spring awakening

12 Graphic Floral Dresses You Can Wear Now

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.

Inspired by the ‘60s, the whole resort collection from Marni is filled with psychedelic florals. Even if you’re only here to window-shop, the prints are super-easy on the eyes.

Marni Asticon print stand-collar midi-dress, $1,758 at MatchesFashion.

12 Graphic Floral Dresses You Can Wear Now