Pretty dresses, bluebells and a Giveaway

David Charles dress review

Athena might the sort of girl who loves scurrying about in the woods, waving sticks about, looking under logs for insects and making dens but given the choice she’d much rather do all that in a dress! So where better to head in a very pretty dress that she picked from the selection at David Charles Children’s Wear [sent for review] than our local woods!

It took Athena more than a little while to choose a dress from the Spring/Summer collection on the website as there are just so many stunning styles to choose from! Eventually she’d narrowed it down to two and did ‘eeny meeny miny mo’ to choose and picked an Ivory and Pink Teadress and we both love it!

It’s a gorgeous lace material with pink floral accents dotted all over. The lace is quite chunky, almost doily-like and the skirt is circular with a scalloped hem which flows beautifully when twirling and swirling! The dress is fully lined and has a concealed zip in the centre of the bodice at the back. Cute little capped sleeves finish it off perfectly!

The quality is brilliant, with all the hems finished properly and securely, and the lace and pattern on the bodice is perfectly aligned to show it at its best. Athena has already decided to wear it to wherever we go for her birthday and to some upcoming friends parties too!


Athena is just going into age 7-8 sized clothes (even though she’s not 6 yet!) so I picked age 8 for her after checking the height chart, and it fits really well with room to grow without looking baggy or too long. I probably won’t be letting her rush around in the woods again in it but miraculously she didn’t fall over it get it grubby and I love the bluebell photos we got too!


David Charles dress review


David Charles Children’s Wear have such a varied range, from age two to sixteen, long to short, and all manner of styles, colours, materials and occasions! So many dresses would be utterly perfect for flower girl and bridesmaid roles, and there is a range of accessories to choose from too. I also have a very exciting giveaway for one of you to win a dress from the Spring/Summer collection, you just need to enter below for your chance to win a stunning dress worth up to £299- perfect for the little princess in your life!

Win a beautiful child’s dress from David Charles childrenswear worth up to £299!

Giveaway ends 27th May 2019 at midnight. Full T&Cs in entry form.

Good Luck!

This dress was sent to us to review - and David Charles are providing a prize.
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  1. Peter Watson
    10th May 2019 / 12:06 pm

    I love the Royal Blue Floral Deluxe Dress for my grandaughter.

  2. Martina Pichova
    10th May 2019 / 12:31 pm

    I quite like the Aqua birthday gown… but I would let my daughter choose her own.

  3. iain maciver
    10th May 2019 / 12:55 pm

    I would let my wife choose for our niece

  4. Claire Holtey
    10th May 2019 / 1:24 pm

    Petal Pink Floral Swing Dress

    • Natalie Burgess
      19th May 2019 / 4:47 pm

      Orange summer bouquet dress xx

  5. Tracy Nixon
    10th May 2019 / 2:15 pm

    The Yellow Floral Swing Dress for my daughter x

  6. Emma Walters
    10th May 2019 / 2:16 pm

    the Petal Pink Floral Swing Dress is beautiful x

  7. Joo Dee
    10th May 2019 / 2:18 pm

    would be a gift for nieces little one so whatever she wanted!

  8. 10th May 2019 / 2:46 pm

    I wouldn’t dare to make a firm decision without my granddaughter’s say-so but the Orange Summer Sunrise dress is my own favourite

  9. Annabel Greaves
    10th May 2019 / 3:19 pm

    I love the candy pink ballerina prom dress

  10. Solange
    10th May 2019 / 3:23 pm

    Blue Frosted Prom Gown.

