How to Find Dresses for Girls from 18 months to 10 years

Dresses for Girls

When looking for a dress for your little girl, there are a lot of things to consider, not the least of which is her age and size. If she is 18 months old or older, she will most likely be able to stand up on her own so you can try lots of different styles and sizes before you know what will look best with her personality. Let us look at the factors to consider when choosing your daughter’s first frock.

Girls’ size – As with any other piece of clothing, the size will depend on the style. Don’t be too hasty in ordering a dress that doesn’t fit her properly. Since she is growing, order one size larger than what she currently wears. Another way to help with sizing is to measure your little girl for a hat and gloves that fit her hands and feet before you order her dress to ensure proper fit.

Girls’ style – The style is always changing and evolving, so few things will remain the same. The length of the dress can change how it looks. For instance, if you have a knee-length dress, you can wear leggings under it to keep her warm in the winter months. A floor-length gown may be more appropriate for a church service or an evening formal event.

Girls’ personality – A ballerina tutu is cute, but it may not be her style. On the other hand, a princess gown will be just perfect for the little girl who wants to feel like the belle of the ball. Lace, ruffles, and bows are all things that are popular with little girls.

Girls’ lace – Lace is a beautiful accent to stylish dresses for girls. However, it can be a little tricky to put on without ripping the delicate fabric. If you are sewing your dress, consider adding lace to the back, bottom, and sleeves of your dress so that it will always look pristine without you having to worry about snags and pulls.

Girls’ accessories – Tops, bloomers, and leggings are just as important as the gowns that you pick out for her. A layered look will keep her warm and stylish. Also, be sure to pick out a pretty hat with her dress. A cute hat can be worn with an evening gown or a sweater and jeans. Hats also come in a variety of colors and styles. You can choose a large or small hat with coordinating colors and designs, so you can choose something that will compliment her outfit.

Clothing quality – Generally, the higher the quality of materials that go into a product, the better it will look and feel. Lace is also prone to wear depending on how often your little girl wears her dress.

Washability – Lace can be difficult to clean without damaging the intricate fabric. Some beautiful lace dresses look as though they will be impossible to clean without washing the entire dress, which can be expensive. However, consider sewing a hidden zipper into your dress so that you will not have to worry about washing it with the lace on it. You can also opt for a cotton or satin slip that you can take off when she is dirty and wash just the slip before putting her gown back on her each time she wears it.


As you can see, there are lots of things to consider when choosing clothes for your little girl. The most important thing is to make sure that you spend time with her and get a feel for what she thinks looks best on her. Most of all, have fun shopping.

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