The Spring 2011 runway collections were full of botanical prints, with Stella McCartney and Erdem leading the way. Botanical prints are bolder and more graphic than their floral counterparts. If they do contain flowers, they often contain equally as much foliage. Citrus-inspired prints are also predicted to be a popular choice this season. Take inspiration from a few botanical printed garments below.
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This bold botanical print shirt is a fun option for the summer months. It has short sleeves, a scoop neck, and keyhole back. The tiered fabric front is an interesting design detail. Wear with denim shorts, sandals, and canvas tote for a day out at the beach.
Price: $455.00 at net-a-porter.com
Botanical printed garments are a chic way of incorporating the outdoors into an inner city outfit. The bold tropical print features bursts of bright orange in among dark green tropical foliage. This skirt has a self-tie front, fold detail at the waistband, and concealed side zip. Team this skirt with a loose black t-shirt and black boots.
Price: $855.00 at net-a-porter.com
This Stella McCartney citrus print is going to be the stand out for the season. The print already adorns a range of garments from dresses to skirts. Here it comes in the form of a sleek pencil skirt. Paired with a basic white tank top and patent yellow sandals, this skirt would complete a fun daytime outfit.
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This dress is just bursting with botanical goodness. It features a heavy pansy print at the border, with scattered flowers throughout. The dress has a slight boatneck design and gathered waist. Wear this dress with strappy leather sandals and a small shoulder bag.
Price: $915.00 at net-a-porter.com
This dress is a sophisticated and ladylike take on the botanical printed garments trend. It has a fairly classic silhouette and features a rounded neck and back, short turned up sleeves, and fabric waist belt. The large pale yellow flowers give the dress a distinct botanical twist. Pair this dress with cream pumps and a boxy clutch for a sophisticated look.
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The botanical print on this silk blouse has the appearance of brush strokes or watercolours. In addition to the eye catching botanical print, this blouse has a very ladylike pussybow detail at the v-neck. It also has a picot trim and cap sleeves. Wear this with jeans and leather flats for an easy daytime number.
Price: $449.00 at lagarconne.com
While Rodarte, and Opening Ceremony collaborations in general for that matter, are renowned for being fashion forward and directional, this dress has a very vintage feel about it. The delicate floral print paired with pastel and lace also lends to a refined, vintage design. Channel your inner lady and team this dress with Mary-Jane heels and a framed handbag.
When choosing botanical printed garments, keep an eye out for your not-so-average prints. Citrus prints such as those seen at Stella McCartney are on-trend for this season. Are you a fan of botanical printed garments and if so, which of the above do you like best?
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