Refresh your Autumn wardrobe with our favourite new trend: modern florals. With almost every designer doing some kind of spin on the floral trend at the 2017 Spring / Summer shows – flower power has made the ultimate comeback and we couldn’t be more excited. Popping up on everything from dresses, to skirts and shoes, the runways were abloom with flowers.
Our go-to look for weddings, garden parties and the races, the floral trend is a staple of spring and summer. But as summer comes to a close, every fashionista is asking herself the age old question: can you wear florals when it’s cold? The answer is a resounding yes!
Florals are the perfect pick me up to the cool hues of an autumn wardrobe. Whether it’s dialing down the colour pallette or choosing a thicker fabric, it’s super simple to style florals for the cooler seasons.
From feminine and floaty prints to bold graphics, we break down the key floral trends of Spring / Summer 2017 and show you how to work them into your autumn wardrobe.
Floaty and Feminine
We’re swooning over all of the floaty and feminine floral dresses for 2017. Think dreamy 70s style silhouettes with blossoming sleeves and billowing skirts, cast in pretty fabrics like chiffon, silk and crepe. Channeling 70s style icon Charlotte Rampling, these romantic runway looks gave us serious boho vibes.
The ultimate transeasonal piece, the long sleeves and floor-length silhouette make this the perfect trend to try out in autumn. To make sure this style doesn’t scream summer, opt for a deeper colour palette. Wine, plum, navy, and rich black are key hues that look especially striking in autumnal floral patterns. Pick dresses with lining or a hidden slip for a clever way to add extra warmth.
For the essential boho silhouette, we love the Zimmermann Lavish Braid Dress. With flared sleeves and an effortless silhouette, this pretty piece takes the trophy for nailing the floaty and feminine floral trend. Made from lush layers of silk crinkle georgette, this super sweet dress is the ultimate statement for an autumn wedding, the races or a work event. Complete with a printed detachable slip, it’s perfect in keeping out the autumn chills.
The Indienne floral print in shades of monochrome makes styling easy and versatile. Keep it simple with a black block heel and hire a leather clutch for your essentials. Show off the braided detail around the neckline by sweep your hair into a oh-so-lovely updo.
Designers like Anna Sui and 3.1 Phillip Lim brought the power to flower with edgier colour palettes, (think black, red and white) – toughening up the classic floral print with details like leather jackets, chokers and fishnet stockings.
Combining an edgier colour palette and playful silhouette, the Talulah Vintage Floral Mini is the perfect take on the cool-girl’s floral print.
Perfect for a night out with the girls or a hip wedding, the edgy-meets-grunge aesthetic can be achieved by steering away from anything too pretty—keep hair a little messy and accessories a little tougher.
Think black ankle boots, a chain quilted bag and pretty choker necklace for some girl-gang attitude.
For the girly girl at heart there was no end of prim and pretty dresses fit for a princess. Crafted in weighty, sculptural jacquard, these pretty styles from brands like Delpozzo and Carolina Herrera glittered like jewels down the runway.
Luckily for us, the heaviness of jacquard makes this trend a cinch to style for autumn. Cast in deeper shades of black, wine and gold, the Zimmerman Mischief Wallpaper Dress is our favourite pick.
A baroque take on the floral trend, this stunning dress is crafted out of detailed jacquard and features an ultra flattering silhouette.
Style it for an Autumn wedding or the races with a black blazer and pointed heels.
Brands like Balenciaga and Ports 1961 took the floral trend to a whole new level. With an eighties mood, their top-to-toe floral looks were packed with personality.
Punchy and powerful we love the Thurley Fiesta Dress. Reminiscent of vibrant Mexican carnivals, it sports a bold and graphic print from top to toe. Crafted out of black guipure lace, the stunning hand-embroidered florals are cast in playful hues of poppy red and vine green.
The perfect piece to rent for a cocktail party or date night, pair this statement-making dress with a red heel or keep styling minimal to let the dress really shine.
There’s no denying it, the floral trend is back in fashion and it’s popping up everywhere. From floaty and feminine, to girl-gang cool – there’s a floral print to please everyone. Tell us which one you like best in the comments.