The Prettiest Flower Girl Dresses for a Summer Wedding

flower girl holding large wicker basket
Lisa Zeising of Abby Jiu Photography

If you're looking for a flower girl dress for a summer wedding, we encourage you to consider soft shades, breezy fabrics, and patterns, all of which will get your littlest attendant excited to step into her ensemble on the big day. And while you can't go wrong with a classic white frock, it is always fun to be more playful with this young one's attire. Dress your flower girl in pastels to match the wedding party (or a pattern to contrast their opaque gowns!), choose a seasonal fabric, or find a floral printed number that coordinates with your blooming décor. The options are endless.

To help you find the perfect dress for your flower girl, we pulled together a selection of our current favorites, all of which are available for purchase right now. For traditional ceremonies, consider options that are structural and subtle in shape, detailing, and fabrication; taffeta and satin are great options for more formal events. For a celebration that's a little more relaxed—perhaps an outdoor ceremony taking place in the early afternoon or on the beach—you can't go with a breezy ruffled number that will swish in the wind. Pair these types of ensembles with a flowing hairstyle and sweet sandals.

Smocking—especially with embroidered floral details—is always a winner in our book, too. We have several smocked iterations on our list, since stretchy, nonrestrictive styles tend to go over better with little ones, whatever the season. Looking for a little color? Blue florals, green embroidery, or rose gold frocks are lovely. And while we're all for a non-cream flower girl dress, white does not necessarily equal boring. We're always in favor of a classic white flower girl dress, especially if it's as adorable as the ones we included on this list. When it comes to this classic color, it's all about finding a dress with great details, like bows, sashes, and belts—the works.

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Needle & Thread

Needle & Thread Marigold Rose Kids Dress
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We don't know what we love more about this adorable frock: the scalloped ruffles, the intricate sleeves, or the sweet rose gold hue.

Shop Now: Needle & Thread "Marigold Rose" Kids Dress, $240,

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David's Bridal

David's Bridal Satin Cape Sleeve Flower Girl Dress
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If you're searching for a classic option on a budget, look no further than this cap-sleeved frock, complete with a subtle beaded belt.

Shop Now: David's Bridal Satin Cape Sleeve Flower Girl Dress, $39.99,

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J. Crew

J. Crew Girls' Ruffle-Trim Ribbon Belt Dress
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Getting hitched on the beach? Chances are, your wedding dress is breathable and flowing, which means your littlest attendant's should be, too. She'll wear this ruffled, slightly casual dress on the big day and beyond.

Shop Now: J. Crew Girls' Ruffle-Trim Ribbon Belt Dress, $79.99,

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Janie & Jack

Janie & Jack x Disney Alice in Wonderland Organza Bow Dress
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This Alice in Wonderland-inspired number will make her feel like a Disney princess for the day (though, there's a good chance you make her feel like royalty all the time).

Shop Now: Janie & Jack x Disney "Alice in Wonderland" Organza Bow Dress, $106.99,

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Anthropologie Trellis Embroidered Kids Dress
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If you are hosting a bohemian affair, consider these green-and-pink numbers which are embroidered with whimsical florals.

Shop Now: Anthropologie "Trellis" Embroidered Kids Dress, $49.94,

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Holly Hastie

Holly Hastie Florence Taffeta Bow Dress
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Here's an ultra-traditional option; we could see her trotting down a church aisle in this taffeta ensemble, bow and all.

Shop Now: Holly Hastie "Florence" Taffeta Bow Dress, $119.40,

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Dessy Collection

Dessy Collection Flower Girl Dress
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This prettily-pleated dress has a gathered neckline and side-bow for impact.

Shop Now: Dessy Collection Flower Girl Dress, $208,

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White Label by Zoe

White Label by Zoe Chloe Layered Ruffle Dress
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After her flower girl duties are done, she will twirl the reception away in this ruffled skirt number.

Shop Now: White Label by Zoe "Chloe" Layered Ruffle Dress, $310,

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BHLDN Angelina Dress
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Swiss dot tulle makes this ensemble sweeter than can be, but the built-in butterfly wings on the back seal the deal. You'll have no trouble convincing her to step into it.

Shop Now: BHLDN "Angelina" Dress, $155,

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Neiman Marcus

Mayoral Tulle Dress with Bloomers
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Is your flower girl really a flower baby? Bookmark this cream-hued onesie-dress, which comes with the cutest bloomers.

Shop Now: Mayoral Tulle Dress with Bloomers, $46,

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Pepa & Co.

Pepa & Co. White Occasion Dress with Green Details
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The delicate sage details on this cap-sleeved, high-necked number would look lovely at an event with a green-and-white color palette.

Shop Now: Pepa & Co. White Occasion Dress with Green Details, $340,

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Boden Ditsy Floral Smocked Dress
Courtesy of Boden

If she loves color, she will appreciate this floral smocked dress, which is an explosion of blues, greens, and pinks. This piece will look lovely against the similar solid hues of your bridesmaids' gowns.

Shop Now: Boden Ditsy Floral Smocked Dress, $70,

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Zimmerman Kids

Zimmerman Kids Brighton Floral Cotton Toile Dress
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With a wallpaper-inspired print, this number is bold and bright, which means it's a perfect pick for your vivacious flower-girl-to-be.

Shop Now: Zimmerman Kids "Brighton" Floral Cotton Toile Dress, $185,

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Pepa & Co.

Pepa & Co Floral Celebration Dress with Blue Sash
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A flower girl dress doesn't have to be wedding white; consider a blue floral number, instead, especially if you are throwing a springtime affair. We love this option, which has a big, voluminous bow in the back.

Shop Now: Pepa & Co Floral Celebration Dress with Blue Sash, $280,

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