Come spring and summer and can flowers be far behind? I am not talking only about nature, but about fashion too. You could say fashion closely mimics Mother Nature as spring summer trends invariably feature floral prints and designs.
2013 is no different and spring summer 2013 runway collections showcased a virtual explosion of pretty blooms to make you look pretty.
And if you were wondering how to incorporate the happening floral trend into your everyday look to appear stylish and chic, you are in luck. This article addresses precisely this point.
5 Ways to Wear the Summer 2013 Floral Trends
1. Abstract Floral Prints on Short Dresses
Antoni and Alison showcased abstract floral prints on short dresses for their spring summer 2013 collection. The floral motifs in this trend had a painted-on look rather than a printed look. In this look, the florals are (comparatively) larger and blend into the garment to create a seamless stylish look. You can also wear this floral trend in a blouse and pair it up with a matching skirt. Here is the look book to choose from.
2. Pair Up Florals and Plain
An innovative and stylish way to wear floral trends this summer is to create a contrast effect by pairing one floral piece in your ensemble with a plain piece. For instance, you could choose a floral print blouse and match with a plain skirt or trousers. Or you could make your choice the other way round. Yes, though you may not believe floral print trousers do exist (refer image1) and they are not as bad as you think. (Of course floral prints skirts are quite common).
This intensely floral look was showcased at the Mercedes Benz Fashion Week at Madrid. An east way to don this look is to go for a floral blouse with your staple black trousers or jeans.
3. Belted Floral Dresses for Summer 2013
The most endearingly feminine way to wear the floral prints in summer 2013 is the belted floral dress. A dress by itself is an intensely feminine apparel, floral prints add to the feminine appeal. The icing on the cake is the thin belt that accentuates your waist and ups the sex appeal of the look.
Go flirty and have fun with your belted floral dresses in 2013.
4. Unconventional Floral Looks for Summer 2013
If you are partial to dresses, you are in luck. For, 2013 spring summer looks included some unconventional floral looks in dresses that are sure to make you stand out.
3.1 Phillip Lim showcased a dress design with floral prints on a black background (unconventional). Try this on for an understated elegant look.
Moreover, Nicole Miller creatively combined color blocking with florals to create a chic never-before-seen look.
And finally the Alice and Olivia floor length red and white gown had such large florals that they seemed a completely different design.
Each floral design unconventional for sure and each oozing style and elegance for sure.
5. Are You Ready for Floral Appliqués?
In 2013, florals are no longer restricted only to 2 dimensional prints. Trendy floral appliqués that have a 3D effect are extremely fashionable. Chloe, Chanel, and Dries Van Noten showcased this look in their spring summer 2013 collections. You can wear floral appliqués in your blouses, trousers, skirts and dresses.
Here is another interesting look for the floral appliqués
With these 3 dimensional florals, you can not only see and admire the floral design, you can actually feel them. Isn’t that great? Floral appliqués were also seen predominantly in spring summer 2013 wedding dress trends.
So, flower girl, have you decided which look is going to be your floral look for summer 2013?