Sugar And Spice - Dressing Up Little Girls

I admit it - I am a total sucker for sugar and spice baby girl clothes. 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, women. If Oobi girls clothes love dressing up your little girl in ribbons and lace, indulge yourself as much as you can if 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 don't suit the average active toddler. So -- get it out of your system when she is 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 will never be mistaken for a boy - till she starts dressing herself, at least. You can even see Oobi baby and girl's clothes online in Australia in to view more clothes that will fit your baby needs.

Hand-Smocked Polly Flinders Dresses

There is not anything in this world that says 'little girl' quite like a hand-smocked Polly Flinders dress. I was fortunate enough when my youngest was a baby to discover an entire box full of classic 1950s Polly Flinders dresses, and purchase them for a dollar apiece. If you are not familiar with hand-smocked clothing or Polly Flinders, let me give you a good idea about what a bargain that is: a search for Polly Flinders dresses that this morning turned up a few 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 blend crimson satin ribbons, navy blue pin-dotsand a white embroidered collar? Insert a pint-size sailor's cap embellished with a lace ribbon and you have one of the most popular little girl baby dresses ever produced - a very feminine twist on a tiny boy's sailor suit. It was among those basic fashions of the 1940s, and never goes out of style.

Ruffled Pinafores

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

Ruffled Panties

Very little in this life is more adorable than rows of ruffled lace peeking out from beneath the hem of a smocked baby dress. Ruffle-bottomed diaper covers and fancy little embroidered bottoms that are meant to peek out under a dress are another of those timeless infant girl looks that not era.

Velvet and Taffeta Roses

What's the well-dressed baby 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 small satin rose in the lace-trimmed collar - or let your bolder side outside and dress your little darling in dark velvet and pink satin. My own favorite of all time was a pearl gray velvet dress with a white taffeta skirt accented with a full sized lace bow in baby-soft pink.

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