Saturday, May 5, 2012

New Spring Fashions Crossing Over from Adult to Kids

In my last post I talked about color blocking and pastels for children.  I love taking the current trends and translating them to kids clothing.  Here are two more current trends that can easily be translated to our lil ones.
Pleats -

I recently started to design something with this new trend in mind.  I am really liking the pleats that are in right now for dresses and skirts.  It is so romantic and creates a really different take on a full skirt.  The new trend is not so new as featured in the above pictures from 1939 and the 1940s.  Here is the dress I am currently designing with the new trend in mind.
 I used a silky polyester white and navy polka dot material with the pleated sheer fabric over the skirt portin of the dress.

Here are some great pleated fashions I found for lil ones...
Junior Gaultier Line                                                                          Even Suri Cruise rocks the pleats

Of course true to every Spring, white is in as is black and white trends.  I know many moms get nervous about putting pure white on their kids, but I have found, the good thing about it is you can bleach it!  Even if you don't want to bleach the whole garment,  the new bleach pens are great to spot treat areas of stains on white.  

Don't forget about the boys!  This adorable shirt can be found at The White Company in the UK

                                          This white lace skirt and halter is from my shop.

                                                                                     Here is a black and white trend for kids