Why It's Okay to Look Pretty This Year

From the bouncy, pearl-swathed pink dresses at Simone Rocha to Gucci’s coquettish magpie or romantic bias-cut florals on the Alexander McQueen runway, spring's fashion outlook is nothing short of sweet. Looking at the catwalks was enough to give a girl toothache, but this barrage of beauty broke through some snooty barriers. There is now an official all clear to those of you who have struggled with the style psyche’s general desire for ‘ugly chic’, minimalism or norm core. It's okay to wear a pretty-for-the-sake-of-pretty frock again. Even better if you can match it up with butter-wouldn’t-melt dolly shoes and a little bow in your hair.

And for girls who don’t want to fall into ‘basic’, just look out for the buckaroo-style tipping point and aim for saccharine. Add just one more accessory and you’ll jettison the look into directional, ironic territory. Visit Miu Miu or Saint Laurent-land where tiaras and net tutus are worn with a knowing nod to the DIY aesthetic of Courtney Love. 

From sherbet pink bell-sleeve blouses to adorable floral brooches, with this is new kind of feminine you decide whether to play it soft or introduce an edge.

Scroll down to the see the looks from the S/S 16 shows and then carry on down to shop the right pieces to pull it off today, princesses!