*Above, wearing the Horror Vacui Freja dress, the prettiest of the pretty spring floral dresses on offer this season. It runs REALLY big in the bodice, which I think is part of the style, but I am taking it to my tailor for a consultation on how much we can take in because it is currently baggy on me in an unflattering way. But, the pattern! The details! It is divine! I am hoping to make it work. You can see my Pamela Munson Isla Bahia tote on the side — my ride or die. A full review here.
I always find the first shoots of crocuses and daffodils of spring a shock. The earth is gray and dry for months on end, and suddenly: a revelation of impossible green, one random Tuesday morning. Those shoots appear vulnerable, but determined. Poet Maura Stanton once referred to spring as “all second growth,” and I hear those words every time I see the first buds. I think about cyclicality, the way old things have made way for the new. It is a time of possibility. Another example of the way in which Mother Nature provides a live model for accepting change with grace.
Anyhow: seeing those tender shoots appear over the past week or two, first in small islets and then in larger clusters, I feel excited for spring. So, too, are you, apparently, as I’ve had a trickle of questions about what to wear to Easter and for other spring festivities — baby showers, bridal showers, weddings, and more — with a particular clamor for spring floral dresses. Below, some of my absolute favorite finds! This is my comfort zone, my true inner fashion self. I always feel like I am experimenting with different versions of myself during the winter (which can be fun!), but spring/summer is where I feel I “come home.” I am most myself in feminine, midi-length dresses, preferably floral in pattern.
01. WAYF LAVENDER FLORAL // 02. RAFE CLUTCH // 03. SCHUTZ SANDALS // 04. HILL HOUSE SABRINA DRESS // 05. BEST OF COLOMBIA HEART EARRINGS // 06. ANNA CATE LINEN DRESS // 07. LARROUDE RUFFLE MULES (ALSO COME IN A FLAT STYLE) // 08. HORROR VACUI FREJA DRESS // 09. DILLARDS MULES // 10. CARA CARA PERRIN TOP // 11. CARA CARA MELANIE FLORAL SKIRT // 12. MAISON MONIK NECKLACE // 13. MEG CARTER EARRINGS // 14. CHRISTIAN DIOR SLIDES // 15. PAM MUNSON LADY BAG // 16. HUNTER BELL SADIE DRESS // 17. LIZZIE FORTUNATO BLOOM EARRINGS // 18. OLIVIA RUBIN MIDI DRESS // 19. LOEFFLER RANDALL LEONIE FLATS
More Spring Florals.
P.S. The first job each morning.
P.P.S. Truly, then, these words are most serious.
P.P.P.S. “You almost did it!”
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2 thoughts on “Spring Floral Dresses for Easter + Beyond.”
I so relate to what you wrote about coming home to yourself, style-wise, in spring! While I really enjoy dressing in a slightly more tomboy way in the cool weather (my default mode is a combination of oxfords, sweaters, jeans, etc.) — I really love the ease and romanticism of wearing mostly midi dresses in the warmer weather!
Your Horror Vacui pick is so beautiful — and the note on sizing is helpful! Also love the Maison Monik necklace. I think I will be spending Easter in a gingham dress from Sandy Liang that I had eyeballed for weeks & weeks, and then found on super sale post-Christmas! It has two thin bows streaming down from the shoulder blades, and I love it.
Oo so chic – I think I know the one.
Envying afar your “tomboy chic” moment. I wish I had a vibe like that I could play with. I’m just sort of…get through winter. Hahah