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When it comes to styling a floral dress for spring, the possibilities are virtually endless. The perennial favorite can be dressed up for an outdoor wedding or a day at the office, dressed up for a picnic in the park or brunch with the ladies, or somewhere in between. Need proof? Take a look at the royal family: Queen Elizabeth, Kate Middleton and other royal ladies have relied on wardrobe staples for their engagements and going out for years. Princess Diana is even remembered for the many floral dresses she stepped out in and repeatedly re-made for events. Ahead, we’ve selected 16 regal floral outfits that will inspire your elegant spring wardrobe.
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A floral dress with puff sleeves, like the one the Duchess of Cambridge wore during her recent Caribbean tour, is ready to accompany you to various gatherings this spring.
There’s nothing more versatile than a smocked dress – and Kate proved it with this Tory Burch number she wore in Belize last month. She gave it a dressy edge with a pair of heels earlier in the day, then switched to comfy, casual sneakers later.
A midi dress is perfect for unpredictable spring temperatures. Layer the transitional piece with a blazer, as Meghan Markle did in April 2018, for a sophisticated look.
The Queen recently proved that a floral shift dress can be flattering at any age. The loose dress offers the perfect balance of comfort and style, and looks very elegant no matter how you dress it up (or down!).
Step into sunnier days with a wrap dress (like the one Princess Eugenie wore in July 2019) that accentuates your figure and hugs you in all the right places.
Blue and pink floral dress
The combination of blue and pink is a no-brainer for spring, as Kate demonstrated in 2019 with a look she loved so much she did it again the following year. We guarantee a constant rotation throughout the season.
Nothing makes a statement quite like a red floral dress. Kate nailed the lively look during a September 2020 engagement.
This dress would have been one of Princess Diana’s favorite dresses, and it’s not hard to see why. The cobalt hue with vibrant florals is a surefire way to brighten up anyone’s day.
We’re still here for Princess Diana’s cheery yellow dress with vibrant, retro florals, which she wore in June 1987.
Dress with multicolored flowers
You also can’t go wrong with a multicolored dress. Wear it with espadrille heels like Kate did in June 2020 or white trainers to add a fresh touch to your style.
If you’re still unsure about ruffles, Meghan’s frilly dress from October 2018 might convince you otherwise. Ruffle detailing adds a playful element and a simple, airy and elegant feel to your overall style.
Who says you can’t wear dark flowers in spring? Princess Eugenie championed it in a ruffled, pleated version at the end of March.
A pleated dress with a delicate floral print is perfect for a romantic date. Duchess Camilla wore this one to an evening at the ballet with Prince Charles last June.
Fact: Queen Elizabeth is, well, the queen of flowery dresses. We never tire of this perfect pink version for the sunny days to come.
In 2018, Princess Beatrice revisited the floral trend with a dress with embroidered details. Stitched flowers add a fun and flirty finishing touch to the look.
Blue and white floral dress
Looking for a wedding guest dress for spring? Look no further than a floral maxi. Flirty and chic, a below the knee number like Kate’s will see you through all your formal events during the warmer months.
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