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Girls' Spring Dresses | Embrace Optimism and Colour for Spring 2021

With clothes being designed for a post lockdown world, many fashion designers have infused their SS21 collections with a fun and sunny aesthetic, embracing an optimistic point of view within their designs. Think feel-good colours and playful patterns, whether it's a rainbow print or a fabulously colourful dress, a happy wardrobe creates a happy mind.

Every season’s unique styles are influenced by the world around us. Several factors come into play - the climate, the economy, social change and so on. Designers have grasped the mood of current affairs and taken the opportunity to uplift our spirits and bring some joy to our wardrobes this season.

We are going to uncover how some of our designers are using the current pandemic as inspiration for a brighter and more fun spring 2021 dress collection. Something we could all do with, in these difficult times.

25 Feb 2021

Girls' Spring Dresses

The style focus for our girl’s collection this season is girls dresses

It's National Dress Day on Saturday 6th March, so what better way to celebrate the day than with a capsule of our new season dress styles this spring.

Styling girls' dresses this spring

Transitioning from our winter wear is exciting but it can sometimes be a little tricky to know what to keep. For our little ones especially, the weather can be unpredictable in spring and we want their wardrobe to be adequate. Here are some tips on how you can style little girls' dresses this spring and be fully set for any kind of weather, rain or shine.

Make sure you have layers - It’s a good idea to keep some warmer wear at hand, cardigans and lightweight jumpers for cooler days and chilly evenings. Layer pretty spring themed dresses with tights and a warm cardigan until warmer climates arrive.

Scarves - Scarves may be seen as a winter accessory but they can also be very adaptable in spring as the weather gradually gets warmer. Although they are traditionally worn around the neck, spring welcomes other style variations. Drape over her shoulders as a shawl and if she gets too hot, tie the scarf around her waist as a belt. A lightweight scarf is the perfect accessory for spring and can complement a dress collection beautifully.

Lighter jackets - As soon as temperatures start to rise, we think it is time to say bye-bye to our winter coats but that is not always ideal with unpredictable weather. Keep one warm jacket within reach and have a selection of lighter jackets too - denim jackets and bomber jackets are the perfect style for this time of year. Style with a casual dress and pair of trainers for a comfortable everyday spring outfit.

Sustainable living -  Keep her summertime dresses and as she gets older and grows out of them, she could wear them as a top.

Little girl wearing a watermelon print dress, eating a watermelon in the sun.
Young girl wearing a girls rainbow stripe dress in the sun.

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All the colours of the rainbow

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Amongst a selection of traditional multi-coloured stripes, we also have colourful rainbow illustrations by Rosalita Senoritas and a beautiful zigzag sundress by Stella McCartney Kids. Deux Par Deux has also infused multi-coloured pastel stripes onto a soft sheer chiffon dress, perfect for the rising temperatures and keeping them cool.


Stella McCartney Kids in particular, has really emphasised the rainbow trend throughout - and we expect nothing less from her. With multiple bright and cheerful rainbows making an appearance throughout our girls dress collection.


Sustainable choice: Our organic cotton range includes a colourful rainbow dress by Frugi, made in cotton jersey. With a comfortable flared skirt, it is soft on the skin and kind to the environment. Organic cotton involves a process that eliminates highly toxic substances from the environment and is a much more planet-friendly option. Organic cotton is made to last so you can also hand it down to the younger members of the family too.

With a variation of fabrics to choose from, these styles are great for springtime weather. Take your pick from soft jersey cotton to keep her a little warmer or sheer chiffon styles to keep her extra cool when the temperature rises.

As Sweet as Summer Fruits

From home-made lemonade, fruit picking and making smiley faces with watermelon slices - if we had to pick one type of food that reminds us of summer, then it has to be fruit!


In our new season collection, you can find delightful, dotted strawberries by Balloon Chic, watermelons forming beautiful bright patterns by Mayoral or take your pick from sustainable fashion brand Mini Rodini. Made from organic cotton, the bright lemon, cherry dress is a perfect spring outfit ensemble.


