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Vintage Style Children’s Clothing: Girls, Boys, Baby, Toddler

 

Shop vintage style childrens clothing for boys and girls, baby, toddler, and big kids.

My herd all in vintage inspired kids clothing

Where do you shop for vintage style children’s clothes? With three kids under 5 (girl and boys) and a lot of vintage themed events and family pictures to dress up I have become pretty good are finding the kids outfits.  Here are some tips on choosing an outfit and where I like to shop.

  1. Pick your decade: 1910-1920s girls wore drop waist or slip dresses with a large bow belt. Boys wore overalls, knickers (short pants), button own shirt and cap hats. A bow tie is cute too.  For 1930s-1940s girls dresses were simple A-line dresses in small floral prints. Boys wore pants and button-down shirts or a suit for special events.    1950s girls wore dresses just like mom- big circle skirts. Older girls found the fad for poodle skirts and cardigan sweaters a trend worth following. Boys wore dark blue jeans and plaid shirts. Little boys and girls were fond of overalls and rompers in fun colors. Western clothes were very popular for little cowboys and girls. The 1960s saw dresses return to the shift style for girls but little change for boys clothes. Shop by decade: Victorian to 1910s, 1920s, 1930s, 1940s and 1950s-1960s. 
  2. For Babies: Babies wore long white christening gowns up until they could walk and usually plain white baby doll dresses or rompers as toddlers. Even boys wore dresses.
  3. Kids clothes or little adults? Children can wear vintage kids clothes just like they did back then or you can dress them like a little adult in all the styles grownups wore. There are some cute options for mommy and me sets as well.
  4. Sailor Clothes- The one style of clothing for all the decades were nautical or sailor themed clothes. Navy and white dresses, pants, overalls, rompers and hats. You can’t go wrong with a sailor outfit for any decade.

Where to shop vintage children’s clothes:

Vintage style kids clothes. Where to shop.

Too Cute!

Genuine Vintage: Browse through etsy.com or ebay.com for the decade + gender. You can also find handmade vintage inspired clothes on Etsy.com as well.

Vintage Inspired Children’s:

Amazon: Has a lot of choices for girls ’50s dresses, boys ’20s knickers or suits, sailor themes, costumes and baby gowns. 

Boden (UK) and mini Boden at Nordstrom: Love this brand for all their mid-century inspired kids clothes. So cute!

Zuilly: Stock is always changing but keep an eye on the new arrivals. Sometimes I find the most adorable vintage style kids clothes here.

Lindy Bop- Girls 1950s dress, petticoats, sweaters and more.

Gymboree: I shop here regularly for my kids clothes. Especially around Easter I find a lot of cute vintage styles for boys and girls.

Hannah Anderson: Several cute pinafore vintage style dresses.

Blue Pony Vintage: Simple cotton dresses for girls and babies.

Vindiebaby: Charming vintage style girls clothing for ages 2-8

Feltman Brothers: Since 1916 they have made classic vintage style baby clothes.  White gowns, rompers, body suits, smocked dresses and sweaters. Carriage Boutique and Petit Ami are similar brands.

Contact us if you need help finding the right clothes for your kids.

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3 thoughts on “Vintage Style Children’s Clothing: Girls, Boys, Baby, Toddler

  1. I read that as the girls get older, they wore long skirts then in 1922 for example a 14 year old girl would already wear a skirt in the mid shin

    • Yes, children were allowed to dress in shorter clothing. In the 1910s, girls wore clothing that inspired the 1920s women’s looks with shorter hems, big bows, a colorful prints. When a girl was turning into a woman she was expected to dress like a young woman and not a girl anymore. The longer hem length was the first sign of this transition.

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