At one time, no wedding was complete without a flower girl daintily dropping rose petals down the aisle. However, “girls in white dresses with blue satin sashes” seem to have gone out of favor a bit.
Many boutiques throughout Westchester no longer specialize in flower-girl dresses due to what they say is a lack of demand. Emilia Buono, owner of Prom & Wedding, a full-service bridal shop in Kingston, says, “I do carry flower girl dresses, but a bride seeking a dress for a flower girl hasn’t walked through my door in about a year.”
Despite this seemingly downward trend, Maria Conte, a salesperson at Amelia’s Bridal Boutique in Yonkers, says that, most of the time, flower girls, who tend to range from 3 to 5 years old, “are in full bottoms and sometimes with a little color.” A full-bottom dress closely resembles the style of a ball gown.
Amelia’s carries flower girl dresses from designers including the Sweetie Pie Collection, Jessica Lynn, ad Bill Levkoff. Although white is still considered the traditional color, Amelia’s, a 2013 Best of Westchester winner, carries many spring dresses for flower girls that include removable sashes and snap-on rosettes in pastels like pink and blue.
Along with Prom & Wedding and Amelia’s Bridal Boutique, flower-girl dresses can also be found at Westchester boutiques including La Robe by Leah in Yonkers and Chic Boutique in The Galleria at White Plains.