When I first got a glimpse of the many, many sartorial floral bouquets that spilled across the Spring 2009 runway, I immediately thought of that scene in the Devil Wears Prada when Miranda Priestly basically shoots down a fashion editor for suggesting the magazine incorporate new floral patterns in a spring spread.
Miranda: “Florals..for spring? Groundbreaking.”
Well, actually..I wouldn’t go as far as to say the new florals are groundbreaking, but here’s what they aren’t (thankfully): washed-out, pastel, fatiguing.
Spring’s flowers have a bit of 80s big-color allure..some even seem downright stimulating.
On the Runway..
Heavenly Couture Red Rose Fitted Spaghetti Strap Dress — $17.95
A floaty ivory number by Heavenly Couture — $17.95
Heavenly Couture Flowy Black Floral Summer Dress — $17.95
If you haven’t heard of Modcloth.com, get clicking.
Modcloth.com Floral District Dress — $74.99
Modcloth.com Aloha dress — $74.99
Modcloth.com Grassy Meadow Glam dress — $59.99
Who knew? Nine West makes more than shoes — Sleeveless Floral Dress — $134.00
Kensie Floral-Print Sleeveless Dress with Sash Belt — $98.00
Three Forever 21 tops that brim with bohemian wildflowers:
Fab Floral Chiffon Top — $12.50
Forever 21 Floral Chiffon Kimono Top — $19.80
Forever 21 Floral Portrait Chiffon Top — $17.80
One vivid flower packs a powerful punch.
Democracy Sleeveless V-Neck Flower-Print Dress — $126.75
A flattering high-waisted skirt coupled with just a peek of flower — Love Tease — $69.00
There’s nothing like a shift dress to make girly flowers look grown up:
AGB Sleeveless Belted Floral Print Sheath Dress — $64.00
Maggy London Floral Print Dress — $120.00
I would pair this one with metallic sandals and gold earrings..so casual and chic..Donna Morgan Floral Matte Jersey Dress — $120.00
Old Navy Women’s Cinch-Waist Sundress — $29.50
Old Navy Women’s Floral Crinkle-Chiffon Tops — $26.50
Avoid inducing nausea in those around you by keeping this bag away from other floral items — Old Navy Women’s Floral Canvas Hobos — $16.50
Oh my goodness. These Heather Clutches from Madimports.net are on sale for only 29.99. I want.
J-Crew Metallic Flower Belt — 68.00
Nelda’s Vintage Clothing floral black skirt from the 1970s — $25.00. Measurements: Waist: 28″ Hips: Full Length: 29″
This 1960s Blouse from Nelda’s Vintage Clothing is brand new — $30.00 Bust: 30″ Waist: Full Length: 21″ Sleeves: 13.5″
How cool is this? Urban Outfitters Chiffon Leaves Back Applique Tank — $38.00
This gorgeous piece, which is made from vintage crystals, glass leaves and vintage lucite flowers from West Germany, was inspired by a trip to the Brooklyn Botanical Gardens. Rubytone is an amazing indie designer. $48.00
Old Navy Women’s Printed Maxi Dresses — $34.50