Not A Floral Dress Person? This New Trend Might Change Your Mind

We've got good news for anyone who's always felt like flowery patterns were just too precious. Lately, floral dresses are getting the Morticia Addams treatment, with darker color palettes and longer hemlines — think more Stevie Nicks and less Laura Ingalls Wilder.

Just look at the recent shows of Marc Jacobs, Erdem, Burberry, Preen, and Vetements, which all showed long-length dresses in moody, nearly sinister patterns. And even better news: This is a runway trend that's already hitting your local Zara, which means it's about to spread like wildfire. While it may seem counterintuitive to go totally emo for spring, we're not so into arbitrary fashion rules, anyway. Click on to get a head start on the kinds of florals even Daria could get behind.
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Some people might think you're going to a funeral, but that's kind of the point.

Zara Long Dress With Floral Print, $69.90, available at Zara.
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Don't be afraid to let your florals get a little more abstract.

& Other Stories Asymmetric Herbarium Print Dress, $115, available at & Other Stories.
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Some Doc Martens are all you need to complete this straight-off-the-runway look.

Vetements Ruffle-trimmed floral-print dress, $2,025, available at Matches Fashion.
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An easy, breezy, maxi variation that's affordable, too.

H&M Floral Chiffon Dress, $19.99 $49.99, available at H&M.
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Chop the length and show some shoulder with this summer-ready frock.

Pixie Market Floral Mini Dress, $114, available at Pixie Market.
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The badass thigh-high slit is a must for this sexy take on the trend.

Reformation Cera Dress, $218, available at Reformation.
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Bring the drama with a long, full skirt.

Erdem Selma Fil Coupé Silk-Organza Gown, $5,350, available at Net-A-Porter.
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Yellow was never your color, but combine it with black and it feels so much more wearable.

Ganni Lee Silk Dress, $388, available at Ganni.
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It's all about the statement sleeve.

Alexander McQueen Floral Print Dress $5,683.57 $3,410.14, available at Farfetch.
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Skip any extra accessories and let this artful print do the talking.

Rachel Comey Palmira Dress, $575, available at Rachel Comey.

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