  11. John Prendergast
    10th May 2019 / 6:13 pm

    I would choose the Petal Pink Floral Swing Dress for my niece

  12. Katie
    10th May 2019 / 7:30 pm

    sugar pink tiered party dress

  13. Sally Collingwood
    10th May 2019 / 9:16 pm

    Sugar pink tiered party dress

  14. fiona waterworth
    10th May 2019 / 10:19 pm

    I would pick this Orange Summer Bouquet Dress for my youngest daughter, it is a stunner

    • Jenny Hudson
      18th May 2019 / 9:18 pm

      I would choose the ivory summer tea dress

  15. Angela treadway
    11th May 2019 / 3:24 pm

    Cream Floral Party Gown i would love to pick! x

    11th May 2019 / 7:02 pm

    I really like the cream and gold shift dress

  17. Susan Smith
    11th May 2019 / 7:43 pm

    The Cream Floral Party Gown, absolutely gorgeous

  18. Carol W.
    11th May 2019 / 9:31 pm

    The Pink Sugarplum Flower Girl Dress

  19. Fiona Paley
    11th May 2019 / 9:34 pm

    I would choose the Ivory Pageant Ball Gown for my niece. She would feel like a princess wearing that.

  20. Claire woods
    12th May 2019 / 11:18 am

    Orange Summer Bouquet Dress

  21. Paul Bingham
    12th May 2019 / 1:24 pm

    Ivory Butterfly Bridesmaid Gown

  22. Laura Pritchard
    12th May 2019 / 7:50 pm

    I’d pick the Black Winter Floral Tea Dress

  23. Natalie Turner
    13th May 2019 / 12:57 pm

    I love the Ivory and Pink Peony Tea Dress

  24. Ruth Harwood
    14th May 2019 / 10:06 am

    love the Pastel Blue Peplum Frill Gown – pretty but not too formal or frilly, perfect for my daughter xx

  25. Christine Caple
    14th May 2019 / 11:30 am

    I love the Ivory and Fuchsia Pink Floral Dress, but the decision would be up to my granddaughter’s parents.

  26. Susan B
    14th May 2019 / 6:55 pm

    The Orange Summer Bouquet Dress looks bright and cheery.

  27. Pauline Dring
    15th May 2019 / 2:25 pm

    It’s our granddaughter’s birthday in June and I’m thinking I may choose the Scarlet Red Frill Back Dress
    Product code: 2125D

    Thank you for the fab giveaway

  28. laura pyper
    15th May 2019 / 10:26 pm

    i love the royal blue floral maxi dress for my daughter

  29. Sarah-Jane Carter
    16th May 2019 / 1:52 am

    I would choose the pink floral perfume gown xx

  30. clair downham
    16th May 2019 / 9:13 am

    Royal Blue Winter Floral Maxi Dress

  31. Sarah Cooper
    16th May 2019 / 9:24 am

    Sugar pink tiered party dress

  32. Paula Barker
    16th May 2019 / 11:20 am

    I love the Ivory tea dress

  33. Kevin000
    16th May 2019 / 11:52 am

    I think my granddaughter would like the Ivory and Pink Peony Tea Dress

  34. Tracy Hanley
    16th May 2019 / 3:10 pm

    I love the Turquoise Embroidered Daffodil Dress , but i would have to let my granddaughter pick which one she likes

  35. Kelly Morgan
    16th May 2019 / 3:22 pm

    The cream floral party gown is lovely

  36. Sue McCarthy
    16th May 2019 / 4:32 pm

    I like the Orange Floral Summer Dress

  37. Cherryl Thomas
    16th May 2019 / 5:37 pm

    I adore the Ivory Shift Party Dress!

  38. Sally
    16th May 2019 / 6:07 pm

    The sugar pink tiered party dress,stunning! X

  39. Laura Wheatley
    16th May 2019 / 7:16 pm

    They are all so pretty but I think my daughter would go for the Royal Blue Winter Floral Maxi Dress

  40. Lucy D
    16th May 2019 / 7:35 pm

    Orange summer bouquet dress – bright and beautiful

  41. 16th May 2019 / 8:18 pm

    The cream floral party gown is beautiful perfect for a wedding we are going to xx

  42. andrea tinkler
    16th May 2019 / 10:38 pm

    The embroided daffodil dress is beautiful but so are the rest of them. Decisions xx

  43. Nadine Holland
    17th May 2019 / 6:12 am

    My girls are that little bit older and choose their own clothes, but I think the Black polka dot frill dress would be a favourite with us all.

