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Painterly Blooms

Reimagining floral bridesmaid dresses through a darker lens

This season we’re reimagining floral bridesmaid dresses through a darker lens, captivated by the painterly blooms that graced the runways.  Exquisite chiffons in fluid silhouettes were brushed with artful blooms against dark canvases (usually more akin to light summer wardrobes) for a moody, decadent edge.

The key to ensuring your look steers clear of vintage inspired florals is in the size of the print, think dramatic oversized blooms irregularly placed, or sculptural applique and embroidery.  Don’t be afraid to clash prints and mismatch silhouettes, tying them together cohesively with a complimentary palette of rose and midnight hues for a dreamy exhibition of dark romance. Choose waist cinching cuts to offset billowing fabrics, and finish the look with metallic accents.

Photography by Sylve Colless for Elle Australia

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