‘Tis (almost) the season to be jolly, which means you’ve probably got your share of holiday dinners on the books. Now that we are finally starting to gather again, we can think of no better occasion for looking your best — and for showing off your adorable little ones to your nearest and dearest.
Wondering where to begin when it comes to outfitting your children for the big Thanksgiving meal, Christmas dinner, and New Year’s festivities? Read on for tips and strategies for kids’ holiday dinner attire.
Fancy Doesn’t Have to Mean Fussy
We’ve all been there. There’s no worse feeling in the world than picking out what you think is the perfect outfit for your child, only to have them refuse to wear it. In the majority of cases, discomfort is to blame. Kids don’t want to wear itchy, scratchy, or uncomfortable clothing. Not to mention that even if you could force your kids to wear what you want them to, they’ll be miserable — which is not likely the vibe you’re going for.
The takeaway? Make comfort a priority when selecting your child’s holiday dinner wardrobe. While high-end children’s clothing may be pricier, it’s also made with higher-quality materials and features more mindful designs. Your clothing budget goes a lot further with apparel that actually gets worn!
Showcase Their Sense of Style
Comfortable kids’ clothing doesn’t have to be boring. Another way to make sure your child will look forward to wearing their holiday ensembles is to choose the best baby dress set that speak to their personal taste and unique sense of style. Whether they lean more toward athletic or glamorous, seeking out clothing that honors these qualities is an opportunity for self-expression.
Not to mention that children know what they like — even at a young age. From favorite colors and whimsical prints to decorative elements like bows and pockets, these details not only look sharp but are guaranteed to please even the pickiest petite fashionistas.
Forget Fast Fashion
Speaking of high-end clothing, it’s a beneficial alternative to fast fashion. Not only is high-end clothing designed to last, but it’s also more durable than many of the styles you’ll find in shopping malls and on the internet (and less likely to end up in landfills).
Timeless, well-made pieces can not only be worn again and again, but they also become heirloom pieces to be passed along to siblings, younger friends, and future generations.
Don’t Underestimate Outerwear
The arrival of the holiday season coincides with the onset of cold weather. Make sure all of your holiday dinner comings and goings make dazzling first and last impressions with jackets, blazers, vests, pullovers, hooded jackets, and more. Sweaters and cardigans are also luxurious layers that can be added or removed depending on the setting (and weather!).
Family dinners often involve much more than time together around the table. Winter accessories like colorful hats, scarves, and mittens add style and sass to festive events, including everything from picking out a Christmas tree to outdoor family photoshoots.
Embrace the Finishing Touches
Speaking of accessories, make sure to give some thought to the finishing touches. Headbands and hair bows, belts, ties, bibs, socks, cable knit tights, and shoes make any look more polished and fun. While you’re at it, stock up! You’ll be glad you did when you’re ready for the next special occasion or another event that pops up.
While kids always add a touch of sparkle on their own, the right clothing can reflect and enhance their unique beauty, personality, and charm. Why settle for less than extraordinary when it comes to dressing the little ones in your life? Plus, the memories — and photos — will last forever.
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