Friday, April 17, 2009

Fabulous Florals

From subtle allover floral patterns, as at Giambattista Valli, to bold lawn prints like those at Oscar de la Renta and Emanuel Ungaro, flowers are simply stunning this Spring!
Fashion Flashback at left: Jessica Stam in Vogue UK, May 2008. Runway photos via except where noted.
Roberto Cavalli
Alexander McQueen
Vera Wang
Michael Kors
3.1 Phillip Lim
Badgley Mischka
Paul & Joe, via
Cynthia Steffe
John Galliano Resort
Alexandre Herchovitch
Basso & Brooke
Behnaz Sarafpour
Diane von Furstenberg
Koi Suwannagate
Giambattista Valli
Naeem Khan
Nanette Lepore
Oscar de la Renta
Paul Costelloe, via
Sophie Theallet
Charles Nolan
Luisa Beccaria
Emanuel Ungaro
Reem Acra
John Galliano
Vivienne Tam
What to buy?
{ has a wonderful roundup of the trend; check it out here.}
Perhaps a lovely floral top: Tucker silk cami, at
Antipodium floral bustier top, at
Stateside? Get this Floral Bloom corset top at
CC adores this Oscar de la Renta oversized silk floral coat, available at
Dolce & Gabbana floral dress. Visit
Jill Stuart Paris Larissa dress, at
Emilio Pucci fern print dress, at
Jones New York rainforest floral dress, at
Robert Rodriguez poppy print dress, at
CC is enamored of these Nina Ricci floral booties. Go to to purchase.
Statement piece: Marni floral necklace, at
Ring around the Rosie with this Kenneth Jay Lane ring, at
Bag the trend: Moyna Tiffany flower fold over clutch, at
Last look courtesy Fellow Fashionista Ambiguous Alliterative Abomination.
Be a flower girl!

68 comments: said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE! My fave S/S costume! :)


Anonymous said...

This is my first season really loving florals, but I feel like it's so hard to find a non-cheesy floral print!

Jennifer Fabulous said...

Wow I pretty much want to own every single dress in those photos. Ha. Gorgeous.
And I love that ring!! Now I want to go shopping instead of going to work...sigh. Hehe. ;)

Anonymous said...

This is my first season really loving florals! But I feel like it's so hard to find non-cheesy florals.

Notion said...

i would love to see a woman in those hills i think i have an addiction to women in hills but those pants that guy had on were very very bad, but pretty hot dresses though

yiqin; said...

I AM SO GETTING THAT CORSET FROM F21! Is it still available?!?!

Meg said...

I love florals for spring! And you've posted such variety, it's great. I especially love the editorial photo.

KillaCamilla said...

*gasp! that blumarine dress is killer!

love love LOVE florals. makes it feel more like spring!


Daniela Valdez said...

Hola CC!

Lovely, lovely, I'm crazy about florals, I'll wear a floral dress today!

Oh, yesterday I bought a great navy blue polka dots vintage dress, I'll post it next week for you to see it!

noone said...

Great post! Floral pattern is so great for the summer

Luka said...

Thoose booties are very pretty!

Wanderlusting said...

Great pics CC! Too many to love but I will start with Lanvin, Nanette Lapore, Basso and Cynthia Steffe as some of my favourites!! Love me some florals :)

Sharon S said...

Hi there-I'm a great fan of florals, so all these picks are just gorgeous for my eyes, LOL! Have a lovely weekend!

erika sorocco said...

That Kenneth Jay Lane ring is positively perfect. It's like a little flower garden for your finger!

carolina @ patagonia gifts said...

Love florals, on dresses and for the home too! That Dolce & Gabbana floral dress is dreamy!
Have a wonderful weekend, darling!

Dani @ Weddings Fresh said...

no man should wear flowers on his pants...but i'm loving the jill stuart!

Rina said...

what a beautiful, delicate, femenine post, I loved it! I love flowers...thanks

Christina said...

fantastic photos. this trend is so pretty (and retro) and i hope it lasts longer than this year (b/c really, i can't seem to get enough floral jewelry!)

DiANAB. said...

florals rock my world! beautiful post hunnay!

i loveth your blog.

Blair Friedeman said...

Oh, I am so happy that florals have grown up! These are all such beautiful choices.

Thank you so much for your sweet comment about my post this morning! xx b

Aline said...

I seriously love all of these!! Fabulous post cc...have a great weekend!

Unknown said...

Thanks for the comment! I really like that orange oscar de la renta orange floral dress!! It's beautiful! I like your blog too!

Ovay West said...

I absolutely love floral prints! So Retro!

Lisa said...

Aaahh this post makes me want to whip out all my girly floral pieces and wear them, stat!

Laura said...

I love the floral trend for this Spring.
When you match this trend right, it's a great way to indulge your inner femininity ;)
x Laura

Unknown said...

