We saw floral appliqué on the Spring and Summer 2012 runways at Louis Vuitton, Christopher Kane, and Diane von Furstenberg, and we love how the pretty floral embellishments instantly add a feminine touch to any outfit. Yesterday, we spotted Emma Roberts and Keira Knightley sporting different renditions of this floral trend. Emma styled up her appliqué for daytime, wearing a Jenny Packham top with jeans by Genetic Denim. Keira chose to wear this look for night, choosing a gorgeous Valentino number. Watch today's Fab Flash to hear more about this trend. On Allison McNamara: Honey Rose & K earrings, H&M jacket.
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!