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With inspiration taken from the classic British pastime, afternoon tea, discover our three girls formal dresses trends - floral, blue and lace.

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15 May 2019


Whilst the drinking of tea was originally associated with the upper class due to its expensive nature, afternoon tea has now become more of a formal social event and much loved pastime for ladies. Traditionally viewed as a bridge between lunch and dinner, afternoon tea became a mini meal in itself for those who would have their evening meal significantly later. Usually consisting of miniature cakes and pastries, the sweet meal stays true to its origins and is always accompanied by a pot of classic English breakfast tea. With inspiration taken from this classic British pastime, discover our three girls formal dresses trends - floral, blue and lace.


The classically feminine print speaks of summer garden parties, and is a favoured choice for little ladies season on season. In soft pastel hues or with pops of bold colour, mix and match patterns to add a modern twist to girls occasion dresses. Choose from intricate florals woven in metallic thread for a subtle nod to the trend, to brightly coloured beautiful blooms to make a style statement.


Find a shade to suit every little lady with our edit of designer dresses for girls in a range of blue hues. Perfect for those all important occasions, opt for classic navy blue with contrasting coloured prints for a look that will never go out of style. For something softer, choose subtle baby blue tones with pretty embellishment for added detailing to simpler girls formal dresses.


Giving simple styles more of a luxurious feel, lace is the perfect finishing touch to girls occasion dresses. Beautiful lace appliqued onto block coloured dresses is the ideal choice for girls who favour statement dressing with simple feminine touches. Floral lace overlay on beautiful tulle dresses provides a pretty alternative to full on flower power and is a delicate touch to traditional girls formal dresses.

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