September 24, 2012

Dressing Baby Up

Babies are arguably the most precious gifts we receive. Even through all the long nights, teething, fevers and poopy diapers…there just isn’t anything sweeter than a baby. While babies are wonderful and bring lots of joy to our lives, it’s undeniable that for the first year they do make things difficult sometimes. For example, once you bring a little one home from the hospital, it’s harder to go out at night with your spouse because now you have to find a babysitter and for a while, you might as well forget about staying out all night because the baby doesn’t sleep through the night yet.


Another difficulty, that Kids Formal helps parents out with is deciding how to get their little one all dressed up for a formal occasion. It can be quite a task to find a formal outfit in those tiny sizes. If you have a little girl, then you probably won’t have an issue finding the perfect baby dress for her, but boys are a little more difficult to dress, especially newborns. We do carry newborn suits and tuxedos, but because every baby differs in size (and fit), these don’t always work out the way we’d like them to. Below are a couple of ideas for how you can get your baby dressed up for that special event!

•    Dress Shirt with Slacks. Getting a baby boy all decked out to the nine’s in a suit and tie or tuxedo isn’t usually what most parents want to do. Even if everything fits perfectly, it may be uncomfortable for the newborn and let’s not even talk about the possibility of spit up. Another option is to find a small dress shirt for your little guy and pair it up with a newborn dress pant. With newborns, you don’t really even need to worry about shoes, dress socks will look fine, but they to make plenty of dress shoes for infants if you do want some.

•    Bows and Fancy Socks. You may not have a big enough budget to go out and by a new fancy baby dress for an upcoming formal event, and that’s okay! You can dress up any style of baby dress simply by purchasing a decorative bow and fancy socks for your little one to wear. The great thing about having a little girl today is that the styles (and prices) of all the bows being made for them are infinite – you will be able to find something that matches and is within your budget! Most of the bows for little girls today are designed to grab the attention of people right away, so if you find the right bow, the dress is naturally going to look more formal! And fancy socks just add a little something to her feet. You can’t go wrong with bows and fancy socks on your baby girl.