Kids Formal for that Special Occasion #giveaway #ad

by Michelle M

Michelle, 5 Minutes for Mom contributor, is here to share her insights into Kids Formal through this review and giveaway. While we were compensated to write this post, our writers views and opinions remain her own.

Little Miss may not be a complete girly girl, but she loves wearing dresses for special occasions, so long as they fit her basic criteria. A dress has to be a color she likes. It has to be comfortable to wear (nothing itchy for my princess). And she really likes it when it poofs out when she twirls. Fortunately, Kids Formal offers plenty of selections that are right up her alley.

As a mom, I care that the dresses are cute and that they fit well.  The fact that they aren’t overly expensive – and at $55 for the special occasion dress Little Miss received, I’m happy.

As a bonus, Kids Formal also offers free standard shipping, with upgrades available from USPS Priority Mail to FedEx overnight for when you really need that special occasion outfit right away. And if there are any issues with an item, you can return or exchange it within 30 days of the shipping date.

Little Miss received a beautiful tea length dress made of dupioni, a special kind of silk that is rougher than traditional silk but resists wrinkling well, something to keep in mind with children.

Amazingly, it is not dry clean only, and you can hand wash it in cold water, which is a huge bonus for me. The dress comes in three beautiful colors: pink, canary, and seafoam. When Little Miss saw her options, she was immediately hooked on the seafoam.

Once we chose the color, I used the size chart for the item to select the best size for her, which made it easier to guess which size my tall but skinny girl would need.  Having measurements of the dress for waist, length, and bust was helpful. This dress, like so many others in the Kids Formal collection, comes in sizes ranging from six months to girls size 12.

When the dress arrived, Little Miss couldn’t wait to put it on. Though I could see that the dress had a flower on the front of the sash, I had no idea of the detail it included until I saw the dress in person. I was impressed by how gorgeous it was, from the silk to make the flower to the pearls inside it.

The dress was just as beautifully made. It fit Little Miss to a T, and her criteria, too.  It was comfy, it didn’t itch, and oh yes — did it twirl. Personally, I think it was super cute, and I can’t wait for her to wear it to a mommy/daughter tea coming up. She was so happy with it that she took off down the hall, twirling and leaping with joy. And no, that doesn’t happen often here.

In addition to little girl dresses – which run the gamut from holiday dresses to christening and communion gowns to pageant dresses to flower girl dresses – Kids Formal also sells accessories and shoes for the dresses. Even better, Kids Formal sells the accompanying outfits for boys from tuxedos to vest sets. Again, offerings come in sizes from infant to size 16, each with the same free shipping offer and return policy.

The next time you’re looking for a special occasion dress, you know where to look. This was far cheaper than the special order flower girl dress we purchased for Little Miss (that she hated because it was itchy) last year, and since all orders ship quickly and are in stock when you order, you don’t run the risk of something not fitting eight weeks later when you’re in panic mode. I’ll definitely be visiting again!

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Michelle may never stop running around Chicagoland, but she always makes time for the important things in her life – her wee ones, cooking, reading, and spending time with friends – and of course, writing. You can see what she’s up to on her blog Honest & Truly! or on Twitter where she tweets as @HonestAndTruly.

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Michelle is a stay at home mom of Mister Man (8) and Little Miss (6). When she's not out volunteering or running children to therapy or practices, you can find her in the kitchen or on her personal blog Honest & Truly where there's always a good story or new recipe or at her review blog Honest And Truly Reviews. You can also connect with her on Twitter.

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1 HappyMomC July 29, 2013 at 12:44 pm

I’d choose the Girl’s Classic Satin Communion Dress


2 Anne July 29, 2013 at 12:50 pm

The two tone velvet dress.


3 Charlene S July 29, 2013 at 1:00 pm

I like the girls’ lilac poly shantung tulle overlay dress.


4 Tabitha P. July 29, 2013 at 2:06 pm

I would love the girls’ organza flocking dress.
My dd loves toddler and tiaras so she’d die for this pageant dress.


5 Karl July 29, 2013 at 4:36 pm

My daughter would love the
sequin fuchsia bodice mesh dress


6 Stacey B July 29, 2013 at 6:45 pm

the Gold sequin bodice sparkly mesh dress would be an adorable Christmas dress


7 lana July 29, 2013 at 9:20 pm

boys 5 piece signature grey suits


8 Mary Happymommy July 29, 2013 at 10:18 pm

I like the girls’ brown floral applique bodice dress.


9 Leslie Galloway July 29, 2013 at 10:41 pm

I love the Brown Taffeta Pick Up Flower Girl Dress with Sash!


10 Jessica T July 29, 2013 at 11:50 pm

Boys 5pc tux!


11 Brandy W. July 29, 2013 at 11:59 pm

If I had the choice of anything, it would be the two tone color contrast dress in plum!


