with Susan Wagner
The Working Closet is your source for the best of what's hip and fresh in fashion and beauty. Susan Wagner keeps you up-to-date on trends and offers tips and tricks for making everything in your closet truly work for you.
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I have boys, two of them. I love them with my whole soul, and I truly believe that I am a good boy mama, for a lot of reasons (I like sports and I don’t mind dirt and pretend tea parties cause me to go into a coma). But there are times when I am a little wistful about not having had a daughter.
Because girls have the CUTEST clothes.
Like these wee dresses, all of which are appropriate for play and parties.
The babydoll dress made a comeback this past year, for girls of all ages and sizes. It’s a difficult shape to wear if you are a grown up, but if you happen to be a kid, the babydoll is perfect.
Gap Kids babydoll sweater dress, $39.50
This one, from Gap Kids, can be worn on its own or with a cardigan when the weather is warm, or layered over a turtleneck or long-sleeved tee for colder days. Pair with tights and boots for snowy days, or with tennis shoes for play dates.
I am a big believer in play clothes that kids can actually PLAY in, but rather than tear down the curtains in the governess’s room to make them, you can skip off to Hanna Andersson and find super cute dresses for every day. This one quite honestly makes my ovaries hurt. Maybe I should have another baby …
Hanna Andersson Come for Cocoa dress, currently $32.00
Or maybe I should just buy the dress for my niece.
Finally, being a kid means that you get to wear whimsical pieces. Little girls should have little girl clothes, not little tiny versions of grown up clothes. After all, when was the last time you were able to wear a skirt with a poodle on it to the office?
Don’t answer that.
Poodle hem dress, Gymboree, $26.50
Gymboree also has poodle tights, if one were so inclined.
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