The truth is, little girls have a lot more wardrobe options than little boys. Just walk into any clothing store in town, and you’ll see that the fashion choices for girls far exceeds those for the boys.

However, quantity doesn’t necessarily translate to quality, and finding that perfect party frock for a special occasion can still pose a challenge at times. Which is why we’ve lined up these stores to consider as your go-to when it comes to dressing up your little princess.

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CUTE, CONTEMPORARY AND CLASSY DRESSES

PriviKids

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What began as one couple’s search for simple yet stylish clothes for their young son led to them starting up PriviKids, which offers exclusive designs sourced from overseas. Prices are affordable, with new designs launched regularly, in limited quantities.

Address: Various locations, including 3 Temasek Boulevard, Suntec City Mall, #02-712, Singapore 038983
Online shop: www.privi-kids.com
Price range: $19 – $60

Chateau de Sable

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Chateau de Sable Spring Summer Catalogue 2016

Hailing from France, this children’s boutique is well known for its classic yet contemporary style with Parisian chic. We especially like their many three-quarter sleeved dresses, which isn’t something you see a lot in most local children’s wear shops today.

Address: Various locations, including #02-13 Tanglin Mall, 163 Tanglin Road, Singapore 247933
Website: www.chateaudesable.com/sg
Price range: $45 – $75

Elly Loves

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Here’s a store that’s well-loved by many parents for their colourful and contemporary take on the traditional cheongsam, quirky icons sometimes included. Now you don’t have to wait for Chinese New Year to put your daughter in one of these dainty frocks. If the cheongsam you want isn’t available, there are also several refreshing dress options to choose from!

Address: #02-29 Cluny Court, 501 Bukit Timah Road, Singapore 259760
Online shop: www.ellyloves.com
Price range: $45 – $89

Glitter Glam

While the label is better known for the impeccable cut of its ladies wear, Glitter Glam has begun to add children’s apparel to its repertoire in recent years, and currently boasts a mighty fine collection of mini-me togs for your young belle. What’s even better – you can get a matching set for Mum!

Address: Various locations, including Harbourfront Centre, 1 Maritime Square #02-110, Singapore 099253
Online shop: glitterglamshop.com
Price range: $40 – $80

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COOL AND CHIC

Le Petit Society

Founded by two Singaporeans, this Hong Kong-based label stocks a cool and comfortable collection of clothes for kids aged 2 to 7 years old. What caught our eye are their delightful tulle dresses and ballerina skirts, which looks light and fairy-like, perfect for our Singapore weather. Don’t forget to check out their sparkly princess shoes too!

Online shop: www.lepetitsociety.com
Price range: $39 – $59

H&M

We’re all familiar with the store name, but not everyone may realize what a treasure trove of pocket-friendly styles you can find for your little ones here. From casual cotton dresses for a beach-side wedding to glittery shifts for a formal evening affair – not to mention a whole lot of pretty hair accessories bags and shoes – you’re sure to find what you’re looking for at one of their giant outlets islandwide.

Address: Various locations, the largest being at 1 Grange Road, Singapore 239693
Website: www.hm.com/sg
Price range: $18 – $40

A little extravagant, with a whole lot of style

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FLOWER GIRL AND PARTY DRESSES

Angelibebe

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If brand labels are what you’re looking for, you’ll be spoilt for choice with the beautiful range of children’s apparel stocked at this premium online boutique. Splurge on a dream of a dress from international designers like Sonia Rykiel Enfant, Tutu du Monde or Lulla Couture, and get the shoes to match while you’re at it!

Online shop: www.angelibebe.com
Price range: $75 – $300

BHLDN

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If you’re thinking ethereal layers, ribbons, ruffles and lace, BHLDN won’t disappoint you. Saccharine sweetness and all things nice are what you’ll find in their irresistible flower girl dress collection, which are guaranteed to set your hearts aflutter and makes your eyes sparkle. The price tag is a hefty one, though.

Online shop: www.bhldn.com
Price range: $160 – $310

By Dorothea Chow

Where else do you shop at for girl’s party dresses? Share them with us in the comments below.