Fashion trends for Spring/Summer 2011 – baby and childrenswear

Applique, gingham, denim, polka dots and wild west - some of the hot looks coming to the high street


Applique details

Colourful decorative extras give baby and children’s clothing the cute X-factor. From multi-hued dresses, to beautifully crafted skirts and necklines – the applique trend is a great spring/ summer must-have for little ones.


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These punchy, bright gingham prints are a great alternative to checks. From laid back chunky gingham, to baby twin sets and quirky shirts – this trend comes in many different guises.

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Polka dot childrenswear trend

Polka dots

Pretty polka dots are back once again and this timeless trend looks great in big spots in punchy colours.

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  • Spotty jersey dress, £10, Mothercare. (Ages 18 months to 8 years)
  • Red spotty dress, £6, Florence and Fred at Tesco. (Available end of March)
  • Blue beach scene dress, £18,  Mothercare. (Ages 0 to 3 years)
  • Spotted dress with frills, £17.99, Zara. (Age 6 to 9 months)

Hello Sailor

Ahoy! The sailor chic trend is back with a bang, with quirky boat prints and anchor decorated babygros.

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Tutti Fruity childrenswear trend

Tutti Fruity

Raspberries, pears and strawberries – oh my! Fruit dominates t-shirts and tops this coming season, so stock on these fruity tees now.

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Wild West

Cowboys and Indians galore this spring/ summer, so treat your little one to these charming wild west themed clothing.

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Bring the sunshine here with these funky Hawaiian print shirts!

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Denim delights

Light denim is the choice of denim to wear this coming season. From adorable twin sets to boxy dresses, deck your little one in this trend.


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