We know florals aren’t exactly the most groundbreaking trend for resort, but don’t cue your Devil Wears Prada quotes just yet. This year, the print is going through a goth phase, and not one that will lead to surprise awkward Facebook tags five years down the track. Karl saw Chanel Resort 2014 through a monochrome lens, Zac Posen went to a high-drama garden party, Michael van der Ham got abstract on satin and Yigal Azrouel rendered them in sulky damask. And the best part? Moody florals are even better for the cooler months as they are for the warm ones (take that, northern hemisphere).
Click through for five buy-it-now floral pieces and get a head start on one of Resort 2014’s most striking trends.
Out of This World
This structured sci-fi mini dress by Something Else comes with contrast black paneling, raglan capped sleeves and a very down-to-earth price tag.
Velvet leggings are a solid winter staple. Sass' Diana ones come in deep hues and a super-luxe fabric.
Find Some Structure
Who said flowers couldn't be hard around the edges?
How Deep Is Your Love?
Scuba-inspired fabric gives the amped-up pattern on this peplum top yet another dimension.
It doesn't matter if you're only black and white. The shading on these flattering florals is perfection.