Back in “my day” (I’m late 20′s…. shush) I remember being dressed in matching sets and jelly shoes. I don’t particularly recall times or pictures where I looked anything other than a little girl who got the same outfit but slightly smaller than her big sister’s. How things have changed.
It may be because I’ve only just started noticing more since I became a mum but I can’t help but see more and more kids dressed like mini models. Not that I have anything against it of course, I’m a sucker for a little person in a waistcoat. It just seems that projecting style through our children has maybe become more prominent? I’ve fallen into the trap too. There’s been many a time where @Yawnofthedad has dressed Squish only for me to quickly change him again because something didn’t look quite right. It’s daft really… surely if he’s comfortable, that’s all that matters?
I also see more and more children in designer clothing. Not that I’ve got anything against designer of course, if anyone fancies buying Squish some Ralph Lauren for kids please proceed. My opinion is that if you have the money then why not? But I guess it also depends on your reasons. I don’t see any benefit a 1 year old has in being kitted out head to to in expensive designer brands, particularly when they are barely in them for 4 months. In our household we are not massively into designer but I wouldn’t be adverse on getting the odd key piece that I know he would get a lot use out of. There’s some designer brands which are worth investing in due to their quality which therefore increases the length of use you get out of them. Everything in moderation.
Then there’s the gimmicks….shoes you can draw on, PJ’s with batman capes, hoodies with ears, slippers with mouths. Dare I go on? Even kids sandal designs have changed along the years. Don’t get me wrong jelly sandals are still very much tip-tapping about but I can’t remember ever having velcro sports sandals complete with flashing lights in the soles!! Oh and then there’s those kids… you know, the floaty ones that whizz past you in Asda wearing the wheelie shoes. Roller Shoes? Bizarre.
I wonder what the future holds for our grandchildren? Space suits?
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