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Would You Wear It-Mixed Florals

Would You Wear It-Mixed Florals

Happy Saturday and welcome to would you wear it. Each Saturday, my friend Pam and I share a mannequin we’ve found and ask if you would wear what it’s wearing. We do this to foster conversation and understand why you would or wouldn’t wear things based on your body shape and lifestyle.

Many ladies love the conversations that spring up on these posts so please remember to keep your comments related to you.

Florals are popping up everywhere this spring. So tell me, ladies, would you wear this and why or why not?

Please explain why based on your lifestyle, body shape, coloring and style goals.

 

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Now lets pop over and see what Pam’s mannequin is wearing here.

 

Thanks for reading and have a great day.

 

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58 Comments

  1. April 27, 2019 / 3:39 am

    I would wear the top and the jacket…but not the skirt. It is would not be in my style adjectives that I choose to communicate, so I would not try it on. But it could be cute on someone else.

  2. Mary
    April 27, 2019 / 4:16 am

    The skirt is for 10 year olds. It adds bulk to most adult figures. Both floral tops are OK under a blazer or jean jacket. The blazers are both fine, but I wouldn’t wear the white one. I’m too pale for it. I like the cropped pants. They are sexy with the right shoes. The belt — NO and the sandals are too bulky for me.
    We are expecting snow today in Chicago so back to the winter clothes 🙁

    • Jennifer
      Author
      April 27, 2019 / 7:14 am

      That’s amazing for April!

  3. April 27, 2019 / 4:17 am

    I like outfit on the left, with cropped pant/Capri length pant and the touch of floral in the cami. The jacket nicely pulls this outfit together and Inthink it would be something I could wear during our cool Spring weather. I like the tailored look of a blazer or sweater! It’s me!
    On the other hand, the swirly print skirt with alternate print top is NOT me. Prints are not really my go to…especially when floral. I rarely wear flouncy skirts….like never. And despite the nicely tailored jacket topping it all I just don’t see me wearing this.

  4. Eileen
    April 27, 2019 / 4:25 am

    The silhouettes are not for me, skirt too full, jackets too boxy, pants too short. I don’t mind a small print, but these don’t appear elegant. Pam’s dress is a pretty cut, has sleeves, and is a good length, material is too flimsy, too bad. Color could be more saturated.

  5. April 27, 2019 / 4:29 am

    I might wear the dark blazer, but I would not wear the floral blouses. I don’t usually wear prints at all.

  6. Cindy
    April 27, 2019 / 4:32 am

    I’d wear the outfit on the right, minus the blazer & with a different belt. The blazer just doesn’t seem right with the delicate fabrics of the top & skirt.
    I’d wear the left outfit, if the pants weren’t cropped. I’m short & I never seem to find crop pants that look right. On me, they always look like the pants shrunk up in the wash.

    • Jennifer
      Author
      April 27, 2019 / 7:17 am

      Thanks for explaining Cindy

  7. Gail Schwartz
    April 27, 2019 / 4:47 am

    I’m too short to wear cropped pants, however, I love the floral prints for spring and summer in the northeast. The jacket over the cami looks very nice.

  8. Bonna Nichols
    April 27, 2019 / 4:59 am

    I love the soft shades of all of these prints but the mixing of prints is just not a style that works for me. A thought, we are beginning to see plus size displays how about some for those of us short people! LOL!

    • Jennifer
      Author
      April 27, 2019 / 7:19 am

      I will keep my eye out for plus size mannequins Bonna. Thanks for the suggestion

  9. Wendy Dunbar
    April 27, 2019 / 5:12 am

    I would wear the cropped pants outfit on the left, but not the floral -on-floral in the floral skirt & top. That outfit might be cute on someone young & thin, however. The ruffled layers would add unnecessary bulk for most women. I also have a ‘thing’ about florals: too much floral reminds me of the old ladies at church when I was a little girl who all worn floral printed dresses – with a brooch. A floral top is okay, especially if paired with a jacket & solid pants. I think an all floral dress could work if the pattern is ‘broken up’ by a completer piece such as a jacket or sweater. I can only think of one top in my wardrobe currently that is flowered!

    • Jennifer
      Author
      April 27, 2019 / 7:21 am

      I only have one floral in my wardrobe too. It’s a scarf!

