Floral Trend Guide 2018: Blooming Marvellous!
They say that Kent is the garden of England, mile after mile of gorgeous historic villages with picturesque cottages and the most beautiful floral garden displays. Stunning! Yes, fashion’s love of flowers continues, but should grown women wear florals? Are they suitable for anything other than afternoon tea? My vote is a big YES, so let’s take a look at our options.
Fitted, flirty and floral: your new summer superhero that will take you from cocktails to weddings. This pretty, must-wear dress will rise to any occasion from Anthropologie. Add a stunning hat for the ‘wow’ factor. Forget-me-not– this season it’s about blooms with sex appeal.
Not sure about the dress? A floral jumpsuit is the answer if you are looking for comfort. Watch the size of the flowers, though. If you are a grand scale, opt for larger flowers; petites need smaller, neat florals. Top tip: Oasis has just joined forces with the Victoria & Albert Museum to bring to life eleven of their archived botanical prints on clothes and accessories. Check them out. Another favourite from Anthropologie.
Kimonos are still popular and a floral one is a must.Soft yet structured, elegant yet edgy, they flatter and hide upper arms.
Or give an everyday jacket, cardigan or dress an upgrade with an ‘obi’ belt. Tied in a knot, it cinches waists and adds definition to slouchy shapes. What’s not to love?
Who said florals look frumpy? A matching two-piece is the new-season game-changer. Wear together for high-impact dressing, or as separates to get two outfits for the price of one. Keep the silhouette simple and you can’t go wrong.
So don’t be a wallflower, get into full bloom!
p.s The Liberty satin silk: I needed just over two metres of fabric. With the cost of tailoring the dress was £150.