals this season.
Kate Moss pulls off the trend beautifully, looking casual, but incredibly stylish in this gorgeous floaty green floral dress. She teams it up with tights and ballet flats.
Sienna Miller looks effortlessly chic in this vintage floral cotton dress with bare legs and my favourite 'Devi Kroel' Python boots ($1990 http://www.devikroell.com/08/).
Florals definitely aren't restricted to dresses however, we're seeing them on skirts, tops, bikini's, jewellery, handbags, purses, and even printed on pj's and underwear! I seriously love this trend, its so feminine and pretty, yet it can still look sophistocated and not too girlie. The floaty dresses are fantastic on most figures as they hide a multitude of sins, along with the prints which detract the eye from any unforgiving body parts. If you don't like to show off your legs, you can also go for the ultra stylish maxi dress.
I'm loving this Floral cuff by Karen Millen (£75 from http://www.asos.com/)
I found this cute bohemian looking floral vest/dress in Marine/Teal at New look (http://www.newlook.co.uk/). A steal at £16!
Topshop (http://www.topshop.co.uk)/ have a huge range of floral bits, from corsages, to plimsoles, dresses, tops and knickers. I found this gorgeous little vintage peach floral top with ruffles/frills for £35, which I think is a fantastic buy. It would look great with blue skinny or flared jeans and a leather belt.
These flat t-bars, currently selling at £20 in Topshop are really cute and interesting. Would look fab with black tights.
A quick word of advice when shopping at Topshop: Keep checking the sale, loads of items tend go on sale toward the end of season, with massive price cuts!