Couture For Kids: Trends That Mirror Mommy

Jennifer Lopez and her Daughter in Couture Fashion

“Like mother, like daughter,” a common phrase that has been bounced about for decades and likely rung true for millions of mommies and their minnie-mes… same laugh, same smile, same style. Fashion sensibilities are often shared from generation to generation. It’s no wonder that trends on the runway for women find their way into the children’s market. Couture and Ready-To-Wear styles from Resort 2016 have already popped up in tiny sizes.

Valentino always wows with their wonderful prints. Their Resort 2016 collection was no exception. Designers Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli decorated classic silhouettes with whimsical and wanderlust-inspiring prints. From garden flowers to Native American motifs, the textiles were magical. And similarly fun prints can be found for your little ones, too.

Model in Printed Dress - Printed Fashions for Kids

1. Zoe Sleeveless Floral A-Line Dress ($205)
2. J.Crew Two-In-One Marble Print Dress ($58)
3. H&M Sweatshirt Dress ($15)

Feminine details are one of the signatures of Elie Saab. For Resort 2016, his take on elevated everyday pieces was spot-on. An eyelet dress is as essential for a summer wardrobe as a LBD is for year round. Saab delivered this staple in its highest form, and there are a plethora of eye-catching eyelets for girls.

Models in Eyelets - Eyelets for Children Featured

1. Chloe Kids Eyelet Overlay Bubble ($180)
2. Ralph Lauren Girls’ Cotton Eyelet Dress ($51)
3. Gap Eyelet Fit & Flare Dress ($22)

The popular ’50s and ’60’s silhouette of cinched waists with bow accents were everywhere at Erdem’s Resort 2016 show. Erdem’s vintage-inspired collection was breathtakingly beautiful exuding fierce femininity, making it equal parts sugar and spice. The bow at the waist is a sweet classic detail that is fun to mix with modern textures and prints.

Models in Cinched Waist Dresses - Tie-Waist Dresses for Girls Featured

1. Burberry Chambray Felica Sleeveless Button-Front Chambray Dress ($215)
2. J.Crew Tulle Dress With Bow ($70)
3. Target Almond Print Dress ($20)

Pleats are a classic detail that polish any look. Fendi’s Resort collection incorporated this delightful detail in countless looks. Karl Lagerfeld always delivers timeless and sophisticated styles, so it makes sense to see this traditional element woven through his show. The pleat is particularly perfect for the little ones as it evokes a girly, feminine innocence.

Model in Pleated Skirt - Pleated Dresses for Kids Featured

1. Helena Pleated Satin Shift Dress ($200)
2. Design History Striped Fit & Flare Dress ($34)
3. Target French Toast Pleated Jumper ($13)

– Wells Butler is a designer and stylist living in Los Angeles. You can follow her on Instagram here.