Queen Maxima does florals on King's Day 2016
That style setter of 2016, Queen Maxima, was among the first to dive into flower power as the weather began to (sort of) warm up. The huge floral print on her fifties style skirt worn on King's Day 2016 almost overpowered the whole outfit but Maxima carried it off in style. This is a really different take on flower prints with a mix of dark colours on a very white background. It works and then some. Well worth a repeat or two...or three.
Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden has been flying the flag for florals through the spring and summer and this pretty dress worn for part of her dad's 70th birthday celebrations in April stands out because its florals take a tilt from the norm. This is old fashioned flower power brought right into the 21st century with modern edges all around and such a great mix of colours that it's fresh and fabulous all at the same time. Blooming lovely.
Darker florals are harder to find - the summer weather gets everyone thinking light. But Crown Princess Mette-Marit of Norway went for a very unusual flower print on a recent trip back home to Kristiansand on the Silver Jubilee tour of King Harald and Queen Sonja. The dark green background with wandering wisps of white flowers is very pretty although ever so slightly mismatched to the black ruched jacket. Still, it's a striking look and one we'll no doubt see again as summer turns to autumn (let's not even think of that just yet).