Think of this fresh crop of dresses the same way you might a vase of fresh-cut flowers in your apartment — they're one of the easiest ways to capitalize on Spring. Thanks to the floral dresses from Rebecca Minkoff to Erdem and Suno, floral prints got both the usual ladylike treatment and a sportier finish on the Spring '13 runways, which means that this selection of floral dresses caters to pretty much every occasion and every kind of girl (even if you're not typically the flower-wearing type). In brilliant colors, abstract floral patterns, and even surfer-inspired iterations, we pretty much guarantee you'll find a look fit for your Spring party circuit, wedding season, and beyond. Click through for our favorite floral dresses to show off all season.
Reese Witherspoon exited a medical building in Beverly Hills looking cheery in this Vanessa Bruno pink floral dress ($334, originally $478). To give her summery dress a Winter spin, the actress paired it with black fringe booties, a Rag & Bone bag ($725), and oversize sunglasses. Score Reese's exact dress and bag to re-create her latest LA street style. If it's too chilly where you live, just throw on black opaque tights and a coat for warmth.
Elle Fanning stepped out in LA's Tarzana neighborhood rocking a sporty-chic style that was both on-trend and age-appropriate. Elle layered a patchwork Opening Ceremony varsity jacket over a flirty floral dress, then kicked up the cool factor with a pair of low-top Converse ($45). Her printed sheath and laid-back sneakers were a cool combo, but her monogrammed jacket was the icing on her sweet style. Shop our picks below to re-create Elle's LA look or swap her tough topper for this pink and gray Madewell stadium jacket ($178) for a dash of feminine flair.
Red is the perfect color for the holidays, but this season, why not up the ante with a red floral dress just like Anne Hathaway did in NYC? The actress wore a beautiful sleeveless red floral sheath dress with black platform pumps while posing for photos outside David Letterman's studio. Hers is a ladylike number, but you can take your red florals to sassier heights if you choose. Just be sure to pick something that's rich in color and pattern, then pair it with classic pumps and a matching red lip. Shop our favorite red floral dresses below to get started.
The American Ballet Theatre opening night gala in NYC called for a fancy ensemble, so Solange Knowles chose a floral retro Dolce & Gabbana dress and embellished Dolce & Gabbana pumps. Gold teardrop earrings, a gaggle of gold bracelets and rings, and a black clutch completed Solange's feminine nighttime look. While her exact dress isn't available online, you can re-create her look with this equally bold floral dress from ASOS ($38) with these similar Dolce & Gabbana crystal-embellished Mary Janes ($1,695). Don't forget the gold baubles for added shine.
Lauren Conrad showed her support for designer Alice + Olivia's Spring 2013 collection at New York Fashion Week by wearing this floral Alice + Olivia dress at the show. The starlet paired her watercolor mini with black LC by Lauren Conrad pumps ($39, originally $60) and a perfect topknot bun. Score Lauren's exact flirty number to work with black platform pumps for tea with mom, throw on a denim jacket for a casual vibe, then slip on opaque black tights and matching booties when the temperatures start to cool. For a more budget-friendly version shop this bold Rare bustier dress ($39, originally $78).
Miranda Kerr strutted her svelte stuff through Sydney in a floral Erdem sheath dress ($974, originally $1,622), nude pointy Lanvin pumps, and a classic quilted Chanel bag, creating the perfect feminine and flirty ensemble. The model accessorized her blossoming dress with soft curls, a punchy red lip, and bevy of arm candy — gold watch, white enamel bangle, and black rope bracelet. Re-create Miranda's ladylike look with this floral French Connection sheath ($70, originally $178), nude pumps, and a black quilted bag for a brunch date with mom or go the retro route in this floral full-skirt French Connection dress ($118).
Anna Paquin walked her dog in Venice over the weekend covering her baby bump with a sweet floral dress. To stay warm in the beachside town, the actress sported this purple jewel-button Banana Republic cardigan ($60). Black ankle booties, a black crossbody bag, and tortoise sunglasses completed Anna's stylish weekend outfit. Get Anna's exact cardigan — it also comes in five other colors — to throw on over all your printed dresses in the Fall.
Michelle Williams was the epitome of Summer cool while spending time with daughter Matilda and boyfriend Jason Segel in LA. The actress wore a green floral cotton button-front dress, then accessorized with chunky tan t-strap clogs, a straw tote bag, and her go-to black Ray-Ban Wayfarer sunglasses. What we love about Michelle's style is that despite the warming temperatures, she stays true to her quirky aesthetic. To get her latest look, shop the similar green floral dress we picked below, then match it up with tan accessories. Come Fall, sport the dress with tights, booties, and a fabulous coat to brave the cold in style.
Carey Mulligan and her husband, Marcus Mumford, took a lovers' stroll through NYC with Carey looking lovely in a midi-length floral dress. The square neck and demure hemline lent the actress a retro feel, while her metal-framed round sunglasses fed into her vintage vibe. Carey finished off her daytime Summer look with black gladiator sandals and this Tom Ford Natalia bag ($3,980), which Kate Bosworth also has. For your next city stroll, romantic or not, look to Carey by pairing your vintage floral dress with equally standout accessories, including Carey's exact bag.