Christmas Outfits for Children

What to wear dilemmas extend to kids and babies too … whether it’s what to wear to the school disco (the immediate concern in our house …), theatre trip or family party.

Baby’s First Christmas 

Who can resist a new baby outfit for Christmas? This simple shirt can be teamed with bloomers or trousers for great effect. Or, for an all-out traditional Christmas, look no further than Rachel Riley and La Coqueta. We also love this mustard dress from Tootsa (with cute fox in the pocket).

Owl Shirt, £62 Caramel

Trust Rachel Riley to make the perfect special occasion dress. Velour Party Dress, £32 Rachel Riley

Lapis baby trousers, £65 Caramel

One of the season’s colours, simply done with cute fox in the pocket. Mustard Dress, £40 Tootsa

Just one of many gorgeous things to choose from. Fairisle Baby Cardigan, £44 La Coqueta Kids

Baby Shorts, €35 Carrement Beau

Christmas Day Dresses

All these dresses are sure-fire winners to dress up or down.

Our top pick is the Edie floral frill dress, £40, Outside the Lines

From the cashmere experts comes a stunning embroidered dress. Folk swing dress, £69 Brora

Floral print dress, £27.99 Mango

Carrément Beau twill floral motif dress £65, Melijoe

Shoes and Accessories

Invest in some dancing shoes, be they sparkly plimsolls, leopard-print boots or these gorgeous Liberty-print laced boots.

Sparkly plimsolls, £25 Wild and Gorgeous

Hattie Monkey boots, £78 Young Soles

Blaxter boots, £85 Papouelli

You can never have too much glitter. Hair clip, £6 Outside the Lines

Smart Boys 

Get out of those jeans and into a fab fitting velvet jacket teamed with soft chinos; or this great plaid shirt would work well with a Peaky Blinders’ waistcoat.

Velvet jacket (also comes in red), £24.99 H&M

Plaid shirt, £17 Next

Elio winter chinos, £44, La Coqueta Kids

Velvet shirt, £75 Stella McCartney

Merino wool Jumper, £49.50 Roly Pony

Scotty chinos, £72 Finger in the Nose

Dr Kid knitted waistcoat, £21 Alex and Alexa

Let’s Party! 

Did someone say there was a party …?

This jumpsuit is a showstopper if ever we saw one. Starman jumpsuit, £66.50 Wild and Gorgeous

Dress up or down in this Molo pink Bailing alpine glitter skirt, £49 Alex and Alexa

Reversible sequin sweatshirt (white/blue moon & stars), £17.99 Mango

Understated party Tee. Long-sleeved T, £18 Boden

— Annie Reid
28th November 2018