Flower Power

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As we head into spring proper, there are an abundance of blooms taking over – so refresh your wardrobe with a pretty bud or two, says Amy Norbury.

FLORALS? For spring? In the words of Miranda Priestly (accompanied by signature eye roll) – groundbreaking. 

But maybe it’s time to wake up and smell the roses because floral motifs are among the hottest trends for SS24. From prints on dresses to embroidery on headgear, spring has well and truly sprung among fashionistas everywhere.

Feel-good prints were at the heart of many SS24 collections, with romantic floral motifs bounding up and down the catwalks. From Simone Rocha’s  fresh, pale pink, long-stemmed roses trapped between layers of tulle to create the prettiest of party dresses, to Sarah Barton’s blood-red florals at Alexander McQueen, flamboyant florals will help to put the fabulous back into your wardrobe.

Whether it’s blooming prints, floral embellishment, three-dimensional appliqué or petal-shaped silhouettes, designers everywhere are getting caught up in flower power. And where the catwalks lead, the high streets are sure to follow.

For a truly fresh spring vibe, think delicate and ditsy, in pale pink and neutral hues to ease yourself into the floral brigade. A patterned blouse here, a tea dress there is all you need to capture those blooms in style.

Want to opt for a more statement look? Think oversized florals and dramatic embellishments to really up the ante. Wear bold blooms with simple neutral pieces to let them shine or amp up the drama with a daring mix and match ensemble.