7 Things You Must Know Before Buying A Flower Girl Dress

It’s been decided! Your little one will be the flower girl at one of your relative’s or friend’s wedding. Now what? Don’t panic, there are a few steps you need to take to make sure she is dressed accordingly.CRAYON-944-PCH_3

Traditionally, the flower girl’s clothing was provided by the families of the bride and groom, but today most couples expect the parents of the flower girl to pay for her clothing and other expenses related to her participation.


   Here are some basic details you need to be aware of when shopping for “the” flower girl dress:SWKI-SK478IVO-DRESS__1_15

1.       What is the etiquette of the wedding? How is the couple? Is it going to be a Victorian Vintage theme or more of a Rustic Country Style wedding?

This is a first step that will give you an idea of what to look for and what to exclude in your search for the perfect dress.

Whatever the formality of the event, don’t pick up a long, uncomfortable dress that your little one will have trouble wearing. It will only reflect on her while walking down the aisle and the most important thing about this is for her to look and feel good.

2.  What does the bride want? Does she prefer a certain color or a style? Are there any special preferences about the length of the dress, hair, shoes, and accessories?

This is an important step before starting to look for the dress. Do not be discouraged if the bride gives you a long list of requirements for the event, there are lots of dresses out there for you to choose from and surely you’ll find one that will meet all of them.

3.  Where is the wedding taking place? Is it indoors? Or is it an outdoor location? Depending on this you will know how much or how little you need to buy.

–       For an outside venue: consider the fabric of the dress: cotton and linen are great fabrics, particularly for summer weddings. If the outdoor wedding is to be held in early spring, however, heavier fabrics and a jacket are in order.


–       Keep jewelry to a minimum – they might be uncomfortable in a hot sunny weather.

–       Hair is important to consider for a wedding outside: you might want to add a hat if the weather announces to be sunny or the ceremony will take place around noon. A nice, delicate flower is a wonderful accessory that will keep hair in place if it’s windy.

–       For a chilly season, consider buying tights for her little legs. You do not want her freezing on that aisle.

–       Make sure the accessories match the outfit.

4.  When is the wedding taking place? What year/season/date?

This will also help you choose an appropriate size for your little one – knowing how fast kids grow, you might want to buy the dress just a few weeks before the event. But do not leave this till the last moment. Having the dress ready and adjusted for the rehearsal – one or two weeks before the event is perfect timing.


5.  Are there other flower girls at the wedding? Because if there are, they might need to wear the same dress. In this case the bride might tell you she wants matching outfits and she will probably direct you for the exact dress you need to buy.

6.  Quality and wrinkle factor. We know our little ones move a lot! And before the actual ceremony takes place and afterwards for the photos she will probably do a lot of moving too! This will reflect on her dress so make sure you look for great quality material that will not wrinkle that easily.

7.  HER – You considered all these factors and asked the bride everything you needed to know about the wedding. Now, it’s time to get her involved! As she is the one that will be the center of attention, she needs to be comfortable and happy with the outfit. Tea-length white dresses with a bonnet or satin bow are standard and sweet, but there are many little-girl looks to choose from.

Being a part of a wedding event is an emotional and very rewarding event for a little girl – she gets to be the center of attention, pay an important role and dress up really pretty.


It is an important event that needs a bit of preparation and research. If you enjoy searching, mixing and matching and making sure everything is according to plan – congratulations! It will be an enjoyable process.

Did your little girl already been through an event like this? Share your experience with us and help other moms prepare better!

A Complete First Communion Dress Guide

Sweet Kids White Tiered Organza Tea Length Communion Dress

Sweet Kids White Tiered Organza Tea Length Communion DressAs a major event in every child’s life, the First Communion is actually the most important step into embracing religion on their own. Most Catholic children receive the Sacrament of Holy Eucharist at the age of 7 or 8 because it is considered the age of reason.Such an event needs preparation, both spiritual and material. The child must understand that not only does he/she need to dress up and look nice, but more importantly – honor and respect the ceremony and its significance.Traditionally, young men wear nice suits and young women wear beautiful dresses.Picking up the perfect dress might be a long and difficult process but here are 7 most important things that you must take into account when doing so:

1. Style

Communion dresses are available in traditional, classic or modern styles.Traditional style dress is the “little bride” lookalike with accessories: veiled headpiece, white gloves and pearls.  “Our lady of Guadalupe”, Irish and Italian Communion dresses are considered to be traditional.Classic is a ball gown style dress with more clean, simple lines. It is usually tea length or full, gathered skirt with a sleeve.Modern style communion dress is a A-line dress, usually sleeveless that comes with a bolero or jacket. It is becoming more popular with parents and girls because of their elegance and simplicity. Halter neck and spaghetti straps are two of the little girls’ favorite features.

