Thanksgiving is a special time of year, especially to children. They get to see relatives they don’t normally see, and eat food their parents don’t normally let them eat. When your little girls enjoying her Thanksgiving meal, I know you want her to look great, but you also want her to be comfortable. Here are a few tips for making sure both of these things come true.
First of all, it’s best to put her in a jacket or sweater rather then putting her in long sleeves. Children can be messy, sometimes, they haven’t quite gotten the idea of using a fork. The sleeves of your little girl’s dress or shirt will become littered with food if they aren’t removable. The house should be perfectly warm, and she really only needs protection to and from. It’s the right move to use a jacket.
Make sure your daughter likes the outfit. I know you want to use this holiday to show off the cute little girl you produced. It’s more important that she’s enjoying herself though. I’m sure you’ll be able to find something that both of you love. You want your daughter to feel comfortable, this won’t happen unless she loves what she’s wearing.
She needs to be able to run around in the outfit. Children often get to together to play after the meal. She deserves to have just as much fun as the other kids. A loose dress offers a lot of mobility, and is easy when your daughters still in diapers. Basically, I’d recommend cloth pants, and stretchy materials if you’re going to have her not wear a dress or skirt. Jeans can ruin a child’s ability to play and stay active. Plus, they are often too causal for Thanksgiving.
It should be machine washable. There’s no reason to create more work for yourself later, or another trip to the dry cleaners. This is especially true for those of us hosting the Thanksgiving dinner. We want an outfit our daughter can feel comfortable in, and get dirty in. She’ll have a lot more fun, and we’ll be able to relax, knowing whatever she spills, will come out.
Make sure the dress isn’t too short in the back. These kids clothing stores keep pushing the limits on whats appropriate. You don’t want your daughter to feel insecure when it comes to bending down. If the dress does seem to short, it’s always wise to put her in shorts underneath it. That way, she’ll be able to have a great time, worry free.
I hope you and your family have a lovely Thanksgiving. It’s not a fashion show, but it’s still important to make sure they look nice. It’s a special occasion, and special clothes should be worn. You’ll remember the magic of being together, and that’s only enhanced when everyone looks adorable. Go to the store and see all the lovely fall outfits for sale today. I’m sure you’ll find something wonderful.