I hate to disagree with Miranda Priestly, but floral dresses for spring can be ground-breaking, and indeed they very much are this season.
High-street and designer brands have excelled themselves with their SS22 collections, ticking off all the big summer trends with a mix of classic floral prints as well as bolder takes on it, with a plethora of styles and cuts, from whimsical gowns to more tailored dresses.
Floral dresses for weddings
I won’t use the P word, but safe to say, you’ve probably got a fair few weddings to catch up on this season, and so you’ll possibly have to invest in some new wedding guest dresses. If you want to stand out from the crowd, do take the ‘feel good dress’ trend – first seen for SS21 and still going strong for SS22 – seriously and opt for loud prints and bold colours. This season I’m especially loving greens, pinks and oranges.
Designers such as Roksanda, Zimmermann and Valentino have all given florals a fresh twist that you’ll find very hard to resist. If you’d rather take your florals with a side of subtle, that’s fine too, because pastels, monochromes and discreet prints all mean you can tick the trend box without falling into the saccharine. Try Aje, Rixo and Zara for some great understated examples.
Summer floral dresses
Florals can of course be worn all year round, however there’s nothing like a new summer dress to fully embrace the trend. For a look that’s not too fussy, try pairing your frock with chunky sandals: Tevas and Birkenstocks are having a bit of a renewal this season. If you want to dress up, you can’t go wrong with heeled sandals or mules.
Whichever way you go, you can shop my edit of the best floral dresses below, including mini, midi and maxi dresses.