Christmas is right around the corner and what better way to celebrate than with a Christmas party? Dressing for a special occasion is always exciting, and the festive period adds even more magic to the thrill. Because special occasions like Christmas only come once year, it’s a chance to wear things we perhaps normally wouldn’t, and even make a statement.
Christmas is a joyous time for everyone, and anyone who chooses to celebrate it should have the chance to dress up and feel their best. While this applies across all genders, ages, shapes and sizes, it can sometimes be difficult to dress younger children, especially toddlers, who might not understand or care so much about fashion and what they wear. It’s particularly important when dressing toddlers to prioritise comfort so that they can move around freely without feeling restricted, so for that reason we’ve put together an easy, no-fuss guide to finding toddler girls’ Christmas dresses so you can get on with enjoying your special occasion.
Sparkling Wine Princess Gown
Red instantly evokes Christmas, so no Christmas dress guide would be complete without it. This sparkling wine-coloured dress is one way to wear the look; it’s a classic Christmassy shade that’s perfect for the festive period but also the colder months more generally. Featuring a relatively simple, age-appropriate silhouette, the slightly puffed sleeves and shimmery material add just enough detail to make the piece shine without being too overbearing for a toddler.
A key tip for dressing toddlers, demonstrated by this gown, is sticking to monochromatic looks or outfits that comprise a minimal number of different colours. Simpler really is better with toddlers, and lots of different colours, materials, fabrics and patterns can be overwhelming.
Wine Layered Ruffle Dress
Another red option is this slightly more purple-toned dress. This particular style may be better suit to slightly older toddlers – perhaps around the four-year mark – since there is more detail, despite the plain monochromatic design. The layered ruffles on the bodice echo of the wardrobes of the Renaissance, an image which instantly evokes opulence and extravagance which is perfect for Christmas. If you can’t indulge at the most exciting time of the year, when can you?
This deep tone of red goes perfectly with gold accessories, so finish off the look with a sparkling head band to round off the outfit. Too many accessories again may be overwhelming for toddlers and younger girls, but one or two can really add the perfect finishing touch to elevate any outfit to its maximum potential.
Read about the history of the colour red in fashion here.
Green Jewelled Party Dress
Green is one of this season’s most on-trend colours and it’s also another iconic Christmas shade. If your little girl loves to get into the Christmas spirit then this could be an option for you.
For some context, ‘forest biome’ was one of the most popular colours on the catwalk for the AW19 season. Named so for its arboreal tone that echoes the trees in the forests, this green is perfect for Christmas and is an easy option for toddlers to wear. This green jewelled party dress is one beautiful example; with a fitted bodice, skater skirt and satin finish, the piece is brought together by its ruffle trim and jewel details. Something like this may work particularly in the favour of toddlers or younger girls due to it having no sleeves and a relatively simplistic shape so there’s less to fuss about.
Green Damask Party Gown
On the other hand, some little girls love to dress up and indulge in fanciful outfits, so there’s plenty of options for this group too. If your toddler is already into fashion and is developing her own sense of style, you can experiment with bigger and bolder silhouettes, more extravagant materials, and more embellishments.
This green damask party gown shows you how to pull it off. With puffed sleeves, a full skirt, a velvet belt and bow, a gold embossed floral motif and an embellished heart, this gown certainly does not lack in the detail department. Though sometimes less is more, Christmas is perhaps one of the only times when more is more. If you are opting for a more extravagant Christmas dress, one top tip is to go easy on the rest of the outfit. If accessorising, keep it simple so as to not overwhelm your toddler and ensure she is comfortable.
Pink Pearl Ball Gown
Aside from red and green, Christmas is a time associated with many other things from the white and silver of fresh sparkling snow and the exuberant jewel tones of Christmas decorations. One part of the festive season that can be incorporated into your wardrobe is the annual return of the Nutcracker ballet; its beautiful costumes and instant evocation of Christmas are the perfect inspiration.
This pink pearl ball gown is one way to get the sugar-plum fairy look and it’s one that’s ideal for toddlers. With a playful fit and flare silhouette, fantastical puffed sleeves and a whimsical rose and gold colourway, this gown is a piece of couture heaven for any young girl looking for her dream fairy-tale Christmas dress.
Read more about how ballet has inspired and influenced fashion here.
So that marks the end of our roundup of what things you should be looking for in Christmas dresses for toddlers. There are thousands of options out there, but dressing toddlers can admittedly be difficult. Keep things as simple as possible as comfort is key, and enjoy your Christmas party period.
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