Party and Cotillion Dresses for Girls

Party & Cotillion Dresses for Girls!

Mothering Teens and Tweens

Cotillion is often a rite of passage, especially in the South, spanning generations. It’s a coming-of-age of sorts — typically consisting of cotillion classes where children ages 10-14 learn social skills as well as traditional dances like waltzes. As cotillion season approaches, we wanted to round up party and cotillion dresses and shoes for girls because we know hard it is to find appropriate attire. These sweet party and cotillion dresses are from some of our favorite retailers (many offering free shipping or curbside pickup) and come in various price points. Many are great for fall weddings and special events, too! Click on the collage above to shop or scroll down for more details!

Tip: Before you shop, be sure check the dress code of your daughter’s cotillion class. Many may require certain things (tights, gloves, etc.) and a specific dress length.


Bloomingdale’s has a large selection of tween clothing, especially dresses. If you have an American Express card take advantage of the Shoprunner program (at checkout), which gives you free two-day shipping and returns on most purchases! 

So cute!
Love this floral!
A popular style right now!
Pretty for church, too!


Dillard’s often flies under the radar, but they have a huge selection of tween and junior clothing brands at great price points. Both casual and dressy! 

On sale! And so classic for cotillion!
On sale and also comes in blue!
Under $60 and comes in multiple pretty colors!
Pretty black dress but check out the other color, too!

Absolutely love this one!
Comes in four colors and a great price!
Pretty in pink!
So flowy and pretty. Available in white, too!

Neiman Marcus

For higher-end party and cotillion dresses that can be handed down to siblings and cousins, Neiman Marcus is a a great destination. So many of our hand-me downs from friends are from Neiman Marcus. Free shipping and returns makes it easy to shop!

Such a fun party dress!
Wouldn't this be pretty during the holidays?
She would feel so fancy in this!
Comes in three colors!

Other Favorites 

Don’t forget about places like Kohl’s for budget-friendly dresses and Macy’s for great sales. And we love Lilly Pulitzer for preppy dresses. Their adult sizing starts at 00 in some styles, which can be be great for growing tweens!

Love all the color options in this one!
Pretty from Macy's!
Of course we love Lilly Pulitzer!
Kohl's has some cute dresses, too! On sale.

Girls’ Shoes

Whether she is ready for a little heel or sticking with traditional flats, we’ve got some great options for you! Tip: Order now because popular dress shoes can be low in stock this time of year. 

Glitter Flats
A pretty muted gold option!
Nina Flats
Also come in silver!
Bow Flats
These also come in light pink!
Bow Flats
Black available, too!

Girls Block Heel
Navy and black also available!
Nina Block Heels
So many options on this site. Free shipping!
Steve Madden Heels
These are fun!
Classic Block Heel
Lots of color options!

Women’s Shoes

And some for girls in adult shoe sizes — all so cute!

Target Heels
Another option available at Target.
Sam Edelman Flats
Cute flats that she can wear to church, too.
Steve Madden Heels
So classic!
Target Heels
Always a favorite and they come in several colors.

We hope this post is helpful! Be sure to check out our list of favorite tween girl brands here!

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