Trending: Gothic Florals

Trending: Gothic florals

dark florals 2014

Florals have shifted over to the dark side this winter and it’s the perfect moody antithesis to the twee and girly blooms of last summer. As seen on the runways at Erdem, Valentino and Roberto Cavalli, candy colour palettes have given way to dark and edgy backdrops of black and navy, with petals and flowers peeping out from the darkness. Team a dark floral shirt or jacket with black skinny jeans for a more casual day-time take on the trend, and opt for head to toe print for the evening. Making a statement in this print is easy to do, but won’t look overdone – the dark shades will add a touch of subtlety to the busyness of the patterns, so don’t be afraid to jump straight in.

Here are our favourite picks:

Floral jacket - Pull and Bear

Jacket, £29.99, Pull & Bear

alice+olivia floral dress

Brocade dress, £395, Alice + Olivia at

markus-lupfer floral shirt

Sweatshirt, £255, Markus Lupfer at Harvey Nichols

Floral dress from Zara

Full skirt dress, £39.99, Zara

 Ted Baker floral trousers

Trousers, £109, Ted Baker

Charlotte Core

Fashion and beauty writer who dreams of a wardrobe full of Valentino. Purveyor of all things quirky.