  10. Barbara
    April 27, 2019 / 5:12 am

    Regarding outfit on the right. I wouldn’t wear it, since I don’t wear blue, ruffles, or most prints. However, It actually appeals to me on this mannequin. Tailored jacket tones down the sweetness, and the two small prints complement each other, with the scale and color. If I saw someone (tall and thin) wearing this I’d say “terrific”.

    • Jennifer
      Author
      April 27, 2019 / 7:23 am

      Thanks for your explanation. I agree completely.

  11. Joan
    April 27, 2019 / 5:23 am

    The short answer is NO. I wouldn’t wear either outfit as shown. Call me old fashioned, but I don’t go for the mixed print style. The outfit on the right is wrong for me for so many reasons including the ruffles on the skirt (not flattering when you carry your weight in that region). I would wear the jacket but in a different color. That style jacket is the type of jacket that I would tend to wear to complete an outfit. However, the color shown is not a shade that I like. It’s too muted and blah. On the other hand, the outfit on the left has some possibilities. I do like dark color pants and crops. If the top isn’t a cami, then I might wear it if it is a tee preferable with elbow length sleeves. The white jacket looked nice until I noticed that it isn’t just a plain white jacket. It has a plaid print to it. That’s fine as long as it is worn with solid color top and pants.

    • Jennifer
      Author
      April 27, 2019 / 7:27 am

      Thanks for explaining your thought process Joan

  12. Linda
    April 27, 2019 / 5:37 am

    I would wear pieces of these outfits, but neither of them as shown. I don’t like prints on my bottom half even though I don’t carry weight there. The skirt is too flouncy—I prefer a more tailored look. I like both jackets and tops, but I’m not sure I would wear the one on the left if it has thin straps. I would prefer longer pants.

    • Linda
      April 27, 2019 / 5:39 am

      But…I would change the background color of the yellow top.

  13. Mary K
    April 27, 2019 / 6:00 am

    Yes to the ensemble on the left with a few changes: Switch the jacket on rt to wear with the cropped pants and untuck the colorful cami (love the colors); add a long necklace and earrings and viola, a pansuit! I would have worn the outfit on rt in my younger day with a solid color blouse in different hue and a shorter jacket.

    • Jennifer
      Author
      April 27, 2019 / 7:30 am

      Thanks for sharing your styling ideas Mary

  14. Betsy
    April 27, 2019 / 6:02 am

    The outfit on the right could look completely different if the belt were on the outside of the blazer, separating the two floral prints. The cropped pants need to be a full length trouser and the blazer shorter for better proportion. The top untucked would be more flattering. The dress would be beautiful on women with darker skin tones.

  15. Maria
    April 27, 2019 / 6:10 am

    I would not wear either of these although I do not find them offensive. I just don’t wear many floral prints and ruffles on skirts are much too young for me. And, let’s be honest, anything (like the pants on the left) that defines my waist is probably not advisable. But on a thin pre-teen, I would probably say go for it.

  16. ULI
    April 27, 2019 / 6:32 am

    I would not wear the right outfit. I like nothing about it. Too many flowers, the cut if the skirt is not for me,the belt looks cheap,the best is maybe the Blazer.altogether it looks top sweet for me, not cool enough. The right outfit is better ,if worn with a different top. The top looks like grandmother style in my eyes.

  17. Sue
    April 27, 2019 / 7:03 am

    If I could switch the jackets around to have a little less going on I’d choose the outfit on the left. I’m tall enough to wear either outfit but would prefer a long,lean monochromatic line

  18. Anon
    April 27, 2019 / 7:07 am

    The outfit on the right would work for a pear figure, but with the skirt in a darker color, short cardigan in a lighter color. The jacket currently is too heavy and masculine for the delicate print.

  19. Leslie
    April 27, 2019 / 7:19 am

    I would wear the outfit on the left. I like cropped pants and the top is cute. I have worn prints like that before. The outfit on the left would be fine for someone younger. I am too much of a chicken to wear those two prints together. I don’t think I know how to pair two strong prints so they don’t look like I got dressed in the dark!

    • Jennifer
      Author
      April 27, 2019 / 11:28 pm

      Thanks for being honest Leslie. I think many of us struggle with that.

