How Does Your Garden Grow? First Look: Florals

Most of us can’t wait to get out of dark colors and into brighter, or at least gentler apparel. Flowers arrive first. As to those more suited to summer, be aware they won’t be around when the season actually emerges.

Sheaths – Left to Right


Badgley Mischka Floral Lace Sleeveless Sheath Dress – Sophisticated and unfussy. High, jewel neckline. Sleeveless; cut-in shoulders. Center back slit. Back zipper closure. Lined polyester/spandex. $475.00

David Meister Venice Short-Sleeve Floral Lace Dress – Tailored, but in no way stiff. Dress up or down. Jewel neckline with strapless illusion. Short sleeves. Princess seams on bodice. Scalloped hem. Shell and lining, polyester. $450.00

Calvin Klein Blurred Floral Print Dress– A feminine, impressionist take on flowers. Remember to soften make-up. Round neckline. Structured seaming for a sleek look. Exposed zipper closure at back. Stretchy polyester/spandex; lined. $134.00

Betsy Johnson Floral-Print Scuba Midi Dress – Cheerful and practical-scuba fabric lays smooth, hiding slight bulges. Ready for office plus. Exposed back zipper. Jewel neckline. Slightly puffed, cap sleeves. Back vent slit. Polyester/spandex; lining: polyester. $138.00

Not Shown: Tracy Reece Cherry Blossom Dress – $348.00

Party Pretty

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Left: Winona Silk Dress by Yumi Kim – Confident and female. Remember swishing? (Buy a petticoat) Midi silhouette adds grace. Bonus side pockets. Adjustable straps.  Back zipper closure. A classic. $248.00

Center: Ruffle-hem Midi Dress in Liberty® Wiltshire Floral – Cute and flirty cotton dress in vintage floral pattern. Elicits smiles. $198.00

Right: Lela Rose Floral Sleeveless V-Neck Midi Dress – A Rolls Royce= Timeless Investment dressing. Immensely complexion-flattering color. Embroidered chiffon midi dress for occasion dressing. Deep V neckline. Sleeveless. Banded waist. Pleated skirt. A-line silhouette. Polyester/silk/nylon. Silk lining. $2695.00

Not Shown: Lafayette 148 New York Damaris Floral Print Dress in beautiful pale lime. $598.00

Short and Sweet

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Left: Lauren Ralph Lauren Pleated A-Line Dress – Accordion pleats and vibrant painterly pattern distinguish this model. Sleeveless A-line silhouette. Rounded neckline. Shell and lining: polyester. $165.00

Center: Rebecca Taylor Penelope Floral A-Line Dress – A tank dress of slubbed linen jersey cut with slight razorback. Pale, young, and pretty. Slips on over head. Crewneck. Sleeveless. Flouncy skirt. A preorder $295.00

Right: Lauren Ralph Lauren Floral-Print Crepe Dress – Zippy color, easy drop, enhanced by an asymmetrical, ruffled overlay. Sleeveless shift silhouette. Rounded neckline Keyhole secures at the center back of the neck with a button-and-loop closure. Fully lined, machine washable polyester. $155.00

Long and Easy

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Left: Free People All I Got Printed Maxi Dress – A womanly, country look. Ties at the waist, hits above ankle. Plunging V-neckline; A-line silhouette. Machine washable polyester. $168.00

Center: Mara Hoffman Placket Front Midi Dress – Light and painterly. Slant hip pockets. Scoop neckline. Sleeveless. Button placket. 100% linen , polyester lined bodice. $395.00

Right: Hutch Maxi Dress – Very backyard/resort. Striking graphic. Polyester. Center back zipper with hook-and-eye closure. Over 50% off at $69.99



Left: Tadashi Shoji Sleeveless Floral Chiffon Midi Dress – Just special. Feminine, kind f 1920s looking. Features an asymmetric, high-low flounce hem. Wide V neckline; square back. Adjustable spaghetti straps. Paneled bodice. Trumpet silhouette with hidden back zipper closure. Polyester. $395.00

Right: Eva by Eva Franco Dress  – Subtly show stopping. A-line silhouette. Vibrant embroidered floral overlay.  Illusion neckline.  Sheer yokes and short sleeves. Partially translucent skirt. Zipper closure at back. Removable camisole lining. 100% lined polyester. $248.00

The items featured in this article have been chosen by the editors of Woman Around Town simply because we like them and think you may, too. No advertising fees have been paid to Woman Around Town for this article.

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