Choosing the Right Flower Girl Dress for a Summer Wedding

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During the summer months, namely June, July, and August, many weddings take advantage of the bright sunny weather. But as nice as the weather, it can be quite sunny, sticky and hot. So if your daughter is a flower girl to a wedding during the hot months, it is a good idea to find flower girl dresses in a nice summer fabric.

When choosing the right flower girl dresses for a summer wedding, one has to first take consideration of the color. Darker colors tend to draw heat more, thus making the dress warmer than usual. Lighter colors on the other hand would reflect the heat making the dress cooler to wear. Another thing to consider, but is less important is the shiny or matte finish of the dress. As a rule, shiny materials reflect light away from the fabric, while a matte finish absorbs more heat.

Second, take into consideration the length of the dress. Knee length dresses are easier to move around in than tea-length or full length flower girl dresses. Also knee length dresses tend to let out more heat because there less fabric on the skirt. Less is better.

Sleeved, capped or sleeveless flower girl dresses is another thing to consider. As I said, “less is better”. The less fabric you have for a flower girl dress, the less it will retain heat and the more your child can move freely. The more fabric, the more the child will complain.

While we’re on the topic of amount of fabric, you may want to take into consideration the layers of fabric used. Don’t choose a dress that has many layers or thick linings to make the dress look bigger. Try to find a dress that has just one layer of thinner lining. You want your daughter to move freely, not be hindered by a heavy dress.

Next when choosing flower girl dresses, take into consideration the type of fabric. Chiffon, georgette and organza flower girl dresses are soft and light-weight. Because these are usually made out of silk or light synthetic material like rayon or nylon, the dress will be able to “breath”, making it cooler for the child to wear. Your child won’t get too hot.

Lastly, try to get the best fit for your daughter’s dress. Some people do over look this and get a dress that is a little bit bigger than their daughter’s actual measurements, then try to fix it by adjusting it with a belt or having it adjusted by a seamstress or even trying to adjust it themselves. It is better to get the right fit the first, it will save you time and money.

These are the basics when looking for dresses for a summer wedding. I am sure by following these simple steps, you will be able to find that perfect flower girl dress for your daughter. Believe me, she will be grateful that you did.

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Source by Lynn A O’Camp

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