We all love a special occasion; it’s a wonderful opportunity for the whole family to dress up smart. But it can be tricky to get the warm yet stylish balance right during the colder months.
At best, kids get grumpy when they’re cold. At worst, they can potentially get sick, so it’s important to dress them in lots of layers to combat the chill.
Here are our top fashion tips on how to keep kids warm at special events.
1. Base Layers
Firstly, you need to consider the base layer of your child’s special outfit, and nothing works better than thermal underwear to keep them toasty. A vest top or slip dress will fit nicely underneath many occasion dresses and thermal leggings underneath trousers are perfect.
If your little lady is wearing a party dress, consider what she can wear on her legs to keep them warm. You could choose long knee-length white or black socks to complement her outfit or go for a pair of thermal tights. There are so many colours and patterns to choose from that you’re bound to find an option she’ll love.
2. Winter Party Dresses
Next up is the outfit itself. During these colder months, the special event is likely to be a festive one, which is all the more reason to pull out the winter party dresses. Opulent fabrics, such as rich velvet and charming tweed, are perfect for the occasion.
Think about the style of the dress too. When there’s a chill in the air, there’s no better time to wear long-length dresses with layered ruffles and puffy sleeves.
3. Indoor Layers
Now that your little one is feeling warm from the inside, we can work our way out to the event type. Whether it’s a family party, an evening meal out or even a fancy ball, choose the best indoor layer to add on top.
This should take the chill off yet also look stylish — a cardigan, jumper or blazer are fitting options. If it’s an especially dazzling occasion, you could even take it up a notch with a classy cape or poncho.
4. Outdoor Coat or Jacket
Although the special event may be comfortable inside, travelling to and from the venue can be a chilly journey, and you may be hovering outside for longer than you think — wedding timings can be super unpredictable.
Therefore, a suitable coat or jacket is required — just maybe not their everyday school coat. It’s great to have a special occasion coat on hand that can be pulled out for times like these. As the colour of the dress can change at each event, opt for a neutral colour such as cream or black. This means your little one’s dress coat will be a versatile item of clothing she can wear over her ball gown again and again.
5. Warm Accessories
Last but not least is the warm accessories to add the finishing touches to the outfit. A scarf, gloves and earmuffs or a wool beret or baker boy hat will make her picture-perfect before the event even starts!
David Charles Childrenswear has a whole range dedicated to autumn and winter special occasion dresses that showcase the finest David Charles craftsmanship and design. Browse our full collection and add some couture appeal to your next special event.
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