Last Updated on November 12, 2023
Looking for floral dresses that work for autumn winter? Then you’ve come to the right place. Despite florals being notoriously summery, you don’t need to pack them away come autumn. In fact, moody florals are one of AW23’s biggest trends; think bold, graphic flowers painted on top of dark colours to really make them pop.
The trend was seen on the AW23 runways Erdem, Balenciaga, Chanel, Dior and many more, proving that florals always work, whatever the weather. As a lover of florals, I have to say I’m relieved, although following trends religiously has never been my attitude. As always, it’s about what works for you. If you love florals, wear them! But if you don’t, that’s okay too.
If you’ve found yourself here, I’m assuming you do. And you’re in luck, as whether you’re looking for a dress to keep you warm on chilly winter nights, an office-ready option or even one to wear to dinner, I’ve got you covered. I’ve compiled a list of my personal favourite floral dresses that are just perfect for autumn winter 2023. Next, check out these incredible Christmas party dresses for 2023 as well as ASOS EDITION’s best dresses.
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Romantic Floral Print Fit and Flare Maxi Dress, £195, ME+EM
Romantic Floral Print Fit and Flare Maxi Dress, £195, ME+EM – buy now
You can’t go wrong with this flattering fit-and-flare maxi dress. It features a hand-screen printed floral print and is made from a lightweight stretch jersey. It’s the perfect companion for your weekend adventures and work meetings alike. With its easy styling options, this dress can be worn with leather jackets as well as structured tailoring on the go.
Black Floral Shirred Mini Dress, £39, River Island
Black Floral Shirred Mini Dress, £39, River Island – buy now
The shirred detail of this mini dress gives it an extra touch of femininity, while the V-neck and long sleeves make it practical enough for everyday wear. The cuffed sleeves help keep your hands warm when it’s chilly out, and the mini length means you can easily layer this top over a cardigan or blazer as needed.
Black Floral Cord Starlight Midaxi Dress, £89, Nobody’s Child
Black Floral Cord Starlight Midaxi Dress, £89, Nobody’s Child – buy now
The best things in life are worth waiting for, and this midaxi dress is no exception. I’m obsessed with the soft gathering at the waist, the balloon sleeves, and those pretty covered buttons—even more so when I found out that this dress has pockets! Effortlessly relaxed in fit, I recommend sizing down if you like a closer cut. Style yours with your favourite pair of Mary Jane shoes.
ZW Collection Floral Print Dress, £59.99, Zara
ZW Collection Floral Print Dress, £59.99, Zara – buy now
This sleeveless midi dress is a must-have for your autumn winter wardrobe. With a round neckline and padded shoulders, it’s perfect for any occasion, from casual gatherings to formal events. It comes in creased fabric detail and floral print, so you can wear it with sandals or heels for a look that’s as unique as you are. The invisible back zip fastening makes this dress easy to slip on and off.
Lucy Dress, £345, Rixo London
Lucy Dress, £345, Rixo London – buy now
Your new favourite dress is here. The Lucy is a real showstopper with a dramatic ruffled split and open back. It’s fitted at the waist, then flares out for a flattering fit across the hips. The signature RIXO cut gives it a slinky look and flattering fit that you’ll love to show off.
Bridget Blue Impressionist Floral Print Shirred Dress, 195, KITRI Studio
Bridget Blue Impressionist Floral Print Shirred Dress, £195, KITRI Studio – buy now
This Kitri Studio dress has a beautiful round neckline and relaxed fit that make it the perfect choice for a daytime look, layered over a roll-neck top and worn with an aviator jacket. The flared skirt provides freedom of movement while the side pockets give you a convenient place to store your phone.
Frill Midi Dress, £175, & Other Stories
Frill Midi Dress, £175, & Other Stories – buy now
There’s something about the beauty of a frill. It can be delicate and soft, or bold and sharp—but it always has a sense of femininity that’s undeniable. This dress is crafted from a silk-like fabric and designed with a v-cut neckline decorated with frilled detailing and a buttoned front with a plain bodice tied with a thin belt at the waist, this dress is simple yet elegant.
Dream Aretha Jacquard Midi Dress, £185, Sister Jane
Dream Sister Jane’s Aretha is a gorgeous maxi dress in a stunning floral jacquard fabric with a comfortable loose fit. The beautiful pattern invites you to push your pattern boundaries and make an eye-catching statement wherever you go.
Vintage Wave Long-Sleeve Maxi Dress, £330, Farm Rio
Vintage Wave Long-Sleeve Maxi Dress, £330, Farm Rio – buy now
This gorgeous maxi dress is made of 100% viscose, with a viscose lining for added comfort. It has a back zip closure, and it’s finished with a floral print that’ll make you feel like you’re walking through a garden every time you put it on. It’s also machine washable so you can throw it in the washer without worrying about shrinkage or colour fading.