‘Tis the season for toddler dresses. It’s finally warming up, and you might even be going to parties again — you want your kiddo to look their best. Or maybe you want to dress them up just because. These days, toddler dresses for special occasions usually fall into two categories. The first includes tiny, modest versions of an adult trend that make your kid look like an Influencer in Training. And the second includes garments best described as a hodgepodge of rainbow glitter, sequins, and tulle that some designer probably sketched after a few White Claws. Both have their place in the toddler fashion world! If you’re looking for matching toddler dress shoes or toddler flats, we’ve got some great picks for you, too!
Fancy dresses for kids used to be something I shopped for once or twice a year. But lately, I find myself letting my daughter wear a fancy dress whenever she asks. What’s the point of holding out for a distant holiday or special occasion in our undefined future? Besides, seeing all that glitter and sequins reminds me to find moments to celebrate right now.
So here are the best toddler dresses to get a jump on the holiday. But just a reminder that if it’s a random Tuesday and you want to dress your family in their Sunday best and hide candy in the yard, no one is stopping you!
The Best Toddler Dresses
This adorable dress is perfect for the spring and summertime. It’s made of super lightweight, comfy, and high quality cotton, and features adjustable tie straps so it fits just right on your little one. One mama said, “Couldn’t be happier with this dress. Fits my daughter perfectly and there is plenty of room for growth with adjustable shoulder ties which I love.”
This adorable white dress of delicate lace is so understated and elegant we could scream, and the pom pom detail on the sleeve and hem gives it a hint of a vintage feel. Amazon Reviewer Kayla says “The material was super soft and comfortable as well. It was perfect for our family pictures.”
Is there anything more fitting for springtime (and Easter, if you celebrate) than a pastel colored dress with bunnies on it? Probably not. Make sure to have your camera ready mama, you’re going to want to take tons of pics. “Looks even better then in the picture!” said one reviewer. “Beautiful Easter dress and I can not wait for my daughter to wear it! Shipped quickly and fast response!! Definitely recommend!”
This pretty two-piece set includes a ballerina pink dress with full tulle skirt, perfect for the little one who wants to practice their twirling, and a denim jacket with sweet floral embroidery.
This dress is simple, but bold at the same time. What little one wouldn’t love a rainbow on their dress? Made of 100% cotton, she’ll be comfortable all day long. One reviewer said, “even the inside was made so that baby’s skin doesn’t get annoyed, There is a lining of fabric that covers the inner stitching of rainbows. The elastic waist is also well enclosed and stretchy”
This pretty rainbow plaid dress has white crochet trim and can be paired with leggings. It’s also 100% cotton and machine washable, which means they can wear it over and over again all spring.
This floral smocked waist dress with Peter Pan collar is the perfect spring ‘fit. Made of 100% cotton, this will stay breathable during even the most grueling Easter egg hunt. A promising review says “I bought this dress for my daughter for a certain event, but it was so adorable and well made it ended up being both her school picture day dress and her Easter dress.” Hurry! These dresses are selling fast.
We LOVE this gorgeous lace dress in bright white, but also comes in other colors in case white + a chocolate Easter bunny = too risky for your toddler.
At an unbeatable price, this cotton dress and cardigan set comes in a fresh lemon print and has over two thousand 5- star reviews on Amazon. If lemons aren’t your jam, it also comes in strawberry or donut print. (Yum!)
If there’s ever a time to go all matchy-matchy, it’s Easter Time. This rainbow sherbet color scheme is a pastel dream, and the tailored coat will keep your kiddo warm during an early morning Easter egg hunt.
This lace and tulle dress gives us major vintage vibes, and the reviews promise it’s even prettier in person. Plus, it would be a great lewk for family photos.
If a witch took the concept of spring and bewitched it to take the form of a dress, this would be it. This dress just HOLLERS “spring,” and it’s perfect for Easter. The frilly shoulders give us prairie vibes (which, apparently Target is bringing back, and we’re not mad about it) and because it’s handmade on Etsy, your toddler gets to stand out with a unique dress. Note: The dresses do run large, so it’s suggested that customers pick a size smaller than they normally get.
Minty green for Easter is a fan favorite, and this sleeveless dress is 100% cotton and totally breathable. Pair it with a white cardi and sandals and your little one will be cute and cozy during that extra long Easter Sunday service.
Neutrals are having a moment, and this little knit sweater dress is a great option if the weather is still a little chilly. Match it with neutral tights and boots and you have cold weather-chic look that will be the envy of the kids table.
For the little one who likes to keep things simple, this comfortable cotton dress comes in most colors and can be dressed up or down with accessories. Plus, it has pockets to stash away some emergency jelly beans.
This lace dress comes in all the colors, but we’re partial to the Champagne. One reviewer said her granddaughter “loves the softness of the fabric and ‘no itch’ lining.”
This dusty pink dress with ruffle sleeves can be dressed up with white ballerina flats, or pair it with cute sandals for a slightly more casual look. “Absolutely stunning little dress!” said one happy Amazon customer. “The fabric is lush, sewing is quality, and the buttons were top-notch all adding to this dress’ expensive look. My daughter looked too cute with a turtle neck and knee-high socks for our family photo shoot!”
This pristine white dress with a classic Peter Pan collar is a great price and versatile enough to re-wear on picture day or other dressy occasions. Amazon Reviewer Holly says “I bought this for my daughter for Easter and she looked like a living doll.”
Another simple option in a bold Easter color, this clean silhouette can be styled with almost any shoe and accessory combo, so your little darling’s personal style can shine though.
In a fresh green tulle, this vintage- inspired dress is an absolute pastel dream. But it also comes in pink with black polka dots… Decisions decisions!
With suede elbow patches and gold buttons, this rose pink equestrian number is perfect for the budding fashion icon who wants to channel some classic Jackie O elegance.
Toddler Dresses for Special Occasions
Let’s face it, kids are messy. Throw in a fancy dress and some Cadbury Creme Eggs and what do you expect? Come prepared with a wardrobe change — these dresses are similar enough that maybe no one will notice.
It’s impossible to go wrong with rose gold sequins. Prove me wrong! The lined bodice means your baby won’t feel the wrath of said sequins, and we have a feeling your kiddo won’t want to take off the matching headband.
This sleeveless dress in metallic floral is perfect for formal service or fancy family gatherings. We love that this can be worn at Easter or a Spring/Summer wedding.
Is your princess in a princess phase? If your toddler is in an all Elsa errythang chapter of her fashion life, this icy cool tulle dress might be a good compromise.
For the most elegant of occasions, this lace and tulle 3/4 sleeve formal dress comes in pink with a multi-layer skirt is covered in soft splashes of greens leaves and flowers.
Go big or go home with this embroidered full skirt party dress with florals and bows in bright yellow. One Amazon reviewer says “I can’t rave about this dress enough. For the price of the dress the quality was amazing. It was absolutely beautiful and my daughter got so many compliments!”
This pink and blue classic keeps it simple with clean stripes and a feminine skater skirt and bow detail. Amazon Reviewer Paul says “This dress is so fun! My daughter put it on the minute it arrived and didn’t want to take it off — that is always a good sign!”
This lavender dream party dress has a floral top and full tulle skirt, tied together with a pretty satin bow to finish off the look. It comes in tons of other color and print combos, but this lovely lavender is speaking to us.
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