With the impending birth of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s little one, it has got me thinking about how little ones are dressed now days.
I’m a fan of small children looking like small children, not mini adults. As such, I do love smocking on little ones, both boys and girls.
I was having a think about what it is that I find so attractive about this, as I was worried that it was because I was old fashioned and potentially stuck in my ways …….. (Me ? Never!!) However, I had a light bulb moment the other day and realised it wasn’t anything to do with being old fashioned, rather it has to do with etiquette.
There is something quite lovely about parents that think to dress their children in appropriate clothing for appropriate occasions. While I do think a small child in a smocking romper suit is darling, it’s not really appropriate for everyday wear. That said, it is suitable for an important outing or a photo shoot, which let’s face it, most new parents and grandparents enjoy doing quite often.
As I was raised in smocking outfits to be my ‘good’ and or ‘going out’ outfits, I have realised that it is only natural that I hold them in such high regard. As a small child, that is your first real foray into grooming. And let’s face it, there is something quite delightful about twirling around in your first ‘big girl’ dress, with polished shoes, darling socks and freshly ironed ribbons in your hair……… Do you agree?