There are lots of things to think about when you are selecting dresses for your flower girls. Among them are the age and height of the flower girl, wedding colors, dress length, dress style, and so forth. To get the perfect flower girl dresses, it is very essential to know what styles of flower girl dresses are available. Here are some guidelines of dress types available in the market to understand, so you can find that perfect, adorable dress.
Flower Girl Dress Bodice and Skirt – Flower girl dresses are made of two parts – the bodice and the skirt. The bodice is the area of the upper portion of the dress from the neckline and shoulders to the waistline, or just above the waistline, depending on the dress. The skirt is the bottom portion of the dress. There are different styles of both sections, and varying combinations using these styles.
Princess Flower Girl Dresses – Most flower girls desire to give the impression of a princess in their dress. They desire to look and feel fancy just like the bride and bridesmaids. There are some flower girl dresses that are designed to look like princess dresses. These often have a full skirt with lots of frills, lace, beads, flowers, or ribbons. Some princess styles to look for include dresses with a satin bodice and a double-layered full tulle skirt. These are frequently designed with a ribbon wrapped around the dress above the waistline with a flower or bow. A crinoline or a hoop slip can be added under the skirt to emerge an even fuller look.
Pleated Skirts – Skirts with pleats may not sound typical of flower girl dresses, but they are actually very beautiful, particularly the longer, box-pleated skirts. Pleated skirts are not as full as the princess-type skirts, but can still be very ornamental. Box-pleated skirts come with wide, even pleats that run vertically down the skirt’s length and appear to spread wider apart toward the bottom of the skirt. Pleated flower girl dresses look classical in style and offer a simple, yet elegant touch to any wedding.
Gathered, Pulled, Puffed, and Scattered – This may sound like an untidy way to explain a flower girl dress style, but it’s really a very gorgeous design. With this type of dress, the skirt’s upper layer of cloth, satin, or lace is focused at the hemline and/or at certain points throughout, and then pulled and puffed at these points. This presents a semi-wrinkled look. With scattered flowers or roses at the gathered points, this style makes a fashionable look for the flower girl.
Pick-Up Skirt – The pick-up design is frequently implemented on a full or a-line skirt. Pieces of fabric are gathered at the hemline, allowing other parts to swathe in a curve around the hemline of the skirt. This simple added touch generates any plain skirt look elegant and graceful.
A-Line, Asymmetric, or Column Skirt – The a-line skirt embraces the waist and jumps outward toward the hemline without the appearance of a full skirt. Asymmetric skirts are akin to the a-line, but with an unusual pattern line that runs the full length of the dress. A column skirt or column dress is a straight dress with a bias-type cut and vertical seams, which presents the long, slender look. This might not be the best choice for little girls, but for older, taller girls near teenage years, it can be an excellent choice.
Bodices and Sleeves– Bodices may be plain satin or ornamented with lace, flowers, or pearls. The bodice might be pleated, embroidered, or feature scattered flowers or roses. There are also varying styles of necklines such as halter, sweetheart, v-neckline, scoop, or boat neckline. The sweetheart neckline is shaped close to a heart. The v-neckline comes to a perfect V shape from the shoulders to the middle of the upper chest. The scoop neckline provides a slight curve around the neck. The boat neckline curves in a wide range from shoulder to shoulder. The halter neckline has wide straps that wrap around the neck, similar to a halter top. Flower girl dresses may be sleeveless or feature halter straps, thin spaghetti (or wider) straps, short or long sleeves, or puff sleeves.
Flower girl dresses can also come with jackets, gloves, shawls, and other nice items to perfect the outfit. When opting for a flower girl dress, think of the styles of other dresses being worn in the wedding. The flower girl dresses can be unique in design, but should complement all the other dresses as well as the wedding colors.