Floral Friday: Floral Print Dresses

Floral print dresses! So many options…So little time!

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I am not really a dress and skirt kinda girl. But I just started wearing them about a year ago, and they’ve been working out so far. One thing I have not purchased is a floral dress. I really wanted to tackle this subject because I know it can be hard to find the perfect dress for you skin tone, body type, and even hair color. Here are some of my favorites that I’ve found shopping online. When I chose one to purchase, I’ll be sure to upload pictures.

The knee length pencil or a-line floral dress is slimming for any body type. I love the pin up girl look with a square neckline or tie-neck. These are really fun and light and give you more opportunity to accessorize with a belt and cinch that waist line for a dramatic look. I also like this look because your shoe options are endless. You can go with pumps, skyhigh stilettos, wedges, or even flat sandals like the gladiator. I don’t know if the look would pop with platform heels, but I will definitely be giving it the one two try!

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ASOS Tea Dress in 40s Floral Print
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Precis petite modern floral dress
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Raoul print dress

I love the fit and flare and body con floral dresses I am finding. They have some great ones at Asos! I like these because they are very sexy and can go from day to night with ease. I love the idea of just throwing one on with a cute clutch and heading out to lunch, but you can also pair it with some cute heels and a shrunken moto for a night of bar hopping. Because of all the colors, they are super easy to accessorize and shoe color options are versatile. Check out this one from Marc Jacobs.

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Marc Jacobs Degrade floral dress mint multi.
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Vintage 80’s peplum floral wiggle dress by vintagespins on etsy
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Preen Kay floral paintdrip printed floral dress

But still in my eyes nothing says ‘I’m a girl!’ like a flirty, flowy, short, and breezy floral print summer dress. You know the kind…made out of chiffon or some other lightweight fabric. The kind of dress that will give your thighs a light breeze and make you put on a jacket indoors. I love this dress so much because it is so buildable. You can go with some cowboy boots and a denim jacket for a day at the mall, some funky flat sandals for a park date, or some stilettos and a cute bolero for dinner with friends. This look also gives you some leeway with accessories. You can wear it with a cute fedora or wide brim hat, a delicate necklace, or stacked bracelets.

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Mathew Williamson cowl back dress shrink

The floral print maxi or hi-low dress is an idea I’m still struggling with. I am not sure if I am ready to be covered head to toe in floral prints. This idea appealed to me until the MET Gala, when Kim K. showed up wearing a vineyard. I have found some really cute ones on Google Shops and I was really tempted to buy, but I will definitely be making a trip to Macy’s first to try one on. What’s perfect about these longer floral print dresses is that accessorizing can be minimal, and preparation won’t be fussy. You can just throw on your dress with some heels, and a purse and go. Have you noticed that I didn’t say flats? That’s right…I have never worn a maxi with heels, but this is the perfect opportunity to do so. I am only 5’4” and a full floral maxi without heels will probably make my short stature look like a moving peony bush. I definitely do not want to try this look and end up being mistaken for a 70’s ottoman! So heels it is!

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Asos Curve maxi dress with tie back in floral print floral

 

Do you have a favorite floral dress? How do you rock it, and what are your favorite accessories for this trend.

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