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What to wear this weekend: FEMAIL picks the best late bloomers for effortless style this season

What to wear this weekend: FEMAIL picks the best late bloomers for effortless style this season

  • Dinah Van Tulleken shares advice to embrace the late bloomer trend
  • She says a flattering and versatile V-neckline helps elongate your torso
  • British style editor reveals a selection of retailers currently stocking the trend


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FLIP FASHION TRENDS

It is a strange idiosyncrasy of fashion. When the sun shines and the flowers are in bloom, we float around in floral prints; but as the evenings draw closer and we could use some cheering up, we dress in drab grays and blacks to suit the weather.

We’re all wrong! Let’s turn it upside down this year and treat yourself to late bloomers.

ADULT PRINTS

I’m not talking about two, chintzy flowers, with cornflowers and daisies. I prefer my moody and serious. Look for strong fall colors – greens, golds, oranges, on a black or darker colored background. It should feel mature.

Dinah Van Tulleken shares advice to embrace the late bloomer trend at every opportunity this season.  Pictured: Floral-print chiffon dress, £225, theoutnet.com;  black courts, £129, whistles.com;  jewelry, owned by Dinah

Dinah Van Tulleken shares advice to embrace the late bloomer trend at every opportunity this season. Pictured: Floral-print chiffon dress, £225, theoutnet.com; black courts, £129, whistles.com; jewelry, from Dinah

For inspiration, turn to Prada and its floral-print cotton satin dress, Erdem’s pleated voile midi or Dolce & Gabbana’s pussy-bow si k-georgette design. Then head to the High Street for affordability.

STYLE IT UP OR DOWN

The floral print looks great from a heavy winter coat or layered under a chunky knit. I wear this oversized design with a traditional pair of pumps for a smarter look, but in real life I wear mine with chunky boots or loafers. And socks. Try it – you might like it!

SHOP THE TREND NOW…

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