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Flower Girl Cover Ups

If you’ve been shopping for a flower girl’s dress, you may have noticed that most of the dress styles are either sleeveless or spaghetti strap.  You might get lucky and find a short sleeve style you like but if you have a chilly spring wedding day or frosty winter one, your flower girl is going to need to wear some sort of cover up to keep her comfortable. She also may need to keep her shoulders covered during a church ceremony. So here are a few cover up types that would work well with a number of flower girl dress styles:

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The Bolero
A bolero is a short or cropped tailored jacket that is a very popular choice for either spring/summer or fall/winter weddings.  Bolero jackets came in a variety of fabrics like smooth satin, silky sheer organza, lustrous taffeta, even thick, rich velvet.  Fabric choice, and long or short sleeve style, should be determined by the time of year that your wedding will take place.  


The Shrug
A shrug is a cropped, cardigan like garment typically knitted.  Available in short or long sleeves, shrugs may be tied just below the bustline or cut off at the sides like sleeves joined at the back.  A fuzzy wool shrug is warm and toasty in the wintertime while a cotton blend crocheted shrug is a better choice for springtime.


The Cape
A cape is a sleeveless outer garment that fastens around the neck and may be short or full-length.  Faux fur capes are a great choice for fall/winter weddings as they are super soft and warm. A shiny satin cape adorned with fluffy, fringelike marabou feathers is another cold weather option particularly pretty for weddings during the holiday season.  A breezy floral embroidered or super sheer cape is the just the thing for a flower girl looking to take the chill off a cool summer evening.

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It’s a good idea to get cover ups for flower girls in church weddings and weddings during cooler months.  Cover up options for flower girls are very similar to those of the bride and bridesmaids. Flower girl cover ups can match those worn by the bridal party or bride or they can wear a different style that makes them stand out.  Choose a style that complements the dress, is appropriate for the time of year and that the flower girl likes too.
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