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January 06, 2019

Summer sundresses may come and go, but the iconic floral sundress style remains a fashion staple for many women. Why? They’re pretty and ultra-feminine. Patterns featuring bright backgrounds and beautiful flowers tend to make us feel good. Aloha dresses epitomize this sunny style. These fashion tips can help you choose a flattering floral print and help you enhance it to look your best.

Picking a Figure-flattering Floral Print

Aloha dresses come in a vast array of gorgeous tropical floral prints. You may be tempted to choose a print design based solely on fashion appeal. Yet, there’s more to think about than pretty flowers and style. Some prints are going to look great on you, while others never seem to look right. The reason why your dress might be a hit or miss is body type. Most women fit into three distinct types: petite, slim to average or full-figured. There are fashion rules about what florals looks best on each type. Of course, you’re free to bend these rules at your discretion.

In general, large-size flowers look awesome on petite bodies. These larger floral prints include spaces, and the combination adds more fullness. On the other hand, full-figured ladies may want to avoid large flowers for the same reason. Small flowers are most flattering on full figures. Women with slim to average figures look best in mid-sized flowers, a balance between oversize and small.

Black floral sundress with bright flowers

Choosing Background Colors

Background colors can do wonders for your figure if you know how to use them to enhance your figure. Common colors you often see paired with flowers are blue, red and white. One trick you can use to disguise unflattering bulges is to choose a dress featuring bright blooms on a white background. Want to look slimmer? Choose prints with bright blooms on dark backgrounds.

mid-length floral sundress

Does Dress Length Matter?

The length of your sundress only matters when it comes to how it makes you feel when you wear the dress. Standard lengths are short, mid-length and maxi. Some women can wear all three, depending on mood and circumstances. Some women enjoy the coverage of maxi dresses. When it comes to your style, it’s fine to stick with lengths that you can wear with confidence.

Floral Sundress with Earrings

What Accessories Should You Wear?

Whether you’re wearing a tropical strapless sundress or an A-line dress with cap sleeves, it’s essential to know how to properly accessorize your look. Certain accessories make busy florals look tacky. Avoid the fashion police by following some simple guidelines.

Jewelry. Keep jewelry pieces simple. Your dress already pops with bold color, so there’s no need to color match your jewelry. Dainty stud earrings or simple drop earrings are all you need. A necklace or bracelet is optional, and these should be understated and on the thin side.

Belts. Solid color belts can give your floral dress a dash of high-fashion sophistication. Choose your belt color based on one of the colors featured in your dress.

Handbags. Black, white, cream and beige handbags look good with just about any floral print. Other fashion colors that may work are blue, navy, pink or red. Solid colors are preferable over mixed patterns to avoid clashes with floral dress prints.





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