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The do’s and don’ts on wearing floral designs

Spring and summer, provide a wonderful opportunity to play with different floral fabrics and styles.

From dresses, skirts, tops, even shoes, there is a way to incorporate a floral design into your wardrobe.

Floral designs can be bold and bright or pretty in pastel, so how do you choose the right design for you?

Here are our Top Tips for choosing the right floral design for you:

11. Choose an age appropriate design. In your 20’s and 30’s you can safely experiment with bold colour or sweet floral designs. Floral blooms in reds and pinks are striking on a black background and can add a touch of sophistication and provide a difference to the‘little black dress’.

Our Monet Dress in Pink and Grey is a great choice for a cocktail event or the races.

Small floral patterns provide a soft, sweet look, which works beautifully at a garden wedding or daytime formal function.

In your 40’s and 50’s bolder and large floral patterns provide a fun alternative to block colours. Abstract and classic floral designs are classy and elegant.

To manage an overall balance with your floral outfit, wear simple jewellery if you choose a large scale floral design. Small floral prints can be matched with some bold statement jewellery pieces.

22. Colours. The best thing about floral designs is the variety of colours they can provide. Classically they offer a beautiful assortment of colours which can easily be coordinated with black or neutral accessories.

Although you may like a particular design, ask yourself if it will match your skin tone. A floral design could wash you out if it doesn’t compliment your skin tone. Visit our blog on choosing the right colour for your skin tone for more information.

Our Sage Dress,is striking in cobalt blue and green, and ideal for any special occasion.


3. Don’t mix and match your floral designs, leave it to professional stylists. If you want to wear a floral design use it once in your outfit. Don’t match a floral dress with a floral bag or shoes. Same again for a floral skirt, which you don’t want to match with a different floral top.

Too much floral can take away from the beautiful designs and look too busy.

Pick a colour out from your floral design and match your accessories and other garments with it.

34. Fabrics play a big part in the overall look your floral design delivers. If you’re trying to achieve a dreamy, romantic or vintage style, a flowing chiffon fabric in pastel and mute floral tones will be perfect. For a sleek and bold look, a floral design in rayon-spandex fabric will skim over your body.

We love our Baby Doll Hibiscus dress, in pale mauve with contrasting silk flowing waterfall panel at the front and bodice ruching.

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