On & Around the Street

IN FULL BLOOM

Giambattista Valli, spring/summer 2019

Meteorologists can’t seem to agree on whether we are set for a summer heat wave but as spring warms up, and with Chelsea In Bloom and the Chelsea Flower Show coming up, one thing is certain: there’s no prettier way to welcome the new season than in something flirty and feminine, covered in flowers.

Of course, florals never go out of style. And so, every season designers offer up new iterations, different blooms, fresh takes on how to wear them. For spring/summer 2019, Emilia Wickstead’s charming wallpaper florals come in a matching skirt and blouse ensemble, to make a statement when worn ensemble but with the flexibility of separates, while Giambattista Valli offered up ultra-feminine, full-length options with lots of flounce.

At Prada, petals were portrayed through shiny sequins; Miu Miu imbued them with a graphic treatment; and Zimmermann embraced the season’s romantic prairie mood in washed-out tones.

However you want to bloom this spring, here is our edit of the best floral buys on and around Sloane Street.

Giambattista Valli dress, £6,025
Zimmermann dress, £595 at Harvey Nichols
Emilia Wickstead shirt, £485
Emilia Wickstead skirt, £1,115
Valentino dress, £2,200
Sophia Webster slides, £175
Preen Line dress, £450 at Hervey Nichols
Prada dress, £2,595
Olivia Von Halle pyjamas, £395
Miu Miu dress, £1,820
Maje dress, £290
Gucci dress, £2,950
Giambattista Valli dress, £1,776
Emily - London head wrap, £465 at Hervey Nichols
Alice & Olivia dress, £610 at Hervey Nichols