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3 Tips for Formal Flower Girl Dresses

Posted May 8, 2014 | 29 Comments

It’s time for another Ask Emmaline question! (We love ‘em, so keep those questions coming!) Sabrina asks us, “I’m planning a traditional church wedding. Do you have any suggestions for a formal flower girl dress?” Great question! There are a few tips to remember when picking a formal flower girl dress: read on to find out more and get inspired with handmade flower girl dresses. PLUS, one of them is being given away to a lucky Emmaline Bride reader by Fattie Pie! It’s all inside…

formal flower girl dresses

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3 Tips for Formal Flower Girl Dresses

1. Length

When shopping for a formal flower girl dress, look for a floor-length or ankle-length dress (ideal for a formal, traditional wedding). If it is a summer or spring wedding, a knee-length dress is a great option (provided the bridesmaid dresses follow suit).

2. Color

A formal flower girl dress is light in color: white or ivory is most popular. Light pink is another color option.

3. Accents

Formal flower girl dresses will be made with fabrics such as lace or tulle; look for other accents like a sweetheart neckline, lace bodice, or a dress sash.

EB TIP: Make sure it’s comfortable! Whether the flower girl dress you pick is formal or informal, one thing to keep in mind is comfort. Make sure the dress is comfortable for her to wear (and stay away from any itchy materials).

Need inspiration? We’ve hand-picked a few formal flower girl dresses to get your creativity going. These were spotted at Fattiepie. Take a look:

The Elizabeth

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The Grace

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The Olivia

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The Grace (in Ankle)

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Formal Flower Girl Dress Giveaway

Now that you have an idea of what to look for, we’re hooking you up with a beautiful (free!) flower girl dress in this special giveaway! We’ve teamed up with Fattie Pie to offer the Elizabeth flower girl dress (shown above in #1 and below) to one lucky reader. Get the full scoop below:

About the Dress

The Elizabeth dress is sure to look very pretty and receive many compliments! Elizabeth features sleeveless ivory lace overlay sweet-heart bodice, triple layers of soft ivory tulle, pretty champagne ribbon sash included. As always, this stunning piece is FULLY lined in satin, with zipper closure on back. Choose from available sizes 2T-8.

elizabeth flower girl dress fattipie

o Enter between 5/8/14-5/14/14 (11:59pm EST)
o Prize: The Elizabeth flower girl dress by Fattie Pie
o Winner will be randomly selected and announced on 5/15; winner announced on this blog post and emailed
o Winner has 72 hours to respond to email or new winner will be selected
o FREE shipping included to U.S. and Canada
o No purchase necessary
o Winner has 6 months to claim prize
o Prize value: $120 | No cash value
o Past giveaway winners within 30 days not eligible to win
o Use entry form below to enter


P.S. Once you pick the dress, don’t forget the shoes! These flower girl shoes are adorable.

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29 Responses to “3 Tips for Formal Flower Girl Dresses”

  1. Casey Barreto
    May 8th, 2014 @ 2:06 pm

    I am absolutely in love with these dresses! The grace is too adorable.

  2. Occasions In Print
    May 8th, 2014 @ 2:30 pm

    Really great tips!

  3. C Kostas
    May 8th, 2014 @ 2:33 pm

    A favorite style of mine is the Nicole short dress.

  4. Emma | Emmaline Bride
    May 8th, 2014 @ 2:45 pm

    Casey, I agree! These are some of the cutest dresses I’ve seen yet.

  5. Emma | Emmaline Bride
    May 8th, 2014 @ 2:45 pm

    Thanks! Glad you liked the post.

  6. Emma | Emmaline Bride
    May 8th, 2014 @ 2:45 pm

    The Nicole is a cute choice, C! Good luck with the giveaway!

  7. Nicki
    May 8th, 2014 @ 8:04 pm

    I like the nicole!

  8. Jen Razz
    May 8th, 2014 @ 10:03 pm

    I like the grade in pink

  9. Casey Barreto
    May 9th, 2014 @ 8:51 am

    Love love love the scarlett!!

  10. Anna Tardiff
    May 9th, 2014 @ 11:04 am

    Love the poofyness!

  11. C Kostas
    May 9th, 2014 @ 12:00 pm

    Another favorite style of mine would be the Elsa.

  12. Alexandra
    May 9th, 2014 @ 6:28 pm

    Love the Scarlett

  13. Jen Razz
    May 9th, 2014 @ 10:09 pm

    I like the minnie

  14. Jen Razz
    May 10th, 2014 @ 10:21 am

    I like the rapunzel

  15. C Kostas
    May 10th, 2014 @ 2:36 pm

    Another favorite style is the Ivory!

  16. Bianca
    May 10th, 2014 @ 5:41 pm

    I also like the Mint dress.

  17. C Kostas
    May 11th, 2014 @ 3:41 pm

    Another favorite style is the Grace. The top is very cute.

  18. Jen Razz
    May 11th, 2014 @ 7:18 pm

    I like the nicole

  19. Casey Barreto
    May 12th, 2014 @ 8:33 am

    My flower girl niece is going to look absolutely stunning in any of these! She is huge into the Disney princesses right now and would love the Katherine.

  20. C Kostas
    May 12th, 2014 @ 8:39 pm

    Another favorite style from Fattie Pie is the Scarlett. Where did they get their company name from? It is interesting.

  21. Jen Razz
    May 12th, 2014 @ 9:31 pm

    I like the sara

  22. Casey Barreto
    May 13th, 2014 @ 8:43 am

    Absolutely LOVING the once upon a time. It would look so great with a coral ribbon to match our colors!

  23. Andria | Tahoe Unveiled
    May 13th, 2014 @ 2:26 pm

    Love these tips! I think color is realy important. I see a lot of dresses in bright white but a very soft eggshell, tan or cream is a great option.

  24. C Kostas
    May 13th, 2014 @ 4:33 pm

    Another favorite style from the dress selection is the Grace!

  25. Jen Razz
    May 13th, 2014 @ 8:00 pm

    I like the kelly

  26. Alexis M
    May 13th, 2014 @ 8:20 pm

    The new Blush dress would be perfect for my little flower girl!!

  27. Casey Barreto
    May 14th, 2014 @ 9:02 am

    Seriously love these dresses! If I had to pick one last favorite I have to go with the Sara in white. The sweetheart neckline would match my dress perfectly!

  28. Alexis M
    May 14th, 2014 @ 4:28 pm

    Still loving the new Blush dress! Adorable!

  29. Grace L
    May 14th, 2014 @ 5:10 pm

    Katherine in ivory :)

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