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Spring florals brighten wardrobes with feminine touch |

Spring florals brighten wardrobes with feminine touch

| Friday, April 22, 2016 8:48 p.m
Floral print short strapless dress ($59), at
Commando peony cami ($58) and boxer shorts ($48), at
Leith strappy floral-print jumpsuit ($76), at Nordstrom Ross Park Mall and
Tip Tap Toe flat in floral ($34.99), at
Trip Down Meadowy Lane pants ($49.99), at
Sam Edelman 'Eleanor' ankle-strap sandal ($109.95), at Nordstrom Ross Park Mall and
Women's accessories aviator multi-colored sunglasses in white ($14.99), at most Target stores and
Bell tunic dress ($198), at
Luxury eyewear brand Lafont offers a take on florals --authentic Liberty of London fabrics pressed between layers of acetate ($399), at
Women's statement short necklace with enamel flowers in multi/gold ($16.99), at most Target stores and
Long Tall Sally bright floral dress ($129), at
Long Tall Sally tapestry floral button maxi dress (115), at
Eliza J belted chiffon maxi dress ($158), at Nordstrom Ross Park Mall and
Grow the Distance scarf in afternoon ($19.99), at
'Remy' bikini by Tommy Bahama, retro U-ring bandeau ($96) and high waist bikini bottoms ($74), at
Kinross painted posie print scarf ($149), at Larrimor's, Downtown and
Panache 'Thea' balconette bra ($67) and brief ($31) at

This spring, let your wardrobe bloom.

It’s the perfect time of year to add a floral garment or accessory to your look. From a pair of flowery sandals to a dress decorated in pretty posies, it’s a trend that’s always perfect.

“Florals are timeless and always on trend for the spring and summer,” says Christina Curley, print designer at Long Tall Sally. “This season, we’re seeing florals pop up in an array of styles — from bright, tropical prints, to feminine and delicate patterns, and even to darker, watercolor-inspired designs. Floral prints look great on all different body shapes and sizes, and it’s fun to play around with them in unexpected ways, such as an all-over print on a pair of capris.”

Florals are popular this time of year, as they indicate the changing, warmer seasons and freshen up any wardrobe, says Kay-Lin Richardson, director of sales at Panache. Wearing floral lingerie is a great way to jump into spring with a hidden touch that feels special and feminine.

Vintage florals are popping up in swimwear via a high-waist bikini bottom and U-ring bandeau top like one in the Tommy Bahama bathing suit line. The retro-inspired tropical floral adds a graphic pop to the collection, says Suzanne Bryant, senior vice president of design for Tommy Bahama.

“I love the intensity of color — it’s so vibrant and sophisticated,” Bryant says.

Florals are included in all of the prints that are on-trend this spring, says Kimberly Collins, chief merchandising officer and senior vice president of and They’re the perfect way to brighten up your wardrobe. And they make a statement.

“The fun thing about floral-print dresses is you can dress them down with a jean jacket or dress them up with a pair of heels for a look that will stand out at any party,” Collins says.

JoAnne Klimovich Harrop is a staff writer for the Tribune-Review. She can be reached at or 412-320-7889.

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