It all started with Valentino. At the designer's Fall 2014 runway show in Paris, fairytale motifs were abundant. Naturally this included gorgeous florals, but there was another unexpected pattern that caught our eye: butterflies. From metallic fabric to applique embellishments, we fell head over heels for the dreamlike designs.
Olivia Palermo is a fan of it too, picking a bomber jacket printed all over with the colorful flying insects. Paired with green silk shorts and a lace top, the casual silhouette of the jacket was effortlessly transformed from sporty to chic.
Lizzy Caplan, Nicole Kidman and Anna dello Russo all wore striking dresses covered in whimsical appliques to various red carpet events this year.
Jordana Brewster took an abstract approach to the trending look by going for a butterfly print with a watercolor effect.
If you're not afraid to adorn yourself in this bold, beautiful pattern, shop our picks below:
ASOS Premium Maxi Dress with Gorgeous Butterflies, $152, at asos.com; Forever 21 Butterfly Print Keyhole Top, $18, at Forever 21; Alice + Olivia Print Zip Detail Track Pants, $275 $110, at Nordstrom; Tory Burch Ria Floral Print Shift Dress, $450 $270, at Nordstrom