Rosettes: don’t call it a comeback, they’ve been here for years. The trend has been surging lately but it’s nothing new—in fact, I have photographic evidence that fabric florals have been around since at least 1864. How’s that for longevity? If you’re spending money on the trend, it’s comforting to know that it will always come back in style even with fashion’s notoriously unforgiving ebbs and flows.
When Zendaya stepped onto the red carpet at this year’s SAG Awards in a pink Valentino dress festooned with 190 roses, it solidified the trend’s 2023 dominance. What further proof could you possibly need? Scroll down to trace the trend’s evolution over the last 159 years.