12 Nicole July 30, 2013 at 1:24 am

I think my daughter would the love the layered skirt dress. She would look like a cupcake!


13 Noreen July 30, 2013 at 2:20 am

Special occasion dress 438swk-two tone color contrast dress


14 Terra Heck July 30, 2013 at 4:53 am

I like the rosette bodice drape detail dress. Thanks.


15 Ashley Nairn July 30, 2013 at 7:31 am

I would love to win this beautiful dress for my daughter. Size 12 in pink please!
Thank you for the amazing giveaway! !


16 Kelly D July 30, 2013 at 9:32 am

I like the two tone color contrast dress.


17 sandra July 30, 2013 at 9:52 am

love the girls’ chiffon dress with beaded straps and waistline


18 Donna O'Neil July 30, 2013 at 11:51 am

We are planning our son’s christening and the boy’s baptism adorable jumpsuit is just awesome for it. If I don’t win I will end up buying it.


19 amyc July 30, 2013 at 11:56 am

I like the Vintage Satin Tulle Dress.


20 Hannah J July 30, 2013 at 12:10 pm

I love the two tone color contrast dress in pink.

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21 Bonnie Way July 30, 2013 at 12:50 pm

So many cute dresses! It’s hard to pick. I think I like the Flower Lace dress… light green. Very cute!!! My daughters would love browsing this site with me. :)


22 Sonya Morris July 30, 2013 at 1:35 pm

I love the Girls Pick-Up Style Full Length Dress with Beaded Bodice and Matching Short Sleeved Bolero Jacket.


23 Jennifer July 30, 2013 at 1:38 pm

My daughter would love the girls organza flocking dress in fuchsia!


24 Luna S July 30, 2013 at 5:53 pm

I like the Girls Sleeveless Polka dot Dress


25 JD Northwest July 30, 2013 at 11:30 pm

My daughter would love the Classic dupione lavender dress.


26 Stephanie Gossett July 31, 2013 at 1:50 am

I love the girls chiffon dress! We are renewing our vows and our little girl would look adorable in this!

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27 Angela M. July 31, 2013 at 1:56 am

I would pick the Olivia Classic Dupioni with hand rolled flower in fuchsia. So cute!


28 Theresa July 31, 2013 at 3:22 pm

I would choose the boys 5 piece tux


29 Thais De Goes July 31, 2013 at 4:24 pm

Very pretty and feminine.


30 Patricia Wojnar Crowley August 1, 2013 at 9:17 am

I love the fluorescent taffeta white lace dress in pink!


31 Jeanna August 1, 2013 at 10:41 am

I like the girls’ satin and 3D flowers dress!


32 Kerrie Mayans August 1, 2013 at 12:00 pm

I would choose the girls’s vintage satin and tulle dress


33 @PamelaMKramer - A Renaissance Woman August 1, 2013 at 1:22 pm

My daughter loves dresses! She would be so happy.


34 Ronni August 1, 2013 at 9:14 pm

I would choose a yellow flower girl dress as I will need one for my daughter for an upcoming wedding she will be in.


35 betty August 2, 2013 at 1:59 pm

I would choose this: the boys true grey suit!


36 Kristie August 2, 2013 at 2:52 pm

I like the girls’ white floral lace dress.


37 April G August 2, 2013 at 6:12 pm

I adore the Dupioni dress in “Canary” yellow!


38 Mary August 2, 2013 at 10:44 pm

Love the organza dress with sash!


39 Mary W August 3, 2013 at 12:12 pm

The baby choices were all so gorgeous that it is difficult to choose just one! I love the Baby Girls Poly dupioni silk with velvet trim in deep purple.


40 nannypanpan August 3, 2013 at 2:22 pm

pop color v back spring dioponi dress


41 ACMommy3 August 3, 2013 at 6:25 pm

The dress you review is lovely. I also like the Black Lace Overlay dress.


42 Angie August 4, 2013 at 12:31 pm
43 Adrianne B August 4, 2013 at 9:19 pm

I would choose the Girls Turquoise Pageant Dress!


44 hollowsins August 5, 2013 at 3:31 am

love the black shiny satin dress and the two toned black and white dress


45 BusyWorkingMama August 7, 2013 at 10:58 am

My daughter would like the two-tone velvet dress.


46 Mary Beth I August 9, 2013 at 7:39 pm

Girls Ultimate Pageant Dress in yellow


47 Faruq Anderson November 18, 2013 at 2:11 am

Kids occasion wear such as in Halloween, Christmas or Easter bunny is their own personal disneyland because they have so much fun and enjoy wearing costumes in those days.Make sure all those outfits you pick for your kid occasion wear should be appropriate for him or her because you don’t want your kid to be uncomfortable in the outfit.For more ideas and tips about Kids occasion wear for shopping please visit to:-


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