Celebrities Wearing Floral Applique Dresses 2012

Rachel Bilson, Miley Cyrus, and More Embrace Floral Appliqué in Sexy Red-Carpet Style

Rachel Bilson, Miley Cyrus, and More Embrace Floral Appliqué in Sexy Red-Carpet Style

Forget statement clutches and jawdropping jewels — the latest batch of red-carpet embellishments come by way of super intricate floral appliqué detailing. Gone (for now) are the days of patchwork and snazzy stitching, we think these gorgeous add-ons add an unexpected element of formal dressing elegance. To prove our point, we've seen Elizabeth Banks rock several versions of the trend, with a little help from Atelier Versace and Marc Jacobs; we've spotted Rachel Bilson don a pretty Chanel frock complete with metallic appliqué hem; and we've lusted after Lea Michele's sultry appliqué Marchesa bodice. It's a one-part strategic styling, one-part girlie girl chic, and we're all for the resurgence of this overtly applied technique. Click through to find out which other celebs are getting in touch with their appliqué sides — and shop your favorites!

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