Where Have All The Flower Girls Gone?

Here’s what you need to know about how to pick the perfect dress for your flower girl—and why finding that dress might be more difficult than in the past.

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.

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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.

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