Finding dresses for young girls can be quite the nightmare particularly if your child comes with you on the shopping trip. Many cuts and styles of girls dresses are overly provocative being far too short and with very little material on top. Unfortunately, it is often to these adult style dresses that young girls flock and many a Saturday afternoon is spent arguing with your child over the suitability of their clothing.
Clearly a responsible parent will not allow their child to wear such revealing clothing yet the ensuing arguments may prove too much. How do you find a suitable balance that is both accepted by the parent and the child alike? Read on for style advice that strikes a happy medium.
The following trends are all popular now and you can convince your child that these dresses are suitable simply by showing them the fashion magazines. They will see that the celebrities to whom they look up are wearing similar adult versions of the following girls dresses and with a bit of luck your child will feel better with their choice.
The Military Trend
This is very popular now, and before you go running for cover, the military trend does not involve dressing up in an army uniform in the same way that little boys would love!
The military trend is all about tailored clothing, particularly the jackets. Olive greens, khaki colours and desert yellows are all appropriate colours to pull-off this trend. Choose longer style dresses with a camouflage pattern in order to strike a balance between young and old.
By way of colour this season, purple is very popular as are camel colours and reds. Given that the Royal Wedding is just around the corner purple will prove a very regal colour in which to celebrate this momentous occasion.
Ruffled Shoulders and Textured Dresses
We have seen the layering of fabrics frequently on catwalks around the world of late in particular the use of sheer materials over a non-sheer base. Girls dresses in such a design will prove perfect as they cover modesty and yet are exceptionally fashionable – most young girls will love these dresses.
Popular patterns this season include animal print and floral detailing. Floral prints will prove very popular amongst young girls because as most people are aware we girls cannot get enough of flowers which to us represent natural beauty in its purest form. When choosing floral detailing, opt for subtle understated designs as these are the most fashionable at present.
Animal prints are a little on the wild side, and are best avoided by children under that age of 12. If you do opt to buy your child a dress with an animal print, make sure that the design is very subtle incorporate animal print gently for example using a scarf never dress from head-to-toe in an animal print – however old you are!