Florals can be a hard one especially if you’re not an overly girly-girl like me. It can be hard to find a balance between your own personal style without feeling like you’re being swallowed by a print.
Look at different cuts
I’ve tried floral in the past and really tried to make it work for me but at the end of the day it’s important to look at the cut of the dress and not just the print. Different shapes will suit different people and will make you feel a certain way. For me, although they don’t look bad, I don’t feel comfortable in low cut necklines for during the day so I prefer something that covers up my cleavage. This IDS Hazel Dress is a different cut for me but I love the sheer overlay with the print – it adds a beautiful silhouette while allowing the print to still be the main focal point. Look at your favourite dresses you always wear and then try to find a floral print in that shape. Who knows your favourite brand may just have one!
Finer prints are usually easier to swallow
I learnt this the hard way after buying a very loud salmon pink t-shirt dress with large green flowers everyone… For someone who doesn’t love pink OR floral I don’t know what I was thinking. That piece has now found a better home and I’ve realised that fine prints are generally the way to go. Start with something with a fine, intricate print and then maybe try something bolder out later.
Consider the colour palette
Another element that is so important. Do you really where red, yellow and pink? I sure as hell don’t so why would a floral design in those colours appeal to you? I stick to more neutral tones with a pop of colour every now and then but this beautiful IDS dress was the perfect starting point. If you’re a black lover I can guarantee there will be a black/white option on ASOS for you.
Style for YOU
A print isn’t as scary as it seems so just go for it and remember to make it your own. I said this last week in a styling post but it’s important to take a print/trend/new piece and adapt it to suit your individual style. That is why I’ve teamed this floral number with a pair of Sol Sana Melody Boots, H&M Bag and Lack of Color Fedora – just the way I like it.
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