  44. Ursula Hunt
    17th May 2019 / 10:14 am

    I would choose the Pink Mesh Birthday Gown for my granddaughter to wear at her sister’s christening

  45. paula cheadle
    17th May 2019 / 11:58 am

    I love the Yellow Floral Swing Dress for my granddaughter

  46. Jayne Wilson
    17th May 2019 / 12:46 pm

    I would love to win the Sugar Pink Formal Frill Dress for my great granddaughter Ava

  47. Geri Gregg
    17th May 2019 / 7:35 pm

    I’d let my sister choose for my niece but I’d be leaning towards a party gown or birthday gown x

  48. Karen Robinson
    17th May 2019 / 7:43 pm

    I’d love the Ivory Summer Tea dress for my granddaughter’s 2nd birthday party – she would look adorable in this!

  49. Isabel
    17th May 2019 / 8:40 pm

    I think my niece would love the Ivory and Fuchsia Pink Floral Dress.

  50. Hayley Colburn
    17th May 2019 / 9:27 pm

    I love the cream floral party gown

  51. Gemma Hendry
    17th May 2019 / 9:28 pm

    i love the royal blue tweed dress for my daughter

  52. Miss Tracy Hanson
    18th May 2019 / 12:20 am

    What a choice, but the SUGAR PINK TIERED PARTY DRESS is gorgeous. Thanks for the chance.

  53. Simone Griffin
    18th May 2019 / 7:32 am

    The blue shimmer flower girl dress is beautiful – but they are all lovely!

  54. Rebecca Smith
    18th May 2019 / 11:08 am

    I would choose the Royal Blue Winter Floral Maxi Dress for my daughter

  55. Rachael Sexey
    18th May 2019 / 2:43 pm

    I love the royal blue tweed dress

  56. Katie Mcginley
    18th May 2019 / 3:42 pm

    I would choose the Orange Summer Sunrise Dress

  57. Irene Gilmour
    18th May 2019 / 6:23 pm

    love the pint and style for my daughter

  58. Michelle Smith
    19th May 2019 / 9:57 am

    I love the royal blue floral deluxe dress

  59. Kim Neville
    19th May 2019 / 10:42 am

    I like the Cream Floral Party Gown

  60. Kim Styles
    19th May 2019 / 2:20 pm

    I would choose the Ivory Jewelled Bridesmaid Dress for my niece it is stunning

  61. janine atkin
    19th May 2019 / 4:59 pm

    id pick the Blue Shimmer Flower Girl Gown

  62. Amanda w
    19th May 2019 / 7:28 pm

    There’s too many nice ones to pick from but I love the Pink floral perfume gown. It’s beautiful my little one would look too cute in it!!

  63. Samantha O'D
    19th May 2019 / 8:57 pm

    The Ivory and Pink Peony Tea Dress is gorgeous

  64. 19th May 2019 / 11:18 pm

    I’ve spent ages looking at each and every piece on the site. Everything is gorgeous and what a tough choice to pick just one item! I’d pick the Ivory and Pink Floral Maxi Dress. Love it in both this and the Royal Blue, but the Ivory and Pink just pips the Royal Blue to the post.

  65. Suzanne Gaulton
    20th May 2019 / 10:44 am

    The Aqua Birthday Bouquet Gown is stunning – my daughter loves that colour!

  66. Deb Pettit
    20th May 2019 / 12:55 pm

    The tea rose pink birthday gown

  67. debbie smith
    20th May 2019 / 5:11 pm

    id choose the Pink Floral Perfume Gown such pretty dresses fb giveaway thankyou

  68. Ella Langford
    20th May 2019 / 9:58 pm

    I would choose the pink petal floral swing dress for Jessica

  69. Fiona jk42
    20th May 2019 / 11:00 pm

    I like the Pink Peony Bouquet Dress which would look sweet on my granddaughter

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