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Best Fall Flower Girl Dresses

Best Fall Flower Girl Dresses
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A white bridal gown is the archetypal wedding symbol, but the other iconic frock belongs to the flower girl. Traditionally a confection of lace, tulle and satin, such a dress contains depths of beauty in its petite form. All eyes admire its wearer, that charming flower girl, as she enchants her audience by tossing rose petals. And if you’ve chosen the fall season for your wedding, you can add details that are inspired by autumn, including rich fabrics like jacquard, and deeper colors, such as dusky pink, violet and black.

 

Finding the Appropriate Fall Flower Girl Dress

 

Tips:

Since fall flower girl dresses aren’t as easy-breezy as summer ones, it’s appropriate to go a bit dressier.  You can choose a dramatic floor-length style or a dress accented by sequins. And don’t forget to buy a flower girl gift!

 

 

How to Choose a Fall Flower Girl Dress

 

Cost:

Don’t fall in love with a flower girl dress before getting a budget from the flower girl’s parents. Traditionally, the flower girl’s parents will pay for the dress, so be courteous by not choosing an extremely expensive frock. You might even give the parents a couple of dress options from which to choose.

 

 

Color:

The traditional rules for a bridal gown can still be a bit strict, but the flower girl dress is not hampered by such rules of “proper” style. A fall wedding offers the bride the opportunity to choose a  traditional white flower girl dress or pick deeper colors that are more fall-like, including dusky pink, navy, wine, violet or black. Fall weddings also allow for a dressier flower girl ensemble. 

 

 

Style:

Even if you choose a sleeveless flower girl dress, you can add tights, shrugs and close-toed shoes to make it more seasonally appropriate for fall. Your wedding aesthetic remains important, which might mean that your flower girl wears a traditional white or ivory frock that visually mirrors your wedding dress. On the other hand, you might choose a flower girl dress that connects to the color and style of the bridesmaids’ dresses.

  

 

Fabric & Other Features:

Above all, your flower girl’s ensemble should be comfortable, because if the flower girl isn’t happy, no one’s going to be happy. On the more traditional side, you might choose a dress that blends satin, tulle and lace together. You might also choose a thicker jacquard for the fall season.

 

 

1 of 15 Image Credits: Nordstrom

Best Blue Dress

Popatu Sleeveless Floral Dress

Price: $40.00

Your flower girl will look like a fairy princess in this sky blue dress from Popatu, a children’s clothing maker from the Arts District of Los Angeles. Dainty forget-me-not flowers embellish the sleeveless bodice of this dress. A fluffy, multi-layered peony highlights the waist and the gathered skirt made of gauzy tulle invites your flower girl to twirl. The fantastical details are inspired by dancewear and, like a ballerina’s costume, this flower girl dress is designed for movement and play.

Specifications:
Back zip closure with back tie
Lined
100% polyester
Hand wash, line dry

What Reviewers Are Saying:
“What a precious little dress! We used this for a flower girl dress and it was perfect. My three-year-old seemed to feel comfortable in it and it flows nicely. She loved twirling around all day and received many compliments. I love the delicate flowers.”

2 of 15 Image Credits: Macy’s

Best Lace Dress

Rare Editions Sequin Lace Dress

Price: $74.00

This dress is designed in a classic silhouette that hits below the knee and features dainty capped sleeves. Crafted entirely from lace, it gets a sparkly boost from subtly scattered sequins. The white flower appliqué at the waist is in contrast to the green leaves. We imagine a cute wicker flower girl basket as an accessory to this sweet ensemble.

Specifications:
Zipper closure at back
Hits below knee
Lined

What Reviewers Are Saying:
“It is beautiful. My granddaughter loved it and looked like an angel. It is beautifully made. The scalloped lace is amazing.”

3 of 15 Image Credits: David’s Bridal

Best Tulle Dress

Dress with Tulle and Ribbon Waist

Price: $39.95

We love the fairytale quality of this beautiful tea-length ball gown. The tank bodice closes down the back with buttons. Then the tulle skirt billows outward like that of a true princess. The removable 1-inch satin ribbon sash ties in the back for a tone-on-tone look, but it can be replaced with a sash to match the bridesmaids’ dresses.

Specifications:
Button back
Fully lined
Dry clean only

What Reviewers Are Saying:
“My flower girls looked fantastic in this dress. It was much more affordable than many others I saw in a similar style. They could not have been cuter in their matching dresses, though I did change the sash for a ribbon and ordered the ivory to match my gown.”

