Done right and floral patterns are perfect for the Spring/Summer, but done badly, they become a bit predictable and dare we say it, “mumsy”.
For the last few seasons, designers have given the spring/summer staple a makeover by creating 3D floral embellishments which create a modern, more current feel. This trend has been seen from as far-back as the Erdem 2013 collection; on the more recent catwalks of Chanel and even through to fashion-faves like ASOS – Let’s all have a moment for their a-maz-ing floral clutch bag.…*need!*
The 3D floral-trend has been adopted by celebrities too. Remember the stunning Chanel gown that Poppy Delevinge wore?; or Kiera Knightley’s tulle Valentino gown at the 2015 Academy Awards? There was also Rita Ora’s Marni floral dress (coat???), which we’re still undecided on…
Wedding Dress Designer have got in on the act too.
Dajana Basic London has totally nailed this trend with this particularly stunning gown from its Peony collection. The collection is inspired by the shades of the peony flower, and this gentle use of colour creates a modern and fresh feel. (As our name suggests, we love a bit of “Blush” on our blog…) In fact, the subtle use of colour is one of the reasons we love all the dresses by this talented designer – Dajana Basic’s signature look is to reinvent the classic white wedding dress – something we totally get behind.
The floral appliqués on”Bloom” from the new 2016 Songbird Collection by Suzanne Neville adds drama and movement to this sheath dress – the sweetheart neckline; fluid fabric; waist detail and delicate shoulder straps will suit so many Brides – we’re sure this will become a best-seller. This is perfect for summer weddings.
Or for Brides who really want to make an impact how about this by Elizabeth Fillmore? We love the watercolour painted effect skirt and the delicate floral appliqués across the waist and bodice. We don’t know how this is at all possible but the use of colour is both striking and subtle – genius!
What do you think to the 3D Floral look? Do you have a favourite out of the three?