Friday Frock Love: Spring Florals

Friday, March 25, 2011

Despite the doom bringers promising more cold weather to come, I’m relieved to feel a touch of spring in the air.

It promises fresh, line dried clothes, afternoon picnics by the river and, most importantly, lovely summer frocks.

During the summer I don’t necessarily always fancy florals, but there’s something about the arrival of spring that immediately makes me want to wear flowers, specifically big floral 50s frocks with skirts that swish.

So, today I’ve indulged in a bit of fantasy shopping and found the best, vintage, vintage repro and vintage inspired floral frocks for Spring.

Fifties Frock – Tara Starlet – £85

This is a new addition to Tara Starlet, fully lined in a lovely floral blue embroidered cotton.

Vintage 1950s Basket Weave Floral Dress – eBay UK – Current Bid £45

Ends 30th March 23:04.

You’re lucky I showed you this. If it wasn’t for the fact I’d have to amputate important bits to ever have a waist that small I’d be bidding like crazy. Just the perfect 50s floral dress.

Archive Pink Posy Print Cotton Dress – Laura Ashley – £125

Frankly if you can’t rely on Laura Ashley for a good floral print then what on earth are they for?

Smudge Flower Print Prom Dress – ASOS – £65 £48.50

Look, a dress on ASOS that’s knee length on a 5′ 9″ model. With any luck that means a respectable length on average height ladies too. I like the contrast straps on this, a bit of a twist on a classic girly style.

Here’s hoping the nice weather sticks around so we get to wear some….

10 Responses
  • perdita
    March 25, 2011

    I love a spring/summer floral frock. Can’t justify a new one this year- I have a fab Matalan one from last year (red roses on cream, knee length, adjustable/removable straps) and a pastel blue one from Asda… not to mention my floral maxi, a couple of charity shop finds and a Poppy Valentine. Upside, plenty of dresses, downside, no money/reason to shop!!!

  • Fi Phillips
    March 25, 2011

    Love the Tara Starlet dress. So pretty and it would hide my womanly hips.

  • Redressing
    March 25, 2011

    Love these!
    There is definitely something extra special about 1950s frocks!

  • Style Eyes
    March 25, 2011

    I love the Laura Ashley one. I am currently researching all of the various options out there before I treat myself to one!

  • Penny Dreadful Vintage
    March 25, 2011

    The Tara Starlet is lush. I need to get a really good, swooshy petticoat for such moments x

  • LandGirl1980
    March 25, 2011

    Spring has sprung!!! Hurrahs!

  • Fashion Limbo
    March 25, 2011

    Love what you say about the length of ASOS dresses, couldn’t agree more! I really like that last ASOS one you feature, particularly the straps. Spring is here and I just adore floral dresses :)

  • Laura Connell
    March 25, 2011

    So happy to see posts about spring floral sundresses. I love dresses and look forward to wearing them again without tights. Feels so cool and free!

  • PinkBow
    March 27, 2011

    gorgeous selection of dresses that absolutely say spring. the washing on the line is my favourite thing, the smell when they come in is unbeatable.

  • Mafalda 'Sailorette'
    March 28, 2011

    Those are absolutely divine – I’d seen Tara Starlet’s but Laura Ashley and especially ASOS surprised me. Hard as I try I’d never come across a proper dress there! Thank you for your inspired take on frock hunting <3