Now that the festive season is over its time for a wardrobe clear out and an update of this seasons florals. Move over dainty petals and make way for the chunky appliquéd flower.
Personally, I tend to usually avoid dainty florals unless it’s the beginning of summer but this wintery take on them has made them acceptable to wear all year round. Where normally we would see a delicate print, we now have a modernised bigger appliqué which not only adds texture but also accentuates the delicate fabrics used underneath them. This way of using florals brings together the garment and celebrates the fabrics elegance as a whole rather than it being solely about the floral. Anna Baryshnikov demonstrates this perfectly in a Alberta Ferretti sheer gown at the Golden Globes award ceremony 2017. With a schiffon nude coloured gown, Anna’s perfectly framed body is beautifully highlighted through the draping caused by the weight of the appliquéd flower. Such an casual way of showing off her hidden girly figure.
On the other hand the appliqué flower is so adaptable that it’s not just for the girly girls out there. If you’re afraid of florals, this could be the one to change your mind. Black velvet dresses with this flower motif have been spotted creeping in to the high street, giving a slightly rebellious look to this other wise known sickeningly sweet print. This is something that will be coming very soon to Ivory Rose Boutique. Make sure to keep your eyes peeled!
So if you’re ready to push out the paislies and the daisies then get your hands on January’s new flower power and make a statement this Month.