Dresses For Tweens Size 7 – 16

In this post I will share a couple of dresses for special occasions that I have found and that in my opinion are very pretty and practical.

All of the dresses shown below are  under US$75.00. You can be on a lookout and wait for specials. 

For girls size 7 – 16, I found these dresses from Nordstrom.

Sleeveless Tulle Dress

This dress is good for an afternoon event, it’s simple but elegant and good for the summer heat. Swiss dots add subtle texture to the tulle skirt of a lacy sleeveless dress and is lined.


Burnout Floral Mesh Dress – Pippa & Julie

 I love this fit and flare dress, it has lining, it’s age appropriate and does not make the girls look like it’s a dress for a baby. 

My daughter has a Pippa & Julie dress and I can attest to the quality of their dresses. The fabrics are of good quality and provides adequate coverage. Also she has received a lot of compliments. 

Usually I buy 1 to 2 sizes up so the dress, my mother sews and I take it in so the dress can have a longer life span in my daughters closet, if you or anybody you knows sews I would recommend doing this. It hurts that they only use their clothes for a such a short period since they are still growing.

For each outing I like to switch it up by adding a few accessories. So for the first time she wears a dress I would leave it as is. For the next time she uses it I would add a sash belt, like the one below that you can get from Amazon. You can also buy a black one if you want to keep it in the same color scheme as the dress or any other color for that matter, that’s the good thing about this dress, it matches any color you can think of.  

You have another outing? You can add a bolero cardigan, again, of whatever color you  wish. Like this one that you can also find on Amazon, they have different colors and would look nice together with the dress. 


Fringe Trim Lace Dress – Hannah Banana 

There are so many events that asks the guests to wear white. The problem with many white clothes is that they tend to be too sheer and tends to have no lining, white pants anyone? (I don’t understand this) but this dress solves that problem since it does come with lining which is one of the main things I look for a dress, both for my daughter and myself.  You could also accessorize this dress with the items I previously mentioned. 

Pippa Chiffon Trapeze Dress – Penelope Tree


Again, lining, lining, lining. For a simple, elegant and flowy dress the following dress covers it all.  This dress is a floaty chiffon overlay finished with an overlapping asymmetrical hem furthers the dreamy appeal of a sleeveless trapeze dress. 


The following dresses you can find them in Macy’s. There were a couple of dresses that I would consider buying but even though they no longer fit my daughter, doesn’t mean others can benefit from my searching :). All these are below US$50.00.

Bonnie Jean – Floral Embroidered Mesh Dress, Big Girls

Sweet pleats and grosgrain ribbon trim combine with lovely floral embroidery on Bonnie Jean’s elegant mesh dress.


Bonnie Jean – Striped Floral Print Dress, Big Girls

Stripes combine with a lovely floral print on this charming dress from Bonnie Jean, featuring an illusion neckline with a shantung shirt collar and three-button trim.


Sweet Heart Rose 

Pretty floral trim combines with a lovely floral print and classic pleating for a sophisticated dressy-day look in this fit-and-flare dress by Sweet Heart Rose.

Beautees – 2-Pc. Dress & Purse Set, Big Girls

Flowers bloom on Beautees lovely dress, paired with a purse and faux fur keychain for the perfect balance of dressy and fun.


Ralph Lauren Batiste Cotton Dress, Big Girls

She will love wearing this light-as-air cotton batiste dress from Ralph Lauren to every special occasion on her calendar. Its tiered flutter sleeves amp up its pretty mix of textures.

This is a dress that I could buy my daughter since it is loose and I know that she could use it several times. 


There you have it, a few dresses to choose from, hopefully it helps in case you need to buy a dress for that event they barely gave you time to prepare LOL! 

I did search other stores, but the dresses was for a more casual setting, and since they are easy to find compared to special occasion dresses, I stuck to these for posting. 

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