The abundance of florals on the catwalk denotes this as a trend to be reckoned with. Those clever people at Next are there with the print, and with a length that is flattering at a price that's right for those not seduced by labels. This is one of those crossover garments ideal for bridging the gap between winter and spring: breezy enough to be worn with a tiny top on a sunny afternoon or, teamed with a big jumper and tights, wholesome enough for cold evenings.

The skirt pictured here is part of the new collection from the Next Directory and, at £26.99, is a snip. It comes in black and buttermilk floral, has a wrap front and a tie waist, which means it caters for a good range of sizes. The soft, floaty fabric is 100 per cent viscose, and adds to the garment's flirty, feminine feel.

From Next, branches nationwide and Next Directory, 0345 100 500.