With two little girls in our house, we have a lot of dresses. Both girls prefer to wear dresses every day. Maggie asks for “soft dresses” and for Alex, the fancier the better. Then there are many days that they want dresses that match (yes, the matching is their idea). Something I’ve noticed about little girls and dresses, is that size wise, they tend to fit for a long time. We always get 2 years out of them – the first year they may be a bit long or the second year they may be a bit short, but it works. Sometimes even 3 years. With two girls back to back, that can mean a dress can last 4-5 years for us! That being said, if they are not the best quality, there is no way they are lasting that long. So quality is important to me. In addition to all the dresses they wear to play and to school, there are special occasions that call for special dresses.
We recently discovered the gorgeous dresses from Strasburg Children. Their dresses are timeless and true heirloom items to pass down in a family. Each of their dresses are made exclusively from either 100% Dupioni Silk or 100% Cotton. They feature hand embroidery, hand smocking, french seams and covered buttons. Strasburg Children only works with hand artisans to create their products – they want to know each person who makes their dresses.
Their dresses are perfect for flower girls, Communions, and other special occasions
We are loving our dresses from Strasburg Children. We’ve already worn them a few times, and can’t wait for more special occasions to enjoy them. With 3 girls between us, Julie and I came up with a list of 5 occasions to invest in a special dress:
5 Occasions for a Special Dress
It may have just been preschool, but Maggie’s graduation last month was a big deal in our house! She was so happy to have a fancy dress to wear. Her white dress from Strasburg Children looks just like the dress I wore to graduation when I was 5. We’ve enjoyed looking at pictures together of me graduating as a little girl and her graduation!
Whether your little girl is going to be a flower girl in a wedding or attending as a guest, a wedding is definitely a great time to find a special dress.
3. Big Family Event
When the family is gathering to celebrate an important event, it’s nice to have a special dress. I love the pictures of the girls in their dresses with Tommy in his Christening gown. Alex kept asking why he got a special dress, not a suit! Other family events: grandparents birthday, family reunion, etc
4. Time with Mom
A special event or outing with mom, or a day like Mother’s Day is a perfect time for a special dress for a little girl. I can still remember getting dressed up to go into New York City with my mom to see a broadway show. I can remember getting all dressed up and loving the special time with my mom.
5. Family Photos
Family photos are keepsakes and often an investment (we’re due for family photos, it’s been 5 years!). Having family photos taken is a special time for a new dress.
Enjoy all of these special occasions with your special little girls!