As is customary with fashion trends, vintage floral dresses are making a comeback. Yet, rocking one properly takes a little bit of thought. The last thing you want to do is walk out of your house looking like you robbed your grandma's closet. Luckily, it isn't all that difficult to pull off once you have the right accessories. Floral prints are adorable but, after you cross a certain age threshold and no longer have to hold your mom's hand to cross the street, it's time to spice up the floral prints so that it doesn't look like you still belong in elementary school.
Thick waist belts are a great way to add a modern touch to the vintage dress. It also helps to slim the waist and give the dress a sophisticated look. Try contrasting colors to give it a bold touch but don't overdo it. If the floral bring is large and flashy, go with a subtle, plain belt. Shoes are also a great way to balance out the vintage look. Clunky boots are a great way to take it from cutesy to fashion-savvy. Take for example Forever 21's Cutout Leatherette Heels. They provide the perfect neutral look to go with any floral design, yet they have enough of a modern feel to take you from grandma to sexy with just the slip of a shoe. However, the same rule applies. If the floral print has a lot going on, keep the shoes simple. If it is a subtle print, than take it to the next level by wearing a pair of shoes that really make a statement. It's all about balancing it out, keeping the equilibrium. You want to make looking good appear effortless, not like you are trying desperately to keep up with current trends.