Flower-Girl Fashion Gets a Modern Update

Staff Writer
Columbus Monthly
Holly and Ross Cook's ring bearer and flower girls wore ensembles to match Holly's Maggie Sottero gown and Ross' charcoal tux.

When choosing attire for your attendants, don't forget the littlest member of your party. According to Jessica Chadwick, assistant manager at the David's Bridal store at Easton, today's looks are fashion-forward.

"They're moving away from just a plain satin flower-girl dress with a ribbon," Chadwick explains. "We have a peplum [dress], which is really cute … that's actually one of the most popular flower-girl dresses here."

And while Chadwick says many brides want a "mini-me," Alfred Angelo store manager Leeanne Essig-Pagliaro sees more women choose flower-girl dresses that match the fabric and hue of their gowns but have a different silhouette and neckline and perhaps an accent color in a sash, floral applique or piping around the hem.

Chadwick notes a rise in blush and Champagne tones, while Essig-Pagliaro sees "a tremendous increase in navy" for fall and winter. Tulle and lace have emerged as the top fabric choices.