A first birthday outfit for a little girl is, in many ways, more for the parents than for the child. While girls of any age enjoy pretty things, your little girl will be just as happy with an ordinary outfit as with an extremely formal one. Still, there is something about a darling baby girl dressed in her best for those commemorative photos. The good news is that with today’s fabrics and many choices of toddler-wear, you don’t have to compromise on comfort or on attractiveness. No matter what your budget, there is likely to be a cute first birthday outfit perfect for your little angel.
For a simple, comfortable outfit you just can’t beat a personalized onesie with a heart or a candle, announcing, “I’m One!” This is an excellent budget choice for people in warm climates where an elaborate costume is just going to be too much. It also works well with a pair of pull-on stretch pants or a little skirt. It doesn’t take much to dress it up with a bow or a little bit of lace.
Next step up is a little t-shirt dress with a tutu ruffle on the bottom. Personalize it, add that important announcement or a cute logo and you have a happy baby who is going to charm just about everyone.
Eyelet lace rompers are another summer or warm area favorite. Pick a color that goes with your child’s complexion. Since these are usually cotton, they are easy to wash, so no worries if birthday cake, ice cream or punch become part of the ensemble.
Simple is good, but simple doesn’t have to be ordinary. Your baby can be a one-year-old flapper in a little black sheath with a fringed hem and a bright gold 1 on her chest. Add a black and white headband adorned with a gold bow, and you are all set for those pictures.
If it is too chilly in your area for t-shirts or rompers, team a cute jumper with one of those t-shirts and warm, comfy leggings. Your baby girl will not only be ready for pictures, she will be ready to try out those new gifts.