Who says we have to wear boring black just because the nights are drawing in? The Winter florals collection from Precis Petite begs to differ…
Spring and Summer might scream traditional florals for dresses, jumpsuits and separates, especially for wedding season, but pretty prints shouldn’t be ignored just because it’s getting colder.
With a pair of black opaque tights and a plain cardigan or jacket a floral dress brightens up the dullest of days and works on every figure. You just need to find the right cut, which is where the new collection from Precis Petite ticks all of the boxes for those of us not blessed with legs that go on for days but with figures still worth shouting about.
PRETTY PETAL PETITE WRAP DRESS, £79.20
PETITE EMBROIDERED DRESS, £79.00
In the latest collection from Precis Petite the navy, black, soft pink and plum base colours allow the dark pink and burgundy floral prints to breathe and pop. Each piece can be styled for day and night with tights and flats for the office or heels for dinner or drinks.
PETITE EMBROIDERED SWING TOP, £55.20
MILLY FLORAL PETITE DRESS, £95.20
PETITE SHADOW FLORAL TOP, £29.00
The collection also features plain A-Line skirts, which work beautifully with a floral jersey top for a pop of pattern while the dresses are perfect for festive parties or finished with a faux fur for magical Winter weddings.
The bigger prints make more of a statement while the smaller pretty petals and leaves lend themselves to being worn under a suit for work or with skinny indigo or grey jeans on a weekend.
Florals have never really left the catwalks but, as the Precis Petite collection shows, you don’t need to be rich enough to rock high fashion to work the trend – although the look is certainly inspired by the bolder florals filtering through from the runways.
Models walked for Preen and Gucci in graphic posies while Miu Miu and Marni worked with the pale pink palettes, also loved by Zimmermann and Rodarte and mirrored on the high street by Precis Petite for those of us without model measurements.
Fashion forward celebrities from Emma Stone and Beyonce to Margot Robbie and Alexa Chung have also been rocking darker Winter florals on the red carpet proving that the trend is here to stay. The key lies in the right accessories.
Margot Robbie toughened up her floaty florals with Gucci heels while Alexa Chung, never one to shy away from a statement piece, was recently seen working a moody floral tuxedo suit anchored with an amazing pair of flat leather Gucci loafers, proving that Precis’ latest Winter florals will work just as well for day as night if styled correctly a la Chung.
Accessories-wise, keep it simple with plain leather totes for day or maybe a simple satin clutch for night but certainly nothing with a pattern or sparkle, unless you want to look like a fairy. Where the finishing touches for a floral look are concerned, less is most definitely more. It’s time to bloom.