Christmas time is one of the times of the year that children wear formal clothing. Baby dresses that a child will wear to a Christmas party are much more elegant and elaborately detailed than the baby dresses they wear from day to day. Baby dresses for Christmas parties are often as elegant as the baby dresses worn to beauty pageants and similar functions.
You will want the clothing to be appropriately colored for the occasion. Christmas colors are usually red and green, and other deep colors. Most of the dresses will be decorated with silver, gold, and white lace, ribbon, and accessories to complete the rich look of Christmas.
Little boys will wear dress clothing to the Christmas parties they attend. Many of the parties will require the young gentleman to have a suit that is complete with a suit coat and a tie. Some of the gatherings will be less formal and the little boy will be able to wear dress slacks, a dress shirt, and a tie. Many parents elaborate on the little boy’s attire by having them wear vests, often sweater vests, to these occasions.
Little girls will be required to wear clothing that is made of elegant materials. Velvet is one of the favorite materials to make Christmas dresses from. Satin and silk are often chosen because they are shiny and they are elegant. The dress will almost always have lace on it and usually they have large bows in the back of them. The sleeve length of the garment will be chosen by the climate the child lives in, and their personal preference for short sleeves or long sleeves.
This is the only time of year most children wear the velvet fabrics, and often this time of year is the only time that the little girls have to wear the crinolines under their dresses. Crinolines are stiff skirts made of tulle that help the skirt of the outer garment stand out like the dresses of the old south once did.
The underskirt will usually be white in color and there is often lace at the end of each row of tulle. The lace adds to the effects of the petticoat and it also makes the underskirt as pretty as the overskirt is. This is because a lot of dresses are designed to show the underskirt as well as the overskirt the child is wearing. Try both garments on for perfect fitting before the night of the party.