The partywear guide according to kids

Dressing for a party is always fun, right? While we swish around in a comfy, sequined jumpsuit, tradition dictates that we dress our kids in stiff, buttoned-up shirts and itchy, restrictive dresses. But if let loose on a world of sartorial options, what would kids choose to wear? We’ve gone straight to the source and surveyed mini partygoers to see what they’d put in their event dressing arsenal. The results are in…

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“I’d wear my school shoes,” divulges Maisie (aged 4), “and a blue dress with hearts on it, or one with fairies on it.” There's a definite fantasy theme at play. “I would put on a snow queen outfit that is white and blue,” Eliana (5) says, “with a beautiful tiara with snowflakes on it.”


The boys go for a sporty, high-low look. “I’d wear my Jurassic World Fallen Kingdom top or a shirt and a bowtie because then I’d look smart,” Beau (6) explains. “For my trousers, I’d wear my football shorts with the big number ten on them and my brown boots for shoes.” Reuben (2) would follow suit. “He likes to wear what he calls his ‘goal-keeper’,” his mum explains, “which is any long sleeve top with stripes on it and his monkey trousers!”

Girl in 3 Pommes dress and cardigan



Some interviewees take a thematic approach to party dressing. “ I would wear a ballerina outfit,” Rosie (3) confirms, “with my sparkly tap shoes and my hair tied up.” “I would dress up as a present!” Emma (7) exclaims.


A defining factor is all decision makers know exactly the look they want. Brooke (12) would wear “a black skater skirt, black tights, platform ankle suede boots and a white, off-the-shoulder top.” Barney (5), meanwhile, says “I’d be a snowman with candy because I love Christmas and snow and candy.”


From our extensive fieldwork research, we’ve deduced kids have great taste. Left to their own devices they’d pick fun combos, expressing their personalities, that are lot more exciting than the archetypal party looks. So, from crunching the data, we’re taking inspo from our eveningwear experts and have pulled together four great party looks to shop now. “Parties are fun!” Maisie exclaims. We couldn’t agree more.

Rock chick

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Sporty star

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Princess for an evening

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Animal antics

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