Friday 14 November 2014

Festive Fashion With YCW

By Amanda Evans, owner of Your Children's Wardrobe

Christmas is just around the corner (gulp) - and, rather than tackle the weighty subject of festive fashion ourselves, we thought we'd call in the experts! 

Former Rising Star judge Amanda Evans owns Your Children's Wardrobe, an online childrenswear boutique and luxury clothes shop based in Denby Dale, West Yorkshire. We asked her to choose three Christmas party outfits from YCW's current offer, and she duly raided her rails. Take it away, Amanda! 

With the festive party season fast approaching, I’m bringing you a round-up of some of the cutest Christmassy outfits around. We've got a host of stylish and smart selections at YCW, and to ensure your kids sparkle and shine in their party attire in the run up to December 25, I’ve picked out three gorgeous outfits – one for a baby, one for a toddler or slightly older girl, and one for a young boy.

Ilovegorgeous Baby Wee Lassie Dress, £55, Big Tartan Hairbow, £19

A lovely choice for your baby, this tartan printed ‘Wee Lassie’ chiffon dress from ilovegorgeous has a round neckline, shirred chest detail and long sleeves. Available up to 24 months, it can be paired with black tights and party shoes, or worn over leggings and furry boots, and will make a really striking festive outfit for your little angel.

Also a great dress for Christmas day, this ilovegorgeous number is bound to stand out on your festive photos.  The long sleeves ensure your little one’s arms are covered up, and the simple style of the dress means it can be dressed up or down to create two different looks. Team with this big, floppy, chiffon hairbow in matching tartan print to add a cute finishing touch to the outfit.

Mayoral Cream Floral Lace Dress, £37

For girls, this Mayoral cream floral dress is simply stunning. Featuring a dainty glittery belt, it's fully lined and has a zip fastening to the back. A gorgeous party outfit, this will look even more beautiful paired with a faux fur coat or teamed with a red cardigan. Why not team the dress with some cream tights and patent shoes for a pretty party look, topped off with a huge red bow for the hair, too? (Don’t forget to look for accessories, too - they’ll really help finish off an otherwise simple outfit.)

Tommy Hilfiger Scanton Skinny Jeans

Tommy Hilfiger Navy and White Checked Gingham Shirt

Tommy Hilfiger Stars and Stripes Knitted Cotton Sweater

One of the reasons I initially set up Your Children’s Wardrobe was because I really struggled to find gorgeous, trendy clothes for my now nine-year-old son, Seth. Thanks to this super cool, preppy outfit from Tommy Hilfiger, I needn’t worry anymore!

An all-american look in a classic navy, red and white colour combo, this outfit consists of mix and match separates and can be layered with a shirt for a more formal look.

The Tommy Hilfiger Stars and Stripes Knitted Cotton Sweater not only looks good but feels great too (made from a cotton mix, it’s super soft and not itchy) - so important when it comes to dressing boys. I’ve teamed it with these coloured Tommy Hilfiger Scanton Skinny Jeans, which feature internal waist adjusters and elastane to ensure a really comfortable fit for active boys. With the addition of this Tommy Hilfiger Navy and White Checked Gingham Shirt, which has a contrasting red gingham turn back on the cuff, you have a super smart – yet comfortable - look for the festive season. 

You’ll also find plenty of other cool boys’ brands online and in the shop, from IKKS to Maison Jean Bourget and Scotch Shrunk - as well as, of course, a whole host of cute and funky girls’ wear to ensure the festive season goes with a bang.

Which is your favourite look? We love that elegant dress from Mayoral, which will be returning to Bubble London in February. You might bump into Amanda at the show, too - although, if you're based in Yorkshire, you can always pop into YCW for a coffee and a chat! Get in touch with the store via

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