Your Spring Must-Have? A Floral Cocktail Dress

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    We’re all about edgy cutout frocks and casual denim sheaths, but lately, spring’s put us in the mood for something a little more feminine, like floral cocktail dresses. The trend is everywhere now, from the runways of Erdem and Bottega Veneta to celebrities like Rosie Huntington-Whiteley and Jessica Pare. The prints range from bright, bold blooms to ditsy, retro-inspired motifs, but no matter which you prefer, these floral frocks are perfect for any evening soiree. Click through today’s Trend Report to find out who’s wearing the look, and be sure to shop our favorite picks too.

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    PHOTO: Bottega Veneta

    Bottega Veneta S/S 13

    The florals on Bottega Veneta’s dress may be understated, but the figure-skimming shape and plunging neckline are decidedly alluring.

    Similar Essential:
    Gabriella Rocha Hardy Floral Dress ($65)

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    PHOTO: Erdem

    Erdem S/S 13

    Punchy colors and a midriff cutout make Erdem’s Floral-Embroidered Sheath Dress ($8110) in Neon Peach/Blue a youthful, fun option.

    Similar Essential:
    Suno Brocade Floral Dress ($417)

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    PHOTO: Philosophy

    Philosophy S/S 13

    Philosophy’s Printed Lame Jacquard Dress ($995) combines sweet and sexy elements for a stylish result: pastel blooms against a sleek, fitted silhouette.

    Similar Essential:
    Nicole Miller Floral-Print Dress ($345)

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    PHOTO: Splash News

    Camila Alves

    At a Mud screening in New York last month, Alves paired Dolce & Gabbana’s sweet Floral Needlepoint Dress (price upon request) from the F/W 12 collection with Casadei pumps.

    Similar Essential:
    McQ by Alexander McQueen Floral Print Dress ($361)

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    Jessica Pare

    The actress made a bold statement at the Mad Men season six premiere in head-to-toe Prabal Gurung, wearing the Floral Printed Sheath Dress ($2195), Hot Pink Silver Plated Belt ($350), and Black Capped Ankle Strap Pumps ($890) from the Pre-Fall 13 collection.

    Similar Essential:
    Chetta B Floral Bow Dress ($70)

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    PHOTO: Getty Images

    Chloe Sevigny

    At a Coach charity event in Santa Monica, Sevigny added lively pops of color to her Balenciaga Fleurs-Print Wrap Dress ($917) with the label’s Revers Ankle Boots ($692) and Coach’s New Legacy Leather Basket Clutch ($188) in Bright Coral.

    Similar Essential:
    Dorothy Perkins Black/White Floral Dress ($69)

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    PHOTO: Splash News

    Rosie Huntington-Whiteley

    While attending a Vogue dinner honoring Michael Kors, Huntington-Whiteley was the picture of elegance in the designer’s Tissue Crepe Strapless Sheath ($1995) in Leaf/Chartreuse/Black from the Pre-Fall 13 collection with Jean-Michel Cazabat’s pointy-toe Emma Pumps ($235, 646.669.8508).

    Similar Essential:
    LABEL by five twelve Floral Print Fit & Flare Dress ($109)

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    PHOTO: Getty Images

    Felicity Jones

    Earlier this year at a London screening for Cheerful Weather For The Wedding, Jones channeled a classic, ladylike vibe in Valentino’s Short Sleeve Multicolor Silk Dress ($2980) from the Resort 13 collection.

    Similar Essential:
    Kate Spade New York Sonja Dress ($378)

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    PHOTO: Getty Images

    Bella Heathcote

    Heathcote’s embellished Chanel dress from the S/S 13 collection was a fitting choice for the actress’s playful sensibilities at the label’s pre-Oscar dinner.

    Similar Essential:
    Blugirl Sleeveless Floral Print Dress ($580)

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    PHOTO: Stockholm Street Style

    Taylor Tomasi Hill

    Hill’s Junya Watanabe cropped leather jacket lends toughness to the dainty print of her Patricia Viera Hawaiian Print Dress ($2628). The Moda Operandi Creative Director completed her look with Rochas sandals.

    Similar Essential:
    ASOS Midi Dress In Floral Print With Buttoned Waist ($71)

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    PHOTO: Getty Images

    Nicole Warne

    The Gary Pepper Vintage blogger was photographed at the Ellery S/S 13 show in Sydney channeling a feminine retro look in Suzannah’s Fifties Oriental Bloom Silk Print Dress ($1133), Christian Louboutin heels, and a Jennifer Zeuner necklace. Charlotte Olympia’s quirky Scent-Bottle Perspex Clutch ($1130) added a touch of charm.

