Sugar And Spice - Dressing Up Little Girls

I admit it - I'm a total sucker for sugar and spice baby girl clothing. Give me lace and roses, hand-crocheted pinafores, add hand-smocked bodices and I'm in paradise. I've raised two little girls and had a hand in half a dozen nieces, and I am here to warn you, ladies. If you love dressing up your little girl in ribbons and lace, indulge yourself as much as possible when she's a baby - because it won't be long before she's choosing her own clothes. And honestly, the frilly styles I love just do not suit the average active toddler. So -- get it out of your system when she's a baby - and take lots and a lot of pictures.

Just for mothers like me, here are five classic looks for smartly dressed baby girls that will make sure that your little angel won't ever be mistaken for a boy - till she starts dressing herself, at least. You can also visit Oobi baby and girl's clothes online in Australia in to see more clothes that will suit your baby needs.

Hand-Smocked Polly Flinders Dresses

There's nothing in this world that says 'little girl' quite like a hand-smocked Polly Flinders dress. I was lucky enough when my youngest was a baby to find an entire box full of vintage 1950s Polly Flinders dresses, and buy them for a buck apiece. If you are not familiar with hand-smocked clothes or Polly Flinders, then allow me to give you an notion of exactly what a bargain that is: a search for Polly Flinders dresses this morning turned up a couple dozen dresses, including several classic dresses from the 50s and 60s. The costs ranged from $45 to $175.

The Sailor Suit

What do you get when you cross red satin ribbons, navy blue pin-dotsand a white embroidered collar? Add a pint-size sailor's cap adorned with a lace ribbon and you've got one of the most popular little girl baby dresses ever produced - a very feminine spin on a little boy's sailor suit. It had been among the basic styles of the 1940s, and never goes out of style.

Ruffled Pinafores

It is a classic Alice in Wonderland little girl pretty - a gingham checked dress with puffed shoulders and a ruffled hem peeking out from under a starched pinafore. Pinafores started out as 'aprons' to help save the fancy dress under, but soon took on a fashion of their own. Oobi girls clothes slip on from the front, and tie or button in the back, and are meant to be worn over an under apparel. Ruffled hems and shoulders and dainty embroidery are just a few of the things that make this classic baby clothes style special.

Ruffled Panties

Very little in this life is more cute than rows of ruffled lace peeking out from beneath the hem of a smocked baby apparel. Ruffle-bottomed diaper covers and elaborate small embroidered bottoms which are thought to peek out beneath a dress are another of these timeless infant girl looks that never era.

Velvet and Taffeta Roses

What's the well-dressed infant girl wear on Christmas? Taffeta and velvet, with lace and roses in the waist of course. Be traditional with a red velvet bodice and ruffled plaid taffeta skirt, complete with a tiny satin rose in the lace-trimmed collar - or let your bolder side outside and groom your little darling in dark velvet and pink satin. My own favorite of all time was a pearl grey velvet dress with a white taffeta skirt accented with a full sized lace bow in baby-soft pink.

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