Faux flower party dresses are floral and fashionable
Party dress trends have been particularly exciting this year, with a number of trends reaching back into the good old days of classic, home sewn dresses and accessories, among other things. Faux flower party dresses constitute one of many trends which have returned from the good old days with a bang, and are adding an element of much needed femininity to dresses, and are infusing them with classic floral motifs which are pretty and trendy.
“Faux” indicates false, which means that the flowers are not real, but have been hand-created out of fabric, usually satin, and are then added as decorative elements to a party dress. In the old days when dresses were mostly home made, rolls of floral fabric were used to make classic round neck, A line dresses which were worn by girls and women as daily wear. The fun element added for parties and special days, was a line or a few bunches of these faux flowers which were carefully sewn into the dresses.
The faux flower party dress trend ties in with the 3d elements trend, which is also among the currently popular party dress trends. Designers such as Viktor and Rolf, Anna Sui, and Holly Fulton, have added a series of decorative floral add-ons, from sunflowers to oversized posies to their party dress creations, and have infused them with more modern trends ranging from sequins and glitter to geometric patterns.
In the high fashion context, top fashion houses and individual designers are also bringing forth their creative twists on this charming old world style. Valentino’s offerings include a special preference for the Dandelion flower, while chrysanthemums appear to be the floral favorite of both Rochas as well as Dries Van Noten. Thakoon has gone a step in the more chic direction by pairing dog rose and bouquets of freesias on crepe de chine, while Bottega Veneta prefers adding scattered silk marguerite daisies on a v-neck party dress. The trend of adding this realistic, feminine twist to party dresses has caught on in popularity, and celebrities ranging from Kim Kardashian to Kate Middleton are sporting the trend with panache.
Fashion advisors recommend that those who seek a slimming effect from their party dresses, elect small sized faux flowers for their dresses, and stick to placing them on a non-fussy solid hued dress in order to draw attention to the flowers. For those who want the 50’s party dress look, it is recommended to pair red or dark pink faux flowers over a classic sleeveless A line dress with a round neck. The placement of the faux flowers could be on any part of the dress, although bunching them around the waist area will create an hourglass illusion. Placing them in the shape of pockets around mid-thigh is also a stylish choice.
The faux flower trend for party dresses is fun and classy, and also makes a great do-it-yourself project that is inexpensive and will produce fashion forward results. Simply wind and sew your own carnations, roses, and other flowers in different sizes using satin ribbon, and add them to your dress. You could even extend the decoration to include shoes, hats, dresses, even bags!