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Feeling Florals

6 years ago by

Feeling Florals

I am secretly always feeling florals

I love the idea of them so much. The sheer femininity implied. But I find them incredibly hard to actually wear, whether it’s the dated cut of a piece or the color scheme. It just about never works. That doesn’t mean I’ve stopped trying (my eBay searches are relentless… I’ve lost hours of my life dedicated to these searches, it’s pitiful). 

Ok, so a dress is the most desirable: great on its own, under a blazer, under a sweater, with heels, with boots, with sneakers, with a turtleneck under… But I love the very 90s styling of the bustier with trousers too. I might just have matured enough to revisit my 90s self… What do you think?

Gucci, Givenchy, Preen.

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  • I’m feeling them too – wore a floral dress with electric blue semi trans tights and brown high heeled slouch boots today and everyone noticed, I was the most colorful and patterned on the street. And I felt like a million bucks and like Springtime too. I agree, florals are mad crazy right now, love!

  • I think florals are beautiful too. I would opt for a skirt instead of a whole dress though. I think you have to be modelesque to pull off a dress. Unless its a summer floral dress then it is lighter.

  • I think you should start small, like a floral scarf and gradually you will warm up to incorporating them in your looks on a larger scale.

    http://www.distinguisheddiva.com/2016/01/happy-birthday.html

  • Jennifer January, 12 2016, 6:03 / Reply

    I like these dresses in your photos, but agree it can be so difficult to find something like this.
    I follow the blog Manger and Mimi Thorisson wears some beautiful florals from time to time that I would love to steal.

  • I love the look of these dresses but I just have that fear that this style will look terrible on me, this post has kind of made me want to try it out

    http://milkshakekingdom.com/

  • I find it hard to find a floral that suits you. I love the prints but don’t like to wear them.
    I think a summer dress in floral I can do.

    https://sofaundermapletree.wordpress.com

  • Le plus facile, c’est de porter ce genre d’imprimés sur une jupe seulement. Autrement, ça vieillit trop…

  • In my opinion a dress that is mid length, with a modest simple neckline and long sleeves is the most modern…but of course, its attitude that pulls it together. I am completely in agreement with everyone here. I love it, but I don’t think I have the guts to go there.

  • I recently purchasedy first floral top from ZARA. I bought it on line, and figured I would simply return it if it’s not flattering. It is totally adorable and plays nicely with my platinum faux hawk and nearly inch long dark roots. I wore it to the salon with yesterday with mom jeans and a biker boot ( a bit outside my norm) and I’ll admit I rec’d a few questionable glances and an eye roll from my husband. But I felt confident and even radiant!!

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