We don't know if it's the success of Les Misérables in theaters last year or just a love of all things French, but whatever the influence behind H&M's upcoming All For Children designs may be, we love it! The annual charitable collection is always filled with whimsical pieces, but this year's 18th century masquerade-ball-inspired designs may be its most creative yet.
The 2013 H&M All For Children collection, which debuts online on Oct. 3 and in stores on Oct. 10, will have little ones practicing their curtsies and waltzes as they dress up in flowing Marie Antoinette dresses (and wigs!), wild pirate costumes, long-tailed bat capes, fishtail mermaid dresses, and wide-striped blazers. There are crown-adorned headbands, three-cornered Jolly Roger pirate hats, printed tights, and an adorable stuffed animal purse, too — all perfect for Halloween night and beyond.
As it's done before, H&M will donate 25 percent of the sale of each garment to UNICEF's work in Bangladesh to promote education and improve children's health in the slum areas around Dhaka, including those that help make the discount department store's clothes.
Keep reading for a sneak peek at the collection, and start planning your shopping trip now!