Trend of the week: Bloomin' lovely

Garden party - Bloomin' lovely? We think so, says Annmarie O'Connor.


Spring’s floral offering is a bouquet like no other.

From escapist colours at Valentino to microscopic prints at Victoria Beckham and Chloé’s oh-so-pretty paisley nomad, the mood is softly sophisticated.

Meanwhile, on the other side of the garden, expect auxiliary buds bursting with colour like Dolce & Gabbana’s fertile muse and Michael Kors ode to joy.

Wallflowers need not apply.

The edit

Put your petal to the mettle this season.

Asos dress, €63

Printed silk blend scarf, & Other Stories, €25

Floral Cupro blouse, Arket, €89

Cult Gaia ‘Jordana’ pleated floral-print linen wide-leg pants, Net-a-Porter, €445

Asos Edition Design floral embroidered maxi dress with scalloped edge, Asos, €208

Mixed floral print skirt, Next, €37

Golden Goose ‘Hi Star’ flower trainers, Brown Thomas, €450

Notes from the catwalk

ALEXANDER MCQUEEN: Tempera floral teadress with steel-tipped cowboyboots and a slicked back mid


RIXO: Make florals less frou frou with dissonant prints like polkadots and leopard spots.

DOLCE &GABBANA: A floral headband makes a bloomin’lovely accessory.

DRIES VANNOTEN: Abstract and monochrome arethe thinking woman’s waytowear florals.

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