Almost every girl loves dressing up. Special occasions like birthday parties and especially weddings are a perfect excuse to splurge on some extras that you normally wouldn’t get – new shoes, a sparkly new clutch or a gorgeous dress to enhance all your best features.
We often tend to go all-out even though sometimes it is not actually our big day.
If you happen to be bringing a certain little someone with you to the event you have to know that your outfit is not the most important anymore, and most likely, you will be thinking about many more details to your little girls’ outfit than you would for your own.
Everything from the color of her tutu to the glitter on her scrunchy will be a way for her to show off her personality, so let her shine.
Instead of picking out your daughters’ clothes and accessories all by yourself, you can make this a bonding experience by going shopping together and giving each other advice. Maybe you can persuade her to cut down on the amount of colors, but it’s a safe bet she will help you pick out a more playful combination.
Having all this in mind, it would be good to look out for a few things, especially if this is your first time shopping for wedding attire for your girls.
Try and keep it simple. You can always dress it up or dress it down with accessories, but a simple light-weight dress is the best solution. Bear in mind as well that children’s skin can get irritated pretty easily, so try avoiding any synthetic fabrics. Cotton is always the best solution.
You can always make it interesting with bits and pieces of lace covering the top part of the dress or satin lining on the edges of the skirt. There are many options, especially if you opt for designing the dress yourself and getting it done by a seamstress.
Another thing to avoid is the color white. White is not your friend at weddings. Whereas you might spill a bit of wine, your daughter is most likely to smudge some cake on her skirt, and you really won’t enjoy the clean-up.
As it is the case with grown-up attire, accessories are there to aid and complete the outfit. Pick out a pair of comfy ballerina flats, some matching tights, a glittery belt and some cute scrunchies, and don’t forget the fact that your little girl is a lady as well and a lady should always carry a stylish purse, or a pretty flower basket if she is going to be a flower girl.
This way, she can keep all her worldly possessions, better known as chopstick, more glittery stuff and most likely a few cookies.
No need to splurge
With a wide variety of choices and the color scheme mostly consisting of pastels, it’s easy to transform everyday clothes into wedding outfits. If you’re creative and a DIY type of person, you can even persuade your daughter to make some of the things yourselves and thus make it more cost-effective and also personal.
Considering she is most likely to grow out of both the dress and the shoes fairly quickly, it isn’t really worth it to spend a lot of money on things you will just end up throwing away sooner than you would like to.
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