Both Spain and Portugal are famous for, among other things, their chic, beautifully styled baby clothes and for a number of years now we have seen a revival in their popularity. Each country is renowned for using high quality fabrics that are often (although not always) styled in light pastel colours. Knit wear is a firm favourite in their designs, often with frills and beautifully crafted buttons, made from fabrics that are kind and sensitive to the skin.
The popularity of Spanish and Portuguese baby and children’s clothing results mainly from our own Royal family. For years there has been a ‘Kate effect’ as royal fans rush to copy the Duchess of Cambridge's pristine clothing. Since the birth of her three children there is now a ‘George’, ‘Charlotte’ and ‘Louis’ effect too. The duchess tends to source many of her children’s clothes from Spain, appearing prefer the more formal and traditional dress of the Spanish child.
Prince William and Kate’s Spanish nanny, Maria Turion Borrallo, is said to be a key influencer of the Royal families love for the Spanish and Portuguese design. Their nanny gifted the Royal family a cream knitted bonnet of Spanish design which was worn on the new born Princess Charlotte’s first public appearance outside the Lindo Wing at St Mary’s Hospital London, just after Charlottes birth.
The Duchess often chooses to dress all three of her children in traditional Spanish style clothing from independent retailers. When the public see the children in these pieces it creates a rush to purchase Spanish baby clothes with British parents desperately wanting to dress their children either the same or very similar to the Royals.
All three Children are often seen in chic, high quality clothing that have a modern twist. For example Kate often dresses Princess Charlotte in dresses that are pastel floral prints designed in a traditional style which often has short bell capped sleeves and a peter pan collar. She will pair this with a block colour cardigan, tights and Mary Jane shoes with a contrasting bow in Charlotte’s hair. While George and Louis are often spotted in a smart shirt and shorts with a Spanish edge.
We love the traditional elegant style of the Royal children’s clothing, including the high end fabrics, traditional styles and colours that these independent Spanish and Portuguese brands offer. For any parent searching for children’s clothing worthy of royalty, independent Spanish retailers seem to be the place to look.
Ava’s Wardrobe offers a wide selection of beautiful Spanish and traditional baby wear and children’s clothing in keeping with the look of the royal children. Any parent wanting to dress their children like royalty in quality fabrics and elegant styles cannot fail to love the unique Spanish and Portuguese designs that Ava’s Wardrobe has to offer.
Our current Autumn/Winter Collections offer a wide range of stunning designs and are a must have for parents wanting their children to be dressed in chic timeless pieces. We know you will love our designs and are always happy to hear your comments and suggestions.