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Would You Wear… Floral Appliqués?


Floral appliques trend
Photos: ASOS maxi dress; Blake Lively and Keira Knightly via Pacific Coast News

Forget flat, one-dimensional prints: floral appliqués take “florals for spring” to a whole new level. This trend is all about the texture. Whether we’re talking gathered fabric bunches or real appliqués stitched onto the garment, this 3-Dimensional trend is big, bold, and perfect for the season.

Chanel is perhaps the design house best known for their floral appliqués – they’ve sent textured camellias down the runway more times than we can count. However, many other designers joined Karl Lagerfeld in using appliqués for Spring 2013, including Dries Van Noten and Chloé (looks pictured below).

What we can’t decide (and we need your help!) is if this spring 2013 fashion trend is practical for college girls. Is this something you would wear on a dress or in sweater form? Could you rock a floral applique top at class or for a fun night out?

Floral appliques at Chloe, Chanel, and Dries Van Noten Spring 2013
Chloé, Chanel, and Dries Van Noten Spring 2013 | Photos via

We want to know what you think!

Would you wear floral appliqués? Which style above is your favorite? How would you wear this trend? Do you own any floral appliqué pieces? Leave a comment below and let us know. 

Posted on on February 5, 2013 / Filed Under: Would You Wear? / Tags: , , , , , ,

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9 Responses to “Would You Wear… Floral Appliqués?”

  1. 1
    February 5th, 2013 at 12:32 pm

    Yes, I would!

    I just found this amazing sweater – it’s a dark red, has 3d flowers and is perfect for valentines day. Just this shirt – jeans and I’m ready to go : )

    Of course we can wear this to class – in my opinion it’s a very sweet look …

  2. 2
    February 5th, 2013 at 12:36 pm

    I love anything floral so I would definitely wear this! It’s very feminine and perfect for spring.

  3. 3
    February 5th, 2013 at 12:58 pm

    It’s perfect for party or brunch with friends. In decent way, it can be worn even to school. I am for it!

  4. 4
    February 5th, 2013 at 1:20 pm

    This fashion trend is certainly suitable for college girls! I can see me and my friends happily wearing them, whether it be usual days or looking glam on a night out. I have to say the Chanel dress is my personal favourite

  5. 5
    February 5th, 2013 at 2:15 pm

    Love the texture and would totally wear a pretty floral blouse or a skirt but college laundromats are notorious for messing up clothes so I don’t know how feasible this would be. :|

  6. 6
    February 5th, 2013 at 3:29 pm

    As long as all of the stitching is sturdy, and you wash them on delicate, I think this would be great! At the moment I’m actually wearing a (2D) floral skirt, and just bought some (2D) floral leggings – I’m all about floral right now, and would adore this 3-dimensional take on it. I could see myself wearing a cozy pullover sweater with this design (perhaps in a smaller, more modest style than the bottom three images) or something. I actually really love the first two ways this trend is used (the white top and the Blake Lively image).

  7. 7
    February 5th, 2013 at 4:43 pm

    Definitely would wear these! But only if the appliqués were very discrete.

  8. 8
    February 5th, 2013 at 6:35 pm

    LOVE them! I think this is a super cute trend!

  9. 9
    February 6th, 2013 at 2:42 am

    I am a huge, huge, fan of florals so I guess this look would not be soo bad haha :)

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