2011 Fashion Trends For Children's Clothing

2010 has been an interesting year for fashion. This is the year where the press criticized celebrity baby Suri Cruise for wearing expensive designer kid's clothing. This is the year where designer brands began to actively produce clothes for children-as there seems to be a market for expensive kid's clothing. This is the year where children and adults alike explored the potentials of fashion from another culture-with Japanese and Korean fashion being in the forefront of the kid's clothing and adult clothing fashion trends. And the year has not even ended!

So what can people expect for the year 2011? It's not too early to tell: after all, designers and clothing companies release their clothing lines early. The likes of Ducci and even lesser known brands such as Ouef Eco have already shown their 2011 designs, among many others. What prominent trends can be seen from these early kid's clothing releases?

Perhaps the most prominent trend to surge for the year 2011 is the theme of practical luxury or elegance for kid's clothing. Again, this is a trend that probably stemmed from the "Suri Cruise effect," wherein children want to wear designer clothes and parents want to dress their children in design brands. However, the clothing companies are gunning for something appropriate for kids despite its designer-luxury trappings. These designer kid's clothing items will be comfortable and will steer away from styles that are inappropriate for the toddler and pre-teen set.

Of course, don't expect these "practical luxuries" to be practically priced.

The eco-conscious theme will also become prominent in 2011, sipping its way from the adult runway to the kid's clothing industry. Expect kid's clothing pieces made from highly sustainable materials such as bamboo, organic cotton, and other similar fabrics. In short: frivolous is out, environmental trends are in.

Fashion pundits are already proclaiming the year 2011 as the year when the 80s rocker look returns. Expect this influence to become apparent in kid's clothing-or at least in teen and pre-teen clothing. Don't expect kid's clothing to incorporate the leather and the highly sexualized look of 80s rock, although many will see the disgruntled, mixed and matched styles that the 80s made popular.

Because of this, Japanese-inspired kid's clothing will become a bigger hit in 2011. This fashion aesthetic somewhat adheres to the concept of 80s fashion-clothes and accessories that shouldn't match but go well together anyway, the somewhat mature Victorian-inspired dresses , the exotic Lolita-styled dresses made innocent and child-like (and therefore safe yet cute).

For girl's fashion, expect dresses with flowing fabrics. This trend, which is more apparent in countries such as Australia and United Kingdom, is likely to be incorporated in kid's clothing-a far cry from the current trend of flesh showing for women's fashion. What not to expect in kid's clothing in 2011: velvet. Many fashion journalists are already seeing velvet as a major material in some of the biggest designs for next year-but it's unlikely that this material will enter the kid's clothing scene. …

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Tips For Buying Children's Clothing From Online Stores

Kids, particularly toddlers and pre-teens, outgrow clothes very quickly, be it pants, sweaters or shirts. The apparel that was perfectly fitting last month is suddenly not fitting this month. Nowadays, with the usage of internet by many people, many online stores are selling children's clothing like designer baby clothes, paper wings clothing and cakewalk clothing. So, the parents need not worry about shopping of dress materials for their kids. The presence of online stores has made shopping easier and comfortable. They can save their precious time and also money by following certain tips while they are doing online shopping for their kid's clothing.

Here, we will see some of the tips for buying children's clothing from online stores:

o The first and foremost thing is the check the reliability of the web site chosen by you for purchasing clothes for your kids. This can be done through the source from where you got their URL or you can also contact their existing customers, if possible.

o If possible, you can ask for some sample clothes since you can see just the picture of the clothes while placing the order.

o It is better to get your doubt clarified regarding the mode of payment since you are going to give your credit card details or account details to them.

o Also make clear whether any extra cost will be added to the cost of the cloth for home delivery. There are many Children's boutiques offering free home delivery. So you can select these online stores.

o Since almost all the online stores clearly specify the size of the children clothing clearly in the web site, check whether the size will be perfect for your child before placing the order to avoid returning of the clothes.

o Do not forget to compare the cost of the dress material selected by you with the cost specified by other online stores. For instance, if you are planning to select cakewalk clothing for your kid, you can compare the cost of the same material with other online stores to check whether you are paying the perfect price.

o Check whether the web site is giving quality assurance for color, embroidery work, etc.

o Clarify the number of days within which the dress can be returned in the case of spotting of any damage.

o Carefully read the return policy followed by the web site. This is because many web sites will make the customer responsible for the shipping charges on return of clothes.

o It is always better to keep record of the transaction vouchers and any mail received by you from that online store.

o Some web sites will announce clearance sales at the end of a particular season and at these clearance sales the cost of clothes will be low. So, you can make use of this opportunity as well for purchasing the clothes for your kids.
You can select any of these reliable web sites and make your child happy by selecting …

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