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Kids Formal Wear: Should you Rent or Buy?

We are all aware of how expensive formal wear is for adults, but have you priced children’s formal wear lately? It can be just as expensive to buy flower girl dresses as it is to buy bridesmaids dresses. Weddings are not the only events that require formal attire for kids. What about little boys suits for special occasions like Easter and Christmas or communion dresses and pageant dresses? The good news is that you have a couple of options if you need formal wear for your little ones: either rent or buy it. So, which is best for you?


  • Renting – There are several advantages for renting kids formal wear, but perhaps the biggest is convenience. You simply bring your child in for measurements, pick out the style from an in-store selection, leave and then return to pick it up a day or two before the big event. Then, when it’s over, you simply return it to the store. You don’t even have to worry about washing it! A couple other advantages include paying a low one-time fee for something your child is will probably wear once before he or she out grows it and, of course, you don’t have to store it.
  • Buying – While renting sounds great, buying has its own advantages. Many take comfort in knowing their child is the first one to wear her flower girl dress. This means there will be no hidden damage, odor or stains on the dress. Also, if you give yourself plenty of time to browse before the big event, you will most likely be able to find the formal attire you’re looking for, for less than it would cost to rent! Shopping online at stores like Kidsformal are great places to find bargains. Usually there’s a larger selection of colors and styles online too. And, most stores offer great promotions for shopping with them online. Examples of promotions you may find at KidsFormal.com include free shipping after you spend so much, a 30 day flexible return policy or a special discount for placing an order online. If you are planning a wedding, you may even be able find the perfect ring bearer pillow and flower girl basket, as well.

There are many things to take into consideration when choosing whether to rent or buy kids formal wear. It is important to weigh the pros and cons of each to make the best decision for you and your family.

How to Find the Right Boys Tuxedo


Shopping for boys tuxedo can be difficult, especially when they are little because they’re still growing. This isn’t usually a problem because you can buy clothing a little big and they will “grow into them.” However, it is a problem when you need to find your son a tuxedo. In most cases, little boys wear tuxedos for weddings or other formal events and, therefore, need them to fit the day they wear them. So, here are a few tips for finding the right tuxedo for your boy.

Boys’ tuxedos come in many different sizes and styles, just like men’s tuxedos and there are several separate pieces that make a tuxedo, a tuxedo. First, you need to decide on the type of trousers your son will need. The choices are usually single striped trousers or double striped trousers. If your son will be wearing a tailcoat, then it’s best to go with the double stripe pants.

You will most likely need either a single or double breasted dinner jacket, as tailcoats are only used for the most formal of occasions. When choosing a jacket for your son, pay close attention to the material. You don’t want to put him in a heavy material that will cause him to get too hot. Try to find a light to medium weight material to keep him comfortable.

Other pieces of a tuxedo include the shirt, vest, tie and cummerbund. Your son will need a cummerbund if he is wearing a single or double breasted jacket, so keep that in mind. The most important part to finding a tuxedo for boys is the measurements. You need to get exact measurements within a month of the event to ensure the tuxedo fits properly.

You might consider shopping online for boys tuxedos, especially for younger boys. There are a lot of bargains to be found there. One good place to start looking is Kidsformal.

Newsletter #33: Black Tie Event

Dear Valued Customer,

At KidsFormal.com we are in full holiday swing and we are sure you are too! We hope that your holiday season has been fun and exciting so far. With all the holiday festivities, we know that each one will require a different type of formal attire – and when you have little ones, it can be difficult to make sure they are dressed appropriately. We want to help you with this issue and the first step is to understand the different terms regarding the required dress.

  • Black Tie Event: When an invitation says it’s a “Black Tie Event,” that means that the event requires the utmost formality. For example, men and boys will need to wear a full tuxedo. Women and girls will need to wear a long, formal dress also known as a cocktail dress.
  • Formal Event: Generally, a “Formal Event” is considered to be the same as a “Black Tie Event.” However, it may also be acceptable for men and boys to wear a suit with a nice shirt and no tie. It really depends on the nature of the event. If in doubt, it’s always best to contact the event’s host or hostess.
  • Semi-Formal and Casual Events: A “Semi-Formal Event” or “Casual Event” are both the same type of events, as far as the attire goes. Boys should wear nice suits to these events and girls should wear short and stylish dresses. Generally, dark suits are best, but depending on the time of year and where the event is being held, a light suit may be more appropriate.

The holidays are fun and full of festivities and they each require different attire. We understand how confusing the dress requirements can be for different event and it is our hope that the above definitions have helped you. Regardless of what attire your next formal event calls for, we can help you find the perfect attire for the little ones in the family. In fact, right now through December 24th, we are offering a 20% off coupon valid on any product – no minimum required. So, hurry over to KidsFormal.com and get your children the holiday attire they need for less!

Have a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Your Friends at KidsFormal.com.

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Summer Wedding

Good Afternoon and Happy July!

We’re not sure about you, but the summer sure is flying by for those of us at Kids Formal! Before you know it, it will be time to start shopping for presents and pretty Christmas dresses for the kids! But, that’s still several months away so, for now, lay back and enjoy the summer sun!

While summertime is the busiest time for weddings, it’s also one of the best times to celebrate an engagement. Most couples spend at least a year planning the perfect wedding, so those who want to get married next summer are still in the planning stage now! For this reason, we felt that it would be helpful to provide our loyal customers with a newsletter with helpful tips for planning a summer wedding!

  • Decide where you want your wedding and reception, and don’t hesitate to get it reserved! Doing this a year in advance is best, but it’s pertinent that you do it at least six months in advance.
  • If you are planning an outdoor wedding, be sure to have a “Plan B” in case the weather doesn’t cooperate.
  • Pick exciting summery colors for your wedding. Pastels are great, but bold colors such as yellow, orange and red are beautiful too!
  • Consider using exotic or tropical flowers for the wedding.
  • When it comes time to go dress shopping, look for dresses made of materials that will allow the bride to stay cool! Stay away from thick and heavy dresses.
    When picking bridesmaids dresses, look for fabric that is fun and lightweight.
  • Thin cotton dresses or short party dresses are always fun for summer weddings!
  • For the little ones in the wedding, keep their attire fun and cool too! Summer weddings are no fun for flower girls and ring bearers when they’re hot. And, when the little ones aren’t happy, everyone will hear about it! Consider a lightweight cotton dress for the flower girl and a boy’s tuxedo featuring short dress pants for the ring bearer. KidsFormal.com has some great summer formal wear options for the little ones in your wedding.
  • For the reception, keep the menu light and full of color! Salads, fruits and fresh veggies with a variety of dips are great items for summer wedding menus.
  • Most importantly, have fun!

Planning a wedding can be very stressful and time consuming. Our goal at KidsFormal.com is to help reduce that stress! Please keep us in mind when it comes time to find formal wear for all the children in your wedding. We are certain we will be able to find you the perfect summer wedding attire for them at an exceptional price! Also, keep checking back with us as we periodically run great promotions throughout the year!

Have a safe and wonderful Fourth of July Weekend!!

Your Friends at KidsFormal.com