Far too often, ‘special occasion’ children’s clothing, such as girls party dresses, are worn just once before they are stored away and forgotten about. A little girl’s party dress can be an expensive purchase at times, and you should get the most out of it by seeing your child enjoy it multiple times before they grow out of it. In this article, we'll give you insightful tips for buying girls’ party dresses that can be worn again and again.
When you buy thin, synthetic fabrics, they can be uncomfortable for your child and they can often fall apart within just a few machine washes. If you want your child to get a lot of wear out of their new dress, it is best to invest in durable fabrics that can handle a child’s busy lifestyle.
Trends come and go. If you buy your child a very trendy piece, they may be bored of it in a month’s time when the trend is ‘over’. But timeless pieces stay in style forever!
Don’t Buy Too Small!
If the dress is a little tight around the collar the first time your child wears it, chances are that your child will have already outgrown the dress when the next opportunity comes around. No need to buy sizes that are too large, but just make sure the dress is a comfortable fit and there is a bit of breathing space.
Don’t Save The Dress For Purely Special Occasions
If you want to see the party dress being worn by your child, you should not only save the dress for special occasions as these special occasions may never arise. Instead, allow your child to wear the dress for dressing up, visiting family, and more. You may not want them to play in the mud with their party dress, but that doesn’t mean it cannot be worn around the house!
Upcycle The Dress
Once your child has outgrown the dress, there are a few things that you could do to ensure that the dress still gets used. You could pass the dress down to a younger sibling, cousin, or friend. Alternatively, you could have the dress altered so that it still fits your child for a few years more.
Are you looking to purchase girls’ party dresses in NZ? At Vanessa Lynne Boutique, we offer party dresses that have been handmade and come in a variety of timeless styles. Please feel free to browse our selections and get in touch with us should you have any questions about our children’s clothes.