Trend Watch: Tropical Prints on the Resort Runways

This season, designers took a more literal approach to resort with bold, beach-worthy prints and punchy floral patterns.

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Courtesy of Givenchy
This season, designers took a more literal approach to resort with bold, beach-worthy prints and punchy floral patterns. At Givenchy, graphic florals were rendered on matching skirt suits and mini-dresses.
Courtesy of Ungaro
Emanuel Ungaro's playful resort collection featured loud, tropical patterns like this hydrangea-print strapless gown.
Courtesy of Cynthia Rowley
Cynthia Rowley put a moody spin on a strong hibiscus print by executing it in a palette of gray and deep green.
Courtesy of Suno
Suno's island-inspired resort collection packs plenty of Puerto Rico flair. This particular dress features a bold palm-tree and hyacinth motif.
Courtesy of Collette Dinnigan
With sandals and a sunhat, Collette Dinnigan's slinky wrap dress is perfectly suited to a seaside escape.
Courtesy of Celine
Celine's quirky take on the tropical print trend included a colorful floral suit and dainty white pumps.
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For a more grown-up take on the trend, Carolina Herrera paired a ladylike printed skirt with a silky, peter pan collar blouse.
Courtesy of Antonio Marras
With patent red pumps and a waist-cinching belt, Antonio Marras' sunny printed dress would make as much of a splash on a seaside vacation as it would a city sidewalk.
Courtesy of Anna Sui
Anna Sui's cheerful fruit print sundress calls for piña coladas and a pair of strappy espadrilles.
Courtesy of Alexandre Herchovitch
Alexandre Herchovitch's printed satin romper pairs perfectly with big, '60s sunglasses and a charming pair of flats.
Courtesy of Alberta Ferretti
No cruise vacation is complete without Alberta Ferretti's tropical, painted blouse or '70s-inspired trousers.
Courtesy of Prabal Gurung
Restrained and sophisticated, Prabal Gurung's floral-print dress features a girly pouf skirt and contrasting belt.
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Christopher Kane put a psychedelic twist on tropical florals by rendering them in strong rainbow hues.
Coutesy of Stella McCartney
Stella McCartney's pastel floral tops were paired with striped skirts for a fresh look.
Courtesy of Preen
Preen's striking chartreuse print skirt features a subtle drape and bejeweled black belt.
Courtesy of Thakoon
Though most resort collections were saturated with explosive color, Thakoon proposed restrained, black-and-white florals and brocade patterns.
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