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Boys Easter Clothing

Thursday, March 10th, 2011

The smaller your children are, the easier it is to convince them to dress up.  As they get older, particularly the boys may start to give you a hard time about getting in a suit so it’s good to make it a tradition.  Easter is one of those great holidays where many people still put on their dress clothes.  There are tons of girls Easter dresses to choose from, but boys have fewer options.  A classic look that has come back into style is this four piece boys suit that includes the pants, shirt, vest, and tie.


Colorful shirts are very fashionable right now with turquoise, fuchsia, and purple being the most popular.  For Easter and spring you will find lavender, pink, yellow, sage, and periwinkle also top the list.  Clip on ties are a life saver for young boys.  They don’t feel tight around the neck and you don’t have to worrying about tying them.  Elastic in the back of the waist makes the pants flexible.

If you want a more casual look you can pair a dress shirt and tie combination with a nice pair of dress pants.  These two will make a handsome outfit.


And don’t forget the feet!  A nice pair of dress socks and shoes will complete the outfit.  Choose 100% nylon socks for the dressiest look.  You want to make sure the socks are thin and will fit well inside dress shoes.  Never try to shove athletic socks into a dress shoe!  A new pair is best so there are no holes when he inevitably kicks off his shoes.


It always a good idea to have your child help you pick the outfit.  Narrow it down to a few selections that you like and then let the child make the final decision.  Or choose one outfit and let him pick the color.  You want it to be a happy day for everyone!

Graduation Is Just Around The Corner

Thursday, May 20th, 2010

From Kindergarten to high school, every graduation is special!  And having the right outfit is important for both parent and child (and enough Kleenex!).  I find boys outfits to be a little easier to put together.  You can choose fromeither separates or a boys suit.  There are a lot more color options available for boys, particularly in the boys shirts so be creative!

With girls the trick is to find something age appropriate in the correct size – not too short, low cut, or revealing, but still cute and stylish.  Our Victoria dress with multicolor polka dots has been a favorite with both kids and parents.  And it is available through size 16 so it is an option for both elementary school and middle school graduations.  The Nina dress is another style which has a nice length and a trendy tier style.

And as I always suggest, it is much easier to have your child wear an outfit if they had a party in picking it out!  So give them a few choices that you have already picked out and let them choose.  Always best to avoid an argument on a bid day.

Hot Spring Fashions and Colors

Tuesday, May 4th, 2010
Josie Girls Dress

Easter Sunday

I look forward to seeing the new fashions each spring because they are usually full of color, and this year is no exception.  Pantone lists turquoise, coral, violet, aurora yellow, amparo blue, and champagne among the top 10 spring colors for 2010.  I have definitely seen these colors to be popular in children’s clothing for boys and girls.  We sold out of boys turquoise shirts almost as soon as we got them in!  As soon as we received the new girls dresses, I had to buy the Josie for my daughter’s Easter dress.  She loved it and will be able to wear it all summer.

Nicole Girls Dress

Nicole Girls Dress

Pink and purple continue to top the best seller lists, but yellow is definitely making a strong comeback.  I expect to see more clothes available in shades of yellow for 2011.  One of the hottest dresses of the fall season was the Nicole which is now available in two new spring colors:  White with fuchsia and purple polka dots, and light blue with bright blue polka dots.

A few fashion trends that have continued through the spring for girls party dresses are bubble skirt dresses, tiered skirts, and pattern materials.

It’s nice to finally see some color coming into the boys clothing this year.  It started with boys dress shirts but we plan to keep adding fresh colors to the boys line including new boys suit styles.

How To Measure For Size in Children’s Clothing

Thursday, March 25th, 2010

Finding the right size for your child can save everyone time and money when ordering on line.  The measurements given in a size chart are usually the measurements of the piece of clothing, not the child.  The best way to get accurate measurements is to measure a piece of clothing that fits the child well.   Use a measuring tape, not a ruler! .  If you measure the child (and not a piece of clothing), you will need to add extra inches for the child to fit into the piece of clothing.  For example, a child with a 25 inch chest will not be able to fit into a dress with a 25 inch chest.

Children are often in between sizes.  In this case, it is always best to go with the larger size.  It is much easier to have clothing altered if it is too big rather than too small.  When ordering special occasion wear, it is very common to need to have a dress or suit altered.


Find a piece of clothing that fits your child well.  Lay it flat and always use the seams.

CHEST:  Measure armpit to armpit from the seams.  Double the measurement.
SLEEVE LENGTH:  Measure from the seam on top of the shoulder to the end of the sleeve.
SHOULDER WIDTH:  Measure from seam to seam at the tops of the shoulders.

WAIST:  Measure from end to end and double.  The pants should be flat with the fly facing towards you with the button closed.
INSEAM:  Measure from the seam at the crotch to the end of the pant leg.

DRESS LENGTH: Measure from the top of the shoulder to the bottom of the dress.

When in doubt, it is a good idea to contact the store you are ordering from for clarification

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