How do you dress your child (ren)?

♏*PHOENIX*♏ - posted on 08/28/2011 ( 46 moms have responded )

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What would you call their style…on a good day…over all?

Is it chic , punk, casual…..ect
do you get compliments on how you dress them?

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♏*PHOENIX*♏ - posted on 08/30/2011

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Some do grow fast…but then again some don’t grow as fast.
I always buy both of my sons clothes a size or two bigger so that they last longer. And the plus side is some of the designer clothes are neutral sooo I will save for baby number 3! :-) When ever she/he comes along.

Jenni - posted on 08/30/2011

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I'm going to go with chic/casual. I like trendy styles.

My husband and I like surfer styles for my son.

My daughter dressy/chic.

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Valerie - posted on 07/20/2012

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For my eleven year old daughter, her style seemed to be well coordinates, trendy, and on the preppy side. All of her clothes match perfectly without making her look like a fruit at the end of the day. My son is just casual, laid back, and sporty. Dressing formal seems to be some kind of foreign language to him. My youngest daughter is one word GIRLY. It's such a hassle having to push through all the frilly skirts and dresses in her closet when pickig an outfit for her.

Leeann - posted on 09/07/2011

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My daughter's style could be considered a mix of things, a bit of Punk here, dash of Rock there, but mostly she's original, its never the same thing everyday. my boys? now my boys are just boys, transformers, star wars, they love all those things and wear them on their clothes.

Shaz - posted on 09/07/2011

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my girl is 4 and chooses her clothing combinations....she has when shes gone out with MIL chosen her own clothes but thankfully they are very age appropriate still....even though shes 4 she has a definate sense of style....sometimes she looks like one of the girls off hi5 lol

Johnny - posted on 09/06/2011

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My daughter's style is "child". That's about it. I have a few "hipster" outfits for her. But otherwise I just aim for comfortable play clothes. Also, anything that isn't white. She is a very messy kid.



She does have a few nice dresses for parties and such, but I end up following her around with a wet wipe.

Kacie - posted on 09/06/2011

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casual to dressy casual



he's always dressed himself. i didnt have one of those mix matched kids! he ALWAYS HAD TO MATCH! which is good cause the mix match style makes me twitchy! LoL its the OCD tendencies i have and its like he knew when he was born!! LOL

Katherine - posted on 08/31/2011

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I dress my kids like little adults, and always get compliments. I make sure they always look nice. I have to admit I love dressing them and doing their hair.

♏*PHOENIX*♏ - posted on 08/30/2011

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I get size 2T(2 years) in clothes and size 6 in shoe...he will be two in March. 2T is baggy on him, but it still fits and looks alright.
for my 8 year old I get sizes 9 or 10

Tah - posted on 08/30/2011

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O and yes we get compliments.lol, I missed that..we went to safety week and a parent from rylans class said he's a hoot, she loves him and he's always so handsomely dressed...taviers friends said they wish I was their mom..they saw his clothes and were like mom, can you take us shopping..umm, sure..with you bio moms money...lol...and Sydney always comes home and says her teachers and friends like her clothes at school

♏*PHOENIX*♏ - posted on 08/30/2011

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oooooh @_@

what would you compare it with in U.S. clothing?

Stifler's - posted on 08/30/2011

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Oh we have new born 0000 then 3 months is supposed to be 000 then 6 months onwards 00 then 0 then 1 etc.

Stifler's - posted on 08/30/2011

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Renae is 3 months old and already in 00 and almost looks like if she was 1cm taller it'd be too small for her.

♏*PHOENIX*♏ - posted on 08/30/2011

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That is how my 17month grows fast, but my 8year old never did and still does not. I mean he is very muscular but he is average as far as growing goes has always been that way..when he was a baby I thought he would be small forever…lol not literately but he grew sooooo slow.

♏*PHOENIX*♏ - posted on 08/30/2011

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oh yeah go to the "Rich" towns and its like a gold mine up in there...lol I have found some nice things for myself

Jane - posted on 08/30/2011

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If you find the right Goodwill you can get brand name items sometimes lightly worn and sometimes even brand new with tags.

Tah - posted on 08/30/2011

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Sorry rylan..I stopped to watch t.v..lol..he has a lot of plaid in his wardrobe, it's really in right now..so plaid shorts with the shirts to match the dominant color in it, he's in preschool playing mostly, I buy him new balance, Nike and chucks...I started buying his winter clothes and I got some plaid button ups and jeans and I also do the preppy vest for him on occasion..o the brands are polo, childrens place mostly for him..

Stifler's - posted on 08/30/2011

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My childs have no designer clothes. lol. I never buy them expensive stuff they grow too quick.

