Power Florals
Posted by on February 24, 2012 | 10:30 am EST

You can never take away floral prints from spring—it’s a notion that is almost set in stone.
With the persistence of the beloved print, designers re-imagined it to greater heights during the spring runway shows. The print staple received a massive jolt on the runway, arriving in various colors, textures, sizes and forms. Whether it was absolute femininity or monochromatic simplicity, this trend is a blooming style essential this spring.

Roberto Cavalli | Floral-print silk-georgette dress | $1,500

In a sea of equally fashionable women, stand out with ease in this slightly off-shoulder dress from Roberto Cavalli. Hues of fuchsia, pink and blue seamlessly blend to deliver a divinely feminine number.

Dolce & Gabbana | Floral-appliqued lace dress | $3,975

Lace and floral make for a distinctly dainty look, an effort Dolce & Gabbana nailed in this dress. The designer departs from the typical—strategically placing floral appliques to create great texture against the purple fabric.

Thakoon | Rose-print stretch cotton-blend skinny pants | $690

Floral prints look just as great on mile-long legs as it do on dresses. Thakoon opted for black, white and gray rose prints on this skinny pair for a monochromatic appeal.

Erdem | Lucietta floral-print silk crepe de chine gown | $4,085

Think floral prints are best left on mini and shift dresses? Think again. Erdem proved that elegance can be had by boldly using these prints on a chic evening gown like this. The fluid silhouette is bursting with contemporary appeal that deserves a standing ovation.

Lela Rose | One shoulder printed taffeta dress | $1,595

Spread sorbet smiles with this cheery number from Lela Rose. The refreshing combination of orange, yellow and green is as inviting as the summer sun.  

Alice + Olivia | Gabrielle printed dress | $396

Floral boldness is not in numbers and this breezy blue-and-black dress from Alice + Olivia proves just that. The large orchid prints adorning the skirt do all the talking, leaving the tank top open for endless accessorizing possibilities.


Mary Katrantzou | Printed silk-chiffon blouse | $1,280

Mary Katrantzou and floral prints are a match made in heaven. The designer decked out this blouse with the most vibrant blooms for the boldest statement. With this top on, onlookers will find its vivacious appeal difficult to resist.

RED Valentino | Floral-print satin-twill dress | $795

This dress channels romance at its best with dainty floral prints on a downward dispersion scattering toward the skirt. The silhouette’s simplicity will make daytime darlings of the women who wear this ensemble.

Images from Net-a-Porter and Alice + Olivia

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