March 8, 2013 on 5:00 pm

 

Spring is in the air and you know what that means – Easter is just around the corner! This special holiday is the perfect time to get together with friends and family to celebrate the season of renewal. And along with all of the holiday festivities comes a host of events, from church gatherings to school functions to garden parties.Moxie & Mabel Hot Pink Amelia Tulle & Butterflies Easter Dress

With so much to celebrate, you want your daughter to look her beautiful best. What better way to usher in the change of seasons than with a gorgeous new Easter dress!

The search for that perfect dress can feel a bit like a treasure hunt. After all, there are so many styles, shapes and colors of girl’s Easter dresses to choose from – and they all would look so cute on your special girl!  These tips will help you narrow it down and find the perfect Easter dress for your baby, toddler, little girl or tween.

Start the Search Early

First, give yourself some time to look. Today’s designer girls’ dresses offer an extremely wide range of colors, fabrics, embellishments and silhouettes from which to choose, and if you don’t have an idea of what you’re looking for, the choices can seem overwhelming.

But your girl’s taste and look are unique, so it’s important to find the very best match for her particular style. Browse through a few magazines to get some ideas of what the latest fashions are before you start searching in earnest. Note the colors and fits that look best on your girl: Do you want a short or long look? A classic A-line skirt or an intricate tulle confection?

You don’t need to know exactly what you want, but a rough idea will help streamline the process.

Get the Perfect Fit

Next, make sure you get the perfect fit. Whether you’re seeking girls’ Easter dresses, special occasion girls’ dresses, or girls’ party dresses, a great fit can make all the difference!

Unlike most casual outfits, special occasion girl’s dresses are constructed from very high quality fabrics that don’t tend to stretch; that means they may fit a bit differently than, say, a jersey maxi dress or other, less formal clothes. That makes it extra important to get the perfect fit!Dolls & Divas Lilac & Floral Girls Easter Dress Bow Skirt

When you’re ordering online to get the best selection, take your girl’s measurements. Use a flexible measuring tape and take each measurement twice to ensure accuracy. Have your girl dress in the types of undergarments she’ll be wearing under her Easter dress and measure her:

  • Chest: Around the chest, directly under her armpits
  • Waist: Around her middle, at her natural waist – usually at the navel
  • Hips: Around the widest part of her bottom and hips
  • Dress Length: From the top of her shoulders to her ankle, calf and knee

Now that you’ve got her measurements, you can start shopping! When you find dresses that you like, compare her measurements to the size charts or size guides provided to ensure a great fit.

Special Considerations

If you’re shopping for baby girl dresses or toddler girl dresses, body shape doesn’t matter quite yet. But for little girl’s dresses and tween girl’s dresses, you should take body type into consideration.

I  Love Gorgeous Spun Sugar Beautful Easter Dress Pre-OrderIf her shape is tall, thin or both, consider choosing a mid-length special occasion dress with a full skirt. This way, you’ll avoid a too-short look, while the full skirt will complement her shape.

If her shape is bigger, you may want to avoid long or tight bodices. Instead, choose a forgiving silhouette, such as a bias cut or smocked bodice. The chest measurement is the most important for this body type.

Once you’ve found the perfect dress, allow enough time for ordering, shipping and alternations if necessary. A well-sized dress that flatters your girl’s body type and matches her unique style will make for a beautiful Easter!