  20. Susan
    April 27, 2019 / 7:21 am

    I’d wear the top and blazer on the right without the belt and add a pair of jeans. Light floral prints are a little sweet for me. But I do like the dark floral print on the left. Not sure I love the plaid jacket with it though I’d try it and see. Is anyone else getting tired of crops and heels? How many of us really wear that? I do wedges sometimes…

  21. Rose
    April 27, 2019 / 7:22 am

    I like the outfit on the left. Maybe with longer pants. Would not wear the outfit on the right. I’m just too short for all the ruffles and wouldn’t mix the florals. But I could see it on a younger person.

  22. De
    April 27, 2019 / 7:23 am

    I like the outfit on the left, especially the colors shown. As I am also 5’4″ I still struggle with finding the right length for a crop pant. Also wonder if it is best with a snug fit, or a wider cuff. What do you find?

  23. Annette Harrison
    April 27, 2019 / 7:32 am

    I would definitely wear both of these outfits. I am almost 75 years old and I have always loved the mixture of patterns. Liz Claiborne was the one that got me started on wearing different patterns together. Still do that to this day. Thank you for sharing these pictures and bringing back memories of long ago.

  24. Joanna
    April 27, 2019 / 8:29 am

    I would wear the outfit on the left. I like the cropped pants with the floral blouse. The white blazer makes it suitable for work (I’m retired). I would prefer that the v on the top not be so low.
    The one on the right is a fun skirt, but I wouldn’t pair it with the floral top in a different colour. I find the black belt and long blazer too masculine for the flirtatious skirt. I know some like the ying/yang of feminine/ masculine but in this case, I don’t think it works. I think the skirt would be fun paired with a simple white tee and light sandals.

  25. April 27, 2019 / 8:31 am

    These looks are not for me. I don’t wear florals or ruffles. Yellow doesn’t work for my skin tone. I might wear the light blazer though. The dark one seems off for spring.

  26. Susan McClelland
    April 27, 2019 / 8:37 am

    I wouldn’t wear either outfit. The skirt and jacket on the mannequin in front don’t work together at all – I wouldn’t go near the skirt but it would look better with a short jacket and a blouse/t-shirt in a solid colour. The blue jacket would look fine with jeans. I might wear the pants on the second mannequin and I like the pattern on the jacket but with the blouse, it’s a bit boring.

  27. April 27, 2019 / 9:06 am

    I like aspects of both outfits and like the vibe they’re going for. I wear more florals now as I find, in the right scale, can cover a multitude of tummy issues that knit fabrics, no matter how big the size, seem to find and cling to that little muffin top on me and a lot of other women.
    It’s taken some getting used to, but I really like the mix of the floral cami with the subtle plaid in the jacket on the left. I’d be comfortable in that outfit with the addition of some jewelry. Of course, heels would not be possible and I’d would have to wear flats.
    I like the mix of the florals in the outfit on the right, but think it would look more balanced with a shorter jacket. The longer jacket seems to drag it down. I like the skirt and think it would look great on someone else, but the ruffle makes it too sweet for me.

  28. Nancy
    April 27, 2019 / 9:09 am

    I love the darker blue top. The other florals are too insipid and remind me of elderly aunts and grandmothers with huge bosoms and floral shirt dresses. Big No to ruffled skirts.

  29. Linda
    April 27, 2019 / 9:13 am

    I would wear the top and white jacket as shown on the left. I don’t care for the bottoms on me. Pants too awkward unless I have high heels (ouch!) I don’t do ruffles but like them on others. Yellow is the ONE color I have never been able to wear. I am patiently waiting for the right white jacket. Also, I am adding printed tops for column dressing since the “one color” head to toe makes me feel drab.

    • Jennifer
      Author
      April 27, 2019 / 10:45 pm

      Thanks for sharing your styling ideas Linda.

  30. Donna Doyle
    April 27, 2019 / 9:36 am

    I would wear everything but the skirt. I’m short and heavy so it would not be a good look on me. I’m not much for ditsy florals but might try it in small amounts. I do love the blazers.

  31. Betty (SC)
    April 27, 2019 / 9:56 am

    The yellow top, the two blazers and the blue crops are the only pieces of these outfits that I would consider purchasing. I do not like the flouncy skirt at all (too much!), and I don’t care for the v-neck flowered top (don’t care for the navy with flowers – too dark for mixing with a light flowered springy top, and it looks like a bra top. I don’t care for fashion that looks like lingerie), and that skirt is just not anything I would care to see a grown lady trying to wear. It’s a tad silly looking to be frank …not my cup of tea. That black wide belt is something to wear with a winter outfit; looks too out of place for spring fashions to me.

