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When it comes to styling a floral dress for spring, the possibilities are practically endless. The perennial favorite can be dressed up for an outdoor wedding or day at the office, dressed down for a picnic in the park or brunch with the ladies, or somewhere in between. Need proof? Just take a look at the royal family: Queen Elizabeth, Kate Middleton, and other royal ladies have relied on blooming wardrobe staples for their engagements and outings for years. Even Princess Diana is remembered for the many floral frocks she stepped out in, and repeatedly rewore, for events. Ahead, we’ve picked 16 royal floral outfits that will inspire your stylish spring wardrobe.
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A floral dress with puff sleeves, like this one the Duchess of Cambridge wore on her recent Caribbean tour, is ready to accompany you on a variety of gatherings this spring.
It doesn’t get more versatile than a smocked dress—and Kate proved that with this Tory Burch number she wore in Belize last month. She gave it a dressy touch with a pair of heels earlier in the day and then switched into comfy, casual espadrille flats later on.
A mid-length dress is perfect for unpredictable spring temps. Layer the transitional piece with a blazer, as Meghan Markle did in April 2018, for a sophisticated look.
The Queen recently proved that a floral shift dress can flatter at any age. The loose-fitting frock offers the perfect balance between comfort and style, and looks seriously stylish no matter how you dress it up (or down!).
Spring into sunnier days with a wrap dress (such as the one Princess Eugenie wore in July 2019) that both accentuates your figure and hugs you in all the right places.
Blue and Pink Floral Dress
The combination of blue and pink is a no-brainer for spring, as Kate demonstrated in 2019 with a look she liked so well she rewore it again the following year. We guarantee it’ll be in constant rotation all season long.
Nothing makes a statement quite like a red floral dress. Kate nailed the vivid look during an engagement in September 2020.
This dress was reportedly one of Princess Diana’s favorite dresses—and it’s not hard to see why. The cobalt hue with vibrant blooms is a surefire way to brighten up anyone’s day.
We’re still here for Princess Diana’s cheerful yellow dress with splashy, retro-looking flowers, which she wore back in June 1987.
Multicolored Floral Dress
You can’t go wrong with a multicolored frock, either. Wear yours with espadrille heels as Kate did in June 2020 or white sneakers to add a dash of cool to your style.
If you’re still not quite sure about ruffles, Meghan’s frilly frock from October 2018 may convince you otherwise. Ruffly details add a playful element and an easy, breezy, yet elegant feel to your overall style.
Who says you can’t wear dark florals during spring? Princess Eugenie made the case for it in a ruffled, pleated version in late March.
A pleated dress with a dainty flower print is just the thing for a date night. Duchess Camilla wore this one for an evening at the ballet with Prince Charles last June.
Fact: Queen Elizabeth is, well, the queen of floral frocks. We can’t get enough of this pink version that’s perfect for sunny days ahead.
In 2018, Princess Beatrice took the floral trend out for a spin with a dress featuring embroidered details. Sewn-in florals add a fun and flirty finishing touch to the look.
Blue and White Floral Dress
Looking for a spring wedding guest dress? Look no further than a floral maxi. Flirty and chic, a below-the-knee number like Kate’s will carry you through all your formal events during the warmer months.
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