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Dressing Kids to Complement Their Coloring

Do You Consider Child's Best Colors Before Buying Clothes?

When wardrobe shopping for tiny tots, most moms consider price, fit, and practicality above all else. One mother recently commented to me, "I wanted to buy that same dress your daughter is wearing, but I wasn't sure the coloring would suit my daughter." Taken back by her statement, it made me wonder if I am abnormal for never having considered my child's complementary hues. Shy of her third birthday, I figure if it's the right price and serves a purpose, it might find a way into the closet.

Do you dress your darling according to his or her color wheel?

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MaggieLei MaggieLei 8 years
I totally do. I tend to do my shopping for the kids in one swoop every 6 months or so. I let my toddler pick out a few things and then I build around his stuff. He looks great in brights- orange, green, blue and fortunately that is what his toddler eye is attracted to. Call me shallow, but I've noticed that if one of us doesn't love a piece of clothing, it never gets worn- even if I bought it on clearance.
Sarana Sarana 8 years
My mom always said yellow makes me look bad and to this day I hesitate to buy yellow!
masonsmama masonsmama 8 years
I wouldn't have thought twice about this except my mom is always telling me how my son does not look great in light colors. She prefers him in bright or dark colors - but it really makes no difference to me since he's adorable no matter what he has on :) Plus, he's only 18 months so I figure I might as well enjoy dressing him however I want for as long as I can!
Moms Moms 8 years
I usually let my kids pick the colors when we are out shopping, but since they both have fair hair and complexions, I don't buy many white items. That also has to do with potential stains!
Chrstne Chrstne 8 years
My mom wasn't into picking out specific colors since I looked cute in anything ;) As soon as I got old enough to have an opinion on colors, (2ish) my mom let me pick out colors I liked, so then is when I had more pinks and purples, versus all shades. Honestly, my mom couldn't give two craps about color as long as it was cute. She would buy me anything. I don't think she ever took it into consideration.
schnappycat schnappycat 8 years
Sometimes, although selection is generally pretty limited when it comes to toddler boy clothing colors to begin with. But I do notice that he looks great in blue (probably because of his blue eyes), so I tend to dress him in blue when I want him to look especially nice and also gravitate toward certain shades of blue when shopping.
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