Baby Dresses Ideas: From Casual to Occasion Wear

When you’re a first-time parent of a baby girl, nothing is as fun as dressing her in tiny cute outfits. From walks in the park to birthdays and weddings, there will be plenty of opportunities to turn your daughter into a little fashionista. Here are some tips on how to dress her right.

General Advice

What is the best type of clothing for a baby? Whether you pick a baby girl overall set or a dress outfit, the clothes should be soft and non-irritating. When it comes to newborns, the clothing of choice should be comfortable against the cut umbilical cord. For older babies and kids, comfort and safety are a priority.

cute baby girl in comfy dress

The fabric has to be breathable, not thick or slippery. Also, your baby’s clothing should withstand many washes. Babies tend to be a delightful mess. Additionally, even baby dresses should carry a load of play and the playground, unless it is occasion wear. Usually, the first choice for making kids’ clothes is cotton due to its absorbency, breathability and comfort level. Choose organic cotton when possible as it’s much more eco-friendly.

How do you mix and match kids clothes though? Never go all-in on the prints. Try to balance them with solids. Also, statement stylish baby socks are always a win, as if it was possible to make their feet even cuter. Nowadays you can find any imaginable form, print, cartoon character or work of art in the form of socks. In fact, they can turn any plain outfit combination into a colourful story.

Casual Combos

The most important features in children’s clothing for parents are durability and proper fit. Also, casual baby clothes shouldn’t restrict the day to day life or participation in conventional social situations. On the contrary, they should enable and enhance them. If there is no itching, scratching, tightness and restriction of arms and legs they’ll have no excuse to not move. Thus, four-way stretch fabrics and high-rise fit bottoms are the way to go.

Casual Baby Girls Dresses

The ever-popular baby girl overall with self-cover buttons at the side of the body and snap buttons on the inseam will make dressing incredibly easy. Choose overalls for baby girls ranging from bold colour combinations that create a contemporary look to a classic gingham check fabric and shoulder ruffles that add a sweet touch.

Frills around the pockets are the perfect feminine touch on a baby girl overall, styled with a mock fly front and belt loops to honour traditional denim overalls. In addition to patch pockets on the bib and back, there are cutaway pockets in the front and consequently, lots of room to store little treasures.

Christening and Baptismal Baby Dresses

Christening dresses for babies were and still are emotion-provoking garments as they remind us of the vulnerability of the newborn. White is a symbol of the innocence and purity of the newborn. Hence, it’s been a standard for baby christening and baptismal baby clothing, especially if the christening is held at a traditional church. Alternatives include very light colours like creams, greys or baby blue and baby pink.

babi girl in christening dress

Classic Broderie Anglaise fabric is great for christening and baptismal baby dresses. Modern baby dresses, however, are much more progressive and contemporary. For a combination of both traditional and contemporary looks, a shirt dress styled with a collar and button-down front with stitching around the hemline that adds structure is a great choice. Moreover, snap buttons at the back of the neck and the elastic waist make for a comfortable fit.

The First Birthday Baby Dress

A baby dress crafted from delicate lace with a 3-tiered ruffle skirt can be the perfect occasion dress for all her milestones. Cap sleeves, gathered frill detailing across the bust and invisible zip entry can be the perfect piece of clothing for all of your baby girl’s milestones.

baby girl in her first birthday dress

Moreover, you can find simple dresses with a large bow detail that pops up. Ruffles in the skirt can add an endearing touch. A long-sleeved party frock with ruffles on the tiered skirt and around the waist add an element of fun that every party dress needs. although cotton is a preferred material for baby clothing when it comes to occasion dresses i.e., something that your baby will wear rarely, polyester is a practical, easy-care possibility.

Wedding Baby Dresses

Just thinking of the thoughtfully arranged tables and the overall marital and romantic decor gives the idea of what should a little girl wear to a wedding. Delightfully old-world broderie Anglaise can add charm to a simple party dress. Puffed sleeves and a swirly circle skirt will make your baby girl the star of the dancefloor. Choose a dress that is fully lined and has an invisible zip in the back.

Pale and pastel colours are always a great fit for gentle events like weddings. Choose one with long sleeves gathered at the wrist for an autumn or winter wedding. On the other hand, floral prints and mini-skirts will be a hit on spring or summer ones.

All-over lace and rich, ivory colour are the standards of special occasion dresses. Embroidery inserts at the shoulder line, waist and through the flared skirt or around the neckline are the perfect finishing touch.