Let's talk about the floral appliqué trend. We've seen it recently on nearly everything, from haute couture gowns on the spring-summer runway to ready-to-wear collections in the front windows of our favourite boutiques and chain-stores.

And while we admire the craftsmanship behind the delicate embroidery, let's ask ourselves the obvious question:

Should it be exclusively reserved for the Queen of England's garden party?

(That being if you are lucky enough to receive an invitation! #LetsBeReal) 

Not necessarily.

In my opinion, it is possible to pull off this trend without looking like a garden fairy on a sugar high.

And here's how:

1. Black or white:
My approach to fabrics and texture that could be potentially problematic (see my take on leopard print here, and stay tune as we'll talk about sequins this winter!) is to wear them in black or white. You can never go wrong with these two colours, which are elegant, flattering, and can be dressed up or down depending on the occasion (I'm thinking espadrilles during the days, golden sandals at night, and mules for just any occasion!)

2. Lingerie: 
Lingerie and florals go perfectly together, don't you think? It's a perfect romantic combination! (however don't wear a bra with too much embroidery under a tee-shirt, it will look weird texture-wise). Let's not forget also about bathing suits, which are perfect for experimenting with such a bold trend!

3. Accessories:
Accessories are also one of my favourite ways to experiment with a new and bold trend. Try floral appliqués on a handbag or evening clutch (the bigger the item, the simpler the colour!), on high heels, or even on jewelry!

4. Boldly and proudly!
So far our approach has been all about balance and moderation. But this is where I say, what the hell. You can definitely pull off a floral Valentino gown at your next special occasion (or even for your own wedding!)! If you feel like it, go for it!

It's your turn: what do you think of the floral appliqué trend? Would you wear wear it yourself? 
Tell me all in the comments below!


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