Is there anything sweeter? These charming styles are great for springtime. Create everyday casual looks with a pair of trainers and a denim jacket or style with a pretty pair of sandals, a sweet hair accessory and handbag for special occasions. The fun patterns create the perfect ensemble to style up or down.


Mayoral - Red Cotton Watermelon Dress | ChildrensalonMayoral



Mini Rodini - Yellow Organic Cotton Dress | ChildrensalonMini Rodini



Pretty like a Spring Garden

Florals are blooming throughout our girls collection, this season. But there is no denying that a floral dress is a Spring/Summer essential. Especially for the little princesses that let their imaginations run wild, roaming through grassy meadows filled with flowers, transforming themselves into a flower fairy.


Lapin House has introduced a delicate aesthetic this season. Find dainty florals entwined beautifully on an oh-so-sweet floral duck print. The perfect little dress for her this spring. Or take your pick from many more sweet designs, coloured in pastel shades of blue, pink and yellow.


Patachou have embraced the free-flowing dress styles for spring, with beautiful ruffles and frills, decorated in an elegant floral print. The perfect spring dress for a garden tea party or picnic in the sun. Coordinate with a matching headband to complete the look.


Sustainable choice: Molo’s blue floral dress decorated in a colourful vertical print, is made with organic cotton jersey. Not only is it sustainable but durable too - when they grow out of the dress, they can wear it as a pretty flared top!

Pretty like a Spring Garden

Abel & Lula - Ivory & Pink Tulip Dress  | ChildrensalonAbel & Lula



Patachou - Pink Floral Cotton Dress | ChildrensalonPatachou



Molo - Blue Organic Cotton Dress | ChildrensalonMolo




Nostalgic Get-Away

Many families were disappointed with cancelled holidays throughout 2020 and designers have captured this nostalgia of escapism perfectly.


We are all dreaming of the perfect family holiday, indulging in the sun, playing on the beach with sand between our toes.


Through not only colour and prints, but through texture too, designers embrace this as a moment of appreciation to reflect on the tranquillity and joy of our much-loved summer vacations.


Versace in particular takes on an ‘under the sea’ capsule, with pearl decorated seashells and multi-coloured coral reefs entwined with bright starfish and shell formations. Directly inspired by their adult collection and beautifully decorated in their iconic Trésor de la Mer print.


A mixture of palm trees and sea life - making our dreams of a holiday almost a reality, by adding it to our wardrobes. A vacation may still be out of reach but this is one thing we can do, whilst we wait patiently.

Style with a straw hat and a beach bag and create the ultimate staycation outfit this spring.

Versace - Pink Trésor De La Mer Dress | ChildrensalonVersace



A Walk in the Wild

Let her embrace her wild side whilst dressed in animal prints. Amongst the animal print dresses for girls this season, leopard print is dominant. With a brilliant mixture of dainty and vibrant styles, a choice to match every girl's taste.


Finishing off our dress capsule with bright and vibrant styles from Rock Your Baby and Stella McCartney Kids with pops of bright yellow and electric blue. Or opt for a pretty ruffle trim dress from Tommy Hilfiger.


Sustainable choice: Tommy Hilfiger's blue leopard print dress, made in soft and lightweight viscose from a sustainable source. A comfortable and light option, style with a cardigan and a pair of knee-high socks to create a sweet springtime look.

Embrace Optimism and Colour this Spring

We may be limited in what we can do at the moment but at least the fashion trends are still moving forward and are taking an optimistic look on life.


With a selection of bright colours, and patterns - we hope this feature made you smile and gave you a little bit of joy and optimism too.


Our girls Spring/Summer dress collection is no doubt brightening up wardrobes this season, bringing a much-needed piece of colourful cheer into our lives!


Springtime outfits can sometimes be complicated due to the weather but with a selection of layers and accessories, her dress choices can be styled up or down depending on the weather forecast. Always be prepared for cold spring weather, with a pair of tights, a cardigan or a scarf to hand.


You can shop the full Spring/Summer girls collection here.

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