Time-Honored Charm: Styling a Vintage Look For Your Flower Girl

2020 Feb 6th

Time-Honored Charm: Styling a Vintage Look For Your Flower Girl

Vintage flower girl dresses are beyond charming. They're versatile, as well, due to how many styles count as ‘vintage’ in this modern age. Your little girl can do her part while wearing a fantastic flapper-style dress or a beautiful ball gown that sweeps the floor. Take a look at the stellar selection of sensational flower girl dresses at Sara Dresses to find the perfect frock for your little angel. 

A Turn-of-the-Century Head-Turner

long lace dress in lemon yellow

Not to toot our own horn, but Sara Dresses has vintage flower girl dresses that represent nearly every decade of fashion, going all the way back to the delicate and demure looks of the 1900s. To give your little lovely a bit of antiquated charm, you need to focus on material and silhouette. 

A little lace goes a long way in the quest to capture a vintage aesthetic. The early '00s—the 1900s, that is, not the 2000s—were also characterized by modest, unstructured dresses. Don't make the mistake of assuming that vintage-inspired looks are unflattering, however. 

Put a little girl in a long sleeve lacy frock that falls to the floor and  she'll steal the show. It also helps to pay attention to colors. Pastels are fine and dandy, but creamy white, pale pink, and soft yellow are your best options for a way-back vintage throwback. 

Fit for a Princess

a little girl in a long pink vintage flower girl dress

For something a bit more formal,  your little flower girl can make a statement in a grandiose gown that's well-suited for the opulent ballrooms of the 1900s and 1910s. Let her twirl around in something decadent and dramatic. It's the perfect style for over-the-top weddings with gilded details and no expenses spared. 

At a fancy, formal wedding, lace won't always cut it. Instead, dress your little girl from head to toe in satin. Don't shy away from dresses with crystal embellishments and plenty of pleats. She'll look so precious that she could stand atop the wedding cake. 

A Dress from the Golden Age

a midi-length lace dress for little girls

Think back to the most stylish decades. The 1920s probably come to mind immediately, right? Before the Roaring '20s really took hold, glamour and modesty mixed in the fashion world. In our selection, you can easily discover vintage flower girl dresses that fit the same mood. 

Once again, keep an eye out for lace, especially French eyelash lace, which has a tendency to look handmade. Dresses with eyelash lace seem as though they could have been crafted by hand or passed down through generations. To stay true to the fashion found in the early part of the decade, stick with long sleeves or three-quarter sleeves, as well as hemlines that fall below the knee but above the ankle. 

Flapper Girl Fantasy

a 1920s-inspired flapper flower girl dress

Let's keep it in the 1920s for a minute, simply for the joy of admiring flapper girl fashion. Your flower girl can dress like a little flapper, too. The style is immediately recognizable, and by now, it's timeless, as well. 

Flapper dresses tend to be unstructured, so there's no defined waistline. Combine those straight lines with a bit of draped lace, and you have a showstopper on your hands. Flapper dresses can be long sleeve or sleeveless, and they generally fall just at or above the knee. For the sake of authenticity, accessorize her outfit with a  flower headband or a jeweled belt

Vintage Sophistication

a white dress with a pointed collar

Some of our favorite vintage flower girl dresses are unexpected. It's not all about lace and flowers. A full tulle skirt makes for a dream of a dress, particularly when coupled with eye-catching details that the wedding guests won't expect, either. 

In a full, flaring skirt, your little flower girl can evoke the spirit of the 1950s and early 1960s. Sleeveless silhouettes, smocked bodices, and smart collars will carry the day. Include a pair of Mary Jane shoes for good measure. 

Ravishing Retro Elegance

a halter dress with an asymmetrical hem

For  summer weddings with a retro vibe, your flower girl needs something special. Halter dresses were all the rage in the '60s and '70s. They have an easygoing glam quality no matter what their style. That's why they're perfectly suited for brides, bridesmaids, and fashionable flower girls, too. 

Find your girl a fabulous frock with a flared tulle skirt to celebrate the day. A pale hue, such as a variation of white or a tasteful pastel, is the perfect shade to draw attention to a halter neckline and an asymmetrical hem. 

The Perfect Cupcake Dress

a long, lacy white and pink dress

We're in the 2020s now, which gives you ample opportunity to find a vintage flower girl dress from later decades, as well. Do you remember the cupcake dresses of the 1980s? Picture your lovely angel in a  long-flowing frock that makes her resemble a flawless little doll. 

Puffed shoulders, lace sleeves, big bow accents, and a full skirt are all she needs to capture the decadent vibe of the 1980s. She might give the bride a run for her money as she traipses down the aisle, dropping rose petals in her wake. 

Discover vintage flower girl dresses in a variety of styles at Sara Dresses, where you can take advantage of our super fast shipping to get her dress as quickly as possible. Don't forget that orders over $50 are eligible for  free shipping!