May 17, 2017
Wedding season is fast approaching, and spring/summer are also perfect times to have a little one christened – we’re guessing there are calendars all over the country that are filling up fast with special events and occasions to be celebrated! If you are the parent of younger children, dressing your little one for a special day can be tricky.
After all, they are probably going to feature in photos that are looked back on for decades – you want to ensure they are dressed appropriately and look adorable! Here are some top tips for dressing your baby or toddler for an upcoming special occasion.
As we’ve mentioned, your little one is going to be appearing in photos that will be fondly looked back on for many years – you don’t want their outfit to appear hopelessly dated. Our best advice, whether you’re dressing a little boy or a little girl, is to opt for something classic and timeless.
For boys, we love the traditional waistcoat over a soft shirt, or perhaps some suspenders/braces and a bow tie. For little girls, a simple dress with a fitted top and flowing skirt looks wonderful. Try to avoid sparkles, glitter or over-the-top embellishments – simple is always best.
Weddings and christenings are often long days for little ones – they need to be kept as comfortable as possible to ensure they won’t start to fuss. Make sure when choosing their outfit they have plenty of room to manoeuvre and try to think about the temperature too. If there’s a chilly wind, make sure to bring an extra layer, and give them the opportunity to remove a layer if the event is held on a hot summer’s day.
They say that accessories make the outfit, and the same applies for little ones! A well-chosen accessory can elevate the entire look and add some serious cute-factor. For little girls, think elegant ribbons or flowers in their hair, or a charming tiara. Little boys can benefit from their own tiny cuff links, tie clips or even a quirky hat. If you have precious family heirlooms that can be worn as accessories, it’s lovely to show them off at such a special occasion.
If you’re going to be caring for your baby all day at a wedding or christening, the last thing you want is something tight, uncomfortable or restrictive. You might even be nursing, in which case you need appropriate attire to do so. Choose an outfit that will allow you to perform your parental duties with ease – flowing, natural materials will likely be more comfortable for you.
Make sure you also bring your finest baby accessories with you – timeless bibs, the best bottles and a stylish nappy bag that goes with your outfit. For more information about timeless baby heirlooms, sign up the Poppie & George mailing list.
We would also love to hear your own tips for dressing little ones for special occasions – let us know in the comments.
May 14, 2019
When a new baby is on its way mothers are often inundated with thoughtful gifts for the little one, but what about mum? The magnificent woman who is putting all of her energy into bringing new life into the world.
January 03, 2019
With the winter chill in the air and the perpetual greyness now here, it’s time to look at the winter trends that will take over our tiny tots wardrobe.
Whether you enjoy dressing them like the little dolls that they are, or transforming them into a mini you, there is a trend for every taste and style, so you can find them an outfit they won’t refuse to wear.
Despite the season, you’ll find a variety of children’s winter trends to help add some colour into their days.
December 11, 2018
If the festive season didn’t feel exciting and filled with wonder already, along comes your little one and gives you a fresh perspective on what the Christmas season truly means.
Making that first Christmas special can feel overwhelming, you want everything to be picture perfect but you know they’re not going to remember all the fuss.
Gift giving for your newborn is the easy part, after all, you want to spoil them. But we’ve listed below some thoughtful first Christmas presents that will last well beyond this Christmas and go on to be treasured keepsakes in their lives.
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