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My 4-Year-Old Picked These Easter Dresses & Promises Your Girls Will Love Them

Holiday dresses that both mom and daughter will like? It’s true, we've found them.  

By Courtney Thompson

When it comes to getting gussied up for a special occasion, having a daughter is the best thing ever. Having a son is great too, of course, but if I’m being honest, picking out a little girl’s outfit—from the tights and dress to the sparkle shoes and matching headband—well, it is way more than fun than selecting khaki pants and a button down. (Although I do get a great amount of joy when I see my little boys wrestling the day away in their matching khakis and button downs!)

But here’s the thing about little girls: They are VERY opinionated. And stubborn. And picky. And when they’re not feeling a dress you’ve picked out for them, they’re not going to wear it. No matter how much persuading, bribing, time-outting you do. So to round up some options for Easter this year, I enlisted the help of my VERY opinionated, stubborn, picky four-year-old. She has vowed that 11 of these dresses are “so wonderful” and “perfect for going to a ball” and “great enough for princesses, too.” She loved all of them and promised me she would wear them without throwing a tantrum—all of them except for the sailor dress, of course. Because little girls for all of time having been fighting sailor dresses...but sometimes a mom needs to put her foot down and insist upon it, #amiright??

So whether you opt for seersucker frills or floral twill, rest assured that your precocious, smart little princesses will happily put these pretties on for Easter brunch and you’ll delight in how sweet they look.

Ralph Lauren Cotton Poplin Dress


BUY FROM: Macy’s, SALE $35.99 (Regularly $65, 46% Off!)

Mini Boden Twirly Party Dress

SIZES: 2T-12

BUY FROM: Mini Boden, SALE $66.30 (Regularly $78, 15% Off!)

Lily Pulitzer Rue Fit & Flare Dress

SIZES: 2T-16

BUY FROM: Nordstrom, $88

Ruby & Bloom Stripe Dress


BUY FROM: Nordstrom, $49

Fiveloaves Twofish Lola Gingham Dress

SIZES: 4T-12

BUY FROM: Zappos, $86

J. Crew Girls' Silk Bow-Back Dress

SIZES: 2T-16

BUY FROM: Crew Cuts, $148

Brooks Brothers Sleeveless Cotton Eyelet Dress

SIZES: 4T-16

BUY FROM: Brooks Brothers, $95

Ralph Lauren Twill Floral Print Dress


BUY FROM: Macy’s, SALE $35.99 (Regularly $65, 46% Off!)

H&M Sailor Dress

SIZES: 1 ½ YR-10YR

BUY FROM: H&M, SALE $9.99 (Regularly $14.99, 36% Off!)

Pippa & Julie Seersucker Cold Shoulder Dress


BUY FROM: Nordstrom Rack, SALE $24.97 (Regularly $54, 50% Off!)

Vineyard Vines Run For The Roses Printed Derby Dress

SIZES: 2T-16

BUY FROM: Vineyard Vines, $80

Vineyard Vines Seersucker Ruffle Scoopback Dress

SIZES: 2T-16

BUY FROM: Vineyard Vines, $65

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