Flower Power! It exists in the beauty of wild flowers, the allure of exotic floral designs, the joy of receiving flowers, and the fashion and fun of wearing flower prints!
A flower, sometimes known as a bloom or blossom, is the reproductive structure found in plants that are floral. Flowers come in all colors and many varieties (think roses, carnations, orchids, daisies, lilies, daffodils, sunflowers and tulips, to name a few). No matter the color and no matter the type, flowers add loveliness and serenity to everyone’s sight!
What better way to add sunshine to your day than to dress in floral prints?
Clothing Fun Fact: Clothing is fiber and textile material worn on the human body. The amount and type of clothing worn depends on body type, social and geographic considerations. Some clothing types can be gender specific. For clothing that is festive, frilly and fun…go with a floral print. You can find a color and pattern loved by everyone!
Flower Fun Fact: The essential parts of a flower can be considered in two parts:
- The Vegetative Part – Consisting of petals and associated structures in the perianth.
- The Reproductive Parts.
Dress in bold colors from chartreuse to coral when dressed in florals!
Floral prints are so summery and beautiful, but work just as well for winter attire. Clothing, although essential for the body, also holds a personal touch for the wearer, allowing them to express their personality merely through the garments they choose to dress in.
Various Functions of Clothing:
- To improve the comfort of the wearer and to protect the wearer from the elements.
- Social and Cultural Function: Individual, occupational and gender differentiation and social status.
- Reflect standards of modesty, religion, gender.
- Functions as a form of adornment, decoration and expression of personal taste and style.
Smile! Fashion florals take the oomph and pizzazz of your outfit the extra mile!
Nancy Mangano’s Fashion Tip: If you’re feeling down, or merely need a lift, why not try dressing in floral prints? The material is lively, luscious, colorful and spring like! Don’t let another melancholy day go by…slip your body into floral prints and give it a try! Watch your day rev up and zoom on by!
Floral prints work well with all types of materials, ranging from leather, woven fabrics, cotton, silk, linen, satin, wool and more.
White Flower Fun Fact: Many flowering plants reflect as much light as possible within the range of visible wavelengths of the pollinator the plant attracts. Flowers that reflect the full range of visible light are generally perceived as white by the human eye. An important feature of white flowers is that they reflect equally across the visible spectrum.
Fabrics of white, sprinkled with colorful flowers, is a fashion lover’s delight!
Many flowers have important symbolic meanings in Western culture. The practice of assigning meanings to flowers is known as floriography.
Popular Symbolisms of Flowers:
- Red roses are given as a symbol of love, beauty and passion.
- Poppies are a symbol of consolation in time of death. In the United Kingdom, New Zealand, Australia and Canada, red poppies are worn to commemorate soldiers who have died in times of war.
- Irises/Lilies are used in burial as a symbol referring to resurrection/life. This flower is also associated with stars, sun and the petals blooming and shining.
- Daisies are a symbol of innocence.
Select your signature symbolic style and don yourself in floral apparel all the while!
A wonderful benefit of floral prints, in addition to their upbeat, festive flair, is that they are fantastic fun to wear. Also, floral prints work for all age ranges, from children, to young adults and all through the golden years! Every female looks polished and poised when dressed in floral prints.
If you want to stand out in a room of well dressed beauties, select a floral print. Youthful eye candy with a young feel spirit!
Usage for Flowers Around the World:
- As a corsage or boutonniere.
- Tokens of love and esteem.
- New births or christenings.
- Weddings, bridal parties, room decorations.
- Home decorations.
- Gifts of remembrance.
- Funerals and wakes.
- Worship services.
- Hair ornaments.
Be it winter, fall, spring or summer wear, floral prints brighten any day, anywhere!
“Did you see that Penelope received flowers today?”
“Yes. I don’t know who sent them to her…she didn’t say.”
“I wish someone would send me flowers to admire and adore.”
“Why not buy them for yourself on a ruffled blouse or a dress to the floor?”
“Are you suggesting I send my own flowers to me?”
“I’m saying buy a floral print garment. Gorgeous and it will last much longer, you see!”
Floral Prints: You get your money’s worth and they are always in style! Well I’ll be!
Watch for Nancy’s next book in her award winning murder mystery series, Deadly Decisions – A Natalie North Novel, coming to bookstores and online bookstores in early 2017.
Nancy Mangano is an American fashion journalist and author of the Natalie North murder mystery book series, A Passion for Prying and Murder Can Be Messy. Visit Nancy on her author website http://www.nancymangano.com, Twitter @https://twitter.com/nancymangano, her fashion magazine Strutting in Style! at http://www.struttinginstyle.com, and her Facebook fan page Nancy Mangano https://www.facebook.com/pages/Nancy-Mangano/362187023895846