Spring and flowers are essentially synonymous terms. Floral prints are always the height of fashion during this time of year, and we don’t see that trend changing anytime soon. If anything is changing, it’s the types of floral prints that are popular. From the bold and highly-stylized flowers of the 1920s to the “flower power” textiles of the 1960s, fashionistas have seen floral designs change and evolve with the times.
Today, there are all sorts of flowery textiles to choose from, but a few outrank the rest in terms of popularity. Let’s take a look at some of the hottest floral prints this season. You’re sure to discover something you love!
Small and intricate floral prints have been popular for decades, and this year is no different. If you want a detailed print that deemphasizes the flowers themselves in lieu of the color and general pattern placement, a small floral print, like the one on this white dress, might be exactly what you’re looking for. This type of floral print also has an especially-vintage feel, if you’re feeling nostalgic.
Tiny, evenly-spaced flowers can emulate the same effect as polka dots or some other symmetrical pattern, while also exuding that springtime feel. They can also be placed in a way that’s seemingly random for a more detailed and textural effect. Give these little blooming buds a try next time you’re selecting a blouse or a dress to wear!
If you want your floral print to be a bit more obvious, large floral prints are the way to go. We’re especially fond of the leafy patterns that have been making their rounds as of late, like the tropical floral print seen in this indigo bodycon dress.
Now, “big” is subjective, and how large you’d like the flowers to be is up to your discretion. You might want enormous roses to swathe most of your dress, in which case, we’ve got you covered. Or, you may just want a simple pattern that has flowers just big enough to identify from a distance, like in this ivory dress. There are so many options to choose from, so experiment a little and figure out what you like best.
If you want to use flowers as more of an accent that adorns a particular section of your outfit, this kind of floral motif is an excellent option. These placed flowers have become especially popular with the resurgence of embroidered embellishments, with roses and hibiscus flowers being popular embroidered additions to anything from utility jackets to the pockets of jeans.
Graphic floral designs aren’t really patterned so much as large prints that might be limited to a certain section of a piece or encompass it entirely. Flowers of varying sizes and colors overlap and lack any real rhyme or reason, making them all the more intriguing. This orange floral tunic dress is almost completely covered in an asymmetrical array of all manner of flowers, making it look like a beautiful piece of art rather than a dress.
All-over prints have seen a growing popularity in recent years, so it’s no surprise that floral prints have followed suit. We don’t expect this trend to die out soon, so if you’re feeling bold, consider a graphic floral dress or blouse! If you’d like to keep within the pastel spring palette, this stunning yellow dress is covered in pink, yellow, and powder blue sunflowers. With a dress like this, you’ll look like a lovely, walking, talking garden.