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Fit for a royal baby

5 April 2018




The Duchess of Cambridge is due to give birth to her third child this month and, while we don’t know 


if it’s a girl or boy, we do have some idea of what the new addition will wear. Charlotte Duck looks back on 


royal babywear classics and seeks inspiration from the new Next baby collections



While fashion trends come and go, the way the Royal Family dress their babies has remained largely 


the same. In particular, there’s one standout look they keep coming back to, especially for boys: the romper


Princes Edward, William and George have all been photographed in them, often with an embroidered motif 


or decorative pleating on the chest. It’s easy to see why these all-in-ones have the royal seal of approval – they’re 


smart but don’t have the fussiness you get from most formal baby outfits. As the mini HRHs grow up and start 


walking around, it’s rare that you’ll see them in a classic pair of trousers; instead, dungarees or shorts, the latter held up 


with braces and accessorised with ribbed socks pulled to just below the knee, are the order of the day. For both, 


a smart shirt underneath is a given but the royals often choose a peplum collar for a cuter, more comfortable fit. 



If you are looking for inspiration, when buying for a newborn in your life, 


don't forget to read our newborn essentials check-list first.




SHOP BABY BOYS’ CLOTHES


SHOP BABY BOYS’ ACCESSORIES

And what about those adorable little princesses? The go-to style for royal baby girls centres around a cotton tea 


dress in a floral, vintage-inspired print. Nostalgia features heavily in royal fashion choices, and the shapes and patterns 


used in many of the dresses they wear today wouldn’t have seemed out of place fifty or even a hundred years ago. At first 


glance, these frocks may seem relatively simple but, look closer, and you’ll notice little elegant details such as frill collars 


and miniature decorative buttons. Pretty as they are, these dresses won’t keep a royal tot warm so for cold days and 


breezy outings, cashmere is the cover-up of choice. Soft, warm and luxurious, it’s become a fashion staple in the 


royal nursery, whether the little ones are leaving hospital for the first time or off to a friend’s birthday party. While 


protocol dictates many of their style choices, the royals aren’t averse to having some fun with their fashion and they 


often do it with their choice of accessory. Princess Charlotte loves finishing off her look with a carefully positioned bow 


in her hair, lace trim socks and some white leather Mary Janes but whether her little sister or brother will have the 


same interest in clothes, only time will tell.




SHOP BABY GIRLS’ CLOTHES 


SHOP BABY GIRLS’ ACCESSORIES

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