When you think of flowers to wear, you’re probably thinking about flowers in your hair or a corsage or boutonnière. Well, when florists hear flowers to wear, the skies the limit. Earlier this year, a group of florists participated in a “Wearable Flowers Contest” at my wholesale floral house. Here are some of my favorite entries.

Flowers on your necktie and hat make a jovial statement for the best man or an emcee at a fundraiser or other big event.

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Flowers on your bonnet is not just for Easter. A floral hat looks sophisticated for the mother of the bride or at a swanky outdoor soirée.

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Another beautiful idea for the mother of the bride is a necklace made of flowers. Trendy prom goers will want one, too.

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For a western-themed wedding, dress up the bridesmaids with flowers on their boots.

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Flowers on sunglasses make a fun statement for graduations and pool parties.

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If you’re hosting a celebration, along with talking to your local florist about centerpieces and other decor, ask for ideas on how to decorate you and other special guests.