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Floral Dresses for Spring 2020 - How to select the right one for you

Written by Admin Nonhlahla


Posted on September 14 2020

No one will argue with us when we say that 2020 has been a very difficult year so far. It has been far more challenging than what we had hoped for. Winter felt longer, and even though most people spent most of their time indoors trying to self-isolate; we now need to look to the future and the coming seasons.


Spring is here and Summer is just around the corner! Shortly we will be able to pack away all our winter woolies and finally bring out our light, pretty and colourful summer dresses.


If you have a case of the winter blues and you would like to cheer yourself up a bit, why not read further, as this article will discuss the most trending floral dresses for spring 2020, and all you need to know about how to select the right one for you!


As the days become longer and warmer you will begin to notice the first buds on the trees. Summer and Spring 2020 are expected to be very exciting in terms of fashion; and the good news is that pretty floral dresses are very much on trend for the coming season.


Of course, floral prints are nothing new, and they have graced the catwalks many times in the past. However, a lovely floral print dress always has the ability to make every girl feel very feminine and wonderfully cool despite the hot temperatures.


Here at fbo, our preparations for spring and summer 2020 are in full swing and we already have a wide range of branded, floral print dresses for our customers to choose from.

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One of the main reasons for floral dresses making a huge comeback this season is the fact that colourful flowers and blossoms represent positivity, new growth and rebirth. This is something the world sorely needs in these trying times. It is therefore the ideal pick me up outfit to improve your mood and that of those around you.


A floral print dress can either look flirty, feminine, summery (or all three!) and they come in all types of prints, fabrics and designs.


Here at fbo, we understand that choosing the perfect floral print dress for your specific body type and personality can sometimes be a little confusing. If you want to receive some personalised advice, feel free to visit one of our brand outlets where our friendly staff members would be delighted to assist you.


Otherwise, read on for some great tips!


The midi dress has become very popular over the past few years and it is easy to see why. This dress length suits most body types, as shorter ladies do not look drowned and they look flattering on fuller figured women.


If you are concerned about the way in which your arms look, we recommend choosing one that has longer sleeves. There are plenty of these available right now and if you want something you can wear in warmer weather, opt for one where the sleeves reach the area halfway between the elbow and shoulder. Try to avoid puffy sleeves and extra fabric in the shoulder area, although big sleeves are trending right now.


Generally speaking, maxi floral dresses should be avoided by those of us who are slightly shorter ladies, as this dress style can sometime make us look drowned out. Shorter dresses and midi dresses look great if you are not too tall. Taller ladies can get away with wearing all length floral print dresses and what you eventually choose can be down to your individual taste.


When it comes to fabric, you will notice that floral print dresses come in a variety of lovely fabrics. Whether you like the feel of silk against your skin, or you prefer cotton, a cotton blend or dreamy chiffon, you will definitely find something that you will absolutely love.


If you want something that will keep you wonderfully cool in even the hottest of temperatures, cotton is a great choice. Chiffon also feels very lightweight and soft against the skin and can also be a good option in hot weather.


In terms of the actual floral print itself, there are many options available. You can go for anything, from larger floral prints in bold colours, to smaller and tiny floral designs in softer and gentler hues. Retro prints are all the rage for this season.

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Brighter tropical prints have definitely made a comeback, and these are perfect for relaxing over the weekend or for visiting friends and chilling around the braai.


If you like wearing a flowing, floral dress, consider wearing one to work as well.


For a smarter, corporate look, choose a floral print that has a subtle and soft colour so that your look is not too “loud” for the office. A monochrome print is also very suitable for wearing to the workplace. 


With so much to choose from, it is no wonder that you will see a beautiful and extensive array of floral dresses this season. No one is complaining. If you would like to turn your dreams of hanging out with friends on a warm summer’s day into reality, take a look at our range of exquisite floral print dresses on our website or at any of our fashion brand outlets!


fbo has outlets in the Joburg CBD, the Pretoria CBD, Springs, Kempton Park, Lakeside Mall in Benoni and our latest addition in Randburg Square. Each of these outlets have plenty of safe parking, and they are also very close to all the major transport routes.


Alternatively, if you prefer to shop online, our online brand outlet is very easy to use, and you can pay for your purchases in a safe and secure way.


We offer door-to-door shipping, so all you need to do is simply sit back and wait a few days for your new summer items to arrive!