Spring dress up clothes for kids

March 10, 2008 10:21:15 AM PDT
Most youngsters live in denim and tees. But spring is a time for dressing up. Whether for Easter church services or a family brunch, it's fun for children to wear special outfits. Lisa Stricker of Woodfield in Schaumburg has some suggestions.

Black & White may not be the first colors you think of for Easter, but they're everywhere this spring. hanna Andersson has come up with a way to use Black & White in a great-looking collection that's undeniably seasonal and sophisticated.

Natalie and Joel wearing fashions from hanna Andersson

Garden Party Gingham dress ($42)

Intricate floral appliqué and embroidery above the hem

Eyelet collar with checked ruffle trim

Topped off with an open-weave Straw Hat with eyelet sash ($18)

Jellycat brand Duck( $22)

Total Outfit- $60 (without Duck)

Gingham shirt ($32)

Cotton sweater vest ($36)

Lightweight twill pants with adjustable waistband ($34)

Total Outfit- $102

Gemma and Christian in Easter outfits from Macy's at Woodfield

Traditional Sailor Dress with Gingham trim and bow ? but with a modern twist: great purple color ($48)

Just a touch of crinoline for a gentle twirl on the skirt

Cotton shrug offers concession to early Easter ($28)

Gotta' love Easter bonnets on little girls! ($10)

Check out cute purse and hair bows ($12)

Total Outfit- $98

Calvin Klein 2-piece navy pin-striped suit ($135)

Bring in popular colors of the season: Periwinkle blue shirt ($28)

Blue/purple striped tie ($25)

Total Outfit- $188

Kayla (H&M) and Madison (Limited Too)

From traditional to "not so." Can't keep girls in sailor dresses forever. Our tweens are showing off their individual style in outfits that will work on Easter Sunday and well beyond into spring and summer.

H&M's casual styles can go anywhere this season:

Incorporated a traditional Easter color with her pastel pink, lightweight sweater ($24.90)

Underneath is a white, short sleeve button-down blouse. ($14.90)

Khaki skirt she can get a lot of use out of during the spring. Has a tie-belt with detailed stitching. ($14.90)

Total Outfit- $54.70

Another option is Limited Too's very feminine look:

"Flowy" chiffon asymmetrical, halter style dress ($54.50)

Lots of spring colors: green, light blue, yellow, white and black

Belt ties in the back

Bit of sparkle on the belt and around the neckline adds a little extra fun to the dress!

Total Outfit- $54.50

For more information on these fashions or stores , visit www.shopwoodfield.com