Little girls decked out in Christmas dresses are a surefire way to bring holiday cheer. Whether it's for a church service, a holiday assembly at school, or just a special family dinner, formal holiday frocks with just the right accessories can be had at any budget. Look to discount stores for inexpensive dresses or big department stores for designer names. Either way, start with the suggestions below to find the perfect outfit this holiday season.
Popular department stores like Macy's and Nordstrom are reliable sources for quality Christmas dresses. Brands like Tommy Hilfiger and Ralph Lauren consistently issue gorgeous dresses in party-worthy styles, such as red velvet, white tulle, and shimmery satins. For a slightly lower budget, stores like Kohl's and JCPenney are just as good for girls as young as infants and into the teenage years.
Don't forget discount stores like Target, Kmart, and Walmart. Of the three, Target is known to incorporate the latest fashion trends. If you're looking to buy multiple pieces, one of these big box stores is your best option; Christmas dresses for girls often are best completed with a bolero, cardigan, matching hair pieces, or sash. Christmas dresses almost always mean special holiday shoes as well, and these stores offer the best price point for formal shoes that will only be worn once or twice.
Your favorite kids' clothing stores will also carry Christmas dresses later this season. Sometime in early fall, check stock at stores like Old Navy, GapKids, The Children's Place, and Gymboree. These retailers often offer matching designs for infants and older children, meaning that you'll be able to match and coordinate if you have multiple girls in your family. Each of these stores also often offer an entire line for each look, making accessorizing a cinch.