It’s spring, so I’ve found this season’s most gorgeous floral dresses for you

I hate to disagree with Miranda Priestly’s famous line in Devil Wears Prada, but floral dresses for spring can be ground-breaking, and indeed they very much are this season.

High-street and designer brands have excelled with their Spring/Summer 2023 collections (opens in new tab), ticking off all the big summer dress (opens in new tab) trends with a mix of classic floral prints as well as bolder takes in a plethora of styles and cuts, from whimsical gowns to more tailored dresses.

Floral dresses for weddings

If you have some weddings to attend this season,  then it’s definitely time to invest in a gorgeous wedding guest dress or two. If you want to stand out from the crowd, do take the ‘feel good dress’ trend seriously and opt for fun prints and bold colours. This season I’m loving shades of green, pink and orange.

Designers such as Bernadette, Zimmermann and Aje have all given florals a fresh twist that you’ll find very hard to resist. If you’d rather take your florals with a side of subtle, that’s fine too, because pastels, monochromes and discreet prints all mean you can tick the trend box without falling into the saccharine. Try Rixo and Zara for some great understated examples.

Best Floral Dresses, as seen on street style attendees at fashion week

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Summer floral dresses

Florals can of course be worn all year round, however, there’s nothing like a new summer dress to fully embrace the trend. For a look that’s not too fussy, try pairing your frock with chunky sandals (opens in new tab): Tevas and Birkenstocks are having a bit of a revival this season. If you want to dress up, you can’t go wrong with heeled sandals or mules.

Whichever way you go, you can shop my edit of the best floral dresses below, including both large-scale and ditsy prints. 

Shop large scale floral print dresses:

This season designers are having a little more fun with their fashion and giving us a larger than life take on prints. Traditional ditsy florals have been eschewed in favour of painterly prints in oversize proportions. Here are just a few styles I’m loving right now. 

Shop ditsy floral print dresses:

Ditsy, smaller scale floral prints will always be in season. Whether you have a wedding to attend, or are just planning a weekend picnic, this is the kind of versatile print that will work for any occasion.