By Margo McLean
Youthful, Innocent and Sweet. There’s something about a baby girl wearing florals that just seems right. We’ve canvased the web looking for the latest floral baby trends, and this one cries rustic, boho and down-right adorable. Think muted colors and earth tones. Think LACE!
In our fast-paced and ever-changing world, neon and eye-catching has dominated our timeline and Instagram feeds. But maybe it’s time to take a break from bright and bold. Subdued lately has resonance – a throwback to a calmer, more innocent time.
Since simplicity is making a comeback, we’ll show you how to do it right: baby shower style. Lace, a fabric originating in 16th century Europe, is the breath of fresh air we’ve been waiting for. In our favorite muted tones, floral lace is a texture you can dress up with some ballet flat or booties, or spice up with some tiny cowboy boots for a more western flare.
Don’t forget the flower crown! Coachella may be a few months away, but it’s never too early to get in the festival spirit. However you decide to accessorize, this is a look that’ll make the other shower guests pastel pink with envy.
Ocean Gitter looked stylish and sweet in her pastel ensemble that matched from head to toe. Babies grow quickly so you can buy something for months away too.
Here are some other adorable, pint-size, floral lace dresses that’ll impress the mother-to-be (and won’t break most banks)!
This adorable romper from Etsy comes complete with a large bow and accessorized with a flower headband. Flowers, bows, and lace – what more could you want? For only $29, it is a high-end look for an affordable price.
What about an outfit that includes a playful beaded flower bodice and an eggshell lace bottom, as well flower headband and bracelet that brings the look together? For $40, it’s a baby-shower-ready splurge, but it comes from Europe, so order at least two weeks ahead of time!
If you’re looking to break away from the traditional white and beige tones, this muted pink dress is the perfect alternative! A beautiful sheer material with floral detailing, complete with a matching slip, this $26 dress at Patpat.com, available for infants up to 5 or 6-year-olds, almost seems too good to be true! (If you’re tradition-bound, it comes it white, too.)
Now we are talking about christening clothes. These lace booties will dress the baby’s toes in style for $32. Baby Beau and Belle have the perfectly curated collection of lacy gifts and christening gowns for the well-dressed baby, as well as silver rattles and other items.
This unique dress with a full, layered skirt and the ruched top is a statement piece sure to turn heads.
Complete with a silk bow for $18 at Marili Jean, available for 18 months to 5T, this look has us wondering if it comes in adult sizes!