Flower girls have an alarming tendency of coming in not ones or twos, but threes or even fours. All that organza can stack up if you’re not careful. Luckily, if you avoid bridal shops and hit the high street you might just find something cute, fashionable, affordable and un-hated by its wearers. Who knows, they might (and this is of course a fabulous cliche), but they really might just wear them again.
1. Get flowergirl accessories from Monsoon. Their dresses are amazing too, and start from £55.
- Monsoon dress with a vintage feel going for £62
2. Go for the non-bridal girls dresses. Any long white girl’s dress with a sash ribbon at Marks & Spencer, especially in its Autograph range, is miraculously twice the price of its normal girls’ dresses.
Have more relaxed flowergirls with Marks & Spencer: pink dress £18, white dress £25
3. Try online kid’s clothing – La Redoute, Littlewoods or Boden do bright unpretensious summer dresses.
Pink floaty summer dress, £24, Boden.
£16- £24 at La Redoute
4. Have no fear of patterns. They can look remarkably chic.
Tea dress, £16-21, Next
5. Co-ordinating colours can work too. And if the girls are sisters, they can re-wear them more easily.
Boden gypsy dress, £22
6. Love the High Street. Next, BHS and Debenhams are big winners. Even Tesco can look cute on really little ones.
Flower Embroidered Bridesmaid Dress £30, Signature Vintage Bridesmaid Dress £36, both from Next