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Inspired by Ralph Lauren: Flower Power

Floral-print evening dresses blossomed on Ralph Lauren's Spring 2008 runway. We're talking flouncy, full-length, silk-georgette gowns with big, bold blooms and an utterly feminine color palette. Thank goodness Lauren paired them with stark black hats, gloves and heels to provide some relief from all the petals and pollen. You can almost smell the fabric, they're that floral! While flowery prints may be too fussy for some, they're perfect for free spirits who want to make a splash. If you've got a wedding or a garden tea party to attend this summer, then keep reading. We've put together a veritable bouquet of budget-friendly floral dresses to help you get started.

[1] Forever 21 "Ursula" Dress, $24.80
[2] Newport-News Wrap Dress, Was $49, Now $25
[3] Forever 21 Whimsical Floral Dress, $27.80
[4] Isaac Mizrahi for Target Floral Chintz Wrap, Was $39.99, Now $27.99
[5] Newport-News Strapless Dress, Was $49, Now $39
[6] Ann Taylor Loft Smocked Summer Dress, $39.50
[7] Newport-News Blue Floral Dress, Was $74, Now $49
[8] Newport-News Pink/Orange Floral Dress, Was $74, Now $49
[9] American Living for JCPenney Floral Halter, Was $100 Now $50
[10] Spiegel Floral Print Slipdress, Was $99 Now $89
[11] La Redoute Floral Dress, $89
[12] Coldwater Creek Watercolor Floral, $119

Love the color of the forever21 "dress", its really pretty, but is it just me or does that not look long enough to be a dress? I recently bought a zebra print "tunic" and then came home and saw it online only to realize it was considered a dress (I still think its a tunic) because its the length of a tunic, not a dress!!!
#1 Peaches on 2008-06-23 09:46 (Reply)
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