Children in designer clothes? Why not? For stylish mothers who love the idea of having a mini-me, or just love fashion, the next step when you have children, is naturally dressing them up.
There’s a whole world of designer clothes just for the little ones, and parents today don’t mind shelling out several hundred ringgit for adorable outfits with accessories to match.
This is a world where the wardrobes of celebrity kids like Suri Cruise, North West, Blue Ivy Carter and all the Beckhams are photographed, dissected and celebrated.
If you think it’s confined to celebrities, think again, as you can see plenty of stylish children around Kuala Lumpur.
With that in mind, we checked out what’s available and rounded up a group of adorable toddlers (including my own daughter and niece) for a shoot.
Amidst the heat, one tantrum after another, snack breaks and the necessary naptime, we managed to pull through the five wardrobe and set changes.
Here’s a look at the results.
Tea with tots
The first look was a tea party with dainty “fit and flare” dresses from Ralph Lauren Kids.
Available in a myriad of hues and patterns, the girls looked adorable and chic in these fancy party dresses.
The dresses came complete with little details such as a thick grossgrain or satin ribbon for a belt while others featured cap sleeves and even a keyhole at the back.
Fabric wise, it was irritation-free cotton which is great especially if your little one needs to stay in her dress for a long period of time.
Definitely a winning collection.
When one thinks of Versace, one would think of the gold medusa emblem which to most, may not be the most appropriate pattern for young girls.
So, with some hesitation I had a look through the Young Versace collection and I must admit that I was pleasantly surprised.
A majority of the clothes were very tasteful in terms of colour palette and pattern and the silhouettes were cut to size.
We went with an all-white theme with five ivory and yellow dresses of varying styles.
Details included hidden pleats featuring the classic Versace print, mini gold buttons and silver and gold dot embellishments in Versace print.
From the clean Young Versace looks, we switched up the mood with the very colourful Little Marc Jacobs.
Super cool and trendy, there is bound to be something for everyone with this brand be it tops and bottoms or dresses.
Colours ranged from brights like neon yellow, orange, pink and ice blue to warmers hues such as coral, navy and purple.
In terms of silhouette, there were drop hem dresses, a one shoulder sheath, a long sleeved mini with trendy skinny jeans, a white tee and a cropped cardigan.
From there we moved to a more rugged and outdoorsy look with Burberry kids.
Soft and crinkly, this is a great collection of apparel meant for those that truly love the outdoors.
Featuring the heritage Burberry plaid throughout, there were a lot of flared tops and casual bottoms for the little girls.
There were windbreaker jackets too for those cool, rainy days when you toddler insists on running into a puddle or two.
Cut a little bigger, the cotton and linen are great for days when the weather can’t be trusted and temperatures fluctuate.
I was really excited about putting the little girls in Baby Dior, as the clothes are beautiful.
Pretty rosy hues and florals prints featured heavily on knit, cotton and jacquard.
The outfits ranged in styles, from shorts and tops to drop hem and fit and flare dresses. They also had the hairbands to match!
Just like the adult version, the clothes were classy and chic, making it the perfect choice for special events.
Ralph Lauren kids, Burberry kids, Young Versace and Little Marc Jacobs are available in Parkson Pavilion, KL and Suria KLCC. Baby Dior is currentkly only available in Hong Kong.