Floral Prints Get A Moody Makeover Just In Time For Fall

If the Addams family had a garden, we imagine the blooms would look a lot like the Goth-inspired florals that sprouted all over the fall runways. Darkly romantic, yet still vibrant in their own way, these brooding botanicals are the perfect match for the season’s moody color palettes.

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    Read on to see how Zoe Saldana, Emma Roberts, and more are wearing this au courant print.

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    PHOTO: Seskim/WENN.com

    Zoe Saldana

    Attending an event in Turkey in June, Saldana opted for a sophisticated look in head-to-toe Alexander McQueen, including the brand’s Floral Print Pencil Dress ($1195), Ankle Wrap Toe-Cap Pointy Pumps ($880), and Heart Waist Belt ($570).


    Similar Essential:
    Vivienne Westwood Anglomania Printed Stretch-Satin Jersey Dress ($450)

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    PHOTO: Santi/Splash News

    Emma Roberts

    At a hotel in New York last month, Roberts’ Sachin + Babi floral-print skirt lent the perfect transitional feel to her Roksanda Ilincic peek-a-boo top and summer sandals.


    Similar Essential:
    Kate Spade Barry Skirt ($298)

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    PHOTO: Rob Kim/Getty Images

    Rose Byrne

    Byrne’s Erdem F/W13 dress showed off just a sliver of skin, which lent subtle allure to her otherwise conservative look at a screening in New York last month. 

    Similar Essential:
    Christopher Kane Long-Sleeve Floral Dress ($2765)

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    PHOTO: Patrick McMullan

    Erin Heatherton

    Florals may have a reputation for being sweet, but Heatherton’s Naeem Khan dress from the S/S 13 collection at the June Up2Us Gala in New York proves that the print can have glamorous sex appeal, too.

    Similar Essential:
    Tory Burch Dayton Dress ($595)

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    Ajak Deng

    Spotted at a party for the Australian Fashion Foundation in New York last month, the model kept the focus on her Ellery Floral D’Artagnan Bib Dress ($940) with streamlined accessories, opting for a basic red clutch and nude pumps.

    Similar Essential:
    Alexis Cora Short Structured Dress ($583)

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    PHOTO: Joe Schildhorn /BFAnyc.com

    Eva Chen

    The Lucky editor-in-chief’s Azzedine Alaia cage sandals added an extra dose of edge to her 3.1 Phillip Lim Embroidered Dress ($850) at an Ann Taylor event in New York in June.

    Similar Essential:
    Somedays Lovin Botanic Swing Dress ($99)

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    PHOTO: Givenchy

    Givenchy F/W 13

    The lively print on this Givenchy Printed Wool Biker Jacket ($5340) and skirt renders the potentially staid skirt suit completely fresh.

    Similar Essential:
    Jean Paul Gaultier Print Sweater Dress ($795)

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    PHOTO: Saint Laurent

    Saint Laurent F/W 13

    The dark microprint on this Saint Laurent Dress (price upon request, 212.431.3240, similar style here) combined with designer Hedi Slimane’s tough leather Biker Boots ($1395) echo the collection’s grunge vibe.

    Similar Essential:
    The Fates By Stolen Girlfriends Club Floral Lace-Up Dress ($139)

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    PHOTO: Valentino

    Valentino F/W 13

    Sheer detailing, intricate embroidery, and a Wednesday Addams-worthy white collar add interest to Valentino's demure Black Gown with Floral Embroidery ($26,000, 212.772.6969).

    Similar Essential:

    Free People Maxi Dress Spotty Dotty Peonies ($298)

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    Giambattista Valli

    Floral Print Dress ($2072) in Black Multi

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    Rebecca Taylor

    Artisanal Blocked Dress ($495) in Black Cream

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    Ruche

    Lane Floral Dress ($37) in Floral Print

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    Erdem

    Flower Printed Silk Satin Dress ($1800) in Silk Satin

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    Wallis

    Floral Print Jersey Dress ($70) in Various

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    Vivienne Westwood

    Anglomania Dress ($569) in Alto Floral-print

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    Ted Baker

    Oil Painting Dress ($248) in Black

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    Sachin + Babi

    Nayla Dress ($347) in Floral Print

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Floral Lace-Up Dress

Floral Lace-Up Dress

The Fates By Stolen Girlfriends Club, $139
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Maxi Dress Spotty Dotty Peonies

Maxi Dress Spotty Dotty Peonies

Free People, $298
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Print Sweater Dress

Print Sweater Dress

Jean Paul Gaultier, $795
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Floral Print Pencil Dress

Floral Print Pencil Dress

Alexander McQueen, $1195
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Wrap Toe-Cap Pointy Pumps

Wrap Toe-Cap Pointy Pumps

Alexander McQueen, $880
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Heart Waist Belt

Heart Waist Belt

Alexander McQueen, $570
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Anglomania Printed Stretch-Satin Jersey Dress

Anglomania Printed Stretch-Satin Jersey Dress

Vivienne Westwood, $450
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Barry Skirt

Barry Skirt

Kate Spade, $298
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Long-Sleeve Floral Dress

Long-Sleeve Floral Dress

Christopher Kane, $2765
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Embroidered Dress

Embroidered Dress

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Botanic Swing Dress

Botanic Swing Dress

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Dayton Dress

Dayton Dress

Tory Burch, $595
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Cora Short Structured Dress

Cora Short Structured Dress

Alexis, $583
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Artisanal Blocked Dress

Artisanal Blocked Dress

Rebecca Taylor, $495
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Floral Print Layered Front Tank Dress

Floral Print Layered Front Tank Dress

ICB, $550
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Floral Print Dress

Giambattista Valli, $2072
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Anglomania Dress

Vivienne Westwood Anglomania Dress, $569
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Floral Print Jersey Dress

Wallis, $70
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Flower Printed Silk Satin Dress

Flower Printed Silk Satin Dress

Erdem, $1800
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Maiden Lane Floral Dress

Maiden Lane Floral Dress

Ruche, $37
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Oil Painting Dress in Black

Oil Painting Dress in Black

Ted Baker, $248
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Limited Edition Iris Print Wrap Shift Dress

Limited Edition Iris Print Wrap Shift Dress

Topshop, $260
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Floral Print Jersey Dress

Wallis, $70
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Floral D'Artagnan Bib Dress

Floral D'Artagnan Bib Dress

Ellery, $940
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