  32. Lucretia Roletta
    April 27, 2019 / 10:08 am

    I like both looks but I would not wear the skirt, it is too “girly”for me. I also question the dark blazer, as it looks like super cheap material. I’m done with cheap material especially in polyester.
    I like the mixed light florals with a dark heavier looking top. CONTRAST.
    You might have luck at Lane Bryant for plus size manikins, as I passed some in the window when I was at the mall.

    • Jennifer
      Author
      April 27, 2019 / 10:43 pm

      I passed by Lane Bryant this week too. And you’re right, their mannequins are a great

  33. Sue G
    April 27, 2019 / 10:42 am

    I would wear the yellow top and blue jacket but not the skirt or the other top. I do wear florals but the smaller florals on the white background and the uneven hem of the skirt seem like a younger style than I would wear. The dark floral with the brighter print of the other top are not flattering for my skin and hair color.

  34. Becky
    April 27, 2019 / 11:01 am

    I would wear the blazer & the top on the right but not the skirt. The ruffles & the print of skirt seem better suited for a much younger women.

  35. Marce
    April 27, 2019 / 11:32 am

    I like the outfit on the right. The colors and scale of the prints are same or similar. The belt pulls it in and jacket pulls it altogether somehow. Outfit on the left… the top looks droopy to me and does not have any color that seems to go with the pant color… so feels like a mismatch to me. Also the jacket color is also a mismatch.

  36. Susan Gowan
    April 27, 2019 / 12:01 pm

    Like the outfut on the left best. Would likely wear a different colour blazereither tan orcnavy but love the floral trip. Like the outfit on the rifht and might wear the top floral but not both. Feel as already stated it would better suit a younger person.

  37. beth byrd
    April 27, 2019 / 12:16 pm

    What a mixed review I have today.

    The outfit on the right is definite NO. Individually, each piece would work with something different, but as is … NO. It looks very messy.

    However, the outfit on the left is a definite YES! The pieces coordinate so well with each other — looks great.

    • Jennifer
      Author
      April 27, 2019 / 10:41 pm

      Thanks for sharing Beth

  38. Linda
    April 27, 2019 / 12:34 pm

    Neither outfit is really doing it for me. I like the combination of blazers though and crop pants. I am not a fan of small prints and I prefer vivid colours. The outfit on the left is more me with a plainer block colour top but the style of the skirt on the right is frankly more suitable for a young child.

  39. Cathy
    April 27, 2019 / 2:13 pm

    I wouldn’t wear either but if I were to try some of these pieces I would put the yellow top and dark jacket with black pants. Don’t do frilly so the skirt doesn’t suit me. I don’t like the small scale prints. They look too little house on the prairie.

  40. Kay
    April 27, 2019 / 5:39 pm

    One print at a time. More than that is too busy.

  41. Cindi
    April 27, 2019 / 8:29 pm

    I would try both outfits. I am working on mixing more patterns. I noticed that a lot of comments were not in favor of the skirt. I would try it. I like to try the unexpected. I had a grandmother who was a department store buyer and very fashion forward. She never wore pants and always stiletto heels and dresses. She had a dress very similar to the skirt with the ruffle on the bottom of the skirt. I remember how lovely the dress looked on her. I like the outfit on the left. Ankle pants and cropped pants are my standard for work in warmer weather.

    • Jennifer
      Author
      April 27, 2019 / 10:39 pm

      Your grandmother sounds amazing! I’m not against the skirt either. Being open to trying new shapes can surprise us.

  42. Cyndi
    April 28, 2019 / 2:43 pm

    I would wear the jacket and yellow floral top with a pair of pants or maybe even a simple A line or straight white skit. I would wear the skirt with a simple solid color top. Wear theses three as an outfit…no, thanks. The outfit on the left, I would try on. Sometimes a low cut V isn’t flattering on me, but other two pieces should be fine.

  43. RoseAG
    April 28, 2019 / 4:05 pm

    I like to mix prints and I find it’s often more successful when you do it with pieces that have been dyed to match, as they appear to have been. However, I will not be wearing any tiered skirts.

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