What to Wear to Flower Shows

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Chelsea Flower Show

The Chelsea Flower Show is a world-famous event that is run in May at the Royal Hospital Garden, Chelsea in London. It is known for its floral and landscaped garden designs that attract visitors from all over the country, indeed all over the world, to visit. Breathe in those delicious scents and maybe spot celebrities mooching around too! If you’re lucky enough to be attending this incredible event this year, which is just around the corner, you should start planning what you’re going to wear so you can be sure that you’re going to look ‘blooming’ amazing! 

What better than to wear some gorgeous prints and floral dresses to the show? Here are some of my favourite picks for flower shows.

Confident Square Neck Dress in Bougainvillea Aqua

TheConfident Square Neck Dress in Bougainvillea Aquais a wardrobe essential and a great option to wear at the Chelsea Flower Show. It features stunning shades of pink and aqua and comes with ¾ sleeves for a feminine touch. With its flattering silhouette and perfect fit, you'll be sure to have all eyes on you! The floral pattern is just what you need to look and feel amazing while admiring all of the floral arrangements, meandering through contemporary garden designs, and sitting down for a cup of tea and a scone!

The Bombshell Confident 3/4 Dress in Hydrangea

There is no specific dress code for this event but why not pamper yourself and dress up? If you’re anything like me, then you jump at the chance to spruce yourself up with some beautiful dresses that make you feel incredible and feel utterly gorgeous.  

If you are looking for something that isn’t so flower- heavy and has one main colour then perhaps the ‘Confident 3/4 Dress in Hydrangea’ is the perfect option for you! 

The gorgeous Confident floral dress is a much-loved item for you Bombshells. It isn’t too crowded with floral decorations, and it has the loveliest hydrangea print that complements the floral design perfectly. The dress design has been made so that you feel your most confident! How? Well, it has shirred side panels that hug your figure to create a flattering hourglass shape. The dress pairs fabulously with a stylish fascinator for the Chelsea Flower Show. Complete your look with blue heels or cream pumps.  I often carry a little bag to events like these with ballet pumps if my feet start to cry! 

Let’s go onto some more fun flower events this year!

Chorley Flower Show

The Chorley Flower Show is a three-day event, which is the perfect place for visitors to see and speak to gold-medal-winning entrants from some of the biggest shows in the country. Visitors also have access to buy garden accessories. As this flower show is focusing on gardens more than specific floral arrangements. We thought that this dress is perfect, matching the colours that you are sure to see at the Chorley Flower Show this summer!

This gorgeous ‘Kaftan Dress made with Liberty Mrs Gardener Crepe de Chine Coral Red Silk’ has been infused with our Bombshell magic! The beautiful and striking garden red colour is the exact shade you deserve to wear to the Chorley Flower Show. I love pairing this light dress with colourful heels to finish off the look. Vibrant pumps also look great! 

If looks alone haven’t sold you on this dress then maybe the key features will! This kaftan cleverly ties under your bust which makes for a dramatic and striking silhouette. Some kaftans can feel too frumpy with no definition but not this one! This is such a versatile garment that you can own and is incredibly comfortable on your skin.

Grace Tie Front Dress


How about a more fitted fifties chic style to shine with if the 70s stunning kaftan isn’t your flower show go-to?  This is a firm favourite of our Bombshells – the beautifully cut Grace Tie Front Shirt Dress in Liberty Archive Lilac Jade Print.

This dress is streamlined but with extra flare! The colour is perfect for this event and screams spring and summer! The colour is extremely flattering on all skin types and helps to enhance your natural features and hide away the naughty bits! The design of this dress includes ¾ turn-back sleeves and a stand-up collar. The button-through front with a concealed placket front is a gorgeous design feature added to this piece. Princess lines sculpt and visually raise your bust, whilst the beat tie front flatters and conceals your tummy area.

It is really an amazing choice to wear to this flower event, containing all the elements of the show with some added Bombshell magic! This is a wardrobe essential as it is just so perfect for spring and summer, you are going to fall in love with it!  Whether you match the dress with white espadrilles or little pumps, you’ll be so comfortable yet so effortlessly stylish.


Hampton Court Palace Garden Festival

There are so many great activities to get involved with at the Hampton Court Palace Garden Festival. From trade stands to talk and demos, one of the things that sets this flower show apart from the rest is the Festival of Roses. This is the place for you to step into the variety of scents and colours and find your new favourite type of rose!

The Festival is in July, so it is a perfect summer event to dress up for! How much more special will the event be if you show up wearing thisConfident Dress made with Liberty Tresco Tana Lawn’ as you explore all that the show has to offer? 

The event is different from all the rest, so we think your dress should be too! The dress will compliment your body shape perfectly, helping create an effortless silhouette. I designed this dress to enhance a smaller bust, but with clever fabric configuration, this dress also tames a bigger bust! It’s rather clever indeed! 

The dress comes with a flattering neckline, fitted bodice, and ¾ sleeves that look perfect on every figure. The best part? It is made from breathable and lightweight fabric, making it a perfect choice for walking distances at flower shows. The highlight of this dress is the extremely unique and vibrant floral pattern that is sure to make you stand out in a crowd.

Blenheim Palace Flower Show

One of our favourite flower shows, which opens later in June, and who doesn’t love the beautiful gardens of Blenheim Palace to celebrate both home and garden!

What dress designs should you wear to complement Blenheim Palace? With a riot of colour, delicious fragrances, and extraordinary and wonderful plants, let’s show you off amongst celebrities and horticulturists alike!  Our summery tea dress would suit anyone mooching along the rose gardens or sipping iced lemonade in the tea rooms.  I designed theFor The Love Of Pockets Dress in Hot Coral Jasminewith Bombshells in mind!

Larger busts and curvy women love this dress because it has a design engineered to flatter your shape, and raise the bust, to accentuate your natural curves. The pretty flow of the below-the-knee length is utterly flattering, whilst still being cool and comfortable. Pair this with gold or cream pumps and you are styled to go! 

No matter what flower show/s you are attending this year, take it as an opportunity to dress up and look the part! We have so many dresses available that would be perfect for your attendance at any of the flower shows, and to wear throughout spring and summer too! Timeless collections for your wardrobe.

Whether you’re attending the The Chelsea Flower Show or Blenheim Palace Flower Show, why not take a look at our collection of dresses for flower shows at Bombshell?

I can’t wait to see your gorgeous looks!

Katya x


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