A flower girl always wears a fashionable, beautiful dress. The dress, however, can be found in various styles. A girl can wear an Easter dress, a holiday gown, or even a sundress for a casual summer wedding. Similarly, a dress can be worn for other special occasions. Indeed, there are numerous ways to reuse a flower girl dress.
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1. Keep It For The Future
Wedding dresses and christening gowns are often preserved to become heirloom dresses. Not as many flower girl dresses are preserved in this manner. Yet these gowns can be kept for future generations. Many preservation companies who work with wedding dresses will also take care of these dresses. Preservation kits can also be purchased for preparing the dress at home.
2. Attend A Special Occasion
These lovely dresses can be used at future special occasions such as birthdays and holidays. Rich velvet dresses are perfect for Christmas celebrations. Soft pastel dresses look elegant at Easter. Dresses with removable sashes or flowers can always get a special new look.
3. Go To A Tea Party
Every day can be a special occasion. Little girls love tea parties. Turn a summer afternoon into craft/tea party time. Children can decorate wide brim straw hats with flowers and ribbons. The afternoon ends with a tea party where every little girl wants to look their best.
4. Wear Wonderful White
White is the most popular color for these dresses. The mini-bride dress is always a beautiful white. White dresses can be used for any upcoming religious celebrations – First Communion, Confirmation, later-life Baptism, or other church presentations. Adding appropriate accessories (jackets, boleros, headpieces, veils) creates a new look. Remove a colored sash from a white dress and the result can be an elegant communion dress.
5. Make It Green
Modern weddings are often eco-friendly weddings. Previously loved dresses are ideal for green weddings. Pass a dress on to a green bridal party.
6. Work For Charity
Certain charitable organizations accept gently worn formal attire. They resell the clothing to raise funds for worthwhile projects. Other retailers sell recycled dresses and then donate a percentage of their profits to charities. Donating a flower girl dress can make a dream come true for another child. Check out the charities in your local area.
7. Play Dress-Up
When you’re a little girl, you don’t need a special occasion or even a tea party to have fun. Children are only limited by their imagination and every child loves to play dress-up. Flower girl dresses turn little girls into little princesses. Wearing ballet slippers with a flowing dress transforms a young lady into a beautiful ballerina. Capture these special moments in photos. Dress-up allows children to have fun while expressing their creativity.
8. Go To A Play
When acting out a play at home, it helps to have a lovely dress for the leading lady. Special dresses come in handy for school concerts or drama club performances. Budding actresses shine in divine dresses.
9. Share The Beauty
This beautiful dress can bring a touch of beauty to many lives. Its fine fabrics can be turned into sachets, memory pillows, or even table skirts. Pieces of the dress can also be used to make a recycled dress. This fabric can be passed on to a seamstress or anyone with a talent for sewing can use the material at home. A seamstress can use a bodice from one dress and match it with sleeves from another dress. Exquisite details such as lace and beading can be added to make an unique dress.
10. Have A Creative Halloween
The dress can also be part of a Halloween costume. The possibilities are endless for a creative Halloween outfit. White dresses can help little ones turn into lovely princesses or even scary ghosts. Any dress with a deep, rich, autumn color, such as dark brown, can match the Halloween spirit. Black dresses add a look of mystery and magic to Halloween. Black dresses are very trendy, especially with the increasing number of black and white weddings.
Regardless of color, these lovely dresses can have a life beyond the weddings. They can be enjoyed in the present or in the future. A beautiful dress, however, shouldn’t just hang around without a purpose. Unless it is being preserved as a heirloom, the dress should be at the center of a little girl’s life. The flower girl dress can continue to be part of fun, laughter, and happiness.