Communion Dress Guide

There are a few aspects you need to set before starting to look for the actual dress:-          Length: it is highly recommendable to make sure the dress is below the knee. Best would be tea length or full, ankle length.-          Fabric: knowing your daughter’s preferences and possible fabric allergies, consider selecting the material in advance. It will make the elimination process easier. Types of fabrics: satin, duchess satin, silk, organza, crystal organza and tulle.-          Sleeves: some Communion dresses use halter necks or spaghetti straps, and may come with a matching jacket or bolero. Some parishes or traditions may not allow sleeveless dresses.-          Color: white is the recommended color because it symbolizes purity and integrity. The only appropriate color for a communion dress is white.It is important to ask your priest or parish for general rules regarding length, accessories, headpiece and sleeve before you start looking for dresses.

2. Timing!

Consider shopping for communion dresses taking plenty of time to search and order the dress, having it shipped or altered if needed. First Communion normally takes place May – June during the year. It is advisable to start looking for the perfect dress sometimes in January – February. We all know how fast things are moving these days, so if you find yourself in the month of April and still did not find the dress you are looking for, first find retailers that carry the size you need in stock and ship orders in due time.

Angels Garment Girls Satin Lace First Communion Dress3. Budget

It is important to establish a budget before starting to shop for the communion outfit. You can easily get carried away and considering you might need to buy shoes and different other accessories, you do not want to find you spent quite a lot. In the same time, do not shop with a low budget, it is your daughter’s First Communion and a major event in her life. The dress will be worn at the ceremony of First Holy Communion and it needs to look beautiful.

4.  Measurement

The sizes for different styles and types of communion dresses out there might differ, so it is important to take accurate measurements and have the dress altered if needed. It has to fit perfectly as this will reflect on the entire outfit. A larger dress might look slouchy. A good fitted dress will always make her look neat.In our opinion the most flattering First Communion Dress style for a plus-size girl is an A-line dress.  That is because an A-Line dress is fitted at shoulders and chest and at the waist gradually gets looser.

5. Consider the entire outfit

It is not only the dress you must prepare for the First Communion. Here is a shopping list of things you might or might not need:

Communion Dress Our Lady Of Guadalupe

  • Shoes;
  • Veil;
  • Bag;
  • Gloves;
  • Petticoat;
  • Hair accessories or tiara;
  • Bolero or stole;
  • Socks or tights;
  • Jewelry;
  • For church: missal prayer book, rosary, rosary case, scapular and lapel pin.

6.   Get your daughter involved

She is old enough to take this first step, it is her own major life event so it is important to get her involved into the preparation process. While paying attention to what she likes, guide her into selecting a modest, tasteful, and formal, neither extravagant nor casual dress. Remind her that the most important thing on that day should be religion and not how impressing the crowd with her looks. The dress is a symbol of respect for the ceremony and she should draw attention to herself.

 7.   After purchase advice

Hang the precious dress in a cool place, away from sunlight. Make sure you straighten it nicely and protect it against dust and accidents. Heavy materials should be stored flat to prevent stretching. Just shortly before the event, make sure it is neat and unwrinkled, clean and all layers of petticoat fluffed nicely. If needed, take it to a dry cleaners before the day of the event and make sure it is ready in time. Carefully read the instructions on the label before attempting anything with the dress: ironing or washing.
Angels Garment Our Lady Guadalupe Halter Communion DressPreparing for the First Communion can be time consuming and quite stressful. Especially as the event date is getting closer and you still did not find the perfect dress.

We hope you found this article helpful and if you have additional tips, please share it with the others in the comments below.

3 Most Popular Inspirational Girls Outfits With Your John Deere Boots

You’ve seen them, you fell in love with them! John Deere boots are super cute for any boy or girl. And to make sure they wear them right, we thought about sharing some inspirational and trendy outfits for your little girl!