4 of 15 Image Credits: Amazon

Most Affordable Dress

Gdoker Tulle Dress

Price: $40.00

We love the design elements on this dress. The V-neckline is unusual for a flower girl dress and is enhanced by the Grecian draping of the bodice. The slightly raised waist adds to the elegance of this dress. Plus, the skirt is incredibly fluffy: It includes a cotton lining, one layer of satin and four layers of tulle.

Specifications:
100% cotton lining
Zipper back
Floor length

What Reviewers Are Saying:
“This dress was beautiful and very well made. We loved the pleating on the top and the fact that it was fully lined. There were absolutely no complaints or refusals trying the dress on.”

5 of 15 Image Credits: David's Bridal

Best Dress from David's Bridal

Satin Dress with Tulle Skirt

Price: $109.95

This gown is available in a whopping 29 colors, making it the ideal fall flower girl dress. Many fall tones can be found in this selection: Wine, juniper, sangria, lapis and black. The back zipper is trimmed in covered buttons for an elegant look. Bonus: The removable sash, in the same color as the dress, features a crisp, oversized bow.

Specifications:
Back zipper
Fully lined
Dry clean

What Reviewers Are Saying:
“The quality is superb. I love the zipper in the back, as the buttons are just for show, and the beautiful bow comes already tied and attached to the sash. Love, love, love this dress for my flower girls.”

6 of 15 Image Credits: Nordstrom

Best Nordstrom Dress

Popatu Sequin Bodice Tulle Dress

Price: $30.00

This Popatu dress is fit for a prima ballerina. This delightful confection is crafted from semi-sheer tulle layers for a lightweight feel and the sequin bodice is perfection. The flutter sleeves are beyond charming. Look closely: You’ll see the subtle scattering of tiny sequins in the tulle.

Specifications:
Hidden back-zip closure
Lined
Hand wash cold, line dry

What Reviewers Are Saying:
“I previously purchased this in the cream color as a flower girl dress for my two-year-old granddaughter. She loved the first one so much that she asked to get another one, so we got the peach color this time. The dress is sparkly and fun, but classy and understated and well structured.”

7 of 15 Image Credits: Macy's

Best Macy's Dress

Rare Editions Embellished Mesh Maxi Dress in Blush

Price: $84.00

The bodice of this maxi-length flower girl dress is covered by a lace overlay designed in a regal scrolled pattern. What sophistication. The full skirt features a sheer, shimmery overskirt. Where it meets the waistline, there is a floral embellishment.

Specifications:
Round neck
Back-zip closure
Embellished waistline

What Reviewers Are Saying:
“I have never found a girl’s dress that is so absolutely elegant! I wish they had it in women's sizes. It’s timeless and classy”

“truly a fairy princess dress. Perfection!”

8 of 15 Image Credits: Amazon

Best Amazon Dress

Abaowedding Ball Gown Lace up Dress

Price: $50.00See Reviews

This flower girl gown in snowy white is utterly enchanting. The fitted bodice features an overlay of floral lace that goes to the neckline and is open at the back. Scattered sequins heighten the glamour. What a show of sophistication. The high quality tulle skirt is topped by a dainty bow. This gown would be perfectly accented by a full flower crown in fall colors.

Specifications:
Cotton lining
Lace and tulle
Floor length

What Reviewers Are Saying:
“The dress is even more beautiful in person and we are thrilled with it. My daughter loves the dress and feels like a princess in it. It was less than half the cost of a similar dress in a local dress shop that was not as intricate or pretty.”

9 of 15 Image Credits: Nordstrom

Best Purple Dress

Zunie Glittery Unicorn Ballerina Dress

Price: $42.00

Description: We love this flower girl dress for the boho bride who thinks outside the box. Glittery unicorns prance around the skirt, which will be an awesome treat for the flower girl’s imagination. The tulle ballerina skirt is attached to a stretchy bodice that features sparkly elastic straps. Your flower girl will be dancing with the unicorns by night’s end in this dress.

Specifications:
Pull-over style with elastic straps
Lined
Hand wash, line dry

What Reviewers Are Saying:
“It’s absolutely adorable. I bought this for my granddaughter who loves unicorns and tutus. She loved it so much that she had to sleep in it. I was surprised that it still looked perfect in the morning! It’s very well made, and the material is great!”

