ShinyStyle's Andrea Kiliany Thatcher writes...

There were more painterly florals in Paris, but Christian Lacroix paired them with bold and unexpected details in a 80s-esque color palette. There seems to be a trend sweeping the runways where the details - bows, flounces and accents - are bigger than the dress they're accenting and larger than life. The jury is out on whether or not the phenomenon distracts from the silhouette or is forging a new silhouette we'll all embrace in a couple seasons. But Lacroix did it most prettily with feminine colors both jewel-toned and pastel. He really brought the details we love from his haute couture line and infused them into this ready-to-wear collection.

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[Images: Coutorture; Rex Features]

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