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Flower Girl Dresses – Color Takes Center Stage

White and ivory flower girl dresses have been the most popular for many years – and justifiably so! Though they are often kept solid white or ivory, it is easy to add a splash of color to them to make them coordinate with the entire wedding party. Wedding planners have frequently steered brides in this direction. But color is now the trend!

Brides are expressing their sense of style and vision of their wedding with strong, vibrant colors like never before and this is directly reflected in their choices for the dresses they choose for their flower girls and junior brides maids.

What are we seeing? Bold – splashy – gorgeous – vibrant color!

Oranges are becoming more and more popular. Mixed in correctly, this can really “pop” – especially when others in the wedding party are in colors like chocolate, cocoa, taupe or shades or green. Just be sure that a similar shade of orange is in the flowers – and voila – perfect coordination!

Reds are always popular and deep red such as claret is especially beautiful. This can accent so many beautiful wedding themes from black-and-white to pink or burgundy (depending on the shade, of course).

Lavenders, pinks, blues and greens have always been favorites and continue. They can coordinate with purples and other shades of pink so beautifully!

Try to think a bit “outside the box” when planning your wedding – a splash of complimentary color can be a GREAT accent and make it young and fresh. Consider lavender or purple for green themes, and yellow with lavender themes, or pink with deep red themes! Again – be sure that the accent color is reflected in your flowers.

We’re seeing far fewer black flower girl dresses, which really is a relief; black can totally over power a little one and many do not consider it an appropriate color for children at all. Instead consider white or ivory dresses with black accents for a black-and-white theme.

And for the final “wow factor” – have her shoes dyed to match the vibrant color you selected for her dress, sash or flowers! Dyed shoes for little girls aren’t expensive at all. She’ll feel like a princess with this perfect accessory!