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Get the look

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DRESSED
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Get the look

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DRESSED
UP

Whether it’s a Christmas knit, smart suit or full-on sparkle, kidswear editor Charlotte Duck sets the scene for the festive season with these glitzy, child-friendly party looks

 

Their first Christmas

If it’s your baby’s first Christmas, you – or your parents – won’t be able to resist dressing them up. Velvet is everywhere and it’s hardwearing, making it a great choice for baby girl frocks. For boys, choose a smart shirt and trousers, but make them extra special with braces and a bow tie. With babies, you need to think practically as well as sartorially – inevitably they’re going to get covered in something, so, as well as being adorable, you’ll want their outfit to be machine washable too.

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“WHATEVER you decide
to put them in, make
sure it’s comfortable

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Traditional or modern?

Christmas gives you the perfect excuse to put girls in some really cute partywear. If you prefer a more traditional style, opt for a navy Peter-Pan-collar prom dress or seasonal tartan with a thread of gold running through. Festive jumpers have stolen the fashion spotlight of late and it’s easy to dress them up for Christmas morning with a smart skirt.

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“She’ll LOVE adding
glittery accessories
to her party look”

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Style that sparkles

Older kids tend to have very definite ideas about what they wear, especially when it comes to dressing up. For girls, a prerequisite for partywear is something that sparkles so go big on sequins, glitter and anything with a metallic finish. Boys tend to be more subtle but may be persuaded to experiment with a grown-up look such as a roll-neck jumper or a velvet jacket with jeans.

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“Finish off her PARTY
look with some
twinkly tights”

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Photographer: Dan Scudamore / Stylist: Jo Sawkins / Groomer: Brooke Neilson

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