A lot of mainstream clothing for young girls lacks imagination – far too many shades of pink and boring floral prints. I often end up buying boys clothes for my girls in a lot of shops, as their ranges tend to be larger and the designs more interesting. There’s also that crushing feeling when you see another toddler in the playground wearing the same T-shirt or dress as your child – embarrassing for all involved. Ultimately, if you want something more varied and original, you have to seek it out – or get lucky and stumble upon a gem, which I did last weekend.
As I was busy herding my children while they wondered aimlessly around our local fete, I came across a stall selling the most amazing retro kids clothes. We’re talking about 100% polyester, candy coloured striped polo shirts, flared jeans with orange stitching, bright shift dresses and floral playsuits – just like you were dressing your kids to be in the audience of Tiswas (ask your mum and dad).
Ladies and gentleman, I give you Buckle My Shoe Vintage. I was lucky enough to be sent a selection of their dresses for Scarlett and Martha and here are a few of the best pictures I took before they started rolling around in the dirt and eating twigs.
So come on, it’s time to bring back polyester and viscose!