Kit out the kids for all the big dates in your diary – from weddings to birthday parties and christenings – with our pick of the best children’s and babies’ occasionwear
There’s nothing cuter than getting the little ones all dressed up for a special occasion, be it a birthday, a wedding or big family party. Getting it right can be tricky though: kids need to be comfy, however smart the dress code. Pick styles that will ensure they look the part but will also let them run around freely, such as this pure cotton floral dress. The ditsy print, statement collar, and mock pearl buttons make it smart enough for those big dates in the diary, but it’s also super soft and comfortable. Add a touch of sparkle with our glitter Mary Jane shoes, which are easy to get on and off thanks to a riptape fastening. We can’t lie, we’d secretly love them in adult sizes too. If you’re looking for bridesmaid dresses, don’t forget to check out Monsoon kidswear.
An Oxford shirt is a clever choice for kids’ occasionwear: smart enough for events, but versatile enough to be worn all year round. Our All New In is available in three colours, so you’re sure to find something that fits the dress code. Pair with some bright chinos for a playful take on smart dressing for kids. Of course, sometimes only a suit will do. Co-ordinate with the grown-ups with this suit jacket from our Mini Me range, which has added stretch for flexible wear. Finish with the matching waistcoat, suit trousers and smart shoes for a formal look. We’ve also got you covered if you’ve got a black-tie event coming up: this four-piece tuxedo suit from Monsoon includes a blazer, trousers, shirt and bow tie, and comes in sizes from six months to 12 years. Keep them occupied (and quiet) during ceremonies with our fantastic range of kids’ toys.
Words: Emily Sutherland