Celebrities Show How To Wear Floral Dresses in Fall

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Contrary to popular belief, you can absolutely wear floral dresses in the fall! Forget about the unwritten rule of wearing colorful blossomed patterns only in springtime or summer!

You can wear floral dresses any time of the year, just like you can wear black and gray dresses during spring.

When it comes to fashion, you just need to know the rules so that you can break them — stylishly, that is. You can even get married in black!

Kerry Washington, Michelle Dockery, Allison Williams, and Taylor Swift in floral dressesKerry Washington, Michelle Dockery, Allison Williams, and Taylor Swift in floral dresses

We love floral dresses because when done right, they can make women look years younger. Bright and colorful prints can also make women look lovely, delicate, tough, or even mysterious depending on their design and how you accessorize.

Go ahead and wear floral dresses whenever and wherever you like. We’ve seen numerous celebrities in floral outfits during the fall season. They all looked pretty, but below are some of our top picks.

Taylor Swift wears a Reem Acra floral print dress at the premiere of Relativity Media's Romeo & JulietTaylor Swift wears a Reem Acra floral print dress at the premiere of Relativity Media’s Romeo & Juliet at ArcLight Hollywood in Hollywood on September 24, 2013

Michelle Dockery wears a floral Erdem dress at the BAFTA Los Angeles TV Tea 2013Michelle Dockery wears a floral Erdem dress at the BAFTA Los Angeles TV Tea 2013 presented by BBC America & Audi at SLS Hotel in Los Angeles on September 21, 2013

Kerry Washington in a floral Giambattista Valli dress at the BAFTA Los Angeles TV Tea 2013Kerry Washington in a floral Giambattista Valli dress at the BAFTA Los Angeles TV Tea 2013 presented by BBC America & Audi at SLS Hotel in Los Angeles on September 21, 2013

Allison Williams in a floral Oscar de la Renta dress at the BAFTA Los Angeles TV Tea 2013Allison Williams in a floral Oscar de la Renta dress at the BAFTA Los Angeles TV Tea 2013 presented by BBC America & Audi at SLS Hotel in Los Angeles on September 21, 2013

Do you need more reasons to show your floral power in the fall? Below are a few more celebrities who know how it’s done.

1. Romantic Floral Dress

The then 29-year-old socialite wore this striking Preen “Lambert” long-sleeved floral print dress.

Olivia Palermo shows how to wear a romantic long-sleeved floral print dress in fallOlivia Palermo shows how to wear a romantic long-sleeved floral print dress in fall

She capped off the romantic look with a pair of red Christian Louboutin “Toerless Muse” suede pumps, BaubleBar vial collar, and Baublebar pearl stud cuff.

New Yorker Olivia Palermo at Brown Thomas to launch Ciate London Brand in IrelandNew Yorker Olivia Palermo at Brown Thomas to launch Ciate London Brand in Ireland on October 9, 2015

2. Edgy Long-Sleeved Dress

We also love this look from the then 39-year-old actress Diane Kruger, featuring the lovely, long-sleeved Preen “Brigitte” dress.

Diane Kruger styled her floral dress with a nude Marc Cross “Grace” large box trunk bagDiane Kruger styled her floral dress with a nude Marc Cross “Grace” large box trunk bag

Diane gave the dress an edgier look by styling it with a Marc Cross “Grace” large box trunk bag in nude and a pair of lace-up boots.

Diane Kruger at the Fashion 4 Development’s 5th Annual Official First Ladies LuncheonDiane Kruger at the Fashion 4 Development’s 5th Annual Official First Ladies Luncheon in New York on September 28, 2015

3. Scarlet Red Floral Dress

The then 46-year-old actress stepped up her style game in a scarlet Giorgio Armani dress cinched at the waist by a gold-tone belt. She wore a pair of gold sandals and gold earrings to match.

Cate Blanchett rocks a charming retro-style floral dress while leaving her New York hotelCate Blanchett rocks a charming retro-style floral dress while leaving her New York hotel in Manhattan on October 8, 2015

4. Casual Wrap Dress

The actress/mom/entrepreneur wore a floral wrap dress whilst shopping in California. She made the dress look more casual by pairing it with flats.

Reese accessorized with Erickson Beamon for Draper James “Sugar Magnolia” drop earrings, a Salvatore Ferragamo “Fiamma” bag, and a pair of sunglasses.

Reese Witherspoon shopping on Rodeo wearing a blue floral dress in CaliforniaReese Witherspoon shopping on Rodeo wearing a blue floral dress in California on September 24, 2015

5. Light Floral Dress

The former Glee star isn’t afraid to wear lighter florals in fall.

Dianna Agron styled her flattering maxi floral dress with a chain strap purseDianna Agron styled her flattering maxi floral dress with a chain strap purse

She wore this dress with a pair of Aquazzura “Christy” lace-up flats and Gucci small interlocking “Cellarius” leather bag. We think this is a perfect transitional look.

Dianna Agron arriving at Gratitude Café on Larchmont Boulevard in California Dianna Agron arriving at Gratitude Café on Larchmont Boulevard in California on October 2, 2015

6. Wide Hat and Floral Maxi Dress

Although the then 37-year-old wore this colorful ensemble in summer, we think it’s a great look to sport for fall.

Myleene Klass styled her floaty floral maxi dress with a wide-brimmed hatMyleene Klass styled her floaty floral maxi dress with a wide-brimmed hat

The floral print of her dress would be perfect for this season. Just throw in a coat or a jacket for good measure.

Myleene Klass at Smooth Radio holding her father Oscar Klass's book 'The Iron Butterfly' in London Myleene Klass at Smooth Radio holding her father Oscar Klass’s book ‘The Iron Butterfly’ in London on August 10, 2015

7. Orange, Yellow, and Purple

Care for some bright florals this season? Check out this look from the then 37-year-old actress. It’s fun and feminine and would make a wonderful pick-me-upper.

Greta Gerwig flaunts her legs in Carven's colorful 60s style dress while arriving at the Radio 1 studiosGreta Gerwig flaunts her legs in Carven’s colorful 60s style dress while arriving at the Radio 1 studios in London on August 3, 2015

If you want further proof that floral is also big for fall and winter, online stores continue to stock up on them.

Check out the following lovely dresses from Shopbop and Saks Fifth Avenue that would look good any time of the year:

Alice + Olivia Mary Pleated Dress, $176

Alice + Olivia Mary Pleated Dress

Band of Outsiders Long-Sleeve Floral Dress, $415

Pleats lend fluid movement to the skirt of a loose silk dress, which is patterned with pixelated flowersPleats lend fluid movement to the skirt of a loose silk dress, which is patterned with pixelated flowers

Oscar de la Renta Floral Silk Dress, $1,690

Oscar de la Renta Floral Silk Dress

Shona Joy Winters Bloom Bell-Sleeve Dress, $321

A fitted, floral twill dress is styled with a split panel over the skirt and wide, elbow-length sleevesA fitted, floral twill dress is styled with a split panel over the skirt and wide, elbow-length sleeves

St. John Floral Silk Dress, $537

St. John Floral Silk Dress

Valentino Floral Dress, $4,550

Valentino Floral Dress

Who do you think looked best in a floral dress?

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