What’s the proper length for my flower girl dress for a beach wedding?

Even though it’s practically the end of summer, destination weddings are more popular than ever,  so it wasn’t a surprise when a customer asked me today – “What’s the proper length for my flower girl’s dress on the beach?”  It really is common sense – the dresses shouldn’t touch the ground so we recommend ballet length, just a few inches above the ankle.  This is our standard length.

A beach wedding look with flower petals on the flower girl dress skirt – we can also add shells we collect from the Florida Beaches on request

So, thinking back on the activities of little girls on the beach, regardless of the occasion, these beach weddings came to mind.

We had to laugh about this flower girl (below) –  can you imagine how much fun this likely was for the little girls?  Until her mom saw her, we are sure

Don’t go in, don’t go in, don’t go…..oops! The Jersey Shore was just too irresistible for this little flower girl.

This beach wedding was a perfect time for these flower girls to explore. The shorter length kept them out of trouble but they still picked up their custom silk dresses in key lime and emerald green.

We thought the photographer captured the giddiness of each of these tiny girls, walking on the beach in their clothes instead of bathing suits!

but things got worse for the little one…

Flower girl dress at the beach

What to do at a beach wedding…. this little flower girl decided to take her mothers advice and not jump in!

Although not an ocean, my son was married in Denver but had his reception at a beach on my bucket list – Lake Tahoe. The flower girl wore our flower girl dress from The Fairytale Collection “The Opal Fairy”.


But speaking of lengths to wear here are some of our favorite flower girl dresses worn at the beach!

Mango orange and sorbet pink for these flower girl dresses, above

We loved this beach wedding at the Beaches Turks & Caicos Resort in hot island colors of boing (hot pink) and mango orange and this blended family had the men/boys wear coordinated colors.

Still one of our very favorites, these triplets shared the same tulle and silk flower girl dress style yet each had different combinations of melons and oranges.

One of our favorite looks for flower girl dresses on the beach – notice how the lightweight organza picks up with the warm summer breeze.

The perfect length – just a few inches above their ankles for this Navy and Lime Green wedding and flower girl dresses

Shore line – California Wedding in white and sunshine yellow above

The location for this wedding, in Asbury Park NJ, had some of the best shorts for a real fun wedding that tug at this designer’s memories of growing up.

This was a beautiful setting at the beach of Lake Tahoe and yes, although not the ocean, a real beach none the less. Flower girl dresses and boy’s vest in bubblegum pink and black.

A simple ivory and chocolate brown wedding.

This beach wedding showed our favorite color – a tiffany blue color called Pond with Summer Tan as the underlining color to the ivory organza. This flower girl dress is from The Classics Collection.

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