Floral is one of the oldest patterns in fashion. Fabrics featuring a floral print spread to the European market around the 15th century and originated in Asia centuries before. Floral fabrics became even more popular globally as the production of fabrics with more complex patterns became easier and faster during the Industrial Revolution, making floral clothing more accessible to the general public.
Since then, floral patterns have withstood the test of time and continue to make an appearance in modern top trends. The trendy ways to wear floral prints change regularly as designers fight to keep the pattern from becoming dated or going out of style. If you’re a die-hard fan of floral fabrics, keep reading to learn how to rock the hottest floral trends this season.
1. Wear Metallic
Floral prints are definitely eye-catching enough all on their own, but a metallic finish makes floral fabrics stand out even more. Metallic material emblazoned with a floral pattern adds a mesmerizing finish to any piece and makes the flowers in the fabric appear more lifelike and three-dimensional.
Models for prominent fashion houses like Dolce and Gabbana and Louis Vuitton have rocked metallic floral fabrics during recent professional runway shows. If you’re not an employee in the high fashion industry, however, these runway looks are likely a bit over the top for your everyday wear. Tone things down by choosing just one metallic floral piece and keeping the rest of your look neutral in texture and color.
2. Adopt Eastern Influences
One of the biggest recent floral trends involves patterns and pieces that take inspiration from common styles in the Far East. These pieces are usually made from shiny satin-like material. They feature delicate floral designs and warm colors like red, pink, and orange.
There’s nothing wrong with wearing clothes inspired by designs with origins on another continent. However, it’s important to be careful when wearing styles adopted from other cultures and different parts of the world. Make sure that you only wear pieces with Eastern-influenced colors and materials, not pieces–like kimonos–that are culturally significant in the East. These pieces should be left for those who find meaning in them to wear. They should not be flaunted for fashion.
3. Be Bolder
Floral trends this season encourage you to wear the boldest flowers possible. There are few examples of small floral patterns that fade into the background on this season’s runways. Instead, materials that feature big flowers in bright colors steal the show.
If you’re worried about bold floral prints making your look appear busy or overly crowded, you don’t have to turn to a more subdued pattern. Just choose pieces with patterns that feature a few large eye-catching flowers and are otherwise solid-colored. This gives your look a bold finish without looking over the top.
4. Revive Embroidery
Embroidered clothing pieces remained one of the hottest trends during the last few seasons, but their popularity has led them to quickly become basic. However, embroidered accessories have not yet crowded themselves out of the style spotlight like embroidered jeans and bodysuits.
Floral patterns are popular in embroidery. Many handbags, shoes, and other accessories feature beautiful, intricate embroidered flowers. A floral embroidered accessory has the power to instantly transform a simple look from basic to unique and stylish. If you want to step further outside the box, you can also find accessories with floral patterns created with beading, textured fabrics, or other detailing material.
5. Experiment with Materials
Floral patterns show up on pieces of many different materials. In addition to standard cotton, polyester, and satin, many floral pieces include unexpected materials. These materials include mesh, tulle, lace, and others.
Let your floral piece be the focal point of your look, especially if it features eye-catching material. Pair a floral mesh top with distressed boyfriend jeans and Converse for a trendy, laid-back look. Wear a floral tulle skirt with a simple white crop top and gladiator sandals to create an outfit that is feminine, delicate, and chic at the same time. For a casual occasion like shopping or a coffee date, wear a floral lace dress under a denim jacket. Pair this combo with flat sandals to complete your carefree look. If you’re dressing for a more formal event, leave the same dress uncovered to show off its intricate lace. Add block-heeled booties or classic heels to further dress up your outfit.
6. Go Retro
While floral patterns originated many centuries ago, this print experienced a modern resurgence in popularity with the rise of “flower power” in the 1960s and 1970s. The flower power movement became synonymous with passive resistance and a plea for peace during the Vietnam War. Supporters of this movement spread their message using their slogan as well as peace signs and flower symbols that led to the creation of the distinctive retro flower’s appearance.
Retro floral prints are generally very crowded. They feature oversized flowers that look cartoonish and appear in very bright colors. Neon blues, greens, oranges, and yellows are common shades in pieces with a retro floral print. When you wear retro floral pieces, keep the rest of your look modern. Otherwise, you run the risk of looking like you’re wearing a flower child costume or a dated piece instead of rocking an on-trend outfit.
7. Wear Outerwear
Floral outerwear is arguably the biggest floral trend this season. It keeps appears on runways everywhere and each major fashion house seems to have its own spin on the style.
There are many different types of outerwear with floral patterns that have made recent appearances on runways and in newly released high fashion clothing lines. Flowers feature on cozy fuzzy jackets, elegant trench coats, and every piece of outerwear in between. Pair these pieces with a simple top and neutral pants to let your bold outerwear take center stage.
Floral prints are a timeless trend that can instantly brighten up your closet and your mood. Use the tips in this post to make sure the way you wear flowers stays in line with this season’s style! Please bookmark or subscribe to get more latest fashion, beauty trends on herstylecode.com.