Already in the last decade we’ve seen the likes of the Spice Girls and All Saint’s proudly parading their bumps on Top of the Pops to bring maternity wear out of the kaftan days and onto the catwalk. More recently the “yummy mummy” landed firmly on the fashion radar, with celebrities like Elle Macpherson and Victoria Beckham setting the bar incredibly high for getting that look right on the school run.
But in recent years, it’s not just what fully grown celebs are wearing that’s making headlines, but what their kids and babies are wearing. These miniature mannequins found their fashion icon leader in little Suri Cruise, who caused swarms of media coverage when she was pictured wearing baby heels and Katie Price’s daughter Princess was thrust into the spotlight after she was given false eyelashes.
Tot-ing up the cost
And it’s not just celebrities who are getting in on the act. Recently cleaner and label-loving mum, Suzanne Dickenson hit the headlines when she revealed that she had already splashed out more than Ј12,000 on gifts and designer gear for her 16-month-old Thai.
Historically for many young mums, the choice of clothing was usually based on the cute factor or what would be easiest to get the baby sick out of, combined with a rich selection of hand-me-downs from friends and family.
But with Victoria Beckham’s ban on pink clothes for Harper Beckham, these baby fashionistas are inspiring top designers to produce clothing and shoe ranges for babies and children, so that your bundle of joy can look as stylish and trendy as you are, without the need for an A-list salary.
So to help get that bespoke buggy look, high street favourites including Ben Sherman, Yumi, Timberland, Nike, DKNY, Guess and French Connection, have all introduced kids’ fashion ranges that reflect their standout styles. And for those who love fashion, what could be more fun than choosing adorable ‘like mother, like daughter outfits for your children
If your kid’s a bit cool and you’re not keen on the baby heels a la Suri Cruise, then aim for a pair of cute and practical Baby Converse trainers. They come in a range of colours and are suitable for little girls and boys and will go with a wide variety of outfits, so a versatile choice.
With the recent birth of Blue Ivy Carter to fashion and music megastars Beyonce and Jay-Z last month, we can expect to see more news and commentary on another addition to the Baby Fashion Icon club. But be warned – enjoy styling your little one now, as perhaps one day your little fashionista will insist on wearing clothes you hate, and that’s when the fun really starts.
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