Floral Garden Party Looks on the Runway

Summer garden parties and picnics call for appropriately floral attire, and this season designers embraced bold flower prints in every color and pattern.

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Summer garden parties and picnics call for appropriately floral attire, and this season designers embraced bold flower prints in every color and pattern. Rochas' festive lilac print sundresses, for example, feature satin flower embellishments at the shoulder.
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Rebecca Taylor's ruffled floral skirt is just the thing to pair with a breezy silk blouse for a garden picnic party.
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We loved the simple scoop-neck and pink flowery pattern on this cotton sundress by Suno. If only the matching cap were included.
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Stella McCartney's bright "citrus" prints are especially appropriate for outdoor occasions when all you want to eat is ice cold fruit salad.
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Rachel Comey's earthy floral sundresses were more subdued, with pale violet buds and a simple sleeveless silhouette.
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Oscar de la Renta went for bold floral embroidery in exaggerated shades of kelly green and pink.
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Nanette Lepore's soft floral prints lent themselves to flowy silk maxi-dresses and flirty summer tops.
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Big hibiscus flowers festooned in colored beads and sequins makes this Naeem Khan cocktail dress perfect for a fancier garden fete.
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Milly's fitted, off-the-shoulder sundress in bright orange floral packs a retro-glam punch.
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Floral embellishments at the neck and the hip might make the wearer of this Marc Jacob's sundress blend with a flowery summer landscape.
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Louis Vuitton's sophisticated orchid-print gowns featured plunging necklines and a slightly gathered sleeve.
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Karen Walker's nude pleated skirt and floral-print top are perfect for a day spent strolling Central Park.
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Jil Sander's unusual printed skirts pair beautifully with a clean white blouse.
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For a more tropical look, House of Holland rendered their illustrated palm frond print in bright purple.
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Likewise, Christian Dior explored tropical buds like hibiscus and birds of paradise for spring.
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Erdem's perfect poppy-print sundress features a playful pouf skirt and cinched-in waist.
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At Alice and Olivia, flirty sundresses were finished with waist-cinching belts and sheer floral lace cardigans.
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