Because kids grow so fast, it’s not ideal to invest a lot in their clothing or shoes. However, you want to make sure they are dressed appropriately for every occasion — from a play date to a family holiday party. Whether your little girl loves sparkles or not, we’ve selected three dress shoe styles that are sure to work for your next fancy occasion.
Below, FN’s recommendations for dressy sandals for girls, from toddler to big kid sizes. There are a variety of heel heights and looks to choose from. Also consider whether you’re looking for a slingback shoe, a T-strap style or a Mary Jane.
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1. Forever Link Girls Angel-37K Dressy Heel Sandals
This dress shoe features a heel of 1.5 inches and comes in 10 colors, including white, silver, black, gold and rose gold.
Pros: Whether you are looking for shoes for a school dance or pageant or family event, this girls’ heeled shoe comes with a variety of embellishments for a dressy occasion. Comes in a wide range of sizes, from toddler to big kid. Suitable for children with wider feet.
Cons: The rhinestones can fall off.
2. SODA Sarina-2 Children's Girl's Block High Heel Sandals
This slingback dress shoe with a two-inch heel comes in six colors, including white, gold, and two versions of black and silver. It has a 2-inch block heel and decorative bow.
Pros: This style provides a cushioned insole for comfort. It comes in sizes from toddler to big kid 13. An adjustable buckle strap allows for comfortable fit for a variety of foot widths.
Cons: This style runs large.
3. Nova Utopia Girls Dress Sandal
Few shoe styles come in as many colors as this one, which is available in 28 different hues. It comes with a T-strap or Mary-Jane buckle.
Pros: This style comes in various designs with bows, rhinestones, sparkles and other embellishments. The back heel area comes with moleskin padding.
Cons: Only moderate arch support.