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Meet the Breezy Floral Dresses You’ll Want to Wear All Spring Long

These aren’t the dainty pastel buds of your grandma’s tea towels.


Florals? For spring? We know: groundbreaking. But these aren’t the dainty pastel buds of your grandma’s tea towels. They’re in-your-face and unapologetic, blooming freely in a mash-up of moody hues and growing wild over everything from power suits to playful skirts. They’ve got swagger, attitude and a bit of grit — just like Philly — and they’re exactly what you’ll want to wear after hibernating all winter.

Tropical Rush

floral print dresses

Photography by Trevor Dixon

Johanna Ortiz asymmetric dress, $2,250 at Kirna Zabête (Bryn Mawr). Chiffon lily earrings, $48 at Stellaandruby.com. Bronze ring, $185 at Bella Turka (Midtown Village). Schutz platform sandals, $180 at Bloomingdale’s (King of Prussia).

Split Decision

floral print dresses

Photography by Trevor Dixon

Off-White crepe shirt, $1,105, and maxi skirt, $1,600, both at Saks Fifth Avenue (Bala Cynwyd). Rag & Bone booties, $525 at Neiman Marcus (King of Prussia). Anchyi Wei x Mindy Lam single earring, $238 at Mindylamcouture.com. Gold ring, $198 at Americae.com. Floral ring, $276 at Bounkit.com.

Greener Pastures

floral print dresses

Photography by Trevor Dixon

Ted Baker satin dress, $395 at Bloomingdale’s. Carved mother-of-pearl earrings, $600 at Bounkit.com. Raw emerald ring, $278 at Americae.com.

Prismacolor

floral print dresses

Photography by Trevor Dixon

Marni dress, $2,190 at Joan Shepp (Rittenhouse). Earrings, $325 at Bella Turka.

Up in Arms

floral print dresses

Photography by Trevor Dixon

Dolce & Gabbana scarf-neck blouse, $1,395, and flare skirt, $875, both at Neiman Marcus. Woven circle earrings, $325 at Bella Turka. Gianvito Rossi sandals, $845 at Saks Fifth Avenue.

Dress It Down

floral print dresses

Photography by Trevor Dixon

Les Reveries midi dress, $645 at Kirna Zabête. Marni sweater, $1,250 at Joan SheppRag & Bone cropped jeans, $225 at Saks Fifth Avenue. Earrings, $336 at Bounkit.com. Marc Jacobs sandals, $275 at Neiman Marcus.

Suit Yourself

floral print dresses

Photography by Trevor Dixon

Each x Other blazer, $1,095, and trousers, $595, both at Boyds (Rittenhouse). Re/Done t-shirt, $110 at Kirna Zabête. Single hanging earring, $238, and ear cuff, $178, both at Mindylamcouture.com. Mexicana cowgirl boots, $630 at Joan Shepp. Opal and amethyst ring, $300 at Bounkit.com.

Photography by Trevor Dixon | Styling by Lauren Kozakiewicz | Florals by Liz Barrella | Hair & Makeup by Alayna Rakes | Edited by Sarah Zlotnick

Published as “Garden Variety” in the March 2019 issue of Philadelphia magazine.