Flower Girls

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..

Oscar de la Renta Spring 09

Oscar de la Renta Spring 09

Oscar de la Renta Spring 09

Oscar de la Renta Spring 09

Oscar de la Renta Spring 09

Oscar de la Renta Spring 09

Oscar de la Renta Spring 09

Oscar de la Renta Spring 09

Tracy Reese Spring 09

Tracy Reese Spring 09

Tracy Reese Spring 09

Tracy Reese Spring 09

Marc by Marc Jacobs Spring 09

Marc by Marc Jacobs Spring 09

Reality…

Heavenly Couture Red Rose Fitted Spaghetti Strap Dress — $17.95

Get Heavenly

Get Heavenly

A floaty ivory number by Heavenly Couture — $17.95

Heavenly Couture Ivory Dress

Heavenly Couture Ivory Dress

Heavenly Couture Flowy Black Floral Summer Dress — $17.95

Heavenly Couture Black Floral Summer Dress

Heavenly Couture Black Floral Summer Dress

If you haven’t heard of Modcloth.com, get clicking.

Modcloth.com
Floral District Dress — $74.99

Modcloth.com Floral District Dress

Modcloth.com Floral District Dress

Modcloth.com Aloha dress — $74.99

Modcloth.com Aloha Dress

Modcloth.com Aloha Dress

Modcloth.com Grassy Meadow Glam dress — $59.99

Modcloth.com Grassy Meadow Glam Dress

Modcloth.com Grassy Meadow Glam Dress

Who knew? Nine West makes more than shoes — Sleeveless Floral Dress — $134.00

Nine West Sleeveless Floral Dress

Nine West Sleeveless Floral Dress

Kensie Floral-Print Sleeveless Dress with Sash Belt — $98.00

Kensie Floral-Print Sleeveless Dress

Kensie Floral-Print Sleeveless Dress

Three Forever 21 tops that brim with bohemian wildflowers:

Fab Floral Chiffon Top — $12.50

Forever 21 Fab Floral Top

Forever 21 Fab Floral Top

Forever 21 Floral Chiffon Kimono Top — $19.80

Forever 21 Floral Chiffon Kimono Top

Forever 21 Floral Chiffon Kimono Top

Forever 21 Floral Portrait Chiffon Top — $17.80

Forever 21 Floral Portrait Chiffon Top

Forever 21 Floral Portrait Chiffon Top

One vivid flower packs a powerful punch.
Democracy Sleeveless V-Neck Flower-Print Dress — $126.75

Democracy

Democracy

A flattering high-waisted skirt coupled with just a peek of flower — Love Tease — $69.00

Love Tease Short-Sleeve Floral Dress

Love Tease Short-Sleeve Floral Dress

There’s nothing like a shift dress to make girly flowers look grown up:

AGB Sleeveless Belted Floral Print Sheath Dress — $64.00

AGB Floral Sheath Dress

AGB Floral Sheath Dress

Maggy London Floral Print Dress — $120.00

Maggy London

Maggy London

I would pair this one with metallic sandals and gold earrings..so casual and chic..Donna Morgan Floral Matte Jersey Dress — $120.00

Donna Morgan

Donna Morgan

Old Navy Women’s Cinch-Waist Sundress — $29.50

Old Navy

Old Navy

Old Navy Women’s Floral Crinkle-Chiffon Tops — $26.50

Old Navy

Old Navy

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

Old Navy

Old Navy

Oh my goodness. These Heather Clutches from Madimports.net are on sale for only 29.99. I want.

Madimports.net Floral Clutch

Madimports.net Floral Clutch

J-Crew Metallic Flower Belt — 68.00

J-Crew Metallic Flower Belt

J-Crew Metallic Flower Belt

Nelda’s Vintage Clothing floral black skirt from the 1970s — $25.00. Measurements: Waist: 28″ Hips: Full Length: 29″

Nelda's Vintage

Nelda's Vintage

This 1960s Blouse from Nelda’s Vintage Clothing is brand new — $30.00 Bust: 30″ Waist: Full Length: 21″ Sleeves: 13.5″

Nelda's Vintage

Nelda's Vintage

How cool is this? Urban Outfitters Chiffon Leaves Back Applique Tank — $38.00

Urban Outfitters

Urban Outfitters

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

Rubytone

Rubytone


Old Navy Women’s Printed Maxi Dresses — $34.50
Old Navy Maxi Dress - Front

Old Navy Maxi Dress - Front

Old Navy Floral Maxi - back

Old Navy Floral Maxi - back

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