Romantic floral prints frequently appear in the lead up
to Valentine's Day, but for Fall/Winter 2018 the trend
is particularly strong. Characterized by darker grounds
in shades ranging from black and deep navies to rich
berry reds and smoky
the print styles are often vintage in feel. The
black, white, and grey monochromatic florals popular
last year are still with us, but subtle pastel shading
and bright bursts of color are moving to the fore.
Gorgeous cabbage rose prints in pinks, whites, and reds
are particularly strong, while garden and meadow blooms
in more varied hues provide sweet variety.
the palettes are deeper in hue in the deep freeze of
January and February, the fabrics are often diaphanous,
light, and airy with a promise of the coming spring
months. This year flounces and ruffles add even
more femininity, and asymmetric hemlines flow and dance
at midi lengths.
Always popular in special occasion
dresses, trendier and work appropriate day looks are
embracing romanticism for a softened style as a
counterpoint to the mainstay modern classic style found
in most contemporary office cultures.