Our Favorite Fashion Prints For Spring 2023 (That Aren’t Florals)

Whether you love a good floral print or you prefer your flowers in the garden, sometimes spring’s plethora of pastels and floral fashion prints can be a bit much. This may be true especially if you are over 50 and/or girly or hyper feminine styles don’t really resonate with you.

Fashion Prints For Spring 2023

Fortunately, there are tons of options if you want to pick up a new spring dress or blouse that speaks to the season but isn’t floral or floral-adjacent. Here are some of our favorite prints for spring 2023 if you are just not into florals or want to try something new! 

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Banana Republic Gully Asymmetrical Seam Maxi Dress, now $65
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Elan Jacquard Stripe Short Sleeve Ruffle Maxi Dress, $104

Stripes (With A Twist)

Stripes are a perpetual classic, and this season we’re loving stripes done on the diagonal or different directions of stripes mixed together, like on this Banana Republic Factory dress. Or mix in some geometrics, like how it’s done in this beachy maxi dress from Elan Women.


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DKNY Abstract Print Puff Sleeve Linen Blend Blouse, $89
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Lulus Abstract Artist Black and White Print Long Sleeve Button-Up Top, $39

Neutral Abstracts

If you’re a neutral tones person (you know who you are), you can still do a strong print in your colors of choice. For instance, this DKNY blouse would be easy to pair with black bottoms of any kind, and the airy elbow-length sleeves make it ideal for warmer temps. This black and white button-up from Lulu’s would be just as versatile; plus it would be great under blazers in cooler weather.

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By Design Spain Printed Maxi Dress, $39.97

Colorful Abstracts

We always love an avant garde or modern-art-esque print like this one from Lulu’s or this one from By Design (plus sizes); note that if you are not a fan of the plunging neckline on these dresses (or similar silhouettes), you can have a tailor close up the v-neck a bit. You may have to spend a bit more, but if you love the rest of the dress in question, the extra costs might be worth it.

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Bel Kazan Printed Kaftan, $148

Animal Print

Done in a modern way, of course, like this zebra-esque print caftan-style dress from Bel Kazan via Anthropologie. The key to making these drawn-from-nature  patterns work is to keep the silhouette breezy and loose — a tight or slinky leopard or cheetah print dress is challenging to pull off at any age  — and not going literal with the animal print. Think inspired by a tiger’s stripes, not an exact replica. 

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Dokotoo Women’s Fashion Summer V Neck Tunic Dress Casual Loose Babydoll Mini Swing Shift Dress, $25.99

Geometric Prints

Geometric prints are a great way to make a spring or summer dress less sweet; for instance, this Dokotoo (via Amazon) swing dress might seem downright saccharine or girlish in a floral pattern, but done in a crisp geometric print it looks sharp on a grown woman. 

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Pomander Place Navy Ikat Kenzo Dress in navy or hot pink, $128

Ikat Prints

Prints or fabric that utilize this decorative dying technique that originated in Indonesia tend to make a bold statement, especially in high contrast versions like this navy and white frock from Tuckernuck. Or if you love color, the same Ikat print dress also comes in hot pink

What are your favorite non-floral prints? Are you a fan of flowers on your clothing, or do you prefer other prints? Or are you a solids only person? What are your favorite types of prints and printed pieces? Let us know in the comments or in our Growing Younger Facebook group! 

Shop Our Favorite Fashion Prints for Spring

– Jacqueline Zenn

You may also like to read more of Jacqueline’s styling posts like So What Is The “Old Money Aesthetic” and Why Should You Care? and What Is A Cocktail Dress And Why You Really Need One.

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