A ditsy floral is a very small scale, scattered floral pattern. The tiny florals can be closely spaced or wide apart. The design of the flowers is typically quite abstract. Ditsy florals can be multi-coloured, or two-toned. They are usually printed onto woven fabrics but you’ll find knitted ditsies too. 

It wouldn’t be a ‘90s inspired season without a good dose of ditsy florals. Ditsies make their biggest statement in dresses, blouses, skirts, pants, and scarves. There are also ditsy floral jackets, coats, shoes, socks, hair accessories, jumpsuits, handbags and belts. Here are some examples.

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Madewell Bandana
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Ellie Smocked Dress
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Some of my clients love ditsy florals, and some won’t wear them at all. For some it’s their favourite type of floral, while others find them too twee. Some will wear them on a black background, or with black stompy boots to create a tough edge. Others wear them in the Summer, or on vacation because of their soft and charming integrity. Some will wear them in a two-toned top but nothing else. Some prefer ditsy floral skirts and dresses.

I haven’t had a ditsy floral in my wardrobe for a while, but wore ditsy tops, skirts, pants and dresses in the ‘90s. It was hard not to when you lived in a hot climate and they were EVERYWHERE. They aren’t my favourite type of floral, but I would wear them again if I liked the pattern and colour combination. I prefer wearing ditsy florals in the Summer in soft and silky lightweight fabrics, and probably as a blouse more than a dress, skirt, or pants. In summary, I’m not big on them, but I am a ditsy floral yay.

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