It’s never too early to foster good fashion sense in your little beauty. Searching for 7 gorgeous children's dresses is a good place to start. Alas, all too often, formal or dressy outfits for youngsters border on Pepto-Bismol couture or veer into full-on Little Bo Peep territory to become the stuff that’ll have your girl cringing into her teens. Fortunately, each and every one of the following stunning girls’ dresses infuse a dose of high style and playful sophistication into "awwww-worthy" adorableness. Remember to choose the one that complements and encourages your girl’s unique flair and personality.
You’d have a difficult time finding a girl’s dress more elegant and timeless than The Wooden Soldier’s Dramatic Sparkle gown. This girls show-stopper in wintry black velvet boasts a fancy, but a crinoline slip that gives the skirt a swing all its own. However, what really separates this dress from the pack is its glittering, opulent band of sequin embroidery like something from a winter wonderland.
What’s the only thing more sweet and endearing than the swishing rustle of a silk skirt? Well, the sound of J. Crew’s silk taffeta Avery dress as your belle of the ball makes an entrance. This V-neck full-skirted number comes in several colors, the most beautiful of which, a deep royal plum shade called “spiced wine,” will delight any burgeoning lover of formalwear. You need only gaze upon the interplay of light on the swaths of quality fabric to realize that this dress provides a true investment, a new heirloom that generations of daughters will cherish. Oh, and don’t forget to take a gander at the finishing touch: a great big gorgeous bow in the back that will fill any girly girl with joy!
She climbs trees with aplomb, makes mud pies, and puts flowers in her hair. So, when the time comes to dress up, why not give her Kids Formal’s Petal Dress? In a breathtaking olive green with golden undertones, this bell-skirted round-necked dress wins extra points for its leafy bouquets of three-dimensional fabric appliqués. With its little peridot-colored blossoms on the shoulder and a scalloped hem, this silky confection manages to combine precious polish with earthy loveliness. And your girl will have a blast pretending she’s a wood sprite.
Does she insist on being called Miss? Has she always hosted tea parties with her stuffed animals? If you suspect that you have a mini Queen Victoria on your hands, search no further: April Cornell’s Delicate Little Girls Dress will surely win her over with its exquisite, yet modest long sheer sleeves and its 19th century style silk and tulle panel detailing. In a nostalgic shade of ecru, this gown also displays a demure skirt with a floral lace overlay, a majestic sash, and darling, intricate collar stitching. This ladylike outfit will surely please your refined little one.
She’s gravitated towards berets and Vogue for as long as you remember and she’ll want to pounce on the leopard trend. Well, The Children’s Place serves up a purr-fect bargain with their Chiffon Leopard Dress, with a very chic, floaty skirt of everyone’s favorite print, gathered at the waist and cinched with a band of black. A black bodice balances the boldly feline design for a look that any mini style maven will adore. Another real plus arises from the stretchy, comfortable materials, so that she doesn’t have to suffer for fashion!
You may so far have remarked a slight omission. You ask yourself: where on earth is the pink? This selection from Gap Kids, the Rosette Sash Dress, makes life rosy in every sense. With tasteful frou-frou roses all over the sheath-style gown and a shiny ribbon belt, the design updates the pink girls’ party for a new generation of young women with panache.
Oh wow. If you’ve got a little girl who just has to have crazy hats and differs from the rest as a point of pride, she’ll adore Kohl’s Rare Editions Emma Dot dress. Though black-and-white, you’ll soon realize that this scoop-neck dress is anything but colorless! With a skirt of large fabric circles, this scoop-neck outfit wants her to dance and move to show off its carefree flutter. This formal, but fun creation will ideally suit your sweetheart’s whimsical tastes.
Gorgeous dresses come in many shapes and sizes, a variety that particularly suits the exuberant uniqueness of each little girl out there. Be sure to buy the dress that makes her shine, smile, and feel like the princess she is!