Forget about Miranda Priestly's most famous line in terms of what constitutes exciting spring fashion. No, long floral dresses might not necessarily be groundbreaking, but they're reimagined in beautiful and vibrant ways each year that make them more than worthy of being added to your wardrobe sans judgmental eyebrow raise. Things that are seasonal classics become that way for a reason so go ahead and indulge in all of the wearable blooms you want—you'll still look all kinds of fresh.
While floral printed mini dresses are certainly breezy and carefree there's a special feeling that comes with their longer, more romantic sister styles. Maxi and midi dresses boasting petal-fueled prints have a certain sunny, bohemian vibe about them that makes you want your entire life to turn sepia-toned and soundtracked when you wear them—why wouldn't you want to indulge in that feeling every year as soon as springtime rolls around? Whether you prefer strapless styles or those with long sleeves, subtle ditsy floral prints or vividly hued oversized blooms, the below roundup of flowy dresses will have something for you. Looking like a giant bouquet will always be in, no matter what anyone tells you, so go ahead and take your pick.
From its light and bright color palette to its ground-grazing hemline, this dress feels super airy and fresh.
Button Up, Buttercup
Everything about this dress is unexpected and cool, from its asymmetrical ruffled hemline to the black buttons that line the left side of the dress. It's definitely eye-popping.
The only thing better than one floral is two of them and this dress combines two prints in the most expert of ways.
Pair this with a choker and black combat boots and you've got yourself a dreamy throwback look.
For those super hot days when a solid fabric skirt simply won't do.
The gorgeous purple shade of this dress alone makes it a total dream, but add in the subtle floral print and tiered skirt and it becomes almost too good to be true.
Vintage style fit for the 21st century.
Thanks to its puffed sleeves and ruched bodice, this dress feels ultra sweet and even a bit fancy. It's the perfect dress for transitional weather and could be worn all year round, depending on how you style it.
Forget about CoverGirl, this dress is the epitome of easy, breezy, and beautiful.
Coming Up Daisies
A straightforward print, as far as florals go.
This is one awesome statement dress for both its vibrant oversized print and the ruching details along the its and sleeves.
All Tied Up
Proof that pussy bows are not reserved for blouses.
A wrap silhouette with punchy prints will never not be cool, just ask DVF.
This whimsical slip dress is another one that your '90s style icon would've definitely rocked.
The cutout of this dress combines with a complementary V neckline to make for one head-turning style.
An easy, low-stress dress with maximum impact.
The lace detailing on the bodice of this dress make it feel even more bohemian and dreamy.
Laura Ashley is iconic when it comes to floral dresses, so naturally they nailed their recent collaboration with Urban Outfitters, as you can see above.