Buying Formal Dresses for Babies

18 October 2011

I confess, I've been frantically looking for the best dress for the girls' first birthday. (There's a possibility I may have bought and returned over 10 dresses in this process). Well, something good came out of my frenzy people. I have learnt a few lessons on my journey in search of the ultimate baby threads.

Here's the 411 on baby dress:
Online vs brick and mortar - The same dress can have different price tag in store vs online. Case in point, one of our best birthday dress contenders (and my favorite) $68 in store at Macys, $45 on
Is it a potato or a root vegetable - Thanks to the business of mass production, the same dress can have 2 different labels in 2 different stores with 2 different prices but both probably came out of the same factory. Case in point, this beautiful dimple dress bears the brand name Cinderella in JC Penney and sells for $33. Same dress is branded American Princess in Dillards and sells for $30
A picture does not always tell the story - A dress can look wow or drab depending on the picture online. I found that by googling the dress, I could get a range of pictures for the same dress.


 Velvet is an option - This time of the year, there's a lot of velvet-topped clothes. If you see a ballgown with a top you don't like, there's a possibility it exists somewhere with a velvet top. Like this taffeta dress.


Choose your rainbow - A lot of the styles are available in similar colors in Nordstroms, Dillards, Kohls, Sears, JC Penney, Macys... you name it. Once again, google is your friend in finding the color you want

So how did this race to the dress end? Two of the taffeta dresses.

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