10 of 15 Image Credits: Amazon

Best Black Dress

ekidsbridal One-Shoulder Sequin Tutu Dress

Price: $45.00See Reviews

Not many flower girl dresses are designed with a one-shoulder silhouette, so this one wins our vote for uniqueness. We love it in classic black, although it comes in an array of colors. The classic shoulder bow is a nice touch, and the sequined bodice brings on some bling for a black-tie affair. The skirt features six Cinderella-worthy layers: The top three are tulle, the fourth is satin, the fifth is netting (for fullness) and the inner layer is comfy satin.

Specifications:
Sequin bodice
Floor length

What Reviewers Are Saying:
“This dress is beautiful! In person, it’s breathtaking. My daughter received many compliments, and the dress fit perfectly.”

11 of 15 Image Credits: Dillard’s

Best Long Dress

Chantilly Place Little Girls Floral Embroidered Dress

Price: $75.00

If you are an elegant bride looking for a flower girl to match your black-tie aesthetic, this is the dress. From Chantilly Place, this dress features a sheer, embroidered overlay that is covered in three-dimensional flowers. Short sleeves add a little color and the scalloped hemline is an extra touch. We love the illusion belt at the waist, which is a constellation of faux pearls.

Specifications:
Zip back closure
Floor length
Hand wash

What Reviewers Are Saying:
“This dress is so precious! It literally looks like a boho wedding dress shrunken down to toddler’s size. My niece is wearing it as her flower girl dress in my wedding, and she is obsessed with it. It’s definitely worth the money and good quality.”

12 of 15 Image Credits: Nordstrom

Best Infant Dress

Us Angels Ballerina Dress

Price: $146.00

This ballerina-inspired dress will make any infant look like an angelic dancer. It is fashioned with thin straps that add to the delicate look, along with a full skirt of floaty, layered tulle that is soft to the touch. A soft grosgrain bow adorns the waist, along with a detachable white flower with naturalistic leaves.

Specifications:
Fully lined
Ballerina length
Hidden back zip

What Reviewers Are Saying:
“It’s a beautiful, little dress. It is better than I had even hoped. The tulle is so soft and moves nicely.”

13 of 15 Image Credits: Nordstrom

Best Satin Dress

Us Angels Sleeveless Satin Dress with Contrast Sash

Price: $106.00

We love this dress for its classic beauty and for the range of 23 different sash colors that will tie it in perfectly with any wedding aesthetic. The full skirt is cut from lustrous ivory satin. The waist is cinched with a wide sash that will tie together the wedding colors. Imitation-pearl buttons fasten the dress at the back for that extra hint of gracefulness. Bonus: There’s tulle under the tea-length hem to add fullness.

Specifications:
Back button closure
Removable sash
Fully lined

What Reviewers Are Saying:
“This is a nice formal dress that I bought for a 6-year-old flower girl. The dress is made of a high-quality material. I received compliments from many people in the wedding party.”

14 of 15 Image Credits: J. Crew

Best Casual Dress

J. Crew Girls' Bow-Back Dress in Stretch Faille

Price: $84.00

You just can’t beat J. Crew for designing dresses that work for many occasions despite their relative simplicity. We love this dress made of comfy stretch faille that will keep the flower girl comfortable throughout the wedding. The back features criss-cross halter straps that are accented by a bow. Because it is low-key, this dress simply begs for a feminine, white flower girl crown.

Specifications:
Acetate/nylon/spandex
Dry clean

What Reviewers Are Saying:
“This is the perfect dress for any occasion. My daughter loves this dress and has received a lot of compliments. She looks like a princess.”

15 of 15 Image Credits: David’s Bridal

Best Traditional Dress

Ball Gown Dress with Heart Cutout

Price: $159.95

If you want your flower girl to take everyone’s breath away, this is the dress. It definitely gets “fairy tale” billing due to its full tulle skirt and heavenly lace bodice. The part that brides love the most? The heart cutout at the back.

Specifications:
Button closure
Fully lined
Includes sash

What Reviewers Are Saying:
“My five-year-old flower girl chose this dress for the 'poof' factor. We loved the heart detail on the back. She wore a tiara and looked like a little princess. If you or your flower girl want princess vibes on your wedding day, this is the dress!”