What Color Should Your Flower Girl Wear to the Wedding?

Plus, why so many flower girls wear white.
Ashley Kiely - The Knot Contributing Writer.
Ashley Kiely
Ashley Kiely - The Knot Contributing Writer.
Ashley Kiely
The Knot Contributor
  • Ashley contributes fashion and lifestyle wedding content to The Knot.
  • Ashley is a freelance editor, writer and brand consultant.
  • Before going freelance, Ashley was the Fashion Editor for PeopleStyle magazine.
Updated May 13, 2024

Alongside your ring bearer, the flower girl is one of the youngest (and cutest) members of your bridal party, and dressing her in a way that complements the rest of your wedding party can be tough. You might find yourself asking, "What color does the flower girl wear?" or, "Are flower girl dresses supposed to be white?" If you're stumped on what color your flower girl should wear, you've come to the right place. We're not only answering that question, but also sharing some advice.

Still have some lingering questions? We're tackling some of the most common ones below.

Is your flower girl supposed to wear white?

Traditionally, the flower girl matches the bride. That said, flower girl dresses don't have to be white, and as the couple of honor, you can decide what works best for your wedding and your flower girl. If you do want to go the traditional route, you'll find there's a wide array of white and ivory flower girl dresses available. You can take your pick from sleeveless, short-sleeve and long-sleeve dresses in everything from tulle and organza to satin, lace and more. While a sweet floor-length ballgown may be the right fit for a fancy black-tie wedding, a tea-length flower girl dress could be a better match for a boho beach wedding. There are a lot of options when it comes to white flower girl dresses, so you'll likely find a style that's the perfect fit for your wedding aesthetic and the little lady who'll be wearing it down the aisle.

If you want to add a pop of color to a white dress, you can incorporate the bridesmaid dress color or another wedding color into the flower girl's ensemble with an accent sash. Accessories are also a great way to add color—consider a whimsical flower crown, a dainty headband or a playful basket holding flower petals.

Can flower girls wear a different color?

For couples who don't want to go the traditional route, there are many different color and style options you can choose from when deciding what your flower girl will wear. Blue flower girl dresses, ranging from powdery pastels to inky navy, are a nice alternative to white and can also act as your something blue. Soft pink, lavender, pale yellow and minty green are also pretty color picks—particularly for a spring or summer wedding—as are floral flower girl dresses. For the cooler months, consider deeper hues like burgundy, emerald green and other rich jewel tones. If your wedding colors incorporate a metallic, you can go for a flower girl dress in a shade of gold, rose gold or silver, which can work well for a wedding in any season. Keep in mind, not all flower girl dress colors will have as many options as others, so you should also look at kids' party dresses in your chosen color as you shop, too.

How do you choose a flower girl dress color?

When it comes to choosing what color your flower girl dresses are, take into consideration your wedding theme, dress code, the time of year and the location of your wedding. These factors can all inform the shade you select. If you're hosting a more traditional wedding, a classic white flower girl dress is a nice choice. If your wedding skews nontraditional, consider a unique dress that shows off your personality as a couple. The color and style choice should align with the look and feel of your wedding—you can choose a flower girl dress in the same color (or a similar shade) as the junior bridesmaid or bridesmaid dresses to create a uniform look, or you can seek inspiration from your wedding colors and pick one (or more) of those hues for the flower girl dress.

If you have more than one flower girl, you can opt to put them in the same color, variations of the same hue or different colors that work together and tie back to the color theme of your wedding. Like picking bridesmaid dresses, you want to keep in mind how all the colors will look next to one another when choosing the best flower girl dresses to create a picture-perfect wedding party lineup.

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