Thursday, January 27, 2011

Bebe/Children Clothing

Photos taken from Gymboree and Janie & Jack.

Per request, I have decided to dedicate a post to children's clothing. Even though I don't have any of my own, I think it's darling how some children are dressed! One thing that stuck out to me during my History of Costume course during my undergrad years, is that children dressed as "miniature adults," in the 1700s (Marie Antoinette's children are a good example). As odd as it may sound, I kind of miss seeing that. Okay, I take that back, adult clothing within reason and taste (some "adult" clothing are rather questionable).

I feel that children look even more adorable when their outfits resemble an exaggerated version of what their parents wear. This includes suits, vests, bowties, poufy ballerina skirts, wild prints, bright & bold colors, shorter hemlines, etc, etc. For example, how cute is that military jacket on that boy in the Stella McCartney ad campaign for GAP? And for some odd reason, I'm drawn to classic looks such as blazers, nautical themes, rompers, hats, loafers and tu-tus.

I admire the way the Europeans dress their children. When we were in Europe, I delighted in seeing little boys and girls wear peacoats, hats, loafers, booties and so forth. Layering is key, as it seems that children run around and get all sweaty; that and it gives off a clean, pulled together look. Basically, kids can pull off anything as long as it's not distasteful or unsuitable for their age. I will wait upon the days of dressing children of my own. Until then, it'll be pooch-couture.

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