♏*PHOENIX*♏ - posted on 08/30/2011

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I cannot WAIT until the day my son starts to care how he looks

Tah - posted on 08/30/2011

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Tavier is only wearing hollister and polo this year...for instance..a yellow polo shirt, plaid polo sneakers or yellow chucks and some jeans with a small hole in the knee...I buy and every once in awhile he'll come to me and say mom, how does this look, I had to tell him it doesn't always have to be matchie mat hie..it just has to go..but he cannot leave my house with plaid and fatigues...they don't match everything....lol...

Sydney I also don't know how to explain it but to describe...a plaid shirt with a belt and black tights that she can wear with shoes or sneakers..I always make sure her shoes and shirts match..if she wears a skirt, it also has tights to match the shirt...she liked to wear dresses on music day..she's just really girlie and I always make sure she looks nice because she is not a stick figure and kids can be cruel but they won't ever have to tease her about her hair being not done or her clothes being a mess....

♏*PHOENIX*♏ - posted on 08/30/2011

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I would say my oldest style of dress is…I don’t care, yep at 8 he could care less of how he looks..not that I expect him to, but he will argue and try and put on dirty clothes, and now that he has a voice…he will still wear what I ask him to or what I give him to choose from, but does not always like it…that’s fine too, but omg…he will try and go to school in clothes that he wore the day before…lol with stains on them…smh
But when it counts his style is skateboard/urban/punk

I dress My 17month old pretty much the same way (they even have matching outfits), but with preppy in the mix (vest and blazers)…he wears every brand of clothing from Wal-mart, Target, Crazy 8 (I really like their clothes) H&M (cute stuff too), Gymboree, Burberry, and Dolce and Gabbana.

He has been voted best dressed baby among the babies and toddlers he is around…..thing is I didn’t try…lol
I just dress him how I want…and then he will turn like his brother did and say the hell with looking decent.

Rosie - posted on 08/30/2011

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my oldest dresses more of a punkish style. he's got skulls, and skateboards and stuff on his shirts.
my middle boy dresses just pretty regularly, t-shirt and shorts, no real style yet.
same with my youngest, t shirts and shorts, no real "style" yet.

Krista - posted on 08/30/2011

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@Angela Breunis: "Over here in NL"...? Are you on The Rock?



Edit: Ah, never mind. I saw a response of yours in another community, and realize that NL stands for the Netherlands. I thought you meant Newfoundland, Canada, as NL is its provincial abbreviation.

Jane - posted on 08/30/2011

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My kids are Montessori kids. I don't dress them. They dress themselves and have since they were two.

My son opts for modified baggy hip-hop and he sags but his t-shirts are so long no one can tell. He loves sneakers but I make him go to the discount outlet for Footlocker so he gets $120 kicks for $24.99.

My daughter opts for cute (Pac-Sun, Forever XXI) or sporty (Nike mostly). She loves shoes and uses her baby-sitting money to feed her habit. Sometimes I call her Imelda.

Tamara - posted on 08/30/2011

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Becky only wears Gymboree, Mr B only wears Gymboree and their sister store Crazy 8, Jeff Old Navy, and Al Areoposle

I shop when there are sales, I figure i would rather spend a little more and get better quality and cuter clothes :)

Bri - posted on 08/30/2011

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NIKE, ADIDAS, ECKO, DKNY, The Childrens Place is good too. i buy my SK khakis shorts or pants (cargo) and some carpenter like style jeans, with polo's striped shirts

Angela - posted on 08/30/2011

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I like to mix it up, She always looks good, that is true and I spend more on her clothes than mine. I do get compliments and I do appreciate it.

I always make sure she is comfortable, and almost always buy all cotton fabric. I go for quality fabric that is soft and can breathe because my Claire has eczema. So I do spend a bit more but it is worth it to see her cute and comfy!

Claire likes really feminine clothes but one of her favorite pair of PJ's is red with different trucks on it! She also love birds and fish so if it has that on it... it is a winner! So I think she likes to mix it up too.

Edit to add, we have gone to second hand stores for top quality for a low price. Not anyone realizes they are not new and are surprised when I tell them so. The States is really good for this, over here in NL their is only one children second hand shop... but when I go to the USA I stock up.

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J loves the Tony Hawk line too, Laura. I think he looks adorable in the more "skater" look. It's just too much trouble to do every day, and he says the layers are too warm, so usually he sticks to the polos and oxfords--It's funny because he looks SO preppy in his little polos, then the complete opposite the next day in his Tony Hawk stuff.

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My son has a yellow shirt that is just a Spongebob face. He bought it w/ his own money from his PapPap (my ex's dad) and it is his favorite shirt. :)



Oh Holly, I have a pic of one of the girls at 5 years old wearing a purple sweater, orange shorts, red tights, and brown shoes. I LOVE that pic. lol :)

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My kids all choose their own clothes every morning (and school days our oldest has to wear her uniform), so it's a hodgepodge :) Most days they like skirts and dresses, some days they wear dress-up clothes (costumes, ballet outfits, etc.), and some days they'll go casual. I keep a variety of clothes for them so they can make lots of fun outfits. I LOVE the Garanimals line of clothes because they all go together really well and the kids love choosing different things to go together (and they're cheap! lol).

