It’s not too soon to start searching for the perfect Easter dress for your little girl! In a crowded market, these are the stand-outs.
For more than a century, Feltman Brothers has delivered the most exquisite classic children’s clothing. Theirs are the heirloom pieces you hand down generation to generation.
And Feltman’s new bouquet collection is among its finest offerings: fresh, crisp and dainty with beautiful craftsmanship.
The collection offers the most intricately coordinated sister dresses: the A-Line Pleated Dress With Flysleeve (left) and the A-Line Dress With Flysleeve (right). Notice how perfectly these two complement each other:
At left, the A-Line Pleated Dress features a Peter Pan collar with hand-embroidered flower bouquets that match the flower bouquets along the white contrast hem with delicate fagotting above it. The pintucks turn into pleats at top, making for a classy bodice topped with whimsical fly sleeves.
The back is just as irresistible.
The result: one happy girl!
The A-Line Dress, with its white contrast insert down the front (set off on both sides by fagotting) makes the perfect, preppy complement. It boasts the same dainty embroidered bouquets. The neckline also has faggoting, while the fly sleeves add that touch of fun and coordinate it closely to its pleated alternative.
The effect is stunning!
Put the two dresses on side-by-side sisters and you’ll be in heaven.
Another stand-out this season comes from The Proper Peony, a clothing brand that produces gorgeous hand-embroidered ensembles. They typically have a vintage vibe with a dash of modernity — traditional clothing with lots of personality — a true labor of love for the supremely talented sisters Annie and Page. Among their heart-stopping spring collection, the Bettina Bunny dress has quickly become a favorite.
The color is divine: a mint green that will fill your lungs with fresh air and your heart with spring joy.
The large central pleat boasts hand-embroidered flowers and a darling Easter bunny (cotton tail and all). The ruffled collar and puffy sleeves make the perfect finishing touches, a little girl’s dream.
At every turn, even something as simple as the back button, the details on this dress astonish.
They’re sure to delight on Easter morning.
And they’re versatile enough to serve many other occasions — a classic Mary Jane made of soft, high-quality leather imported from Spain that holds up remarkably well. Grandmas will marvel over the scalloped edges and dainty buttons, while busy moms will appreciate the hidden velcro strap. Easy on, easy off!
Shop Cotton & Paisley for all your classic children’s shoes, whether you’re looking for black patent leather for Christmas, cheery red Mary Janes for the apple orchard or darling T-straps for Baby Boy or Girl.
And then prepare for a jubilant Easter!
Christina Ries is a freelance writer who lives with her husband and two young girls (and another baby on the way!) in Inver Grove Heights. Write her at [email protected].
Charmed reviews are entirely the author’s opinion. Special thanks to the following vendors for supplying complimentary samples for review and photography: