Succulent Garden Corsage - Emily Gorg and Ardith Beveridge, AAF, AIFD, PFCI, CAFARemember how special you felt the last time you wore a corsage? Maybe it was for prom or homecoming, a wedding, or maybe you wear them every year on Easter and Mother’s Day, or to celebrate your birthday. Wearing flowers have long been part of human history dating back to ancient civilizations in Greece, Egypt, Africa and South America. Flowers were worn to denote prominence, allegiances and ward of spirits. Nowadays, flowers are worn as fabulous accessories to express yourself and celebrate special occasions as well as the everyday.

With spring being the time of year when we’re thinking about new fashions and styles, Easter and Mother’sArdith-Fascinator-Pink-CROPPED Day, and prom and weddings, here are a few ways to add personal flowers to your wardrobe this season:

 

Kate Middleton and the Royals brought fascinators to the forefront of fashion. Consider a flirty pink fascinator for a bridal shower or prom.

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A peach and purple pairing creates a bold and chic floral wristlet for the mother of the bride or mother of the groom.

Floral Bracelet and Ring - Shirley's Flowers & Gifts, Inc., in Rogers, Ark.

 

 

 

Your florist can even make a floral ring to match the floral wristlet for prom or graduation.

Flower Necklace -  - Leanne and David Kesler, Floral Design Institute, Inc., in Portland, Ore.

 

 

Give your little black dress a pop of color for the rehearsal dinner with a floral necklace.

Orchid Corsage - Emily Gorg and Ardith Beveridge, AAF, AIFD, PFCI, CAFA

 

 

 

 

The classic orchid corsage is a favorite tradition for Easter and Mother’s Day services and brunch.

 

Personal flowers are custom designed pieces. When ordering personal flowers, talk to your florist about options for style, colors, flowers, ribbons and other decorative embellishments. Show them a picture of your dress, and ask for suggestions on accessorizing with flowers.

What are your favorite ways to wear flowers?