Pretty Back to School Dresses for Elementary Age Girls

Back to school often means a wardrobe update—and for little girls, nothing encompasses the excitement of a new school year like a new dress or two! Check out this round-up of pretty, practical dresses that will have your little girl feeling comfortable and confident as she embarks on a new academic year.

Pretty Back to School Dresses for Elementary Age Girls
Ten Sixty Sherman Flutter Sleeve Dress photo

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Ten Sixty Sherman Flutter Sleeve Dress

This charming flutter-sleeve dress is a great back to school choice made to fit girls ages 7 to 16. The trendy deep orange color adds modern flair to the classic cut and pretty floral print. Pair this with sandals, tennis shoes or flats to take it from casual cool to dressy and dainty. ($42; nordstrom.com)

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Girls' A-Line Dress Cat & Jack photo

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Girls' A-Line Dress Cat & Jack

Your little girl will look bright-eyed and ready to start the school year in this colorful Cat & Jack dress from Target. The ruffled sleeves add a frilly, feminine look that girly-girls will absolutely love and the cotton-blend material will keep her cool on hot, humid days at the beginning of the school year. ($15; target.com)

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Wonder Nation Short-Sleeve Collar Dress photo

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Wonder Nation Short-Sleeve Collar Dress

It's hard to believe this sweet, sophisticated dress is under ten dollars! Send her to class looking prim and proper in this classic collar dress with a tie waist. Pair it with a pretty pair of flats for the perfect first day of school combo. ($8; walmart.com)

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GRAPENT Girls' Cold Shoulder Dress photo

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GRAPENT Girls' Cold Shoulder Dress

Little girls who love to try the latest trends will love this cold-shoulder dress with open detail on the upper arms. This soft, swingy dress has pretty ruffle detailing and comes in 11 colors and patterns including plain black, pretty pink and unicorn print. ($19; amazon.com)

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Something Navy Floral Print Pinafore Dress photo

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Something Navy Floral Print Pinafore Dress

This timeless floral pinafore dress is an adorable vintage-inspired back-to-school outfit your little girl will love. Pair this darling dress with strappy sandals for the first day of school, or a jean jacket and canvas sneakers when the weather starts cooling down. ($45; nordstrom.com)

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H&M Jumper Dress photo

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H&M Jumper Dress

Jumper dresses are back in fashion—you might remember this preppy, practical style from your own childhood. Instead of the giant bows and frilly socks of yesteryear, pair this sweet style with a simple white T-shirt or tank top and a pair of sporty sneakers. ($20; hm.com)

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Old Navy Patterned Waist-Defined Dress for Girls photo

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Old Navy Patterned Waist-Defined Dress for Girls

This flowy, floral dress is a darling addition to any little girl's wardrobe. The ruffled long sleeves and flared A-line skirt are perfect for early fall days quickly change from chilly mornings to warm afternoons. She'll stay cool and comfortable all day long in this soft cotton-blend dress. ($30; oldnavy.com)

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Gap Kids Railroad Stripe Dress photo

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Gap Kids Railroad Stripe Dress

If flowers and frills aren't really her style, try this vintage-inspired railroad-stripe denim dress from Gap Kids. The casual, faded look exudes effortless style and can easily be paired with her favorite tennis shoes and a backwards cap. ($40; gap.com)

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Forever 21 Girls' Crinkled Smock Dress photo

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Forever 21 Girls' Crinkled Smock Dress

This sweet smocked dress from the Forever 21 kids line comes in a pretty powder blue or trendy mustard color. The flared skirt has pockets for her to stash all of her most precious possessions, and the flowy silhouette keeps her cool and comfortable on long school days. ($23; forever21.com)

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