From McCartney to Mary (Katrantzou, of course) the Spring 2012 catwalks were teeming with tantalising tropical prints
just begging to be worn with boho beach hair and holiday heels. And with all this glorious sunshine Team LBD were determined to work the ways of these hot young designers in to our wardrobes.
This trend is perfect for those of you looking forward to holidaying in warmer climes this year where you can fully embrace the tropical
look with loud Hawaii-inspired designs, fluro details and dare we say it- clashing prints. We love Altuzarra's colourful creation, ¬£910 with black hemline for making the most of this bright and breezy trend whether you're checking in or checking out the talent at your local beach bar! Pastels are huge right now too so combine your fashion fads with this butterfly print LBD
by Motel at Topshop
. We love this update on our favourite little black dress
and we love it even more for it's purse friendly price- only ¬£38. Or pick up the surf vibe from Stella McCartney's
fresh spring collection in this oversized top, ¬£209 which will look great with leggings and wedges or over your bikini.
If you're chomping at the bit to try this trend but are tied to you office chair more often than you are dancing on a beach, pina colada in hand Team LBD recommend choosing a powerful print on a conservative dress style. Karen Millen
have got some gorgeously glamorous frocks covered in tropical flowers
and luscious leaves. This Lily Print Dress, ¬£140 is a great desk to dance floor piece and teamed with matching shoes, ¬£125 and clutch, ¬£95 (also from Karen Millen
) for after hours might feel like over kill but will have everyone looking at you for all the right reasons. Just don't forget you're partying in Britain not the Caribbean and take an emergency cover-up!
Having trepidations about going tropical? Breathe a little life in to your favourite LBD
with a classy designer update in the form of this covetable clutch a la Jimmy Choo
. We love the surf prints available in sunset or blue, both ¬£495!
Shop our Tropical collection here now.