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Florals in Fashion

by Emily Tsay

18 karat yellow gold ring from Dior Joaillerie
A floral-inspired ring by Dior.

Pretty petals are blooming in fashion this season. Floral motifs, a key trend for this spring/summer, are popping up on everything from dresses to handbags. Welcome sunnier days with one of the floral-inspired fashion pieces below.

Poppy print blouse by Marc Jacobs
Poppy print blouse, Marc Jacobs

Designers like Carolina Herrera, Dolce & Gabbana, Ralph Lauren and Diane Von Furstenberg have all sent arrangements of floral looks down the runway. While a Dolce & Gabbana tulle ball gown with hand-painted flowers leans toward the extravagant side of the trend, Marc Jacobs's poppy print blouse strikes just the right balance of trendiness and wearability. The silk, semi-sheer blouse comes with a V-neck camisole underneath and long ties at the neck. It's a charming look that can work for almost any age.

A floral print handbag by Balenciaga 18 karat yellow gold ring by Dior Joaillerie
"Giant Brief" leather and printed
cotton bag, Balenciaga
"Diorette" ring, Dior Joaillerie

For spring, designer Nicolas Ghesquière introduced surprisingly splashy additions to Balenciaga's line of cult-status handbags. A departure from the cool and rugged aesthetic of the leather versions we've come to know well, these bright floral fabrications in bold colors are unexpected and artistic. This look can be pulled off by keeping the rest of your ensemble simple and neutral. A more subtle way to wear the floral trend is on a ring, such as the “Diorette” ring from Dior Joaillerie. This 18 karat gold ring has a colorful cluster of flowers, with diamond and amethyst accents.

Poppy print blouse by Marc Jacobs, $825
Leather and cotton bag by Balenciaga, price upon request
18 karat yellow gold ring by Dior Joaillerie, $5,550

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(Updated: 12/30/11 BH)

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