The Bold and the Whimsical: This Year’s Trends in Flower Girl Dresses

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This year, brides will dress their flower girls in just about anything that suits their fancy. Most little girls can pull off in a variety of styles, and will enjoy entertaining everyone around them. 

So, as you plan for your wedding with your littlest guests in mind, you can play up their wildest dress-up fantasies by choosing the latest flower girl trends. From pixie dust and angel wings to vintage gowns and bright colors, flower girl dresses for 2021 are full of fun and magic.

Fairytale Dresses

Alfred Angelo’s Disney Fairy Tale collection plays off of the beloved Disney princesses, with dresses named Cinderella, Belle, Rapunzel and the like. Displayed in white, many of the dresses are adorned with tulle, jewels, and petals—ideal for every little girl’s fairytale dream. 

Even if you don’t choose a dress from the collection, you can play off this trend by looking for fitted bodices with thin straps, tank tops or even cap sleeves. Skirts decorated with satin ruffles, asymmetrical and center layering, and tulle overlay can produce the same look to turn your flower girl into a princess.

Angel and Fairy Wings

For a whimsical and ethereal effect, flower girls can be seen walking down the aisle in 2021 with netted or feathered wings. The wings can either be sewn on the back, or strapped on the dress or costume, depending on its style. 

This flower girl trend works best when it complements your own dress style. A handkerchief-cut hem or a lengthy tutu skirt enhances the overall appeal of this mystical look. Your flower girl will be ecstatic as she flits and flutters her way to the altar in this crowd-pleasing look. 

Vintage Style

Flower girl dresses for 2021 offer vintage-inspired, tiered skirts and frilly necklines that are perfect for a classic wedding. Delicate embroidery detailing on the bodice and the skirts exudes girlishness and a sense of timeless elegance. 

This year’s flower girl dresses present A-line styles dropping below the knee and ball gown silhouettes with floor-length hems in satin and organza. 

Pearl white or pastel colors, traditionally seen in flower girl dresses, are enduring trends. These colors have stood the test of time in flower girl dresses and continue to make fashion statements this year.

Bright Colors

Any color under the rainbow will do for flower girls in 2021. Brides can push their wedding colors center stage with a flower girl dress in a hue that’s just a shade bolder. A vibrant flower girl walking down the aisle compliments  the white wedding gown to follow.

A splash of bright yellow during a warm summer wedding or a striking hint of crimson in a rose garden setting will impress guests and add dimension to your procession.

Incorporating Trends into Your Wedding Day

The range of dress options for flower girls this year is vast and varied. Today’s flower girl dresses are festive and fun. Flower girl attire is an aspect of weddings where many brides choose to forgo old traditions and get creative.

The overall trends for weddings suggest a return to high glamour, which can be reflected by several elements of the ceremony, including the flower girl’s dress. However, brides should not feel forced to have a miniature bridal dress or bridesmaid gown fitted for their 5-year-old niece.

When choosing between the new trends, keep in mind that practicality is a virtue for a flower girl’s dress. Does her fairy princess gown have a long hem that could lead to spills walking down the aisle? If so, she’ll still be in vogue if you get it taken up a few inches or so. 

Finding the right dresses for the littlest guests at your wedding can be just as important as styling your bridesmaids. This year’s flower girl dress trends allows the bride to choose whether a princess, angel or fairy will lead the way down the aisle—or  if the romance of a vintage-styled flower girl will throw petals before everyone’s feet. For the contemporary bride, a vibrantly dressed flower girl dress will work beautifully in a modern, edgy wedding party.

Trends for flower girl dresses are full of fairytales, fantasy, old glamour and vivid color. With so many options to choose from, flower girls will be shining additions to the wedding party.