Wonder how to get that stunning catwalk look for kids? Here´s how to translate runway looks to real life without blowing the bank.
Fashion designers continue their love affair with Houndstooth check this season and they´re channeling their creativity up the stage for kids fashion runway. This classic print is clearly not going anywhere as a trend anytime soon and we´re seeing many ways this pattern is being updated.
During the first-ever Global Kids Fashion Week in London for Autumn/Winter 2013, John Galliano´s kids collection includes a houndstooth dress, which, not surprisingly, stole the limelight.
THE RUNWAY: John Galliano, A/W 2013
Attention-grabbing houndstooth check gets an update by fusing it with John Galliano´s inimitable gazette print for an exciting contrast of patterns. Worn with black, flat lace up shoes and black ankle socks, a little girl´s style will truly speak fashion-forward.
Dress retail: $444.50, Photo: alexandalexa
For less than $30
You need not spend much on your girl´s dress if you want her to enjoy wearing it. Look for a houndstooth dress that she can wear even to play and not for dresses that are only meant for display at the airport. This long time favorite can be worn with white or black; think of layering a sleeveless houndstooth dress – pleated, tiered, or A-line – with a white tee, or layering it with black tights.
Vintage Mary Classics Baby and Toddler Pleated Houndstooth Dress, $24.95 (Sale), Bonnie Jean Girls Houndstooth Knit Fall Dress Outfit Set, Black, 2T – 4T, $26.99, Mini Runway Shop Black and White Hounds Tooth Cat Shadow Dress, $15.99.
For less than $40
If the fusion of houndstooth and gazette print is beyond reach, opt for the color/print blocking of black and houndstooth check instead. There are dresses that are updated with slim belts, you´re free to change the belts whenever you wish (black slim belt for a head-to-toe monochrome ensemble or red slim belt for a dose of color pop). Just like the belt, the color of her shoes depends on the theme that you want your girl to create.
Bonnie Jean Girls 4-6X Black White Solid to Houndstooth Belted Knit Dress, $36.40 (Sale), Youngland Girls 2-6X Short Sleeve Houndstooth A-line Dress, $19.99, Youngland Girls 2-6X Short Sleeve Drop Waist Houndstooth Dress, $24.99.
For less than $60
Investing sixty bucks on a well-made dress is still a steal. Make sure to grab this rare edition featuring white trim detail on bodice and an exploding houndstooth check on the skirt. Or try this ever stunning cowl neck dress in coveted cobalt blue top and houndstooth skirt. When it´s time to party, your little girl will never go wrong in this black-white houndstooth print with sparkling clear sequins. Let her put on some pink lip gloss too, if only at times.