Feeling Fancy Part One - Dressing Your Baby Girl for Special Occasions
Whether you and your family are attending a wedding, getting ready for a formal family gathering, or are trying to find the right clothes for Easter Sunday, trying to pick out the best outfit for your baby girl is not always easy!
When you start shopping for a special occasion dress for your baby or toddler, you’ll see racks of fluffy pastel dresses with ruffles and crinolines. They’re absolutely adorable, I know! But they’re not exactly enjoyable to wear, are they? Stiff, stuffy, and itchy, most of these dresses will make even the most laid-back baby fussy and crabby. Baby girls’ formal dresses aren’t easy to move, crawl, or toddle around in, and if they get dirty, they’re not the easiest to clean.
So, how do you find that balance between beautiful baby and toddler dresses that are also comfortable for your baby to wear (and comfortable for you to carry your baby in - those satin-y ones are slippery!)?
No worries! Today, I want to show you some of my favorite looks for little girls that are perfect for all kinds of special occasions!
Light, Breezy Dresses Perfect for Spring, Summer, and Fall!
My favorite baby and toddler dresses are these two flutter-sleeve dresses! No matter which one you choose, they’re both perfect for warm weather, but can work for early spring into the fall with some layering. Made from 100 percent cotton, these are soft, never stiff, so even the smallest infants can nap comfortably, while older babies and toddlers can crawl, toddle, explore, and sit happily. Rather than feeling itchy and hot, these are as gentle as your baby’s pajamas while still looking absolutely beautiful!
I absolutely love the pale blue stripes of this blue-striped flutter sleeve dress, giving it a quaint, vintage look. This is perfect for church, weddings, or family gatherings, especially anything held outdoors! Honestly, I love this dress for a flower girl to wear for a rustic, outdoor wedding - wouldn’t that be adorable?
What if it’s cooler weather? No worries! Pair wear a warm, dusty pink vest over top that is just as plush and cozy, or keep her bottom warm with some knitted leggings.
If your little girl favors bright colors, butterflies, and all things bright and cheerful (or, let’s be honest, if YOU favor those things!), the botanical-print flutter sleeve dress is an excellent option! Featuring bright purple, green, and pink flowers and butterflies, this is such a FUN look!
Just like the blue-striped option, this is cottony, cool, and pleasant to wear for nearly any occasion, especially a springtime event like Easter Sunday. I especially adore this dress for getting Easter pictures outdoors where your baby can be just as vibrant and blooming as the scene around her!
And don’t let the bright pattern hold you back from creating an entire outfit! If it’s cooler weather, embrace the fun with these fantastic pom-pom leggings. I love that these are both soft and sturdy, so your baby or toddler can move around with ease and they won’t snag or tear with regular use. Plus, pom-poms are super cute, am I right?
Every girl needs the right shoes for her dress, and I love these leather haki sandals in bright pink for older toddlers who are a bit more steady on their feet. For crawlers and early toddlers, these timeless, white, Mary Jane-style shoes for babies are a classic look, accept what I love about these is under the decorative buckle, they Velcro to fasten. SO easy!
Get a Unique Look with a Bell-Sleeve Dress
Another dress that I love is the bell-sleeve dress. How unique and original is this dress? In a heathered blue, this dress is unlike the standard starchy, stiff formal dresses by being made from the softest chambray to allow for easy movement and comfort. Just like the flutter-sleeve dresses, your little one can rest in her carrier comfortably, crawl, walk, or run with ease. Even better is the matching diaper cover!
This is a dress that is sweet and girly, showing that not everything needs to be pink and ruffly to be lovely for a little girl(though pink, ribbons, and ruffles can be great, too!). Again, this is a dress I think could be fantastic for a flower girl at an outdoor, informal wedding because it’s so pretty and charming.
Complete your baby girl’s look with these soft, suede shoes in a stone color that are soft, stylish, and comfortable, crafted to be durable and supportive to your growing baby’s feet. If you want to add some sparkle to your little girl’s look, blinged-out Birkenstock-style sandals are fun!
Check out Piper Jade Kids
For an entire line of baby, toddler, and pre-k clothes, check out Piper Jade Kids. With casual shirts and pants, pajamas, and rompers for both boys and girls, your child can always be in style no matter what the occasion!
Also, we’re not just clothes! Check out our accessories, where you’ll find toys, dolls, bibs, hair clips, and SO much more. Just like our clothes, we pride ourselves on only offering high-quality, durable pieces that are also beautiful and unique so you won’t see every child at the playground wearing the same things or playing with the same toys as your little one.
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