An abundance of floral fashion is blossoming for spring and summer, beckoning a refreshing selection of styles for your wardrobe as invitations to garden parties and summer-weddings arrive.
For me, the silhouette of a dress is always the starting point, a halter-neck, maxi, off the shoulder, body-con, tunic, kaftan, cinched-waist, mini, or slip. Each style symbolises the mood of the moment and the beginning of the story.
Blushing in Floral
A hint of blush keeps the summer colour scheme soft and subtle with a little whimsy. A feminine touch, this off the shoulder Dolce & Gabbana, maxi-dress in poplin resembles a garden party with flowers and butterflies entwined, $2,595, add a quiet flat and let the dress do the talking with the Afia crystal baby pink sandal by Jimmy Choo, $595.
Show-off your slightly tanned legs, wearing this Mother of Pearl, Morgan floral-print, silk-satin mini dress, $640, style with Aquazarra Lotus blossom suede mules with fringed bows in baby pink, $825, add the Cushnie et Ochs, max clutch, $919, for a sassy ensemble.
Floral and fun, in this Maje, one-shoulder floral crepe midi dress, $470, accessorised with Chloe’s, Camille suede wedge sandals, $695, and the heart flower earrings by Lizzie Fortunato, $347, keep it feminine.
If you’re feeling tropical, with an island destination in mind, or you prefer a more casual garden party approach wearing flats, keep in mind this refreshing Johanna Ortiz, garden halter-neck dress in satin, $3,850, styled with Mercedes Castillo, Paulita satin slides, $295.
Perhaps your style is a little edgier, then designer Christopher Kane, with his archive floral-print crepe mini-dress, $1,165, will keep you edgy and feminine at the same time. Cult Gaia tote’s, never get old, available in so many different shades, I love this green Ark mini tote, $425. Keep the look unpredictable and edgy with The Row, Capri bow satin and leather slippers, $890.
Another Johanna Ortiz halter, skip the satin option above for a more casual style in floral fashion with this oasis cotton poplin dress, $1,450, wear it with Jimmy Choo’s Denise studded espadrille, $650.
Adorn a decadent DSquared crystal embellished flower ring, $360, which combines perfectly with Dolce & Gabbana’s 50’s style cinched waist silk satin dress in a bright shade of tangerine with flowers $2,995. Don’t worry about stiletto heels sticking in the grass at a garden party, just wear a block heel like these Dolce & Gabbana, embellished suede sandals, $1,195.
Too much Dolce & Gabbana, but these cat eyes sunglasses are adorable with both dresses, $225. Keeping it classic, the Jacquemus, pink le sac clutch, $1,145, will never go out of style and note this raffia flora embellished twill box clutch, by Sanayi, $1,551, and Fendi’s multi-coloured studded leather bracelet, $570, that bring’s the colours all together.
You can’t beat a great clip-on earring, especially when they’re oversized–so much easier to wear, and this Oscar de la Renta, floral clip-on pair of earrings, $333 is prim and precious and perfect for floral fashion. Show off that decolletage in this Cushnie et Ochs, Alba off-the-shoulder bodice floral dress, $1,545, finished off with Tabitha Simmons, Reyner satin block sandals. Garden party ensembles worthy of royal surroundings. A Pimms anyone!