Only a few days ago London held its biggest horticultural event of the year, with thousands of people turning up at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show. And it seems the long-awaited event has not just inspired green-fingered enthusiasts but also the fashion world.
This is because florals are set to be huge this season, whether you wear the colourful prints on your dresses, shorts, floaty tops, or indeed, as part of your accessories.
According to the Daily Mail, designers such as Richard Quinn and Versace have paved the way for big, bright and bold flowers this season, which means “we can wave goodbye to refined and pretty – and say hello to clashing, busy florals”.
Alexa Chung is one celebrity keen on supporting the trend, turning up at this year’s Met Gala wearing not only a floral-patterned dress, but matching handbag and headpiece.
Vogue magazine advised readers not to be afraid of clashing prints, and noted that some of the biggest designers layered contrasting patterns with zest during the SS19 catwalk shows.
Versace, it stated, showcased an energy that “took neat floral prints, layered them, mashed them up and upped the ante with primary brights contrasting against polite jade green and lilac hues”.
With the biggest fashion bible endorsing the trend, it is clear we’ll be seeing everyone in floral patterns over the coming months – and not just those who attended the prestigious Chelsea Flower Show last week, such as the Duchess of Cambridge who did, in fact, rock a beautiful flowery dress.
Kate Middleton made a big statement when she stepped out in Erdem’s Shebah floral cotton silk gown adorned with bold blue, white and yellow flowers from head to toe. Bang on trend, the 37-year-old even matched the midi dress with flower-shaped stud earrings.
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