I am a "flower" girl! I would buy everything you posted.

Aline said...

Great blog: so many fashion ideas and tips, congrats!

Siru said...

I actually bought a floral lace top today! So clearly I'm a fan :D. I chose red. And I promise to post some photos during weekend.

juliet xxx

Unknown said...

Gorgeous trend! I love all these florals! They are fresh and modern, without looking like your grandma's florals.

Fanfarella said...

these dresses look like summer.. i can't get enough of floral dresses, even I have just around 5 such dresses, but i love them for 50 ;) and my new favourit accessoire is a flower brooch, which i pin up on almost everything, and if it's just my bag hehe

C.Elizabeth and Natalia said...

Never used to be a big fan of flowers... but this year, it's growing on me.

There are some lovely outfits there!


Raquel said...

love! especially small flower prints!

Kati said...

The first two and the last pic are georgeous! I love flowers in every variation on my clothes, so this is the rights post for me!

Tina { Luphia Loves... } said...

i'm a huge huge fan of florals, for me one can never have enough florals!! :)

zupu said...

Flowers, how lovely and romantic! I specially love the dresses from Oscar de la Renta and Luisa Beccaria. Such good inspirations for shopping for summer pieces!

La Belette Rouge said...

I just today ordered a floral Lilly Pulitzer dress. I am not a floral gal but I am hoping I can pull it off. It is so nice to come here and be on trend. I feel so hip.

Angela said...

I adore big bold floral pieces. my fav florals are my bulgari sapphire floral earrings.

freeteyme said...

love this post specially the last picture and that gorgeous ring! have a great weekend CC!

Single Lady said...

Amazing images! My favourite is the over-sized floral coat. It is so yum, it has such a vintage look to it!

Anonymous said...

Love mixing some booties with floral dresses. I esp. like the first floral bustier. So cute!


misslikey said...

I am a ´punk floral˝..This looks so lovely!! I want to have something chiffon floral for summer..Its so romantic lady like!!
Oh this bustier would match perfectly with ripped shorts!
Great post as always!!

Sara said...

Very very spring!!

Terence Sambo said...

love how Michael Kors approaches color in his work

Elyse said...

You always choose such inspirational pictures! I love all of these, especially the dresses! From the blue and yellow, to the polka dots, to the shorts, and now to the floral, I am officially excited for summer!

Unknown said...

I'm in love with the yellow GV{?} ...and the Charles Nolan blue number die for.

VanessasRunway said...

I know so many people skeptical of floral prints, but I love em! The dresses are gorgeous.

Katia said...

I love florals, they make me feel so beautiful and girly:) That clutch is gorgeous!

Anonymous said...

I love everything floral! I want a big flower ring like Samantha's in SATC movie.

Trisch xo

Anthea said...

Beautiful florals! AHHHH Spring is just around the corner! Can't wait !

Anonymous said...

oh how gorgeous! these are utter feminine decadence. i would like them all please!

Gєммα;∂ιℓєммα. said...

My goodness, I love your site.

I don't know how I've lived without it for so long. Haha.

I really need to go back through all of your posts to get the pictures because, really, I have no idea how you find so many amazing pictures.

This post reminds me of Alannah Hill. She is a really, really, amzing, feminine designer from Australia.

Gemma. xx

muranogirl said...

LOVE this post and LOVE your blog

thefatandskinnyonfashion said...

the last picture is beautiful

paanie said...

loving it. i like the designs using florals that have a bit of edge. the juxtaposition is wonderous. i hope to find a fab floral for the upcoming sunny days!

The Voguette said...

love love loveee it all!!

i think i need that white floral print dress with the huge bow on it! lol.

The Voguette

ellie said...

Really adore those camisoles. Have a beautiful weekend.

Margaret Meyer said...

I'm still having difficulty embracing florals, especially the ones I own. I could go for the D&G, though!

Anonymous said...

a floral printed jacket would totally rock my world :o

Amelia said...

Thanks for the mention :)

That Vogue UK editorial was one of my favorites and I love the ring at the end, as well.

Geri Wu said...

love the florals this season! Stam looks amazing as always!

xx, Geri

The Little Fashion Treasury said...

The red/white maxi dress is my fav!



Love, love LOVE florals =] I'm in dire need of a floral romper!

La C.

LenoreNeverM♡re said...

Fabulous darling CC, I won't get any allergy ...WHahachooo! ~xo*

Frankie said...

I'm all about florals this season! That ring has got me dreaming...x

Winnie said...

Chalayan is just perfection! I adore these gorgeous!

Sasi said...

I love Stammy in that pic, and all the dresses are bautiful!

Unknown said...


Unknown said...

These are adorable, especially those little floral ankle boots! Sooo cute.