Yes, the first thing you want to say about this story is probably something like “Florals for spring? Groundbreaking.” But the more-is-more spring trend is happening in a big way. The result? Prints that are brighter and louder than the wallpaper florals you’re used to. They’re feminine but not overly sweet. Also in the mix? Prairie-style prints mixed together in a patchwork effect, and psychedelic ‘60s-inspired poppies. Some are well-suited for the office (when basic black feels too drab), while others are made for date night or warm-weather parties. Keep scrolling to find 12 electric prints that’ll get you excited for spring.
This cutout, ‘60s-inspired dress is exactly what you want to wear when the temperatures break 80 degrees. Style with some platform brogues to show off your newly emancipated legs.
Sleeveless dress, $30 at H&M.
If you want to get in on spring’s prairie trend, Zara has you covered with an affordable option that’s pretty much made for Coachella.
Floral dress, $50 at Zara.
With its fit-and-flare shape, this cheery yellow dress can skew very retro. Make it feel fresh by wearing it with white sneakers.
Floral skater dress, $77 at Oasis.
You’ll want this for a rainy Monday, when you need an extra pick-me-up under your favorite spring trench.
Sleeveless silk dress, $198 at J.Crew.
This vibrant long-sleeve option will be your savior on days when you don’t want to think too hard about what to wear. You can toss it on with a pair of comfortable heels and be out the door on time.
Daisy print silk dress, $300 at Whistles.
The winning feature on this shirtdress is the draping hem that swings in the breeze as you walk. Wear it with a pair of lace-up flats for a date.
Clover Canyon handkerchief shirtdress, $350 at Moda Operandi.
Here’s another good option to add to your work rotation if you have a creative office environment. Wear it with black oxfords for contrast.
Printed everyday dress, $495 at Coach.
For a chic after-hours dress with some subtle sex appeal, this halter dips low but nips nicely at the waist. Top it off with a gold cuff and a little spring bag on your next night out.
Diane von Furstenberg floral-print stretch-silk dress, $598 at Spring.
For an unexpected styling trick, try layering it with a white T-shirt underneath and complete the look with a pair of wedges.
Tanya Taylor silk-printed dress, $695 at Bergdorf Goodman.
The embroidered blooms on this dress create a cool optical effect. It’s special and unlike anything else you own — in case you need to justify the splurge.
Floral mesh dress, $895 at Tory Burch.
Provided you have the budget, here’s a stylish option you can wear when you absolutely have to impress someone’s parents.
Stella McCartney flower print dress, $1,030 at Farfetch.
Marni Asticon print stand-collar midi-dress, $1,758 at MatchesFashion.