What Busby Wore // Marks and Spencer Flower Girl Range

Regular readers of Make, Do and Push! will already know that we are getting married in September (eek!). Busby is going to be our Flower Girl, so when the opportunity arose to review items from the new Flower Girl range at Marks and Spencer, we were very excited to see what they had to offer.

We love Marks and Spencer in our household, so we had high hopes!

I chose the yellow Daisy Dress from the Autograph range and the Riptape Bow Glitter Shoes in gold for Busby. Both items go perfectly with our colour scheme. There was a fair amount of choice for Flower Girls in the range, although it would have been nice to see a bit more colour and season trend-following. For example, it would have been great to see dresses in shades such as mint green and lavender, as they are hot colours for Spring/Summer 2014 weddings.

The Dress
My first impression of the dress was that it was very pretty! I love the yellow undercoat and the top layer of sheer fabric with embroidered daisies. It looks truly gorgeous on! It would definitely make the perfect outfit for a Flower Girl, or even baby/toddler wedding guest.

The dress fit (12-18 month) is brilliant; it’s longer than a regular “casual” dress which makes it perfect for the formal wedding look, and I love the way the skirt billows in the breeze.

The back of the dress is gorgeous with visible yellow buttons, and I love the scalloped trim at the base of the skirt.
Although I am in love with this dress (and wish they made it in my size), I was disappointed to find that the fabric was 100% polyester. This is not ideal on a particularly hot day, or if your Flower Girl has sensitive skin.
The Shoes
The shoes are fabulous and super sparkly; reminiscent of Dorothy’s slippers in The Wizard of Oz. They are certainly glamorous enough for a wedding, or any party, and would definitely tear up the dance floor!
However, I was very disappointed about the fit. Busby is a size 4 in children’s shoes, but she does have quite wide feet. The shoes were very narrow and restrictive, and not ideal for growing feet at all. An option for a wide fit would be a fantastic addition to the children’s shoe range, and would prevent delicate feet from being squished. Alternatively, a fabric with more give could have been utilised to make the shoes.

Overall, the Marks and Spencer Flower Girl range is very beautiful and incredibly universal; I can imagine every Bride being able to find something they’d like their Flower Girl to wear.

The Daisy Dress is perfect for all Spring events; from the role of Flower Girl to birthday parties, and I’m sure we’re going to get a lot of wear out of it at impending engagements. I was a little disappointed with the shoes (see my comment above), and do wish that Marks and Spencer could have used better fabrics on both products. However, that being said, the items we were sent were reasonably priced and ideal if you’re on a tight budget as a Bride!

The yellow Daisy Dress costs £35 (12-18 months) and the Riptape Bow Glitter shoes cost £12 (size 4). Both items are available to buy on the Marks and Spencer website.

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*We were sent the above items free of charge in exchange for an honest and fair review. All views and opinions expressed in this post are my own.*


  1. 25th March 2014 / 12:56 pm

    That dress is beautiful and so is the model, perfect spring dress #triedtested

  2. 25th March 2014 / 2:45 pm

    awww i am so pleased you have got it sorted my lovely it looks stunning x

  3. 25th March 2014 / 2:54 pm

    Ah, she looks so sweet in her dress! It’s really lovely, perfect for Spring. #TriedTested

  4. 25th March 2014 / 5:43 pm

    Aww! That dress is gorgeous! Too adorable x

  5. 25th March 2014 / 8:23 pm

    The dress is just gorgeous – she looks beautiful 🙂
    Thanks for linking up with #TriedTested

  6. rosiya julie
    25th March 2014 / 9:57 pm

    She looks adorable. Lovely dress from front and back views. Sad to see that shoes are still being made narrow fit mostly. My girl had wide feet and it can be difficult to get lovely, well fitting shoes

  7. 26th March 2014 / 9:22 am

    What a beautiful dress, I love it. Shame about the shoes though, you would expect a more flexible fabric for little shoes! Thanks for linking up with #TriedTested

  8. 26th March 2014 / 10:55 am

    what a beautiful dress! shame about the material though

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