Bridesmaid

Petit Fleur

Spring Summer 2017

Trend Analysis Report

Author - Gemma Brittain


The trends for flower girls have moved on over the years. The traditional satin Prom dress with puffy sleeves is long gone. With so many styles on the market now there is something suitable to make any little girl feel like a princess. Here we showcase the latest styles that have caught our eye which you will see coming through this year and into next SS17.

Key Flower Girl Looks

Bridesmaid Dresses Flower girl Hair Accessories Spring Summer

Traditionally flower girls have been dressed in a way to compliment the brides style, although now there are so many looks to choose from you are no longer restricted. It is important to make your little one stand out as a part of the bridal party, but the main things is that she is comfortable in the outfit you choose for her.

Bohemian Princess

Bridesmaid Dresses Flower girl Flowers Hair Accessories Spring Summer

The bohemian influence on style is still very relevant. This styling is suitable for more relaxed and informal weddings. Whether you choose to take it down the vintage boho-chic 1960's route or add a modern take on the look. The use of texture is key and by using lace, broideries, chiffon's and even ditsy florals you can create a little bohemian princess.

Bridesmaid Dresses Flower girl Spring Summer

For a typical boho look empire seams are key. Butterfly sleeves add a nice touch for whimsical styling with trims and details such as lace, broidery and ribbons. For a modern take, prom dress silhouettes can be used but ensure fabrics are light weight and use large bows and frills to be in keeping with this trend.

Lucious Lace

Bridesmaid Dresses Flower girl Lace Spring Summer

For a stunning vintage wedding theme, your flower girl will look like a princess in vintage lace and broideries. Soft pastel colours are in keeping with vintage trends whether opting for neutrals such as ivory and champagne or adding a touch of colour that compliments the wedding palette.

Bridesmaid Dresses Flower girl Lace Spring Summer

Neutral tones are mainly used here but add a flash of complimentary colour that sits with your wedding palette. Lace bodice and tulle skirt styles are on trend, coming in many shades so you do not need to feel restricted by traditions of ivory or white. Buying a true vintage piece is also an option here to really give that true authentic feel.

Embellished Beauties

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Decorative flower girl dresses are re-surging this year. The use of applique, embroidery and sequin embellishments makes any flower girl feel extra special. Subtle bead work can be used to lift any style. The use of scattered flowers add a delicate touch or you can opt for a bolder look by adding highlight colours to make the detail stand out.

Bridesmaid Dresses Flower girl Flowers Spring Summer

Applique does not have to be a bold statement. The use of floral cornelli details can create a sophisticated look. 3D butterflies and flowers keep it youthful whilst using luxe fabrications for that ocassionwear finish.

Elegantly Printed

Bridesmaid Dresses Floral Flower girl Flowers Spring Summer

Printed bridesmaid styles have been becoming more popular over the years and now your flower girl can have a gorgeous floral gown too. If your bridesmaids are wearing solid colours why not inject a touch of print to compliment them. Florals are indeed romantic and are always a popular choice.

Bridesmaid Dresses Floral Flower girl Spring Summer

Florals are perfect all year round and come in a wide variety of colours. Border prints were key for 2016 and will continue into SS17. Vintage florals will flow into next year adding a touch of romance. For more laid back weddings, whimsical prints can be used and are in keeping with a more relaxed wedding theme.

Pretty Tulle

Bridesmaid Dresses Flower girl Spring Summer

Layered tulle is a key detail for SS17. Brands such a TuTu du Monde create stunning gowns for little ones. To compliment a Boho or whimsical themed wedding, a fairy inspired layered tulle dress is perfect but this fabric is versatile and can be used in a traditional prom shape as shown here by Oscar de la Renta with their sweet metallic spot tulle and finished with a subtle satin sash.

2 in 1

Bridesmaid Dresses Flower girl Spring Summer

The biggest trend starting to come through in 2016 is the 2 in1 dress. As well as being shown on the bridal catwalks, your flower girl can have two looks on your big day. This trend will certainly continue into SS17.

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