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Muy Clásico

Searching for classic children's clothes? Make Spain your first port of call.

Read on for competition details…

Darling Prince George in his Peter Pan collars, rompers and that chubby, cheeky-faced smile. It almost makes me broody for a third (only joking Mr Muddy, don’t look so terrified!).

Thanks to Kate and Wills’ royal brood with their elegant smocks, pinafore dresses and muted palates, mums across the land have an appetite, once more, for the clothes our Granny’s wore, not that the High Street pays much attention: hoodies, jeans and stretchy leggings anyone?

Mums of toddler boys, especially, I feel your pain — plenty of time for them to dress like Kevin the Teenager when, erm, they are teenagers.

If you’re on the search for classic clothes then Spain should be your first port of call; the country does childrenswear chic like no other. Before you Easy Jet it to Madrid though (any excuse), have a squizz at Little RO London.

It’s a brand spank-didling new clothing company for newborns to four-year-olds, inspired by that classic Spanish style that drives us Boden cast-off Brit mums wild with envy.

(OK, slight exaggeration: the green-eyed monster does have more pressing subjects. Tom Hardy’s amour tops the list, your BF whose husband lets her lie-in EVERY weekend, is a close second… but you catch my drift).

Little RO’s range has some lovely options for small boys, check-out these gorgeous T-bar shoes and linen shorts.

Created by two mums, the company has a laser-like focus on quality — the entire range is handmade in Spain using top-notch linen and cotton blend fabrics in soft, muted pastels and pretty deer and floral prints.

A small-chubby cherub would look edible in this Peter Pan collared top and grey frilled romper suite…

And take a look at the nighties and sleeveless pyjamas in dusky pink Liberty-like florals, I’m thinking Cicely Mary Barker’s Flower Fairies.

The simple-chic shoes with their classic Mary Jane style are special too.

The clothes all nod to the power of dressing-up, how well-tailored, elegant clothes really can create an enchanted world for both child and parent (*cough* baby-wipes remains of toddler’s breakfast off dress).

One last point, if any of your tribe are bridesmaiding/page-boying this summer, then cast an eye over the simple, beautifully-made light blue dresses and white shirts and shorts.  If like us you’ve fallen in love with this perfect little girl’s party dress (RRP £145) then fear not. Head over to Muddy H’s Facebook page for competition details…

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