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15 Floral Spring Dress Trends Everyone Will Be Wearing This Season

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Every year when the weather warms, floral dresses find their way back into our ‘fit rotations. While some floral dresses are frequent favorites due to their timelessness, there's something to be said for the breath of fresh air found in new and trending styles and silhouettes. The SS24 collections from designers like Valentino and Marni delivered dresses in full and rare bloom. Unlike the softly romantic florals of seasons past, 2024's trending floral dresses are all about impact — structured silhouettes and striking sequins take the place of tiered ruffles while sheer fabrics and moody color palettes bring a charged energy to this spring style staple.

While many runway-inspired floral dresses for Spring 2024 focus on subverting expectations and redefining the genre, the nature of fashion trends is a cyclical one and you'll find a few familiar trends in the roundup ahead. The boho aesthetic is predicted to return with a vengeance this year while the dreamy romance of cottagecore and nap dresses remains a fan favorite.

From luxe to low-key, there's a floral dress trend you'll want to transplant into your spring fashion garden in our picks for the trendiest spring floral dresses of the season.

Laser Cut Delights

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If you love a statement mini, you’ll likely fall head over heels for laser-cut floral dresses as spotted on the Valentino Couture SS24 runway. Wear with a contrasting oversized blazer and heels for a bold color block effect or go for a cohesive monochromatic look by adding matching accessories.

Night-Blooming Embellishments

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Prefer a moody color palette over spring pastels? No problem. Embrace the dark romance of a black dress adorned with cream or jewel-toned embellishments. This spring floral dress style is elevated by multi-dimensional accents like sequins and rich velvet ribbon making it ideal for formal or evening events.

Captivating Cottagecore

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The romance of the cottagecore aesthetic is second to none and there's plenty to love in its dreamy motifs of watercolor florals and delicate folk art-inspired embroidery. For formal affairs, look for cottagecore floral dresses that feature high necklines and creamy lace. For a more casual vibe, sidestep into farmcore with a floral dress accented with idyllic smocking, square necklines, and full skirts in soft cotton.

A Moody Maxi

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You don’t have to sacrifice your signature moody color palette just because spring’s rolled around. Try a long floral dress with a lush tropical pattern — the palm fronds and spiky birds of paradise designs found in these prints tends towards deep shades rather than pastels. Alternatively, consider scale. A dress with tiny flowers as opposed to larger ones tends to pick up and project its base shade rather than its brighter accents.

Riveting Rosettes

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Stand out from the crowd in a floral dress that captures one of this year’s most popular red-carpet trends: rosettes. Our favorite aspect of the rosette trend is its range from subtle to spectacularly over-the-top. Scattered rosettes set against a structured backdrop is one of our favorite styles, but we also love the impact of rosettes-as-texture as seen in the black dress above.

3D Florals

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Whether hyperrealistic or playfully abstract, 3D florals have a special place in our hearts and our wardrobes this spring. Create a floral fantasy with an illusion mesh dress covered completely with 3D flowers or opt for a more streamlined sense of whimsy with a floral dress that features a smattering of textured flower embellishments.

Statement-Making Sequins

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Sequined floral dresses are a show-stopping style choice for day or night. The weight of sequins and beading quickly adds up so we recommend aiming for a shorter hemline with this floral dress style. Matching accessories are a surefire way to highlight this dress style without pulling focus from the floral star of the show while adding an oversized blazer adds chic coverage.

Dreamy Nap Dresses

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Nap dresses might not be as popular as they were during the nap dress craze a few years back, but they're still a spring dress staple as far as we're concerned. Give this classic and cozy dress style a fashion refresh by pairing it with a pair of rugged boots or lean into the romance of it all with delicate layered jewelry.

Pretty in Patchwork

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There are plenty of diverse ways to work patchwork florals into your spring outfit lineup. Knit patchwork florals deliver an edgier, street-style feel while mixed floral prints in a patchwork style offer a more subdued approach.

Outerwear-Inspired Opulence

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The sophisticated structure and tailoring of classic outer layers get a seasonal style boost when remixed as a floral dress. Make an impact with a multi-color printed blazer-inspired silhouette or lean into vintage outwear vibes with epaulettes and bold buttons.

Elegantly Oversized

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There's no better way to tap into the innate playfulness of a floral print than embracing an oversized silhouette. An oversized floral dress, regardless of its specific shape or style, is an excellent opportunity to feature other trending silhouettes and accessories like colorful tights and the '90s-inspired dress worn with jeans look.

Coy Cut-Outs

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While vampy energy might not come to mind when you think of floral dresses, there's certainly an element of the sultry in this season's trending cut-out floral dresses. Thanks to the nature of floral patterns, you don't need to show a lot of skin for this dress style to have impact.

Slinky and Sheer

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Sheer dressing continues to trend and a sheer floral dress is a romantic addition to any spring and summer wardrobe. Balance out the nearly naked effect of sheer fabric by choosing lengthier hemlines in a slip dress silhouette with tastefully placed floral adornments or embroidery.

Bohemian Rhapsody

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Boho is back, babes, and we can't think of any better way to celebrate the return of this ultra-femme and flowy style than with a boho floral dress. To embody this trend, we recommend looking for dresses full skirts and delicate prints and accessorizing with slouchy boots and delicate jewelry.

Chic Shirt Dresses

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Add a bit of structure and edge to the softness of Spring florals by picking a dress with a collar and cuffs. Floral shirt dresses come in countless styles and this season we're most inspired by the movement of flowing chiffon and silk done in a whimsical ditsy print and a relaxed silhouette.

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