In our home we are big on the holiday dress (or dresses in our case). With a season full of social engagements and family festivities, there are many opportunities to dress up our daughter in darling dresses:
Some of the fancy dress instances that pop up for us each year include:
1) Our daughter’s all important photo with Santa.
2) The Nutcracker – a family tradition.
3) Our annual children’s Christmas tea party
4) One or two Christmas parties hosted by friends.
5) Christmas Eve family party (with my husband’s family)
6) Christmas Day dinner (with my family)
That’s at least six instances that are deserving of fancy dress. Now, there are some opportunities to repeat the same holiday dress. She could wear the same dress to meet Santa, to one of the parties and on Christmas day for instance. Or she could could wear the same dress to The Nutcracker, Christmas eve and to our Christmas tea party. And our girl? She LOVES to dress up, it’s like her favorite thing ever, so in her mind, the more opportunities to don a darling frock, the better. So each year we carefully select a couple of party dresses for her to wear during the season. Pieces that are stylish, affordable and photo worthy. A great place to stock up? Target! They have an eclectic collection of little girl dresses that are fun, festive and affordable, plus their Neiman Marcus capsule collection comes into stock right in time for holiday shoppers.
Check out my 5 favorite holiday dresses from Target right here:
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Harajuku Mini Dress 1 of 5I love, love, love this dress. This Harajuku Mini red velvet dress is perfect for all the holiday hi-jinx. It's has a perfect mix of style and sweetness with a retro cool vibe.
Marchesa for Target + Neiman Marcus Holiday Collection Girls Floral Dress 2 of 5This dress is making me anxious. Why? Because I will have to elbow other shoppers and hit refresh on my iPhone over and over until I get one for my little girl. This perfect holiday frock is by the fashion powerhouse and celebrity favorite Marchesa and it was based on the flower girl's dresses at Georgina Chapman's wedding. It is seriously stylish and perfect for the season.
Marchesa Girls’ Beaded Dress 3 of 5Now, first I should warn you. The price point for this dress is much higher than the usual Target girl's fare. But it is a piece by Marchesa - which retails for $99.99 - is a steal since their regular dresses usually cost thousands. This pleated winter white dress features a hand-beaded bodice and it so deliciously delicate and darling, any little girl would look like a princess wearing it.
Jason Wu for Target + Neiman Marcus 4 of 5Jason Wu has been in the designer spotlight since Michelle Obama wore one of his dresses to the inauguration night festivities when her husband Barack Obama was elected to his first term. His stylish and simple designs have been sought after ever since. And now Jason has created a couple mini designers for girls as part of the Neiman Marcus Target mash-up. This lovely classic crimson red dress is a perfect outfit to wear while meeting Santa!
Disney BG Party Dress 5 of 5This is a perfect dress for those holiday parties. I has it all, glitter, glam, sequins, tulle and hints of pink - a girly-girl's dream dress.
Do you keep your family festively stylish during the holidays? We’re giving away three $50 Target giftcards to brighten the season! To enter for a chance to win, simply comment on this post with a personal tip on how you dress your children conveniently — and with style — during the holidays!
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