Why Spanish style is the latest in baby fashion
With Spanish influences and high quality craftsmanship, Essex boutique Dainty Delilah is a must-visit destination for style-conscious mums.
In years gone by, children were mainly dressed in hand me downs and practical basics – but things have changed. These days, style-conscious parents are keen to ensure that their children are dressed in good quality, trendy clothes, and this is reflected by a huge growth in the childrenswear market which is expected to reach £5.9bn this year.
But looking stylish doesn’t have to mean shelling out hundreds of pounds for top designers. In fact, for many people, the flashy designer brands modelled by celebrity tots such as North West and Blue Ivy are the opposite of ‘cool’. Instead, many parents are eschewing the big brands in favour of independent designers that offer unique, fashion forward and good quality clothing for their little ones.
And many parents are finding what they’re looking for at Spanish baby boutique Dainty Delilah.
This clothing business was started in 2011 by sisters Charlotte and Cara who discovered a shortage of stylish, good quality children and baby clothing on the UK high street. Frustrated by this situation, they turned to traditional Spanish clothing for inspiration and, following a fact-finding mission to Spain, were delighted to find a variety of beautiful designs that were of very high quality. They brought back a selection of uniquely-made baby and children wear – and Dainty Delilah was born.
Initially, the sisters sold their Spanish clothing lines on a market stall but demand for the products grew rapidly and in 2012 they opened up their first boutique shop in Essex. Since then the business has gone from strength to strength with the sisters expanding their lines and launching a website to enable parents across the country to buy their stylish Spanish baby clothes online from the comfort of their own homes.
With lines from over 20 Spanish designers – including Miranda children’s wear, Dolce Petit, La Amapola, La Marquestia and the in-house AlexisLune line – parents looking for a unique, well-made outfit for their child will not be disappointed.
The overall collection combines a fresh, modern feel with a distinct ‘nostalgic’ aesthetic, making it stand out from the usual high street fare.
For girls, there are gorgeous ruffled dresses and playsuits in cute pastel shades, complete with matching bonnets and exquisite Spanish lace trims. And for those looking for a more colourful look, the boutique offers bold fruit-print dresses and clothing sets which can be finished off with equally beautiful head bands – perfect for a special birthday party.
Baby boys are catered for with adorable rompers and short suits, in shades of white and pale blue, which hearken back to a more traditional era. Although traditional in style and shape, the pieces are finished off with the finest Spanish piques & elegant trimmings, giving them their own unique look.
This is just a taster of the products on offer at Dainty Delilah. The boutique prides itself on offering clothes for every season, so that babies and children can look their best, whatever the weather.
With its combination of beautiful designs and high-quality craftsmanship, it’s little wonder that Dainty Delilah is becoming the baby fashion boutique of choice for style-conscious mums everywhere.