How Fashion Girls Are Wearing Florals in 2023

Florals for spring? This year, they really are groundbreaking.

Last Updated on February 8, 2023

It comes as no surprise that florals are a big thing for spring summer. We’ll never forget the iconic phrase from Miranda Priestley in The Devil Wears Prada, but if you need reminding: “Florals for spring? Groundbreaking.”

Floral prints are always on trend, right? But they’ve become so common that they can feel tired and at times, a bit dull.

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In recent years however, florals have become bolder and more graphic, with large blooms making a statement on dresses, skirts, and tops. Bright and punchy colours have replaced traditional pastels, making the floral trend fresh and modern.

Susie Bubble wearing florals at london fashion week
Deborah Iona, British Fashion Council

So what do they look like in 2023? Are they a big thing again, or will they fade out?

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Are florals in style in 2023?

As expected, the resounding answer is yes.

Florals are one of spring summer 2023’s key trends, but this year they’re appearing as 3D shapes. Outside the shows at London Fashion Week, the style set wore elaborate gowns with voluminous floral shapes, while these were seen on the runways too.

Van noten ss23 catwalk florals

If this trend sounds a little too much for you, there’s a more wearable style of florals appearing this year too. Painted florals appeared at Van Noten, Yuhan Wang and Louis Vuitton, giving the trend an artistic appearance.

What prints are in style for 2023?

Playful and colourful prints are also making a statement this year. Bright colours and bold patterns continue to be in vogue, particularly colourful stripes, cute hearts, sunset prints and psychedelic waves.

This year fashion is also embracing the graphic prints of the Y2K era, so expect to see a lot of plaid too, while polka dots are returning to the forefront of fashion too.

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model wearing a florals dress
Deborah Iona, British Fashion Council

What is the fashion colour of 2023?

In 2023, Pantone’s Colour of the Year is Viva Magenta. This ‘brave and fearless’ shade sits between red and purple.

WGSN also labelled Lovely Lavender as their colour for the year, and added that it evokes ‘calmness and serenity’.

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