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Fashionable Flowergirl Dresses

Besides the bride, the flower girl will probably be the person with the second most number of oohs and aahs at the wedding.  As a member of the wedding party with the honor of preceding the bride in the entrance procession, the flower girl’s dress should match the formality of the rest of the bridesmaids.  Sometimes the flower girl is made to look like a mini-bride in white or ivory or she is dressed to match the bridesmaids’ style and color of gown.  There are many style options like length of dress, silhouette, fabric, and headpiece to consider as well when putting together a fashionable formal look for a flower girl.  

Lengths: Flower girls usually wear an evening type gown which could range in length from tea-length which is from mid-calf to ankle-length, to floor-length, to floor length with a train.

Silhouettes: Silhouettes for flower girl dresses are the same for other evening dresses. There are a variety of cuts available like empire style with the waistline coming up just below the bust with a straight, loose skirt, and ball gown style with a full skirt, a-line which is fitted at the hips and wider at the hem, or bubble style with a full skirt whose hem is tucked under to create a bubble look. 

Necklines and Sleeves: Evening dresses also come in a variety of necklines and styles like square neck or halter, tank style, short sleeve, or spaghetti strap.

Colors: Flower girls have several dress color options.  Some girls wear all white or ivory gowns to match the bride’s dress. Other girls wear vibrant colored dresses that match the bridesmaids and quite a few wear a white or ivory dress with a colorful accent sash or ribbon that matches the bridesmaids’ dresses.  Flower girl dresses in turquoise and appletini are popular colors for spring while eggplant, red, or pine are popular color choices for fall weddings.  Not crazy about those colors?   Most dress manufacturers offer up to 40 or 50 different color choices for flower girl dresses that correspond to the bridal party gowns, so there’s a color for everyone.

Fabrics: Flower girl gowns come in different types of luxury fabrics like taffeta, organza, lace, satin, and chiffon. The fabric choice should be determined based on the time of year. 

Ornamentation: Some dresses have flowers, beading, ribbon, sequins, and embroidery detailing added to enhance the beauty of the gown. 

Headpieces: Headpieces are optional but could include a tiara, veil, beaded headband, or wreath.

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Brides can work with their flower girl and her mom to find a look that is comfy and suitable for her to wear all day. Since flower girls can vary in age, the dress style should be age appropriate as well. Even though she'll be wearing an evening gown, a flower girl is just that, a young girl. Dresses, accessories, or hairstyles that are overdone might make your flower girl feel uncomfortable. A balance between youthfulness and conventionality makes for a fashionable flower girl.

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