How to Dress Your Child for a Special Occasion |AD

It can be difficult knowing where to start when choosing an outfit to dress your child in for a big event or fancy occasion. While your child may be happy to don her ‘Elsa’ dress 24/7, family weddings or birthday parties don’t always have a dress code that caters to princesses. If you have a special event coming up and you need your little one to look their best, take a look at these simple tips to help you prepare for the big day.

Consider quality

High-quality clothing makes all the difference when it comes to your child looking smart, which is why it’s justifiable to spend a little more on clothing than you normally would. If you’re looking for clothing that’s well made and special, then shopping designer could be the way to go. Luckily there are lots of brands that make kids designer clothing to choose from, with a range of price tags and styles to suit any event.

Think about comfort

While you want your child to look smart for their event, you need to remember how important it is that they stay comfortable. A little boy in a scratchy pair of trousers and ill-fitting shoes equals an unhappy little boy, which could equal tantrums on the big day. Opt for clothes in soft materials, and remember practicality – a clean white shirt on a messy eater at a sit-down meal is just asking for disaster…

Prepare for the weather

If it’s an outdoor event you’re preparing for, make sure you take into account any changes in weather. Think about getting a smart little jacket or cardigan to keep your child warm if it gets a little chilly, and make sure their outfit is breathable and cool enough if you’re blessed with some sun on the day.

Dress for their personality

Just because your child is attending a fancy event doesn’t mean they should be dressed like a mini business man/woman. If your little boy is happiest in his spiderman pyjamas, why not go for a shirt and trousers in a navy blue and red shade as an ode to his favourite superhero. Or if your little girl is usually head to toe in bright patterns, then think about incorporating this into her ensemble with a quirky patterned piece of clothing. They’re likely to be happier if they feel like themselves which means the day should go more smoothly overall. Win-win.

Remember to accessorise

Accessories are the finishing touch to any outfit, giving us a chance to add a fun, eye-catching element to our look. Accessories like ties, bow ties, headbands, hats and sunglasses can take any child’s outfit to the next level and make them stand out from the crowd at their event. If you’re looking for a special addition to your little girl’s ensemble, simple jewellery such as a silver chain necklace is also a lovely way to accessorise.

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