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After a few long months during which we were drowning in dark hues, bulky knitwear, and countless layers of clothing, it’s time to put it all behind us (or at least in storage for next winter) and add some color to our days.
Florals for spring may not have been a groundbreaking concept for Meryl Streep’s character in The Devil Wears Prada, but we intend to welcome the warmer days ahead of us sporting exactly that—a cute dress in an all-over floral print.
We love a good old maxi dress and fortunately, there are plenty of those to choose from this season. Hop on the prairie dress trend and opt for a crew-neck maxi dress with long or three-quarter sleeves cut from breezy silk for a spring update on the popular fall staple.
If you’re headed to a tropical destination for spring break, don’t forget to pack a floral frock in cotton—it is the quintessential vacation outfit that doesn’t require much styling other than a comfy pair of sandals and a raffia tote.
Here we rounded up our favorite floral dresses to add to your closet this spring.
Related: Chic Wrap Dresses for Spring
Saloni Bianca Floral-print Silk Dress
This elegant Saloni dress in a vibrant floral pattern has puff sleeves and a classic crew neckline. The bodice is fitted and the ankle-length skirt has a straight cut.
To buy: $695, modaoperandi.com
The Vampire's Wife Floral-print Silk-satin Maxi Dress
This gorgeous floor-sweeping number sports smocked ruffle cuffs and a high crew neckline oozing a definite Edwardian vibe.
To buy: $1,450, modaoperandi.com
Mara Hoffman Diana Floral-print Midi Slip Dress
Wear this breezy slip dress with a pair of flat sandals to run your daily errands this spring—it’s so comfortable and pretty you wouldn’t want to take it off.
To buy: $325, modaoperandi.com
HVN Long Maria Floral-print Silk Crepe De Chine Dress
The updated 50s-inspired silhouette of this dress includes a longer hemline that reaches mid-calves. Details such as contrast piping along the collar and a tie belt complement its vintage silhouette.
To buy: $775, modaoperandi.com
Gucci Flora Gothic Print Silk Pleated Midi Dress
Originally conceived by illustrator Vittorio Accornero in the 1960s, Gucci’s iconic Flora print is given a 21st-century update and printed on this beautiful sleeveless pleated dress.
To buy: $4,900, nordstrom.com
Erdem Pop Floral Print Cotton Dress
Trumpet sleeves, trapeze silhouette, pleats, and a floral print inspired by English gardens—this dress was made to be worn at afternoon tea.
To buy: $1,420, nordstrom.com
St. John Collection Shadow Floral Jacquard Knit Dress
Bring some spring vibes to your office with this elegant knee-length dress that has a fitted silhouette and a playful flounce hem.
To buy: $1,295, nordstrom.com
Veronica Beard Dakota Gardenia Mini Dress
This flirty mini dress just screams spring. The faux wrap silhouette is complemented by flattering V-neckline and ruffled detailing.
To buy: $550, intermixonline.com
Intermix Nessa Printed High-low Dress
This is the ultimate resort number—the floral print on turquoise background reminds us of a garden by the ocean. Feminine details such as side cutouts, V-neckline, and a high-low hemline complement this effortlessly chic style.
To buy: $345, intermixonline.com
Ganni Floral Crêpe Minidress
If your favorite LBD had a spring makeover, it would look exactly like this floral Ganni dress.
To buy: $250, mytheresa.com