When drawing inspiration for flower girl dresses (or perhaps anything wedding related) Pinterest is a great place to start. The site allows you to visually catalogue your ideas and presents welcomed suggestions that showcase brands and designs that you may or may not be familiar with. Besides hosting a nearly endless gallery of images sourced from blogs, online stores and fresh off the runway, there are plenty of DIY projects as well – from flower crowns to crocheted tiaras and ribbon sashes. Tackling one of the many projects on Pinterest may be a fun and approachable way to spend some quality time with your flower girl and get her excited for the big day.
Lace looks adorable on just about anyone. But a little flower girl with a lace dress – well there’s nothing more adorable than that. A few dresses have been circulating on Pinterest lately that have brides everywhere (and women in general) swooning. Whether the dress has lace inserts or delicate sleeves, the quaint fabric has a certain nostalgic quality that perfectly complements the youthful spirit of a little flower girl. Lace maxi dresses and kaftans work well if you are trying to channel a more casual and relaxed vibe for your wedding. Such dresses pair superbly with floaty flower crowns of the bloom of your choice. Baby’s breath is always a safe bet and accentuates an angelic aesthetic. The Matisse Maxi Dress from the Tea Princess Store is a popular design and a worthy inspiration to pin to your wedding board on Pinterest. If you’re looking for something slightly less relaxed an bohemian in aesthetic, there are plenty of other lace options available for a more conservative and classic look, like the Dark Angel Floaty Dress by Bridesmaids Only or the Roza Bib Dress by Zimmermann. Crocheted kaftans are a unique take on a traditional lace dress and are an ideal choice for the laid-back, bohemian inspired wedding. Pair with leather sandals or have your flower girl go barefoot if you’re tying the knot at an atmospheric, beachside location.
For the cooler months, long sleeve dresses have a classy silhouette and can be accessorised with woven flower baskets to complete the wedding day look. Babydoll dresses with billowy sleeves and smocked details make for a comfortable, playful option that your flower girl will wear time and time again. The Melody Dress, also available at the Tea Princess Store, features a delicate lace along the sleeves and eyelash hems for a more bohemian chic look when paired with a leafy crown and gladiator sandals. Vintage and feminine, the Sahara Dress is classically crocheted and features gathering details at the arms, creating movement, comfortability and a beautiful regal charm.
If the weather is truly unpredictable, you might wish to have a crocheted cardigan or fur shrug on hand for your flower girl wear as she pleases. Ensure that the jacket complements the tone and silhouette of the dress and corresponds with the overarching theme. A fur shrug captures a rustic feel that’s conducive to a farm venue or outdoor setting. A cosy cardigan or peacoat for those icy winter weddings is definitely a more traditional option that can be handed to mum when the time comes to hit the dance floor.
Cross back and pinafore style dresses have become increasingly popular on the wedding dress scene, and no doubt, have become a popular choice for flower girls as well. Whether it’s thick straps and adorable buttons, or twisted rope in an infinite maxi dress design, cross back dresses always manage capture a playful sense of femininity and innocence. Lace, ribbon and rope make for ideal cross back details and provide a subtle contrast against the cotton, tulle, or silk fabrics that make up the dress. The Sandshell Maxi Dress features a crochet bodice with ribbons that tie at the back and ivory frills for a soft and flowy silhouette. The Poppy Dress is another Pinterest favourite, loved for its unique back detailing that is as comfortable as it is pretty.
While linen might not be a typical fabric choice for a flower girl dress we can’t help be inspired by the timeless pieces and quirky styling of cult label Yoli & Otis. If you’re looking for a minimal flower girl dress to complement a relaxed and organic wedding aesthetic, consider pairing a linen pinafore or cross back dress with a long sleeve white blouse and knee high socks. This look is unmistakably traditional yet offers a unique take on the classic flower girl outfit.
Farewell fiance tip: Ensure that the dress is fitted correctly and looks proportional. This is especially true of the gowns with full skirts and tulle fabric – a dress that’s too large will appear uncomfortable and run the risk of looking ‘beauty pageant-esque.’ However, if you’re opting for a dress that finishes at around the knees, particularly babydoll dresses, there’s no harm is sizing slightly up and accentuating the baggy and playful silhouette.