I'll be honest: I'm a little biased towards baby girls. I have anything against baby boys; it's just that baby girls are so cute and you can play dress up with them! If you are a girly girl like I am, choosing those cute outfits will always makes for a wonderful bonding experience for the two of you.
When your little princess is still a young, it's up to you to decide what will look stylish on them. They have no fashion sense of their own yet, which is great because you can rely on your own sense of fashion to dress them. You better take advantage of this period, because before too long they'll start having favorite outfits and start turning down everything you pick out for them.
That said, I've always had a few tips and tricks up my sleeve when it comes to dressing my little girl. That's what I'd like to share with you in this post. Here's a detailed list of outfit ideas, dos and don'ts, as well as a couple of trade secrets that'll help you pick out beautiful outfits for your baby girl every time.
Outfit ideas for your baby girl
As you buy your baby girl's clothes, try to go for things that go well together. Ideally, everything in their wardrobe should pair well with everything else. Here are a few ideas to get you started:
Rompers are one-piece outfits, so if you are in a hurry, they can be lifesavers. The styling options for rompers are almost endless; they can be worn over onesies or be dressed up with stockings or knee-length socks, or even go for something loose that'll let those cute baby legs breathe.
Jumpsuits are fashionable and trendy, so having a couple in the closet is always a good idea. They are perfect for playdates, trips to the park, and impromptu outings. You'll get to choose between sleeveless and sleeved onesies. If it gets cold, you can always add a long-sleeved onesie under the jumpsuit or a cute sweater on top.
Dresses and frocks are timelessly stylish outfits for girls. Just like rompers, they are one-piece pieces that will save you lots of time. The beauty of dresses is their limitless styling options. You can pair your baby girl's dress with cute cardigans, diaper covers, socks, leggings, and more.
Top and leggings
The top and legging combo has always been my go-to because it is just so versatile. You can wear them to the park, around the house, and even as pajamas. This look gets old pretty fast, though, so keep things fresh by mixing it up with colorful clothes and prints. When using prints and colors, you'll need to make sure they don't clash by finding a pair with some similar colors.
As I mentioned earlier, when you buy these pieces, go for ones that complement each other. Wondering how many of each to buy? Here is a detailed guide on all the outfits you should get for your baby and how many pieces of each to invest in.
Styling tips for dressing your baby girl
As you choose your little one's outfit of the day, here are a few styling tips that might come in handy:
Just like earrings, necklaces, and bracelets can complement your outfit, children accessories are a great way to tie a look together.
If you choose to accessorize with jewelry pieces, make sure that they are made using hypoallergenic materials because kids' skins are very sensitive.
If your little one has short hair, headbands and bows are a great way to accent her look. Be sure to match the bow's colors with her outfit's colors. Headbands are great because they can be worn both in summer and winter so they'll never go out of style.
2. Visit the boys’ section
In most clothing stores, the girls' section is filled with pink clothes, glitter, ruffles, and sequins. If these are not your taste, consider shopping in the boys' section once in a while. There, you will find more solid and neutral colors and patterns.
Another benefit of shopping on the boys' side is that once you buy an outfit, you won't find many baby girls wearing the same things as your little angel.
3. Consider her body type
Even as a child, your daughter already has a body type. Although it is going to change as she grows, you want to dress her in clothes that match her body. For example, if she has skinny legs, you probably want to buy more leggings.
4. Buy big
As you shop for your baby girl, try to buy things that are at least a size larger than her true size. Babies grow super fast so if you want the outfit to last for a while, this is the easiest way to do it.
5. Comfort comes first
When picking outfits, always get things that your baby girl will be comfortable in. Start by looking at the fabric: make sure it is soft and not itchy. Check for tags at the back and remove them as they can be very uncomfortable to have on sometimes.
Also, don't buy things that are too small or too big, no matter how cute they are. It's a small price to pay to get a comfortable, happy kiddo.
6. Match clothes
Matching outfits are always so adorable! Dressing your little girl to look just like you is the perfect way to get complements wherever you go. It'll also make for extra cute photos while providing a wonderful bonding experience for you and your child.
9. Embrace DIYs
If you have a creative side, you can flex those creative muscles by making a cute outfit yourself at home. Some of the easiest items to make are headbands. To make them, all you have to do is cut strips from old clothes, sew the hems, then add some details to your creation.
If you know how to crotchet, you can also make other pieces like sweaters, mittens, booties, and hats. It will save you a lot of money while giving you an outlet to bring your ideas to life.
Dressing your baby girl is always a lot of fun. It's not always a walk in the park, though. Hopefully, with the tips and tricks outlined in this article, you'll find it a little easier to style your baby girl. Good luck!