What is Botanical Print

The Botanical Print derived from botanical illustrations where artists paint, draw or sketch plant species details, typically Botanical Illustrations are created in watercolour form. These illustrations are predominantly scientifically accurate whilst allowing for a few artistic adjustments and are likely to be found in books, magazines, art and more recently in fashion as a popular on-trend print for clothes. In many cases the accuracy of an artist’s botanical illustrations can be a matter of life or death, planets and flowers have long been at the heart of the medical profession but many look very similar so prior to photography if an artist’s depiction wasn’t completely accurate it could end up in disaster.

Top Tips on wearing Botanical Print

  • Botanical Print can be worn across seasons just choose a different tone. For the colder months a more muted, darker tone botanical print maybe with a focus more on plants than flowers would be well suited. Then in summer months the primary colour bright floral prints would be perfect.

  • Add an extra element to your work wardrobe with a Botanical Print blazer. Classic and work approriate but definitely more exciting and on trend than the standard monotone suit many lean towards.

What is Floral Print?

Floral Print is often more colourful and less scientifically accurate in comparison to Botanical Print. The floral print has been in and out of trend throughout the years in multiway different ways from specific flowers to floral print bags or floral decorated shoes.

Different Types of Floral Print

Daisy Print

Daisy print is the floral pattern of the moment. Experts believe that we lean towards daisies not because of the beautiful print but because of what the daisy symbolises. The daisy reminds us of flower gardens, magical fields and happy sunny days, being out with nature and care free. Many of the seasons best selling dresses have featured a daisy print.


In a similar way that daisies invoke a deeper thought so does the hibiscus print. Hibiscus is traditionally associated with Hawaii and the Hawaii shirts but has quickly been picked up by fashion brands and the hibiscus print can be seen on multiple floral tote bags or dresses in Summer.


Arguably paisley print is one of the most popular floral prints out there. It’s bohemian feel peaked in the swinging sixes and has been revived multiple times since.

Vintage Floral

The vintage floral print many associate to their grandmothers curtains but the fashion world has modernized this traditional style and throughout the year you will see floral dressing. Vintage floral print tends to be slightly darker than say the daisy print and as a result, makes the perfect print for winter outfits.

Japanese Inspired Print

The cherry blossom print originated in Japan and has remained a stable amongst floral patterns. The Cherry blossom offers a delicate approach to the ever-popular floral print trend.

Floral Lace

Floral lace was used all the way in the 15th century to decorate garments. The lace material was created to add layers and interest to outfits and the cut out floral decoration helped to jazz up the otherwise plain fabric. Floral Lace is incredibly popular amongst those after a more traditional wedding dress, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge used floral lace for her wedding dress which helped the popularity of the fabric peak in 2011. Again in 2018 at the presentation of her newborn son Louis, Catherine choose floral lace. It’s a popular elegant material that will stay in style for the foreseeable future.

Top Tips on wearing Floral Prints this season

  • If the idea of wearing florals intimidates you then start small. Try introducing the print in small doses such as accessories, a floral print bag has the potential to complete an outfit.

  • Floral print can work wonders in moving attention away from self-conscious areas. For example, if you’re self-conscious about your top half then try pairing a plain top with a floral skirt.

  • There are so many different types of floral prints that if one isn’t your type there are plenty others. For those after the more understated look daisy is a delicate print to go for and for those after a bold dramatic look vintage floral or paisley print would be well suited.

When to wear Floral- Wedding Dress Edition

As a bride you’re always looking for something that stands out, makes you feel elegant and a floral detailed dress is perfect. It offers a whimsical and elegant approach to the day and now there’s so many different application choices- from floral beading to bold prints, even floral lace or the ever-popular floral applique a floral wedding dress will definitely stand out.

With social media being so popular it has changed how people shop for their weddings and what they are after. It is so important to find a dress that wows not only in real life but also in photos that will inevitably be posted to Instagram. This trend could explain why the floral sequin wedding dress is having such a moment right now, the sequin details offer a glamorous approach, yet the floral element scream timeless beauty. The floral wedding dress has been worn by a number of celebrities including: The Duchess of Sussex at the Royal Wedding in 2011, Meghan Markle incorporated botanical detailing on her veil, Caroline Kennedy’s 1986 wedding dress featured beautiful floral applique all on the bodice, Supermodel Miranda Kerr wore a beautiful ballgown with exquisite floral sequin applique on the bottom and probably the most stand out floral wedding moment was by Supermodel Poppy Delevingne who wore a colourful floral applique and sequin dress.

Radley Floral Accessories and Floral Bags

Botanical Floral Print Range

Inspired by the botanical beauty of London’s Kew Gardens our new floral collection is ideal for the season ahead. With a host of handbags and accessories to choose from, you’ll be able to blend playfulness and sophistication for the perfect finish. From chic everyday designs like our cross body and tote bags to accessories that will keep your plastic sitting pretty, our Radley fans will feel truly spoilt for choice.

  • Botanical Floral Small Zip-Top Cross Body Bag

  • Expertly crafted from a coated canvas fabric, our new floral print will be a hit with Radley fans everywhere! Complete with a cross body strap that will keep you hands free while on the move, this design is finished with a compact compartment where you’ll be able to fit in the essentials you can’t leave the house without.

  • Botanical Floral Large Tech Pouch

  • Inspired by the botanical beauty of London’s Kew Gardens, our large tech pouch is ideal for the season ahead. Complete with anti-theft technology, you won’t have to worry about your information being swiped with you’re on the move.

  • Botanical Floral Mini Telescopic Umbrella

  • Our umbrella is ideal for the season ahead. Get organised and prepare for the seasonal showers with our must-have design. The perfect style for adding a chic touch to your everyday handbag, it comes with a handy wristlet strap and matching slip cover for convenience.

    Painterly Floral Large Multiway Phone Case

    Floral and bird prints will add a fun lift to your everyday accessories, making a design from our Painterly Floral collection the perfect pick this season! This phone multiway bag allows you to pop in your phone and smaller essentials while also featuring a detachable cross body strap so you can travel hands-free while shopping or on city break adventures with loved ones.

    Blossoming florals are a summer must will that’ll give a fresh lift to everyday ensembles. Whether you’re heading to work or a casual shopping trip, these styles will offer effortless cool.

    Desert Floral

    A botanical inspired floral print features hand drawn mono-floral prints. These casual silhouettes will see you through all the weekend trips you have planned with ease. Simply pair with your favourite looks for a sleek seasonal life – and with silhouettes like our large phone, tote and multiway bags you’ll find commuting to and from your everyday trips a breeze.

  • Desert Floral Large Zip-Top Tote Bag

  • Opt for a casual silhouette that’ll see you through the weekends with ease from our Desert Floral collection. This large tote bag features beautiful hand drawn mono-floral prints for a summery feel. Perfect for storing all those added extras, this design is finished with shoulder straps so you’re able to travel hands-free!

  • Desert Floral Medium Tote Bag

  • This medium tote bag features beautiful hand drawn mono-floral prints for a summery feel. Perfect for storing all those added extras, this design is finished with shoulder straps so you’re able to travel hands-free!