Floral dresses are the perfect choice for a summer party. They can take you from daytime to evening with ease. By changing your flat sandals or work boots for a pair of heels and a clutch bag you can be ready to party in no time. With so many floral dresses featuring on the catwalk for SS11 there is no shortage of inspiration from the lady like floral dresses of D & G to the embellished florals at Erdem and the seventies style maxi dresses adorned with flower shapes at Marc Jacobs. Floral party dresses can look girlie and pretty, romantic, colourful and abstract, vintage and sophisticated. What ever look you want to achieve for your summer parties, there will be a floral dress to fit.
Vintage floral dresses
Vintage styles have had such a huge influence over fashions in the last few years, there is bound to be a strong vintage influence on some of the floral dresses for SS11. This beautiful vintage floral frill dress from the Limited Collection at Marks and Spencers has an almost maxi skirt would make a great choice for weddings or special occasions this spring.
Maxi floral dresses
Maxi floral dresses are great for garden parties, beach parties, BBQ’s and even street parties (remember, it is not long until the royal wedding!). The length of a maxi dress is great for showing off a colour floral print to the maximum. As they are such a huge trend, you are bound to find plenty of beautiful floral maxi dresses online. We love this colourful floral maxi dress at Boohoo.com. It would look great with a pair of chunky wooden tower heeled shoes.
Embellished floral dresses
For a special occasion embellished floral dresses including those with applique, embroidery and beading will look amazing. Take inspiration from Erdem and Alexander Wang’s catwalk shows with fresh whites and creams and delicate applique. For the evening applique, embroidery and beading can also look amazing on a black background.
Sequin Floral Dress
Another type of applique that will look incredibly eye catching for a party is a sequin dress with a floral design. This stunning sequin dress by Cutie at Dorothy Perkins is a great way to ensure that you stand out from the crowd.
Romantic floral dresses
Floral prints on a cream or white background and draped chiffon styles in pastel colours are all great ways to wear the romantic floral dress. Also look out for ruffles and frills to keep the look soft. This one sleeve chiffon floral dress By Rare will work equally well for daytime or evening parties when worn with minimal jewellery and nude coloured heels.
The Designer Floral Dress
If you are looking for something really special then this Mimosa floral dress by D&G has to be the ultimate floral dress of the season. It is fresh, bright and very pretty. It would work well for all sort of summer parties including occasions like weddings.