Children’s fashion has changed considerably in modern society. In fact, we only need to go back to the 80s to realize just how much things have changed. During the 1980s, there was really no such thing as children’s fashion, in those days children’s clothing was simply a matter of practicality: parents dressed their children in clothes that were suitable for play, and which it did not matter too much if they were covered in stains or torn. For example, boy’s tracksuits were popular for both genders like in the US and Europe, and the shell suit took the population by storm.
Nowadays things have changed, and children’s fashion is now a multibillion-dollar industry. From world-class designers, to offbeat boutiques, it’s certainly fair to claim that children are well catered for in terms of fashion.
In this article we shall look at some of the evergreen trends in children’s clothing currently in fashion in Australia
Tracksuits, or tracky-dacks as we affectionately call them are first on the list. Boys will breathe a huge sigh of relief here; the boy’s tracksuit is still a firm favourite amongst fashion gurus. Thanks largely to the popularity of hip-hop and break dancing, the tracksuit is here to stay for a few more seasons yet.
Children’s fashion frequently mimics adult fashions, but clothes are embellished with a cutesy edge. Layers are a popular trend at the moment, a trend that has been around for several years now, and will continue to be around for the foreseeable future. A great look for boys is a graphic tee shirt, teemed with a casual shirt, and a hood,
cardigan, blazer, or vest, to complete the look.
same as adult fashion, graphic tees are extremely fashionable for children too. Children are fortunate in this area as they get away with graphic tees that sport retro cartoon characters, such as Danger Mouse or Thundercats.
Choosing graphic tees to wear can be extremely fun, and there is a wide range available for children of all ages. Kids will love these t-shirts, and parents will rejoice because their child looks cute, as well as fashionable.
If you are unaware of the current trend for Ugg-style boots, then where have you been? Ugg boots are those boots that look rather like snowshoes, but come in a suede material and frequently have a fur lining. They are extremely fashionable in women’s clothing, and the same is true for girls.
These are just a few of the latest trends in children’s fashion. The fashion industry for children is fantastic because clothes are being designed that are not only fashionable, but age appropriate too. Clothing manufacturers have now realized that clothing does not necessarily need to be overly cute, there were fears that by taking away various cutesy factors, children’s clothes would look too old, but this is simply untrue.
3 Choices When Making Your Own
Choose Your Colours – Having a hard time finding a specific colour for a special occasion such as a wedding or confirmation? First, research what colours you’d like to use. If the wedding is a certain time of year, such as during the spring or summer, choose a bright and cheery colour for your special occasion. If a theme or colour scheme is involved, choose the brightest colour and accent with the darker colours.
Choose The Style – After choosing the colours you’d like to use, you can go to local craft stores that sell patterns and browse through the different styles that are offered. If you know the person who will be making the clothing, or you’re going to do it yourself, you can purchase the pattern in the correct size. If you’re ordering the clothing, take note of the pattern numbers that you like and make sure to mention them to the business you’ve chosen to work with.
Choose the Size – Sometimes handmade clothing from patterns tends to run larger than store bought. Whether making your own or ordering online, you will need to measure your child. Typical measurements can be obtained around the waist, and hips. Some infant clothing might need an in-seam length or hip to foot measurements. Either informs your seamstress of the measurements or matches the measurements to the pattern and sees which size fits the closest to your child. Easy!