Kids’ Holiday Fashion for Every Budget

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Kids’ Holiday Fashion for Every Budget

Parenting’s age-by-age shopping guide to the most adorable, affordable holiday looks.

To Tie For

Who can resist a baby boy in a bow tie… and pinstripes? (Shirt, $14.50, vest, $18.50, blazer, $24.50, pants, $16.50, tie, $7.50;

Flight of Fancy

Unique details set her look apart. The satin blouse comes with a tie with a silver-studded heart ($16.50; The Children’s Place). Frida skirt in embroidered mocha velvet ($68;, micro-fiber tights ($4.50; The Children’s Place)

Dressed to Frill

Send Grandma swooning. Silk dress with sparkly button details and flouncy crinoline ($78;, glimmery ballet flats with ruffle detailing ($16.50; at Old Navy stores)

Shimmer and Shine

(left) Glittering gems make these frocks special. Silver pleated dress with jeweled neckline ($49; at Gymboree stores and (right) Dress-and-coat set, with a metallic-thread weave, rhinestone buckle, and
furry trim, by Youngland ($38; at Sears stores and

Knit Picks

Let’s face it, preschool boys just want holiday outfits to be cozy and comfy. Far left: Woven plaid button-up shirt and argyle zip-up sweater ($16.50 and $19.50; The Children’s Place), distressed jeans ($30; GapKids), leather SmartFit dress shoes ($17.99; at Payless stores). Left: Greendog mock turtleneck half-zip sweater ($34; at select Macy’s stores, 800-343-0121), five-pocket cords ($39;, Sperry Colton lace-up shoes ($60;

Dress Rehearsal

Here’s proof that simple can be stunning. Teal jumper with rosette at bodice and two front pockets by Moby Goby. Sash not included. ($59;

Vested Interest

An outfit that’s great for the family photo but that he’ll be happy to wear. Argyle sweater vest by Moby Goby ($35;; blue-and-white checked shirt and United Jean by Tommy Hilfiger ($37 and $45; at select Macy’s, 800-343-0121)

In the Black

Dark shades lend sophistication, perfect if she’s over the little-girl look. Cardigan with a dose of silver shimmer, ruffled neckline, and crystal-look buttons by Moby Goby ($45;, tie-waist skirt with crinoline ($34.50; The Children’s Place), Ramona boots ($58; Tulle-overlay dress with beaded waistband by My Michelle ($49.99; at Sears stores and, silver ballet flats ($45;

Stage Presence

Mix silver and gold for extra pizzazz. Bubble dress with rhinestone-studded rosettes ($19.99; at Kmart stores), gold square-toe ballet flats ($26.50; GapKids)

Hits the Spot

Mixing prints shakes up classic styles. Cherokee sleeveless dress ($19.99; at Target stores), wool-blend topper ($88;

Fancy Footwork

A sharp vest makes jeans holiday-dinner worthy. Lined vest ($29.99, at Sears stores); white, red, and gray pinstripe shirt ($14.50, The Children’s Place); classic jeans ($27, at H&M stores)