Floral prints and other spring trends from Bloomingdale's

March 3, 2008 11:16:29 AM PST
After suffering through a dreary winter, it will be a relief to start wearing vibrant bright colors and bold prints for spring. Eye-popping colors, striking florals and painterly patterns will make the season look fresh and new. The use of color and bold florals will be in full bloom at Bloomingdale's stores in the next few months. Look for the following trends in the coming season. Bold Florals are impossible to ignore this season. Vibrant and blossoming, these prints breathe life into any garment. Flowers of all shapes, colors and sizes decorate this season's Spring 2008 collection.

Painterly Prints jump out and scream 'fabulous.' Spring's collection of painterly prints is not one to be overlooked, with its utilization of an array of different colors, styles and fabrics. From long, flowing gowns to short mod dresses, painterly prints make a name for themselves this spring.

Break-Out Brights intensify and enhance the spring collections. Beautifully bold, these break out brights set one of the spring's most favorable trends. Hues of sunflower yellow, violet purple, tiger lily orange, peony pink and poppy red are exceptionally stylish.

Full, Short Skirts are the canvas designers use to convey for the season's brightest colors and boldest prints, and are the breakout trend of the spring collections. This style is one to elongate and flatter any pair of legs.

Full, Long Skirts are one of Bloomingdale's freshest picks for spring. As diverse as Mother Nature herself, full long skirts can be dressed up or down for any occasion while maintaining a devastating fierceness. Printed as a bold solid, striped, floral, painterly or safari, the season's selection of full long skirts ranges far and wide.

Maxi Dresses, day to night, belted or full and flowing, are Spring's most unstoppable force. A plethora of colors and prints decorate the designs of the season. Perfect for spring, maxi dresses are soft to the touch and unforgettably piercing to the eye.

Mini Dresses or Tunics with jeans, shorts or on their own are perfect for both work and play. Seeking out inspiration from the simple yet fierce and vibrant aspects of spring's blossoming nature, designers touch on the delicate details of spring in order to construct the mini dress or tunic trend.

The Return of the Blazer is here and back with a vengeance. Worn with shorts, skirts or over dresses, the blazer is Spring's biggest return hit. Spring's assortment of blazers provides everyone with a choice that will suit their personal style.

Shorts ensure the coming of the spring and summer seasons as they force our legs to come out of winter hiding, and this season's newest rolled or in color styles have never given us a better reason to do so.

Cardigans: Bold & Bright, Striped or Printed, are no longer to be called 'grandpa sweaters.' These designs are fresh, young and blossoming into one of fashion's most comfortable and accessible trends.

Out of Africa: from Safari Details to Tribal Prints Safari details on jackets, shorts and dresses add qualities of adventure and the wild to the Spring 2008 collections.

Into the Boudoir: Translucent, diaphanous fabrics, voluminous soft shapes, ethereal chemises and camisoles are the unforgettable unmentionables of spring. As soft and luscious as a bed of roses, lingerie influenced collections of the season bloom before your eyes. These garments give women a reason to feel rejuvenated and revitalized after a long, hard winter's day.

Bloomingdale's is America's only nationwide, full-line, upscale department store; and a division of Macy's, Inc. It was founded in 1872 and currently operates 40 stores in New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, Illinois, Minnesota, Georgia, Florida, Nevada and California.

For more information, or to shop any time, visit www.bloomingdales.com.

Fashions from Bloomingdale's shown on ABC 7

Painterly Prints

  • DKNY raspberry hooded jacket, 245.00
  • DKNY petunia multicolored print chiffon top, 195.00
  • DKNY grey trouser, 175.00
  • Gustto white patent leather bag, 798.00
  • Cara pink print bracelet, 55.00
  • Theory "Fussy" black patent flat, 235.00
  • Breakout Brights/Floral

  • David Meister orange/black/white print dress, 330.00
  • Marc by Marc Jacobs black patent leather bag, 298.00
  • Marc by Marc Jacobs black sunglasses, 115.00
  • a.v. max orange and pink bangles, 45.00 each
  • BCBG black Luna patent sandal, 198.00
  • Out of Africa

  • INC black/white zebra print jacket, 109.00
  • INC black silk blouse, 69.00
  • INC black pant, 69.00
  • Tiffany & Co black sunglasses with diamonds, 1150.00
  • Lydell NYC green bead necklace, 38.00
  • Elie Tahari green leather clutch, 395.00
  • Tunic/mini dress, bright colors

  • Milly canary cotton/linen jacket, 614.00
  • Milly canary, black, white graphic print tunic dress, 344.00
  • Marc Jacobs white leather bag, 995.00
  • Emilio Pucci white sunglasses, 285.00
  • RJ Graziano yellow hoops, 65.00
  • Rebecca gold bracelet, 165.00, and ring, 445.00
  • Enzo Angiolini yellow leather sandals, 99.00
  • Trend: Long full skirts, floral

  • Nanette LePore poppy jacket, 480.00
  • Nanette Lepore floral print gown, 325.00
  • Stuart Weitzman gold clutch, 399.00
  • Cara orange bangle, 48.00
  • Margo Morrison turquoise necklace, 450.00
  • Coach geranium patent strappy pump, 218.00
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