Spring Trends Part II: Florals

This week we are taking on the floral trend which  in my opinion will always be around.  I’m kind of a newbie when it comes to wearing florals because for so many years I hated it.  Growing up all saw offered to plus size  women were ugly, garish  floral print  clothes .  I was completely turned off by florals until I came upon this awesome  Simply Be maxi dress (worn as a skirt for my post today!) a year ago .  This dress has single-handedly changed my perception of floral print forever.  I learned that I could wear a beautiful vibrant print  without feeling  like a huge flower.    

Would you dare to wear florals? If so, how would you wear it?

Please check out these other fab bloggers and their take on florals!

Girls of Plenty

Real Girl Runway

Heart, Print and Style

CurvyCEO

Society of Curves

Have a wonderful weekend!

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Dress: Simply Be

Shirt: Old Navy

Belt: dont remember! tee hee

Necklace: Nordstrom Rack

33 Comments

  1. March 15, 2013 / 7:36 pm

    This is funny because this is the exact reason I don’t own a lot of items with floral prints. I would love to see the dress, I have a very nice dress I bought a few years ago that took me out of that never wear floral print stage.

  2. March 15, 2013 / 7:52 pm

    You look fantastic in this combination! I love the maxi skirt and the chambray together- totally majestic!

  3. March 15, 2013 / 8:12 pm

    I love florals. I have a granny dress with a flower print on it (from the op shop, and originally designated for my Tupperware parties as part of a dress up for it along with my pink wig) and It is frumpy, but when I wear it I really love it. I also used to own a one piece overalls (shorts not longs) that was black with big, bold, vibrant flower print on it. It was amazing. I wish I still had it, but sadly, I think I either got to fat with it, or wore it out. I lived in that thing!!!!! You look lovely, Georgette, in your beautiful maxi-skirt, but I think would prefer it as a dress or maybe with a plain top. (I love dots, too, though!)

    Well, have a GREAT weekend and keep on smiling, girl. xo

    • March 17, 2013 / 2:42 pm

      Thank you! I would have loved to gone to one of your Tupperware parties! I think it wouldve have been a hoot!

      Here’s the “skirt” worn as a dress..

  4. Selah
    March 15, 2013 / 8:22 pm

    You know I LOVE the subtle pattern mixing! Too cute. I have a floral top that I love because it goes with everything:
    http://static.pdxcdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/PhotoNodeThumb/members/8341/photos/image_43b50a36215112877a081b025c40ba01.jpg
    I also have very bright floral sundress that is soooo “out of the box” for me but I LOVE it! Here I “winterized” it:
    http://static.pdxcdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/PhotoNodeThumb/members/8341/photos/ee7c7745191e23f68baa590c69c233a3_19995c0c5964f625c64839a8e7083e6c.jpg

    • March 17, 2013 / 2:34 pm

      Selah you ROCK! Just last year you were wearing your first maxi dress and now you’re rocking mixed prints! Im so happy that you are going outside your comfort zone and embracing it. I love it!!!!

      • Selah
        March 17, 2013 / 3:40 pm

        I was just telling Audrey about how I’ve reached a point of really not caring if others don’t like what I wear. I think it’s equal parts age / maturity, fashion blogs, and having a little girl to “experiment” on (my 4 year old rocked mixed prints and multicolored looks before I did). I’m going to be doing a lot more color this spring and summer.

      • April 10, 2013 / 11:48 pm

        Love your sweater and sneaker combo. So comfy!

  5. March 15, 2013 / 9:29 pm

    I think you look fantastic! This outfit is pure genius from head to toe!

    By the time I started shopping for plus size clothes, the pendulum had swung the other way and there were almost no feminine or girly pieces, especially floral (with the exception of mu-mu type stuff for grannies which they had in every size from small the 6x so I didn’t really see that as a plus size specific thing).

    As a result, I don’t have a problem with floral! I really like them actually. I’m just super picky about them, because I am petite and plus sized. I have to be really careful about prints and stylish cuts (like peplum or peddle pushers) and embellishments below the nipples(keep the eyes going up!).

    But I do like floral! I just usually go for a small amount of them. I use them more as an accent or find pieces with flowers embroidered or with a floral print added to the trim or something. I’ve seen some super cute summer sneakers and slip-ons made from floral prints and I’ve found some dresses will just use a floral pattern for the sash and/or straps or something with a little embroidery at the bottom. Still, all over floral rarely does me (personally) any favors.

    • March 17, 2013 / 2:32 pm

      Thank you! I think its GREAT you know what works for you and you found ways to incorporate them into your wardrobe. Its all about feeling good and looking good. So kudos to you Peaches for making it work for you!

  6. March 16, 2013 / 12:26 am

    I’m with Peaches; I’m also petite so big prints of any kind don’t work for me. Even some petite clothes are too long for me! 🙂

      • March 17, 2013 / 2:49 pm

        Depends on the print, but mostly only on skirts. I tend to stick with solid colors for tops. I’m barely 5’2″ so large prints are too overwhelming.

  7. March 16, 2013 / 2:32 am

    How did you do that with the blouse? It looks tucked in but, of course, it’s not. I love it!

    • March 17, 2013 / 2:16 pm

      Thank you! The blouse is tucked into the “skirt”! I just turned the top of dress down and tucked in the shirt!

  8. March 16, 2013 / 4:37 pm

    I also did floral + dots! My favorite mixed patterns combo. I liked how you converted the maxi dress into a skirt; it stands out more.

  9. Tee
    March 17, 2013 / 9:23 pm

    The denim shirt gives it a different look, which I like!!!

  10. March 19, 2013 / 3:37 pm

    This is a beautiful dress and I think what makes it so beautiful is the woman wearing it!! Never doubt yourself!!

    • March 20, 2013 / 1:20 am

      Awww thank you so much! This comment means so much, especially today when I was doubting myself.

  11. March 19, 2013 / 3:42 pm

    *swoon* what a lovely maxi! No wonder you embraced florals after this! I like how you paired it with the dotted chambray!

  12. nofearoffashion
    March 20, 2013 / 8:43 pm

    Lovely combination. And you do carry your necklaces so well. Another hit as far as I am concerned.

    • March 21, 2013 / 4:11 pm

      Thank you! I love accessories especially necklaces. Im still searching for that perfect statement necklace!

      • nofearoffashion
        March 21, 2013 / 6:41 pm

        Oh me too. I have some necklaces you would adore. Because I love them so much myself, they were the first thing I noticed when I saw yours. I have a green necklace, big chunky bits with two gold buttons at the top… smashing. So pleased with it. I am trying to do a post on all my necklaces. If I have photographed them all, I will give you the link.

      • March 23, 2013 / 3:02 pm

        I would love to see your necklace choices! Im always looking for that special accessory!

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