Ditsy florals have been seen everywhere this season, in many forms. Personally I love a good dress, particularly one with a vintage feel: circle skirts and tea dresses are girly and nostalgic. Channel the 40’s and 50’s look with a pretty ditsy dress, which will look cute with sandals or ballet pumps whilst it’s still warm but will look equally cute with thick tights, heels or boots when it gets a bit nippy.
Here’s some of my top picks!
Emily and Fin have a lovely range and timeless shapes of dresses, tops and skirts all with lovely colourful prints in high quality fabrics, including lots of very comfortable 100% cotton numbers. Available at Coggles.com and Oliver Bonas. This little pink number would look great with this seasons nude accessories, or for a bit more quirk some red shoes and some baby pink lipstick!
Also at Oliver Bonas, Trollied Dolly. Another lovely range of quirky prints at affordable prices. This range has a bit more of vintage feel, with lots of 40’s style tea dresses. This is my favourite one, it’s just my colours and would go nicely with some nautical accessories.Â I love the cheeky peephole detail.
For an authentic 1950’s style, check out the lovely circle dresses at Vivien of Holloway, this brand is the choice for pin-up and burlesque stars of today and look marvellous teamed with a petticoat or two underneath. Personally I love the gingham and the anchor ones. For a ditsy print, this one is very Cath Kidston. If purchasing one from Viv thought please be sure to check the size details, since they are taken from authentic 50’s patterns the sizes are not accurate to modern ones, I’m usually an 8 but would be a 12 in these.
For something more contemporary, Paul Smith usually have a few lovely floral prints. This one would be lovely for a occassion of just in the office, I love the mix of sexy black satin in the bodice with the bright ditsy floral of the skirt.
For the ultimate in floral prints though you have to check out Liberty! Kew currently have a range of Liberty printed dresses and shirts, although the stock is low, so if you like it, get it whilst you can! The Kew ones are much more affordable than the ones on the Liberty site too, the one I picked out at Liberty was Â£800!
Â There is my top 5! Enjoy. Remember a floral dress can be an investment buy, these styles are timeless and will be useful all year round.