The Feminine Trend That’s Going To Be Huge In 2017

Florals for spring are a given, and while the feminine print may not be anything new on the fashion scene, the message it’s sending this season is. Fashion girls everywhere are wearing florals this season signaling a sartorial statement of solidarity with the resistance movement—a symbol of strong femininity amidst growing support for women’s rights. Florals were worn by a slew of attendees during fashion month, and celebrities like Blake Lively have been draping themselves in it as of late.

In a recent NY Times article, Katie Rogers candidly talks about the historic role of fashion in feminism: “For American women, clothing has always provided a means of visual resistance, beginning with those who believed in dress reform, or the right to wear pants, in the 1800s. At the 1963 March on Washington, hundreds of black women opted for denim, overalls and natural hair, resisting sartorial protocol and rejecting expectations. When women showed up at the polls in pantsuits last November, they were not only referring to activists of the past but expressing their support for the first female presidential candidate nominated by a major party.” It is pretty clear that fashion is a feminist issue, and using fashion as a means of self-expression is just one way to get involved in the movement. What makes floral different this year than in previous seasons is that stylish women are wearing it as a statement piece. 2017’s florals are bright and bold, against darker and solid backings. Even Anna Wintour was spotted in Paris wearing florals!

Ready to work floral into your wardrobe? Keep reading to see how fashion girls are wearing it, and shop some of our favorite pieces below!

Rebecca Minkoff - Love Crossbody with Tassel Cross Body Handbags
Rebecca Minkoff Rebecca Minkoff – Love Crossbody with Tassel Cross Body Handbags ($295)
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1. BE A BOLD FASHIONISTA AND WEAR A FLORAL PRINT DRESS.

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 Mesh Dress
Topshop Mesh Dress ($95)
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 Floral Dress
ASTR Floral Dress ($120)
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 Mini Dress
The Jetset Diaries Mini Dress ($189)
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2. OPT FOR A FLORAL PRINT BAG TO INSTANTLY ELEVATE YOUR DAILY CARRY ALL.

The Feminine Trend That's Going To Be Huge In 2017
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 Floral Shoulder Bag
Gucci Floral Shoulder Bag ($1,510)
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 Mini Backpack
Coach Mini Backpack ($350)
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 Mini Floral Bag
Sam Edelman Mini Floral Bag ($178)
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3. SHOW THEM WHOSE BOSS WITH FLORAL PANTS.

The Feminine Trend That's Going To Be Huge In 2017
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 Printed Trousers
Ganni Printed Trousers ($275)
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 Trousers
J.O.A Trousers ($92.50)
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 Wide Leg Trousers
River Island Wide Leg Trousers ($20)
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4. FORGET THE FLASH AND GO FOR SUBTILE FLORALS ON YOUR SHOES.

The Feminine Trend That's Going To Be Huge In 2017
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 Loafer Mules
Forever 21 Loafer Mules ($24.90)
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 Floral Mules
Alberta Ferretti Floral Mules ($925)
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 Floral Mules
Gucci Floral Mules ($695)
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5. DOUBLE THE BOLDNESS OF A STATEMENT RINGS AND WEAR JEWELRY WITH A FLORAL DESIGN.

The Feminine Trend That's Going To Be Huge In 2017
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 Bold Ring
Oscar De La Renta Bold Ring ($190)
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 Flower Ring
ASOS Flower Ring ($23)
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 Flower Ring
Guess Flower Ring ($25)
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6. WEAR A FLORAL SKIRT FOR A FRESH FEELING ON SPRING.

The Feminine Trend That's Going To Be Huge In 2017
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Floral Skirt
Rebecca Minkoff Floral Skirt ($138)
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 Floral Maxi Skirt
BP. Floral Maxi Skirt ($49)
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Floral Skirt
Cinq a Sept Floral Skirt ($119)
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7. TAKE FLORAL CROWNS BEYOND THE FESTIVAL, AND WEAR THEM EVERY DAY.

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 Flower Headband
Oscar De La Renta Flower Headband ($169.99)
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 Flower Headband
Urban Outfitters Flower Headband ($20)
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 Flower Crown
Eugenia Kim Flower Crown ($103)
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8. DETAL YOUR DENIM WITH FLORAL EMBROIDERY.

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 Floral Denim Jacket
BLANKNYC Floral Denim Jacket ($148)
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 Floral Blazer
Liu Jo Jeans Floral Blazer ($145)
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 Jacquard Jacket
Asos Jacquard Jacket ($98)
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How do you feel about wearing florals? Let us know in the comments section below!