This post should coming with a warning. No seriously, if you’re even a little bit broody, LOOK AWAY NOW!
No, I’m kiddin’ (kinda), but you are gonna totally lose it over the sweetness of these mini maids and their incredible style. As you well know, here at FBrides we whole heartedly endorse being totally free spirited in all areas of your
wedding life (blurred line right now, no?!) and of course that translates into allowing your mini maids that wild child freedom that we so adore in them…
Yeah, this is a style post for kids, but with the overriding notion of ‘Let them be little’.
Styled, but loosely. Chic, but free; your minis will be rockin’ a seriously awesome look, but will effortlessly enjoy every second of it!
Why? OK, here’s our reasoning:
a) mini maids are all absolutely darling. And nothing shows off their beauty better than a neutral, understated palette.
b) sometimes convincing super minis to get involved in the wedding can be a little tricky, especially if your bridal party includes a shy little bae. Dressing your gals in white will get them that mini-me vibe… And no little honey can say no to pretending to be the bride!
c) because, did you see the image above?! White on white is perfection at the best of times, but a host of beautiful small people carrying your train… #imean! They’re your little crew and if it’s good enough for Kate Moss, it’ll certainly do the trick for us!
d) because twinning is so hot right now.
Now, shall we?…
Those gorgeous people are totally wearing the dress, not the other way around.
You see them first. Not the dress colour, or the embellishment, or the shoes or their intricately braided up-dos…
Nope. You see those hella beautiful souls.
Plus, hello? Summertime country weddings just demand mini people dressed in stunning bohemian dresses, wandering through the woods.
Hashtag I might be a little bit in love.
Of course, all this talk of understated style isn’t to say that the dresses need be simple, unless that’s your thang, of course (And if it is, high five!). You can most definitely include all those bohemian details that we LOVE.
Tassels, beaded embellishment, broderie anglaise, ruffles, fringing: check, check, check, check, check! The key is to keep it child friendly, and keep it all neutral and matte, allowing your minis to run wild and free, without care of their attire (how we love them best), and allowing their simply divine personalities to shine on through!
The same goes for accessories. Obviously, bare feet are our preference for the tinies, but if that just isn’t feasible then keep to the festival vibe: tan leather sandals or little nude leather ballet pumps on their feet, and their hair? Let it do it’s own sweet thing: air-dried un-styled locks topped with a flower crown or a boho band, super loose, wispy top knots or messy bed head waves for the ultimate ‘I woke up like this’ style for your smalls.
Seriously though, I can’t even…
And for your super, super mini people, who said it had to be a dress?
White bloomer romper, anyone?!
The playfulness of this look is just too much to handle!
Children, being children (while looking freakin’ SCRUMMY)
And we’ll permit a tiny splash of natural colour for extra playfulness…
Precious doesn’t even cut it!
It’s not exactly twinning, but the similarities, the ties between to the two dress styles create such cohesion between bride and maid.
There is no ‘flower girl’ rule. Sure, they can be cutesy if that’s how you wanna play it, but there is something so incredibly beautiful about the bohemian chic bride, accompanied by an innocent child-like version of her style.
Looking at the image above, the fitted style of the bride’s peplum dress, juxtaposed with her little’s loose fitting, drop waist smock dress is perfectly complimentary; each accentuates the beauty of the other. They’re similar, but different.
And if there’s one thing we know to always prove true, it’s that there’s beauty in contrast.
Tell us, how are you styling your mini party people? Are you letting them have their say?
We wanna hear how it’s working out for you and your smalls!
Peace + Love