Aside from the usual cotton candy pink, sky blue, and lilac shades that dominate the designer girls clothes market, this Spring an entirely new family of colors is becoming more and more popular. Rich navy blues, subtle grays, and even posh champagne tones are being incorporated into children’s fashion. Typically reserved for adult and junior’s outfits, these often considered “drab” shades take on a whole new life when paired with frothy ruffles, girly pleats, and sweet little flounces.
It isn’t just the colors that are turning sophisticated this Spring- fabrics are becoming a bit more grown-up as well. Cotton twill with a slightly metallacized finish was displayed in abundance in the Miller clothing line, while knits from Petit Bateau have a heathered texture or bold, solid stripes.
The styles for little girl’s clothing this spring are reminiscent of 1960’s Mod blended with a touch of 1980’s preppy- all with a very sweet, innocent feel. Dresses and tops are cut in an A-line, trapeze shape while knit cardigans boast elbow patches and brassy buttons. Trousers are either cut super-slim, or styled like blousy knickers.
Gone is the smocked detailing, layers of ruffles, and lacy overskirts- those styles are now reserved for babies and toddlers. Little girl’s formal wear is becoming increasingly more and more grown-up, with subtle textures and unobtrusive detailing. One dress in particular boasted a chic harlequin printed full skirt and grosgrain ribbon belt, instead of the usual flowers and lace. Almost every single little girl’s designer brand also featured gathered, super-full skirts made of metallic cotton, drapey silk, or printed twill.
For playtime, forget about dingy denim and boring character-printed tees. Adorable knit rompers let your little darling run and jump freely with her style and fashion sense still firmly intact. If your daughter is more of the tomboy type, denim and tees are still in style. It’s all about the details when it comes to jeans: subtle pleating, high waist bands, and super-skinny cigarette shapes. Tee shirts are upgraded when they feature adorable screen prints such as those featured by MAAN, Little Marc, and Minti. Solid colored tees and tanks from MAAN and Petit Bateau are great for those who prefer a more classic look.
Designer girls clothes for Spring offer a whole new take on children’s fashion, while still managing to be classic and chic.