Printed Dress: How to Choose and Accessorize it?

If there's one piece you won't leave this winter, it's the printed dress! Day dress or evening dress, for an important meal, an evening with friends or a formal evening, the printed dress adapts to all events for a total feminine look.

New trendy prints for the season or makeover of the long dress with floral, animal, jungle or tropical print for the summer? Worn alone as a real masterpiece or accessorized to break your style? The printed dress is reinvented once again for our greatest pleasure. Focus on the fashion trend of the printed dress, between elegance and insolence...

Robe imprimé floral - Photo by Azamat Zhanisov on Unsplash

Floral print dress - Photo by Azamat Zhanisov

Printed dress: the must-have fashion trend

For several seasons now, the printed dress has become an absolute must-have! How would Yves Saint Laurent say, the patterns pass, the printed dress remains (oops, he didn't say that?!). In short, the women's printed dress is now a must in our wardrobes.

Once again this season, the printed dress is proving creative with new cuts, new materials and new possibilities of accessorizing it according to your personality, your morphology and above all, your desires!

Rock or romantic, the printed dress is associated with patterns that have already proven themselves. The animal print persists and signs, as a safe bet through the seasons. In addition, floral print continues to rise with wintry cuts and fabrics, while remaining sensual.

Nymphea low-cut floral dress - Les Petits Imprimés  - eshop chic floral dress for women

Nymphea low-cut floral dress - Les Petits Imprimés

Finally, a few new patterns are entering (or making a comeback) in the big leagues...

Robe imprimée motif noir et blanc, un autre incontournable de la tendance actuelle  - Photo by Anastasiya Pavlova on Unsplash-min

Black and white print dress, another must-have of the current trend - Photo by Anastasiya Pavlova on Unsplash

The new patterns and prints for the winter 2019/2020 season

Among the 20 must-have fashion trends for fall-winter (according to Elle. fr), we are delighted to find the animal print dress, and especially the leopard print. Available in all its shapes and colors, with small or large patterns, the leopard print awakens a personality that is a little too wise. However, let’s not forget the croco print dress or the python pattern, also available on bags and shoes (it goes without saying!).

New is of course the tartan print dress. With its large checks and its somewhat rustic look from the Nordic countries, the checked print dress is made more feminine with fluid materials and fitted cuts (highlighted by a belt) with a flared skirt. Thus, the pleated drape breaks the rigidity of straight lines.

Black and white check print dress - Les Petits Imprimés

Black and white check print dress - Les Petits Imprimés

Finally, the scarf print dress is a fan of the season! Also called cashmere print, this retro pattern straight from the 70s gives free rein to giant patterns, straight or flared cuts, supple materials and inimitable colors of the Seventies. Wrap dress or printed shirt dress, long dress or short dress, fitted with a belt or straight cut, the scarf print dress is completely reinvented!

Choosing a printed dress: tips for combining fashion trends

You know it, you feel it, you're sure of it: you're going to fall for the printed dress. And you are right ! But to jump headlong into the trend of the season, why limit yourself to just one essential?

How about a long tartan print shirt dress? Or combine the leopard print dress and layering, by layering it with other trendy pieces (like the fake fur or the cape)?

Robe imprimée à motif tartan - Photo by Taylor on Unsplash

Tartan Print Dress - Photo by Taylor on Unsplash

For more discretion without falling into boredom, you could be tempted by a dress with a small and wise print(like the houndstooth which is making a comeback, the crocodile or the python). Combined with details that break the codes like fringes, sequins, leather inserts, etc. , your little printed dress should make an impression!

In terms of cuts and materials, we recommend that you choose printed dresses with fluid and silky materials to break up the straight lines of tartan print checks or avoid the tapestry look of the scarf pattern. But if you are chilly, the printed sweater dress also exists.

You see: there really is no shortage of ideas!

Also read: How to choose the right sweater dress according to your morphology

Accessorize a printed dress

How about an ethnic print dress paired with a black leather biker jacket and red python-print boots? Perfect for the grunge chic trend! Or continue the season with your summer long floral print dress, covered with a chunky loose-knit sweater to protect you from the first frosts of autumn? Romantic bohemian chic trend.

How to accessorize a printed dress? The subject is vast. Is the pattern on your printed dressvery large, like thescarf print or a large leopard print? If you wear your printed dress on its own, in the evening for example, then avoid adding extravagant jewelry or large belts (unless this is exactly the desired effect).

It's true: a printed dress is a masterpiece, a centerpiece of your wardrobe. Once worn, all you can see is her! In the case of oversized prints, accessories should highlight it.

However, the discreet jewels elegantly highlight the key piece. Whether reinforcing a floral motif or contrasting an animal or tartan print, how about opting for this delicate floral necklace?

rose gold flower crown pendant necklace - Les Petits Imprimés  - eshop chic woman flower necklace

Rose Gold Flower Crown Pendant Necklace - Les Petits Imprimés

Also find out from other jewelry and our entire collection of bags and fashion accessories.

Outdoors are different. The very present motif will be tempered with a giant cape, a denim jacket or a trench coat (or more, if you adopt the layering), sunglasses and a scarf. In this case, you can afford rock shoes (sequined, platform, etc. ), a remarkable bag, printed or not, and even an oversized sunbonnet.

On the other hand, if your printed dress has mini-patterns, such as houndstooth, mini leopard, crocodile or python, then have fun with fashion accessories! Break the codes, mix materials and colors. Even the prints! Nothing prevents you from choosing another pattern for your shoes and a third for the bag. In short, have fun with fashion!

Printed dress: are you convinced?

You will have understood: this season is the perfect opportunity to adopt the printed dress. Floral, animal - leopard, crocodile, python-, checkered or houndstooth, the print is reinventing itself for ever more fancy fashion. An essential trend, the printed dress highlights all body types and can be endlessly accessorized with all the must-haves of the moment.

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