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Rozanna Purcell
models the Yellow Floral Frock
(€106), while, below, Sinead
Noonan wears the Coral Maxi
(€81), Gladiator Sandal (€69) and
Gold Torc (€20) from the new Oasis
spring-summer collection. LEON
FARRELL / PHOTOCALL IRELAND

Rozanna Purcell models the Yellow Floral Frock (€106), while, below, Sinead Noonan wears the Coral Maxi (€81), Gladiator Sandal (€69) and Gold Torc (€20) from the new Oasis spring-summer collection. LEON FARRELL / PHOTOCALL IRELAND

Model Sinead Noonan wears Coral Maxi
Dress (€81) with Gladiator Sandals (€69) and Gold Torc
(€20) all from the Oasis spring-summer 2012 collection
PHOTOCALL

Model Sinead Noonan wears Coral Maxi Dress (€81) with Gladiator Sandals (€69) and Gold Torc (€20) all from the Oasis spring-summer 2012 collection PHOTOCALL

Oasis launch their Spring Summer 2012 collection with Rosanna Purcell. Photo: VIPIRELAND.COM

Oasis launch their Spring Summer 2012 collection with Rosanna Purcell. Photo: VIPIRELAND.COM

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Rozanna Purcell models the Yellow Floral Frock (€106), while, below, Sinead Noonan wears the Coral Maxi (€81), Gladiator Sandal (€69) and Gold Torc (€20) from the new Oasis spring-summer collection. LEON FARRELL / PHOTOCALL IRELAND

PUT a wiggle in your walk. It's a flirty challenge from high-street brand Oasis, who yesterday rolled out their limited edition range of floral frocks.

It was a case of 'everything's coming up daffodils' as former Miss Ireland, Rozanna Purcell posed in a sea of spring flowers at St Stephen's Green in a head-turning yellow dress that costs €106.

The fabulous prints in bloom on dresses and separates are pure retro, boasting the botanical drama of roses on your granny's best china.

However, the floral prints were in fact acquired from the prestigious 'Secret Siren' vintage website and then given the 'Oasis treatment'.

Visually impactive, the drama extends from floral backdrops to a stunning china blue/white 'willow pattern' scene. Another winning look for the Communion season will surely be the stencilled-effect pastoral scene dress, executed in a subtle blend of turquoise and pink.

Fast fashion, by its nature, is all about mass market but in addition to acquiring exclusive prints, Oasis are limiting production so the floral dresses are restricted to 100 deliveries per store, to Dublin branches in St Stephen's Green, Dundrum and Blanchardstown and to Patrick Street, Cork.

Get into the holiday mood with a Venetian waterways scene on dress or skirt with an eye-catching hemline of red, pink and black bands. There's lots of tutti frutti tropical prints and block colour fans might prefer the coral pleated maxi from the very strong 'Neutral Neon' story.

But for sheer feminine fun, it's hard to beat the yellow pineapple print set on a duck egg blue background, sexily translated on to an extended bra top and matching full skirt.

The sense of newness in the new Oasis range is perhaps answered by the arrival of a new in-house designer. Clive Reeve is ex-Arcadia and has definitely brought a new injection of energy to the brand who are 20 years on the high street. The spring-summer collection is loaded with sophistication and pared down elegance in luxurious fabrics.

Pyjama bottoms don't get a good press, especially in fleece and worn with slippers, but when they're in silky fabrics, in subtle print and a tapered-leg cool with heels, they are catwalk chic rather than couch potato.

But it's the whites which proved an immaculate collection, from the lace cutwork dress to the maxi chiffon blouse dress, both destined to be on lots of girls' lust list.

Irish Independent