Take today. My 8 year-old is in a blue skirt and blue and white striped shirt (uniform is pretty much anything red, white, blue or khaki - no jeans), and my 3 and 2 year-olds chose their matching sundresses this morning. So today's a dress day.

Yesterday (a weekend) my oldest wore a sundress, my 3 year-old wore her "sun outfit" (it's a pink skirt and matching tank that has suns all over it - she likes to wear it on SUNdays - she's a nut... lol) and my 2 year-old wore pink above the knee leggings with a purple and blue tunic-style top (and lime green socks with her pink and silver light up princess shoes - lol).

I try to keep most of the kids' clothes matching (so whatever they choose it's hard to make horrible outfits), but they're skilled and sometimes choose the oddest combos :)

Nikki - posted on 08/29/2011

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I hate commercial clothing too. My daughter has been given so many Disney and Wiggles clothes and I can't stand them.. The only exception of my rule is a Mini Mouse dress, it only has a small motive and it's cute.

Jurnee - posted on 08/29/2011

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Kinda skater, he likes the Tony Hawk line. He has to wear a uniform to school, so sometimes hell do a faux hawk, or spike his hair, show a little style

Stifler's - posted on 08/29/2011

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Logan has these cute skater shoes with aeroplanes on them they are so cute and little jeans. His shirts are usually Target brand or Biob the Builder lots of hand me downs from cousins and my friend's kid. Renae has lots of pretty dresses but it's been to cold for them until the last few days.

Krista - posted on 08/29/2011

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My son is 2, so I still pick out his clothes. I usually dress him in sort of a hipster-rocker-preppy sort of way. On a usual day, he'll wear a graphic tee or band tee, jeans, and his little black Chuck Taylors. I want to get him a newsboy cap for fall.

The only thing I DON'T like dressing him in are clothes with commercial cartoon characters on them -- especially Disney. It's a bit of a pet peeve of mine. My mom has bought him clothes with Tigger or Mickey on them, and I don't know...it just makes me feel like my kid is a walking advertisement. I don't mind as much if it's Sesame Street, though, for some odd reason. He has an Oscar the Grouch shirt that I just love. Maybe it's because Disney/Pixar merchandising is SO pervasive and inescapable, that it just irks me.

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J is pretty casual, but nice. He wears khaki shorts or jeans with a polo or button down shirt most days. Sometimes he wears a plain tee under the button down and leaves it open, which I think is adorable on him. He always wears his little cord necklace.

If it's really hot, he wears track shorts and a tee. In winter he prefers a hoodie to a coat or jacket. It doesn't get that cold here, so I don't mind.

Lissa - posted on 08/29/2011

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Lily chooses her own clothes and I would say she is catwalk chic. She chooses bizarre items to go together, things I would consider wrong colours, patterns etc but yet she comes out looking like a chic well put together girl, my niece is also like that. To give you an example last week she put on grey and neon pink stripy socks, white with pink polka dot leggings, a long black chiffon top with big pink and purple flowers with a white overshirt. Now reading that it sounds ridiculous, if I wore it I would look ridiculous but she pulls it off with flair.
My eldest wears typical teenager pull your jeans up, and dear lord get that top of so I can wash it type clothing!
My youngest is a shirt and jeans kind of boy.

Nikki - posted on 08/29/2011

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When we are at home she just wears track pants, t-shirts and jumpers. We live in the bush with no neighbours so no one see's us very often during the day, except for family. Honestly some days when we are not leaving the house we will stay in our PJ's until shower time and then put new PJ's on! lol When we go out I like to dress her up, she wears lots of dresses and pretty clips and ribbons in her hair.

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My 12 and 5 year old boys basically wear t-shirts and jeans with sneakers.

My 9 year old daughter loves wearing dresses and tops with skirts, with different types of shoes. My 7 year old daughter is the same she likes to wear alot of dresses. My 3 year is starting to dress herself and she loves wearing tops with her favorite Sesame Street characters on them and has alot of Winnie the Pooh dresses and loves wearing little skirts with sneakers. and my 9 month old is wears onsies and cute tops and leggings, little dresses as well.

Amanda - posted on 08/28/2011

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My 2 are usually pretty casual. Jeans/trackpants and tshirts in the winter shorts and tshirts in the summer and my daughter loves leggings and dresses.
I get a few compliments on some items of clothing that they wear, usually when it's something my mum has sent from the UK that is different from the clothes here in Australia

Stifler's - posted on 08/28/2011

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Cute lol Logan alwyas just wears track pants, jumpers and his sneakers in winter and shorts and a t shirt in summer. Renae is a baby so she wears onesies or leggings and tops or full suits. I don't dress them up lol when they are older they can choose a style or whatever.

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