28 Floral Dresses Bold Enough To This Summer

Florals for summer aren’t exactly a bold statement, but it’s testament to designers across the globe that, this season, they have found fresh appeal. The ubiquitous printed dress is no longer reserved for garden parties or wedding guests: brands like Prada, Gucci and Dodo Bar Or are embracing maximalism and making retro florals a fully fashionable proposition; Richard Quinn and Bernadette are taking a contemporary, abstract approach to print – supersized or blooms washed in neon.

Those who struggle with a saturated palette will find solace in the summertime gothicism of The Vampire’s Wife and Paco Rabanne’s take on the lingerie lace slip dress, while those loathe to embrace florals can find quieter alternatives via accent details. Here’s Vogue’s shopping guide to the season’s best offering.