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Trendwatch: Faux floral headwear

Published 20/05/2011 | 16:30

PARIS - JANUARY 26: A model walks the runway during the Chanel Haute-Couture show as part of the Paris Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2010 at Pavillon Cambon Capucines on January 26, 2010 in Paris, France. (Photo by Antonio de Moraes Barros Filho/WireImage) *** Local Caption ***
PARIS - JANUARY 26: A model walks the runway during the Chanel Haute-Couture show as part of the Paris Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2010 at Pavillon Cambon Capucines on January 26, 2010 in Paris, France. (Photo by Antonio de Moraes Barros Filho/WireImage) *** Local Caption ***
PARIS - JANUARY 26: A model walks the runway during the Chanel Haute-Couture show as part of the Paris Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2010 at Pavillon Cambon Capucines on January 26, 2010 in Paris, France. (Photo by Antonio de Moraes Barros Filho/WireImage) *** Local Caption ***

The idea of wearing a flower in your hair may seem like a bit of a hippy cliché, but actually there are a range of high-end designer flowers available right now which have seen the look completely updated.

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Forget stereotypes of the beautiful dancer with a giant rose in her hair or the festival-going bohemian with daisies in her locks, because the current trend is all about faux florals.

At the Andrew GN Spring/Summer 11 catwalk show models looked the epitome of sophistication as they sauntered down the runway with faux white flowers in their locks, ideally setting off the highly ladylike lace gowns they were wearing.

Other labels championing the floral look include Chanel and Dior, although if you don’t have a designer budget you could try making your own floral headpiece with some lace or velvet purchased from a haberdashery.

This ladylike look works well for a romantic date or a summer wedding, whereas it’s probably best to leave the flowers when it comes to a business meeting as you don’t want to look too whimsical.

The trend suits all hair types and face shapes, although women with shorter hair should probably opt for a smaller size flower to avoid getting swamped.

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