Apparently, "We've Got to Move On" From Floral Midis—These Dresses Are Next


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According to, Queralt Ferrer, the fashion director of the iconic British brand, John Lewis, it’s time to move on from the floral print midi dress trend. At first glance, this seems like an outlandish sentiment, especially since the dress style is still a favorite among the fashion set, but Ferrer’s take is actually much more nuanced. During an interview with The Guardian, Ferrer acknowledged that customers still love floral print dresses, but that she and her team don’t want their customer to "just keep buying what she already owns.” 

That said, there is no need to store your favorite floral print midi dresses, but if you are looking for a forward-thinking closet refresh, try taking a departure from the usual ditzy floral prints. Instead, opt for dress styles with bolder, brighter florals in a variety of lengths. The article describes the evolution as more exotic botanical garden rather than romantic English country cottage. Ahead shop 40 editor-approved dresses that fit the bill, plus some outfit inspiration on how to wear the fresh style.


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This post was published at an earlier date and has since been updated.

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Jennifer Camp Forbes
Contributing Editor

Jennifer Camp Forbes is currently the shopping updates editor at Who What Wear, where she has worked in a variety of capacities for over a decade, including creative director and various editor roles. She’s well-known as a shopping expert that’s sought out for advice and insight on the latest trends, outfit ideas, and fashion picks thanks to her thoughtful shopping roundups, digital moodboards, and extensive knowledge of up-and-coming brands, plus the new arrivals sections of the chicest retailers. Jennifer has had a lifelong interest in fashion which led her to intern at Harper’s Bazaar as an undergraduate. Later, while working towards her masters degree in psychological counseling at Columbia University, she founded two digital fashion publications: Le Fashion and Olsens Anonymous. The popularity of both sites grew and after graduation she decided put her plans to become a therapist aside to pursue a career in fashion. While she has called Los Angeles and New York City home in the past, she currently works remotely from Massachusetts. When she’s not obsessing over and writing about her latest fashion finds, she is delighting in raising two little ones with her highschool sweetheart, perusing TikTok religiously, listening to podcasts and audiobooks, creating abstract photographs, and eating the best Mexican food she can get her hands on.