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Flower Power at Phase Eight

When it comes to floral prints and fashion, there is always a bit of a love/hate relationship. The print is undoubtedly popular, particularly when Summer comes around, a natural choice for weddings, race days and ladies days. But it also has the reputation for being a safe and staid choice – let’s face it, if we are talking about sexy or sophisticated, flowers may not be the first print that comes to mind.

Yet this would be a shame, because floral prints can be so much more than the print your grandma would love to see you wearing. Beautiful, hot red carpet looks have taken the deepest of red flower power prints and added full skirts and sweetheart necklines to give a real Sophia Loren look that says more va va voom than Chelsea Flower show. Sophia Bush (top image) has forties style waves, vampish red lips and a firecracker print that shows just how delectable a print made up of booms can be.

Phase Eight is always a good place to look for a real variety of floral prints, with plenty of dresses each season in a range of shapes. They have just launched a flower power collection and have asked me to put together a favourite look. I have used the hot red prints and forties and fifties shapes of the ladies below to plot a favourite look that should be perfect for anything from a wedding to summer party season.

fabulous celebrity red floral styles



House Of Fraser British Academy Television Awards (TV BAFTA) 2015 - Arrivals Featuring: Guest Where: London, United Kingdom When: 10 May 2015 Credit: Lia Toby/WENN.com


My Flower Power style

POPPY BURNOUT DRESS Sale £42.00 Click to visit Phase Eight
POPPY BURNOUT DRESS £42.00 Click to visit Phase Eight
PENELOPE FLORAL DRESS Sale £59.00 Click to visit Phase Eight
PENELOPE FLORAL DRESS £59.00 Click to visit Phase Eight
NANCY FLORAL DRESS £65.00 Click to visit Phase Eight
NANCY FLORAL DRESS £65.00 Click to visit Phase Eight

Wear with…

ELENA SUEDE PEEP TOE SHOES £99.00 Click to visit Phase Eight
ELENA SUEDE PEEP TOE SHOES £99.00 Click to visit Phase Eight
ANITA SUEDE SANDALS £69.00 Click to visit Phase Eight
ANITA SUEDE SANDALS £69.00 Click to visit Phase Eight
BOBBI SUEDE CLUTCH BAG Sale £39.00 Click to visit Phase Eight
£39.00 Click to visit Phase Eight

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  • Our Little Organic Life

    Phase Eight, Hobbs and LK Bennett all do floral prints very well. And Seasalt does too, actually. I love those beautiful red Elena shoes…would have snapped them up when I was working, but now…I have boxes of designer shoes I wear maybe once a year. I bought some lovely gold wedges in May and realised there was no way I could sprint after my toddler in them, which seemed a bit of a safety risk, so have had to resign myself to nice flats and sandals for a while longer.

  • Sarah Ella (Mumx3x)

    I personally love floral patterns and designs, especially in Spring and Summer! I love the nancy floral dress, SO pretty! And the Elena Suede shoes, so pretty!

  • Cassandra Mayers

    Im totally not a floral person at all. The most I have is a little black top with little red roses on… which isnt very OTT with flowers. Im not really a girly girl. Do love those black heels though 😀

  • Cecilia Keinapel

    I love floral print on dresses it is one of those trends that never goes out of fashion! I recently bought a few dresses and skirts in floral print, definitely popular this season x

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