Lily Collins’ Floral Mini Dress Is A Fresh Take On A Classic Spring Print
It's officially the season for flowery prints, whether the weather is cooperative or not. The 2019 version of this ancient spring staple includes busy, sometimes-clashing patterns, black backgrounds, and exaggerated silhouettes (think oversized bows, feminine ruffles, and tulle). Take, for example, Lily Collins' latest floral mini dress.
The actor participated in AOL's BUILD Series in Manhattan on Mon. to talk about Emily in Paris, an upcoming Paramount Network series by the director of Sex and the City. Now, it's not confirmed yet whether her new character will be as fashionable as Carrie Bradshaw, but the dress she wore during the press tour might be a sign that she very well could be.
Collins wore the prettiest garden-inspired mini from Spanish designers The 2nd Skin Co. It features a plunging square neckline, pleated shoulders, and a tiered, frilly skirt (exaggerated silhouettes, remember?). The pink and blue roses pop on a backdrop of all black while its retro puffed sleeves look like they could kiss the sky.
Funnily enough, the number originally debuted on the Spring/Summer 2017 runway. For being two years old, though, the design embodies all the trends forecasted for this upcoming season's floral prints and Collins' stylists, Rob Zangardi and Mariel Haenn, know it.
The actor paired it with a tiny lavender handbag and black Christian Louboutin pumps. Her latest springy ensemble was reminiscent of that botanical-themed look she sported to the Vanity Fair Oscars Party in Feb.
"I brought the flowers to the party," she said in an Instagram caption of her full-length floral gown (topped off with even more blooms in her hair). Before that, she wore floral prints to both an Art Of Elysium event and the BAFTAs in Jan.
Needless to say, Collins is living in florals lately. Still, she manages to work them into her perpetually edgy style. You can, too, with these similar dresses, ahead.
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Lea Floral-Print Silk Crepe de Chine Mini Dress
Channel Lily Collins in this retro floral dress with a similar V-neck silhouette and pretty puffed sleeves.
Betty Printed Satin Wrap Midi Dress
Modern florals are all about mismatched colors and clashing prints. This wrap midi, for instance, incorporates polka dots, too.
A-Line Puff Sleeve Dress
This is your classic spring mini with a 2019 upgrade. Retro puffed sleeves à la Collins is the way to add edge to this feminine floral dress.
Marker Floral A-Line Dress
Kate Spade New York
Play on the dark floral trend with this moody mini. Also designed with dramatic puff sleeves, this botanical-themed number is definitely Collins-approved.