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How to wear: The best floral prints for summer in pictures

Fashion is all set to blossom, with dresses, blouses, jumpsuits, T-shirts and accessories covered in floral prints- roses, daisies, tulips, sunflowers and lilies. Are you ready?

fashion and trends Updated: Mar 16, 2017 20:21 IST
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A model presents a creation for fashion house Roberto Cavalli during the 2017 Women's Spring / Summer collections shows at Milan Fashion Week on September 21, 2016 in Milan.(AFP)

As sunnier days arrive, a wardrobe update is inevitably in store to see in the new season. It’ll soon be time to pack away thick jackets and long coats, dark coloured pieces and heavy winter clothing to make way for light, breezy designs, colour and springlike motifs.

A model presents a creation by Leonard Paris during the 2017 Spring/Summer ready-to-wear collection fashion show, on October 3, 2016 in Paris. (AFP)

This year, spring will once again be rich in floral prints, in head-to-toe looks or in small touches, with mini or extra-large blooms and in multicoloured or monochrome shades.

A model presents a creation for Chloe during the 2017 Spring/Summer ready-to-wear collection fashion show, on September 29, 2016 in Paris. (AFP)

Flowers, a symbol of renaissance and rejuvenation, are synonymous with springtime. Soon, roses, daisies, tulips, sunflowers and lilies of the valley will all be in bloom, brightening up our lives and our wardrobes. This season, the fashion world is also set to blossom, with dresses, blouses, jumpsuits, T-shirts and accessories covered in floral prints.

A model presents a creation for fashion house Dolce Gabbana during the 2017 Women's Spring / Summer collections shows at Milan Fashion Week on September 25, 2016 in Milan. (AFP)

As ever, the floral trend started on the runway, back in September and October 2016, when lots of labels showed collections featuring colourful silhouettes splashed with flowers of all kinds. In Milan, in particular, flowers were everywhere, seen in retro, sportswear, ultra-feminine and casual looks.

A model presents a creation for Paul and Joe during the 2017 Spring/Summer ready-to-wear collection fashion show, on October 4, 2016 in Paris. (AFP)

Roberto Cavalli mixed flowers with other motifs on tops, dresses and flared pants, Blumarine used them on ultra-lightweight sheer pieces, and Dolce & Gabbana splashed XXL blooms all over all its collection, including accessories.

Comptoir des Cotonniers has a host of plant-themed prints, including a multitude of floral motifs (AFP)

The trend didn’t escape the labels showing collections in Paris either. Chloé notably showcased a floral wardrobe blooming from head to toe, with a romantic and retro vibe, mixing different prints.

Paul & Joe largely focused on flowers too, bringing florals to frilled creations and layering blooms over other motifs, such as stripes.

Finally, Léonard Paris brought flowers to long dresses in almost abstract interpretations, as if inspired by paintings, in a poetic and highly feminine style.

From runway to wardrobe

Springtime colour and joyful flowers aren’t only the preserve of designer labels.

More affordable ready-to-wear brands like H&M, Zara, Mango and Asos have followed suit, jumping on this spring’s floral trend. As a result, flowers are starting to bloom all over the high street.

Springtime colour and joyful flowers aren’t only the preserve of designer labels. Mango has worked flowers onto a pair of platform sandals. (AFP)

Comptoir des Cotonniers, for example, has a host of plant-themed prints, including a multitude of floral motifs.

Eastpak has opted for tropical flowers in its Paradise Garden collection. (AFP)

Tommy Hilfiger has various long and short dresses with springtime prints (florals or marine inspirations) and Mango has worked flowers onto a pair of platform sandals, as well as into its seasonal ready-to-wear collection.

Eastpak, on the other hand, has opted for tropical flowers in its Paradise Garden collection.

Whatever the brand, style or the garment, this season’s wardrobes will inevitably blossom with uplifting blooms, showering fashion in flowers to celebrate the arrival of spring.

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