Trend Tutorial: Vintage Florals

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by Nica Dobles from THREAD PH

4 ways to bloom in dreamy dresses.

We’re all in on vintage florals. Flowy dresses with feminine details—retro prints, long hemlines, ruffles and bows — à la celebs like Adele and Zooey Deschanel are pretty and perfect for sun-drenched summer days.

The best part is that they’re surprisingly versatile, so even if your personal style doesn’t usually veer into girly girl territory, you can still rock the trend. Read on for four different — but all stylish — ways to wear the vintage floral dress trend!

 

Beach Babe

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Pair a light-hued dress with an on-trend rattan bag for a laid-back beach babe look. It’ll even double as a cover up for your new swimsuit. A wrap front is flattering on everyone, while a high slit will show off your legs — and let your skirt billow out dramatically behind with you when that ocean breeze comes in.

                                                ZALORA Medium Size Basket Bag

                                              ZALORA Medium Size Basket Bag

 

Gothic Romance

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                                                     ESPRIT Light Woven Midi Dress

This is how you give the trend some edge. A dark dress with a subtler print gives off a Victorian Gothic vibe, especially with a maxi-length hemline and full sleeves. Keep it modern with cute booties, or pop-of-color heels.

 

Modern Western

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Jump on the Western-inspired trend, or take a cue from desert festival fashion, and go prairie girl chic. Look for a floral dress with a bit of lace and a higher hemline, and pair with boots (cowboy hat optional). Now you’re Coachella ready.

 

Borrowed From The Boys

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                                       COTTON ON Woven Bianca Short Sleeve Tea Dress

Play with contrasts by matching a frilly dress in pastel hues with a boyish pair of kicks. High-top sneakers are a good option, or combat boots if you’re going somewhere with colder weather. Throw on a denim jacket and a menswear-inspired watch to finish the look.

 

Let us know how you’re wearing the vintage florals trend in the comments section below! For more on the latest fashion trends, keep up with Thread, or head on over to ZALORA Malaysia to shop the latest arrivals.