While watching a young girl walk down the aisle and drop petals along the way is an adorable and amusing part of wedding traditions, many people don't realize that the history of flower girls dates all the way back to ancient Rome. During this time, young girls preceded the bride down the aisle carrying baskets of wheat and herbs, which were symbols of blessings and prosperity.
Today, flower girls can wear anything from girls' formal dresses to a dress that's a similar color to the bridesmaids, and the flowers they toss down the aisle are a symbol of good luck for the bride and groom.
Finding the Perfect Dress
Picking out the ideal flower girl dress is easy when you shop at thredUP because you'll find top brands like Carter's and Gymboree. If the wedding is more formal, consider a classic white dress that will work perfectly with what the bride is wearing. If the wedding is less traditional and more relaxed, a cute dress with a fun pattern will look lovely. Or, if it's a destination or beach wedding, look for a bright and colorful flower girl dress with a floral design that will add the right amount of charm.
Accessorizing the Flower Girl Dress
Once you've found the ideal flower girl dress, you can start looking for fun accessories to complete her look. If the wedding is outside on a warm summer day, a pretty, white sun hat will look lovely with her dress and help keep her skin cool and shaded. Or, if the wedding is during winter, a pair of tights will keep her legs warm when she's wearing her dress.
You can also look for glitzy costume jewelry to add some sparkle and shine to her look. Even though her hands will be full tossing flower petals down the aisle, she can still wear a small purse looped over her shoulder so that she can safely store all her favorite mementos from her big day.
You can make your clothing budget stretch a little further by letting her flower girl dress pull double duty as a dress for other special occasions. Whether you're looking for girls' Christmas dresses, girls' Easter dresses, or simply a beautiful dress for a party, a lovely flower girl dress can easily be worn more than once. Plus, it doesn't matter if you decide to go with a white flower girl dress or a different color since any shade is perfectly appropriate for these other occasions.
With beautiful, like-new girls' flower girl dresses at thredUP, you can help your daughter shine as she fulfills her important duties on a lovely wedding day.