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We love a girly, garden-variety flower print as much as the next gal, but sometimes find that bright blooms can skew a little bit saccharine. The dark florals that have been popping up on Hollywood chicsters are a different story, however. These black-based patterns—seen on dresses, jumpsuits and more—feel decidedly urbane and just the slightest bit moody. Could they be summer’s most sophisticated print?
On Nikki Hilton
, the answer is yes. The socialite recently stepped out in a petal-print mini dress and leather jacket. (Source: FameFlynet Pictures)Emma Roberts
opted for a sundress with a tropical motif set against a black background.(Source: FameFlynet Pictures)Jessica Alba
chose a rose-print Michael Lauren jumpsuit
($119) for errands.(Source: FameFlynet Pictures)Taylor Swift
’s floral frock has a retro edge.(Source: FameFlynet Pictures)
Want step onto the dark side? Opt for a patterned piece in a day-to-night silhouette, and we promise you can wear it anywhere. Dressed up with metallic shoes, it’s cocktail party-ready. Paired with the season’s de rigeur white Birkenstocks, and the look is laid-back cool.
Shop our picks, below:(Source: Revolve Clothing, My Theresa, Topshop, H&M)Lucca Couture
Short Sleeve Mini Dress, $79, at Revolve Clothing
; By Malene Birger
Floral-Print Silk Crepe de Chine Top, $265, at My Theresa
; Band of Gypsies
Dungarees, $80, at Topshop
Short Skirt, $10, at H&M