Rossendale Free Press

Moody blooms

Petal prints are big news this season, says KATIE WRIGHT

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FLORAL prints took a dramatic turn on the AW21 catwalks, by way of dark blooms, sumptuous fabrics and beautiful bouquet embellishm­ents.

London Fashion Week designers were leading the charge, with chintzy dresses and frock coats fit for a royal, seen at Erdem, Yuhan Wang and Preen, while Temperley’s maxi dresses and separates had a retro Seventies feel to them.

Now, the high street is giving us fabulous petal-powered pieces to rock day or night.

Here are three key ways to try the dark florals trend...

Day to night tops

Demure enough for daytime but easy to dress up after work, a floral print blouse is a really versatile piece.

Team with jeans, boots and statement earrings for a laidback look, or go glam with a leather mini skirt and heels.

Midi dresses

An autumn/winter essential, floral midi dresses are a big trend right now, and they’re easy to style. It’s all about layering – either pop a roll-neck top underneath a V-neck dress, or throw an oversized blazer or slouchy cardigan on top. Complete your look with chunky ankle or knee-high boots.

Party dresses

Take florals into the festive season with a glitzy frock. A cute cocktail dress in all-over print looks fab with simple strappy heels and a clutch bag, while a showstoppi­ng black maxi dress with flower embellishm­ents is ideal for a winter wedding.

 ?? ?? Monsoon heat-seal gem V-neck jumper grey £45; embellishe­d floral midi dress black, £70; Letty leather lace-up biker boots, black, £80, monsoon.co.uk
Joe Browns enchanting autumn dress, £49
Ghost Marlow dress £149, ghost.co.uk; boots stylist’s own
Monsoon heat-seal gem V-neck jumper grey £45; embellishe­d floral midi dress black, £70; Letty leather lace-up biker boots, black, £80, monsoon.co.uk Joe Browns enchanting autumn dress, £49 Ghost Marlow dress £149, ghost.co.uk; boots stylist’s own
 ?? ?? Love & Roses printed empire skater dress, £45, Next
Freemans Together beaded maxi dress, £130
Love & Roses printed empire skater dress, £45, Next Freemans Together beaded maxi dress, £130
 ?? ?? River Island black floral blouse, £35
Warehouse sparkle tie neck tiered mini dress, £63.20 (was £79)
River Island black floral blouse, £35 Warehouse sparkle tie neck tiered mini dress, £63.20 (was £79)
 ?? ?? Oliver Bonas metallic floral jacquard & tie back black blouse, £55
Oliver Bonas metallic floral jacquard & tie back black blouse, £55
 ?? ?? Aspiga Gwen blouse ditsy floral navy, £135, aspiga.com
Aspiga Gwen blouse ditsy floral navy, £135, aspiga.com

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