What’s great about these high quality boots is the fact that you can wear them in any season.

  • Wear them with a summer casual dress! If you can pair a cute, simple summer dress with these boots, you will get a pretty cool look! Make sure to add a bit of color and feminity to this outfit with a cute flower headband or hairclippie, a nice bracelet or some small girly earrings.

Here is our suggestion for a summer dress-John Deere look:Dress-Boots

1. Bonnie Jean Chambray Lace Skirt Flower Button Summer Dress

2. John Deere Blue Top Leather Boots

3.Crystalmood Silver Diamond Earrings

4. Crystalmood Red Chinese Small Floral Bracelet

5. Reflections White Petal Flower Gem Headband


How about combining these chunky, cowboy boots with a cute adorable tutu? Just get a simple t-shirt for the top and it will be such a fashionista look for your little one! Ofcourse, accessories play an important role so make sure you add something to make this look cuter! But do not overdue it, the tutu is girly enough.




  1. 3 Pearls Kids Black Girls Rock Ribbed Fitted Tank Top
  2. Gigi Pink Ruffled Satin Bow Tutu Girls
  3. Reflectionz Ivory Stretch Pearl Rhinestone Brooch Headband
  4. The Kids Watch Girls Light Pink Flowers Hummingbird Wristwatch
  5. John Deere Sanded Green Top Boots


And the classy look: pair the boots with some leggings/stretch pants. Add a cute, longer t-shirt and you’ll get a casual, cool look for your girl. With this outfit you can play around with accessories as they will smoothen things. Here is our inspirational leggings-John Deere boots outfit!


  1. Miss Fit Grey Zip Button Front Stretch Pants
  2. Mimi and Maggie Turqoise Floral Applique Tunic
  3. John Deere Blue Top Leather Boots
  4. Reflections Pink Feather Cupcake Motif Hair Clippie
  5. Bixbee Pink Sparkalicious Writst Strap Wristlet Purse

What is your favourite outfit of them all?


What would you pair your John Deere boots? We’d love to see and hear about your ideas, so please make a comment in the box below so that other moms can benefit too!



Thank you, mom!

Dear mom,


Thank you.


For everything you are to me. For carrying me 9 months, through difficult days when you could hardly move, getting past the morning sickness, uncomfortable sleeping positions and the nervousness of having to go through labor. Thank you for having the courage to do it anyway and sacrificing all that for me.

You are my whole world. From the moment I went from the coziness of your womb into this cold, loud, bright world – your voice, your smell where there for me all the time. During day and during night, I am sorry I did not give you a break. But I felt scared, and your warmth gave me the comfort and assurance I needed to get past it.
Mother Care

Thank you for every day that you feed me, change me, dress me, wash me, pick up my toys, play with me. And for all those nights when you woke up for me – to comfort me and hold me. There is no better place for me than in your arms. You are such an amazing person, I look at you and your smile has the power to take away my hurt and sadness. I know when I am not well, you would give everything to make me feel better.

I understand you make the ultimate sacrifice and I could never pay that back. But I see it in your eyes and when you hold me – I make you happy.

Mothers-Day-FlowersEverything I have and everything I am – I owe it to you! You gave me the gift of life, raised me and you taught me how to love. There are no words to describe how amazing you are, mom!


Cute Baby Girl Clothes


Cute Baby Girl Clothes

Your little fashionista deserves a fabulous wardrobe full of baby girl clothes, and thanks to Sophias Style, you don’t have to break the bank to make that happen!

We carry boutique girls clothing at the most affordable prices, so you can stock her closet with designer duds by Bonnie Jean, Rare Editions, Sweet Kids, Biscotti and more.  Whether you’re looking for adorable special occasion dresses, fun girls dress up clothes, or just a good supply of little girls capri sets and legging sets, Sophias Style is exactly the place to find them!

No matter the season, Sophias Style carries everything you need to complete her look.  Our girls clothes come in all sizes and a variety of price points, so you can find what you need, whatever your budget may be.

Don’t miss out, shop for cute baby girl clothes at Sophias Style Boutique!

This blog was first posted at Trendy Girls Fashion Blog.

1st Birthday Dresses

1st Birthday Dresses

When you have a child, your entire life changes.  And in that first year, your child grows and changes enormously.  For this reason, you should take the time to celebrate every possible event and make all the memories you can.  No, your little girl won’t remember her first birthday- but you will, and so will the rest of your family.

