Our love affair for floral dresses shows no signs of abating, and we’re falling hard for the slew of new styles Spring has to offer. Full-blown prints in feminine shapes were front and centre at the Spring/Summer shows, with our favourite iterations found at Ulla Johnson, Isabel Marant and La DoubleJ.
The first to land in-store for Spring is by print mavens Henrietta Rix and Orlagh McCloskey from Rixo London. Elizabeth Clarke takes us through the rack for her pick of the best florals and fresh ideas for styling them.
COLETTE DRESS IN CLOVER BRICK
“Slip dresses have dominated our wardrobes for years,” says Elizabeth, “and whilst we’re still partial, a fluid floral frock with vintage curves and voluminous sleeves feels so right for now. Bold colours blossom when fused with more natural tones. Wear with heels by night, then sub in sneakers, hat and basket bag come weekends.”
PETAL DRESS IN CLOVER EMERALD
“Be brave with your blooms this season. Set off demure touches (puff sleeves and drop waist) with cool accessories like oversized specs and high-top sneakers. I’m not always a fan of being too matchy-matchy, but sometimes it’s a must. I love how Isabel Marant’s green sunglasses match this print, and the Golden Goose, with a pop of pink and green, highlights the pattern. Could there be a prettier colour combination?”
LUCILE DRESS IN FUCHSIA FLORAL
“Taking a look day to night, especially when the weather is unpredictable, mandates you plan ahead in the outerwear department. A dress and jacket is always en pointe. I love the balance of a feminine silhouette with masculine-style tailoring.”
MARTHA DRESS IN DAISY CLOVER
“This dress ticks all the boxes, from its deep neckline and sweeping waist to full sleeves and ankle-swishing hemline. Black and blue is a timeless and chic combination. Strong accessories, like black aviators, glossy leather bag and heavy slides, imbue a pretty floral with real strength. I adore this look. It’s a standout!”
Spring has sprung at Adam Heath with Rixo, but keep your eyes peeled as more spring styles start to arrive in store and online.