Let’s get formal – special outfits from Stellina

When I was seven I was asked to be a flower girl in my uncle’s wedding. I had the same style of dress as the bridesmaid (pale blue chiffon with a keyhole sleeve and trimmed with blue satin bows – it was the seventies!), carried a basket of fake flowers and had my hair curled for the day. Needless to say, it was all so fabulous that I thought nothing could ever surpass the wonderful experience. If your child is lucky enough to be included in a wedding, look no further than Stellina for the perfect outfit.

Stellina is home to breathtakingly beautiful dresses for girls – perfect for flower girls, communions or parties and cute-as-a-dot tailored formalwear for little boys. Organza, satin, tulle, sequins and pearls – all the things fairytale dresses are made of are found at Stellina.

It is exceptionally hard to pick favourites from the stunning collection without the seven-year-old in me taking over and reliving my day of flower girl glory. Nevertheless, the classic Full Tulle Dress, available in white or ivory, fits the fantasy bill and the more modern full-length Organza Tiered Dress is gorgeous.

flower girl dress

For parties, the Bubble Rose dress (shown below in mint green) is picture-perfect and the Christening gowns are simply out-of-this-world – expect to start a new family tradition if you choose a Stellina Christening gown.

Stellina also has a huge selection of accessories to complete the look – bags, shoes, shirts for boys, sashes, ring bearer cushions, hair accessories and more. Any store that has a whole section for capes is quite all right by me and now I’m thinking hard about an occasion when my daughter might need a faux fur fifties-inspired capelet – sumptuous!

Christening gowns begin at $395, flower girl dresses are priced from $95 and boys suits begin at $160. Stellina ships Australia-wide but also has a showroom in Sydney where you can view the full collection.

flower girl dress

Katrina Whelen

Katrina studied planning and design, did the hard yards working in a big office building and then traded it all in for a relaxing (!) life at home with four children. She now fills her time with writing, completing a degree in genetics and taxiing her children around Melbourne to their various sporting commitments (not necessarily in that order).

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