    Similar Essential:
    Adrianna Papell Floral Print Shirtdress ($138)

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    PHOTO: Billy Farrell Agency

    Miroslava Duma

    With a nipped-in waist and full skirt, Duma’s Ulyana Sergeenko custom-made rose-print dress (price upon request) perfectly accentuates her shape.

    Similar Essential:
    10 Crosby By Derek Lam Floral Dress ($396)

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    Zara

    Printed Dress ($90)

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    3.1 Phillip Lim

    Chrysanthemum Embellished Silk Dress ($795)

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    Antonio Marras

    Yellow Jacquard Dress ($1450)

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    Moschino

    Floral Embroidered Dress ($1795)

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    Alice + Olivia

    Freya Tie Halter Top Peplum Dress ($600)

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    Komodo

    Museum Garden Dress ($198)

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    Borne by Elise Berger

    Hermine Floral-Print Silk Dress ($260)

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Floral Embroidered Dress

Floral Embroidered Dress

Moschino, $1795
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Jocelyn Printed Stretch Silk Crepe de Chine Dress

Jocelyn Printed Stretch Silk Crepe de Chine Dress

DKNY, $295
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Chrysanthemum Embellished Silk Dress

Chrysanthemum Embellished Silk Dress

3.1 Phillip Lim, $795
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Printed Dress

Printed Dress

Zara, $90
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Yellow Jacquard Dress

Yellow Jacquard Dress

Antonio Marras, $1450
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Museum Garden Dress

Museum Garden Dress

Komodo, $198
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Hermine Floral-Print Silk Dress

Hermine Floral-Print Silk Dress

Borne by Elise Berger, $260
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Freya Tie Halter Top Peplum Dress

Freya Tie Halter Top Peplum Dress

Alice + Olivia, $600
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Floral-Print Cocktail Dress

Floral-Print Cocktail Dress

Theia, $495
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Neon Floral Shoulder Dress

Neon Floral Shoulder Dress

Topshop, $130
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Floral Print Elbow Sleeve Dress

Floral Print Elbow Sleeve Dress

Marni, $1190
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Floral-Print Halter Cocktail Dress

Floral-Print Halter Cocktail Dress

Nicole Miller, $550
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Midi Dress In Floral Print With Buttoned Waist

Midi Dress In Floral Print With Buttoned Waist

ASOS, $71
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Sonja Dress

Sonja Dress

Kate Spade New York, $378
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Floral Print Shirtdress

Floral Print Shirtdress

Adrianna Papell, $138
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Floral Print Fit & Flare Dress

Floral Print Fit & Flare Dress

LABEL by five twelve, $109
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Black/White Floral Dress

Black/White Floral Dress

Dorothy Perkins, $69
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Floral Bow Dress

Floral Bow Dress

Chetta B, $70
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Sleeveless Floral Print Dress

Sleeveless Floral Print Dress

Blugirl, $580
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Floral Print Dress

Floral Print Dress

McQ by Alexander McQueen, $361
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Black And Grey Floral Printed Jersey Knit Knotted Dress

Black And Grey Floral Printed Jersey Knit Knotted Dress

A.B.S. by Allen Schwartz, $75
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Floral-Print Dress

Floral-Print Dress

Nicole Miller, $345
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Brocade Floral Dress

Brocade Floral Dress

Suno, $417
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Hardy Floral Dress

Hardy Floral Dress

Gabriella Rocha, $65
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Scent-Bottle Perspex Clutch

Scent-Bottle Perspex Clutch

Charlotte Olympia, $1130
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Hawaiian Print Dress

Hawaiian Print Dress

Patricia Viera, $2628
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Fifties Oriental Bloom Silk Print Dress

Fifties Oriental Bloom Silk Print Dress

Suzannah, $1133
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Short Sleeve Multicolor Silk Dress

Short Sleeve Multicolor Silk Dress

Valentino, $2980
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New Legacy Leather Basket Clutch

New Legacy Leather Basket Clutch

Coach, $188
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Revers Ankle Boots

Revers Ankle Boots

Balenciaga, $692
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Fleurs-Print Wrap Dress

Fleurs-Print Wrap Dress

Balenciaga, $917
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Black Capped Ankle Strap Pumps

Black Capped Ankle Strap Pumps

Prabal Gurung, $890
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Hot Pink Silver Plated Belt

Hot Pink Silver Plated Belt

Prabal Gurung, $350
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Floral-Embroidered Sheath Dress

Floral-Embroidered Sheath Dress

Erdem, $8110
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Floral Printed Sheath Dress

Floral Printed Sheath Dress

Prabal Gurung, $2195
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