Posted on April 20, 2012
Floral frocks aren’t groundbreaking for spring, but designers are offering a wide range of takes on the tried-and-true print. From Erdem’s vintage-inspired green and yellow scheme to Mary Katranzou’s neon field of tulips, there’s something for everyone.
A unique take on the colorblock trend and graphic enough to completely escape the “sweetness” of most floral prints. (Mary Katrantzou silk-satin dress; $1,050)
The simple silhouette and Art Deco print hint at the Thirties.
Jason Wu silk dress; $2,300
A perfect summer day-dress with a print straight from the ’60s. (Erdem jersey dress; $925)
Even with the ruffled skirt, the winged motif on the bodice gives this dress toughness—like armor. (Roberto Cavalli silk-satin and silk-chiffon dress; $2,770)
For the prim and proper uptown lady. (Red Valentino satin and twill dress; $795)
Leave it to Christopher Kane to make florals feel utterly futuristic. (Christopher Kane silk-blend dress; $2,665)
The black shoulder detail gives a bit of edge to this beautifully draped number. (Vionnet silk-blend dress; $2,500)
A dress made for a screen starlet of yesteryear—ladylike, but also a bit bombshell. (Oscar de la Renta cotton-blend dress; $890)
The palette and volume are a fun, springtime-in-the-’80s throwback. (Collette by Collette Dinnigan silk-satin dress; $330)
The embroidery here is just incredible—easily carrying this dress from day to night. (Junya Watanabe embroidered tulle dress; $1,660)