Kate Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge, stepped out the other day in a gorgeous blue floral dress and navy heels, stylishly proving to the world that despite some people’s misgivings, there is nothing wrong with wearing floral prints in the dead of winter. However, there are things to keep in mind to successfully pull off this feminine look when temps are frigid:
Choose your fabric wisely
Avoid lightweight fabrics like chiffon and stick to season-appropriate heavier fabrics like wool, cashmere, satin or velvet.
The color counts
Darker colored flowers and flowers on a dark background like black look more wintery than pastels and prints with a white background.
Watch the cut
Choose three-quarter sleeves (like Kate did) or long sleeves that will keep you warm and won’t have you showing too much (probably sallow and paler than usual) skin. Same goes for length. Don’t choose a high hemline unless you also plan to wear tights.
Speaking of tights, they are a great way to keep warm and add texture and interest to your look. Same goes for throwing on a fitted jacket. The point is to look like you know it’s winter, not like you’re desperately trying to “think spring.”
Stop into Garmany and check out gorgeous floral options for now and when the weather finally starts to warm up.