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The floral dresses to buy before they sell out

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Helen Atkin
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There’s a time and a place for a floral print, and that is always and forever. Get ready to serve Instagram-worthy style all year long with the versatile floral dresses that are set to sell out. 

Florals for spring may not have won Miranda Priestly’s seal of approval, well sorry not sorry Devil Wears Prada, but we beg to differ. 

With our interiors obsessions for plants still going strong, it was only a matter of time before our newfound love for all things botanical translated into wardrobes. The sartorial equivalent of an Aperol spritz at the end of the summer’s day, when the sun begins to shine nothing hits the spot quite like a floral print. From statement-making botanicals to ditsy designs, there’s a floral print to suit your every mood. 

Whether it’s been worn with trainers or strappy sandals, the chicest women you know have been seen flaunting their garden-inspired, heat-beating frocks from April through to September. The versatile floral print will see you through every summer dressing scenario – add a denim jacket and you have the perfect laidback-yet-stylish rooftop bar look, or switch up your jacket for an oversized blazer, and you’re ready to take your floral midi dress into the office. From wedding-ready to wrap dresses and playful mini styles that will inspire you to finally book that Seville trip, we’ve found the best floral dresses to see you through the summer. 

  • Rixo floral-print crepe midi dress

    Reviving the 1970s retro floral print with a midi length and contrast v-neck, this is the Rixo dress you’ll be seeing in your Instagram photos all summer long. The lightweight crepe fabric adds movement, just what you need for creating that perfect dancing emoji-inspired boomerang.

    Shop Rixo Tania floral-print crepe midi dress, £285

  • HVN combo wildflower deep v-neck dress

    Designer Harley Viera-Newton grew up on LA’s vintage scene, scouring the city for 1930s and 40s thrift store finds. This love for a vintage-inspired floral translated into her own brand, updating classic designs like the tea dress with a fit and cut that translates into the wardrobes of the modern California girl. The result? Colourful floral pieces that feel feminine, sleek and chic. 

    Shop HVN combo wildflower deep v-neck dress, £481

  • Monsoon floral midi dress in linen and organic cotton

    Not one for dainty florals? Then you’ll love the vibrant energy of this bold botanical print. Constructed from responsibly-sourced organic cotton and Lenzing Ecovero – that’s a planet-friendly alternative to viscose if you aren’t already acquainted – this environmentally conscious dress is one that you’ll have on heavy rotation for years to come.

    Shop Monsoon floral midi dress in linen and organic cotton, £65

  • Zara floral print dress

    Embrace carefree bohemian style with this colourful midi dress. The subtly oversized sleeves finish just below the elbow give this floaty dress a folksy, summer-ready feel. Want a little more structure? Cinch yours in place with a vintage leather belt for a look that feels a little more sophisticated, but no less cool.

    Shop Zara floral print dress, £49.99

  • & Other Stories floral ruffled mini dress

    In 2019 the Duchess of Cambridge joined the floral fray in a yellow dress from & Other Stories while launching the Royal Horticultural Society ‘Back to Nature’ Garden. Made with the same print and material as Kate’s now famous dress, this mini is different only in its length. With its gathered elastic waistline and ruffled cuffs, this dress will flatter in the cooler evenings.

    & Other Stories floral ruffled mini dress, £49

  • D'Ascoli tie-neck floral-print cotton dress

    A vibrant watercolour print makes for a unique take on the floral trend. This bohemian smock-style mini dress offers a relaxed silhouette, making this the perfect dress for stashing in your carry on for sunny city breaks and beach getaways. Invest in this timeless dress now and wear it all summer long.

    Shop D’Ascoli tie-neck floral-print cotton dress at Matches Fashion, £195

Opening image courtesy of Getty. All other images courtesy of the brands. 

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