Unique floral dresses to embrace the spirit of spring (from €7.99)
The classic pattern returns every year, but it never gets boring. Get inspired by the fun models we’ve selected.
One of the most familiar movie phrases to all fashionistas immediately comes to mind when talking about floral prints. In the 2006 film The Devil Wears Prada, Meryl Streep said the phrase so cynically and sarcastically that it was unforgettable: the moment her colleague took up the subject of a runway editorial. Came ‘a magazine where feature films evolve.
One thing is certain, even if it’s not a revolutionary pattern, it will always work. Miranda Priestley’s character found the show boring, but this annual return is also a sign of longevity — the Flora-inspired dress is an undeniable classic. That means, unlike other fads, you can wear it again and again this season and for years to come.
This style has stood the test of time for centuries. Floral patterns are said to have originated in Asia. The first merchants to travel to the East brought exotic floral printed silk fabrics to Europe and sold them at high prices. At that time, only the wealthiest people in Europe could afford them.
In the Victorian era of the 19th century, floral motifs were no longer exclusive. One of his most frequently painted flowers on textiles was the sunflower. It became so popular that it was incorporated into tiles, wallpapers and natural fibers.
In 2023, floral prints are a phenomenon coming in all shapes and sizes, from luxury brands to low-end retailers. For example, it has been part of the latest fashion shows for brands such as Alexander McQueen, Vivienne Westwood, Carolina Herrera and Balenciaga, but also highlights for Zara, Mango and Stradivarius.
Another advantage is that you don’t have to rely on boring graphics even though the pattern repeats year after year. Many of these suggestions reflect what we see in nature. The visual richness of flowers implies asymmetry, mixing of colors and sizes, or unique shapes, rather than following a single design.
There’s a floral dress for every taste, from the most romantic and adorable to the most daring, and NiT has selected models in a wide variety of styles, prices and brands. Click on the gallery to view.