Birthday Dresses
For her very first birthday, make sure to find a special 1st birthday dress that everyone will adore.  Sophias Style carries the sweetest 1st birthday dresses that will make for precious keepsakes- as well as plenty of cute photos that you can show her when she grows up!
1st Birthday Dress
When you order a birthday dress from Sophias Style, you can be sure that you’ll get an affordable price and fabulous customer service.  We want to ensure that your baby girl’s first birthday is everything you dreamed it would be.  So shop for birthday dresses at SophiasStyle.com, and make her 1st birthday a memory that you’ll cherish for a lifetime.

Flower Girl Dresses

Cheap Flower Girl Dresses

When planning your wedding, you’ll find that there are some places where you simply can’t afford to cut costs- like the food.  The good news is, with cheap flower girl dresses from SophiasStyle.com, you can save your budget for the big things without sacrificing style or quality!
Sophias Style carries hundreds of gorgeous flower girl dresses made by boutique designers who understand a brides’ need to budget.  No matter what style or color you’re searching for, we’re sure to have something that fits the bill.  
Check out gorgeous girls flower girl dresses by Kids Dream, Rain Kids, Sweet Kids, Lito and more at Sophias Style Boutique!

Girls Spring Dresses

Casual Summer Dresses

Summer is on the way, and we’re betting it’s going to be a hot one!  Luckily for you, we’ve got a great selection of casual summer dresses for girls at Sophias Style.  Your little girl will be looking cute while staying cool in one of our fabulous spring dresses from Bonnie Jean or Rare Editions!  
This season, it’s all about the bright neon colors for girls!  Last year we started to see this trend take off in the accessories world, but this year it’s in the clothes, and so far we are LOVING it.  Whether is a neon yellow eyelash ruffle shift dress, or a striped cap sleeve drop waist style, your little girl can’t let the year go by without giving this bold new look at try.  Shop our girls spring dresses for the hottest new styles for your little fashionista.  
Girls Spring Dresses

Girls Swimsuits – Sophias Style

Girls Swimsuits

Is your family heading off on a tropical vacay this spring?  If so, you’d better start thinking about stocking up on girls swimsuits!  We’ve been getting new baby girls swimsuits in at Sophias Style, and it’s got us dreaming of sunny beaches and swaying palm trees over here.  Unfortunately, we’ve still got several inches of snow outside to bring us back to reality.

Even if you’re not quite gearing up for the beach just yet, now is a great time to check out our collection of toddler swimsuits.  We’ve got adorable new arrivals, as well as some killer sale steals from last season.  Make sure you pick up a toddler girl swimsuit before the best deals and cutest new arrivals are all sold out!

This blog was first posted at Trendy Girls Fashion Blog.

Easter Dresses for All Ages


It’s official, January is over and spring is one full month closer!  I’m am sooo ready for longer days and warmer weather.  It’s time to get some vitamin D already.

With spring comes the everyone’s favorite pastel-hued holiday, Easter!  And no matter what age your kids are, Sophias Style is the place to start (and finish) all your Easter dress shopping.  
Baby Easter Dresses
Our newest obsession at Sophias Style are these oh-so-classic puff sleeve baby Easter dresses in pretty pastel shades of pink, blue, yellow, purple and my personal fav, green!  I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, 2013 is all about shades of green.  You can’t go wrong with this color.  
Toddler Easter Dresses
When it comes to toddler Easter dresses, this lacy pink number by Biscotti is our number one.  Biscotti is a pretty well-known designer label, so you can bet that this style will be a big hit where ever you decide to spend Easter Sunday.  We’re loving the multi-tonal lace and the sweet little satin bow.  
Girls Easter Dresses
This bright, sassy halter style girls Easter dress comes in newborn sizes all the way up to 6x.  I think it’s perfect for your fashion-forward little girl.  The fuchsia-aqua color is vibrant and the ruffle around the neckline is too cute for words.  You can pick up a little girls cardigan to layer on and make this the perfect style for Easter church service, then take it off when she’s ready to play at grandma’s house!
Remember, when you’re shopping for little girls Easter dresses at Sophias Style, you can always get assistance from one of our fabulous mommy-stylists by clicking the Live Chat button!  We’re always happy to help you shop.  

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