What Do You Wear With a Floral Dress?

Feminine floral print dresses are one of the easiest ways of making a statement while still keeping these chic, classic and all kinds of stylish. Whether you’re stepping out to a wedding, big event, school formal or you just want to switch up the way you style yourself for casual coffee dates and even work, a floral dress is going to do just the trick. It’s the perfect balance between eye-catching prints and delicate, subtle accents that bring out your softer side. It’s kind of the perfect print, when you think about it. All you need is a few styling ideas that are going to make sure that you get the most wear possible out of your investment item. Try out these looks to breathe new life into your floral dress, time and time again.

Stark contrasts

The pretty pattern on your dress is doing all the hard work for you, so why not let its unique beauty really shine? A great way of pulling attention to the more intricate parts of your outfit is by contrasting the piece with bold, simple, light accessories that draw the eye to the embellished accents of your outfit. Think bright white, light gold or cream jewellery that pairs perfectly with even the most complex of floral pattern prints. This goes beautifully with more simple silhouettes like long sleeved midis, strap styles or strapless column fit gowns.

French chic

Ahh, a few French accents really is one of the simplest ways of totally switching up your dress’ look and feel, and it isn’t expensive, either! For night time affairs, reach for white beaded earrings, a cheery lace shawl and a pair of light toned espadrilles. Headed out for a day event? Grab a woven basket bag, woven rattan earrings and some platform sandals – you can even throw an oversized white linen shirt over your shoulders to tone the look down and make it feel a little breezier, easier and more casual. Extra points for a straw hat and French painted nails!

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Mid-season style

Hey, who says floral dresses have to be saved for spring and summer? Just because it’s a little chiller outside, doesn’t mean you have to shelve your favourite dress for the colder months! Make your floral printed dress work all year round by embracing layering. Reach for a pair of tights, knee high boots and maybe even layer a white or black turtleneck underneath a strap slip dress style. Finish with chunky gold statement jewellery, moody makeup and an oversized wool coat for an evening winter look that doesn’t compromise on style.

Print clashing

Why not get really playful with your dressing and try your hand at some print clashing? Choose a print to add to your floral ensemble for a truly eye-catching look that’s sure to be remembered. Think subtle polka dots, pinstripes or even cheetah print. Bring in your contrasting patterns with a shawl, shoes and a clutch bag or even tights or a jacket, for winter print clashing. Choose three embellishments to bring in the clash, but beware of going overboard – there is such a thing as going too far here.

Make it minimal

That’s right, you can just let that beautiful flirty floral print shine all on its own! Dress with neutral, delicate accessories that just add to the overall effect that your gown is creating. Pull your hair back, keep make up minimal and let your dress do all the leg work – you can’t really go wrong with this one.

There you have it! A few fashion forward styling ideas for getting the most out of your beautiful floral dress.