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Micro-Trend: Rose Prints

Everything's coming up rose prints, which makes rose-themed fashions the latest little trend to cross our radar. Celebs Katy Perry and Peaches Geldof were spotted by ASOS wearing rose-print frocks with a punk edge by Jeremy Scott, while honed in on an affordable rose-print frock from H&M as one of their top spring picks. Roses are cropping up at UK stores like Topshop, fast-fashion chains like Forever 21 and Charlotte Russe, as well as designer labels such as See by Chloe and Tibi. The only thorny thing about this trend will be deciding which piece you like best. See something you like? Get details using the widget below.

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  • Petite Rose Print Bow Tunic, $50 at
  • Rose Print Dress, $39.90 at H&M stores

  • Comments
    Hmmm I am not a fan of roses (not even the real flower) -give me a tulip anyday :)but I understand the appeal!
    #1 Real Style Real people (Homepage) on 2009-04-23 08:54 (Reply)
    that forever 21 middle dress is just what i've been looking for!
    #2 Cupcakes and Cashmere (Homepage) on 2009-04-23 09:25 (Reply)
    ohhh i love rose prints with all my hearrrrt!
    #3 tractordog (Homepage) on 2009-04-23 10:46 (Reply)
    sweet :-) ..i might try the ring or earrings ..but the print itself might be overwhelming. i have got one floral print dress and 2 tops for this spring/summer.. i guess that should suffice :-)
    #4 nonie on 2009-04-23 12:06 (Reply)
    I'm hoping to score a rose print sundress thrifting ... but may resort to nabbing a new one. That Topshop one is simply lovely.
    #5 Sal (Homepage) on 2009-04-23 13:58 (Reply)
    I find the larger prints harder to wear, as they can be a bit overwhelming and grandma-ish - smaller prints are an easier way to pull this off.
    #6 MizzJ (Homepage) on 2009-04-23 14:34 (Reply)
    Rose prints are tricky. Some of them really scream nana/grandma and others are really lovely. I just picked up a rose print skirt thrifting and it is divine. The floral print is not large though its small and delicate. I'd have to say Top Shop and the first F21 dress get it right.
    #7 Talk Pretty To Me (Homepage) on 2009-04-23 15:24 (Reply)
    I agree, they can be tricky. Some look adorable and some are totally nana lol
    I usually do something similar to the ring or earrings:)
    #7.1 Nora on 2009-04-23 21:25 (Reply)
    i was never a fan for rose print but i tried on that h&m dress and it was amazing. out of everything in my closet it's currently my fave. it's a really good cut and enhances your curves like whoa. i encourage pp to buy this dress!
    #8 Julia on 2009-04-26 22:48 (Reply)
    I stumbled upon a silk rose print dress at Macy's yesterday that cost about $115 marked down from $225. I am seriously considering buying it tomorrow, April 29, as that is their Friends and Family discount day, an additional 25 percent off. I am uber tight with my cash...what do you all think, is 85 bucks a good deal for a silk dress? I thought it could be paired well for work with a cardigan and belt...
    #9 Juliana (Homepage) on 2009-04-28 15:28 (Reply)
    I would say only get it if you absolutely love it. There are no hard and fast rules but I tend to spend less on prints that I may tire of within a season or two. And florals come and go, not sure how long the rose prints trend will last. That's my two cents!
    #9.1 The Budget Babe on 2009-04-28 15:58 (Reply)
    Indeed I concur. On second thought, I'll hold off as I already bought a vintage necklace in floral. That is why putting things "on hold" is the best idea ever for me-prevents impulse buys, to which I am unfortunately pone! Budget Babe, do you live in Chicago? I have recently started a budget-minded site. Love yours!
    #9.1.1 Juliana (Homepage) on 2009-04-28 16:49 (Reply)
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