There's a moment in Alice in WonderlandÂ--the classic Disney animated movie and the live-action Tim Burton-helmed versionÂ--where the flowers quite literally come to life. It's arguably one of the most whimsical and wonderful cinematic surprises for flower fanatics like us, so we were incredibly pleased to see popping floral pieces on some of the most important spring runways! These dimension-adding appliquĂ© accents and raised rosettes made a huge impression at Marios Schwab's S/S 10 show and were all the rage at Valentino's Haute Couture presentation, so naturally we picked 3D Florals for today's Trend Report!
Admittedly, posy-print frocks and garden-inspired garments are almost always in fashion at this time of the year, but this season's iteration of unfussy florals is decidedly feminine and fresh. These eye-catching lace and silk adornments can be dressed up or pared down, so make sure you check out how four of our favorite floral femmes are donning this darling decorative accent!
Avatar-star Zoe Saldana stunned in Valentino's Sleeveless Turtle Neck Dress with Ruffle Skirt ($7900, 212.772.6969) at the Essence Black Women in Hollywood Luncheon early last month. We love how the tiered skirt and blooming appliquĂ© flowers add interest to the soft neutral hue of the dress. Another fantastic 3D floral frock comes to us via Rachel Bilson, whose Chanel dress is both demure (the knee-skimming length) and daring (the exposed dĂ©colletage). Bianca Brandolini d'Adda also opted for a muted Valentino numberÂ--the Short Sleeve Embroidered Tunic with Flowers ($6950, 212.772.6969) to be exactÂ--to attend an event at the fashion house's Haute Couture Show in Paris, proving that you can add a little edge to even the most feminine floral number with skinny jeans and buckled boots. And finally, the always-chic Natalia Vodianova who also showed up to the Haute Couture presentation in a beyond beautiful Valentino jacket featuring 3D floral accents.
As our stylish subjects illustrate, there are many ways to incorporate this standout look into your spring rotation. If it's a dress you desire a la Saldana and Ms. Bilson, be sure to check out Carven's Rosette Shift Dress ($690), Marc by Marc Jacobs' Rosette Mini Dress ($600), Haute Hippie's Mock Two Piece Mini Dress ($255), or Phoebe Couture by Kay Unger's One Shoulder Rosette Dress ($390). If you prefer a pretty top, like Brandolini d'Adda, be sure to try Kate Spade New York's Nicolette Silk Rosette Halter Top ($265) or Elizabeth and James' Ruffle V-Neck Tank ($255). Of course, you can also give an outfit a gorgeous floral feeling by adding a light accessory into the mix. Just slip into Forever 21's Decorative Pearl Strands ($15), Arden B's Flower Cluster Rope Necklace ($24), or Lee Angel's Fabric Link Necklace ($195) and you'll be standing out in no time flat!