Sure, trendy clothes are cute and all, but there’s just something so timeless about a classic look.
I love dressing my daughter in the kind of clothes I once wore: smocked dresses, Mary Janes, and rompers. My mother even saved some of my baby clothes which I love now sharing with Molly.
Pillowcase dresses have long been a classic favorite of mine. These dresses became popular because they’re so easy to make (pillowcase optional!) and they’re not quickly outgrown because of their liberal measurements.
They’re classic and come in so many cute variations these days. With such a basic shape the fun is in finding patterns and trim that give the dresses a little toddler flair.
And heads up, toddler mamas, your children will soon have their own opinions about their clothes (and everything else!) so if there’s a certain style that you love, now’s the time to indulge. They won’t be babies forever.
Here are a few of my favorite pillowcase dresses from Etsy! I hope they inspire you to make or buy one of your own.
Colorful Combo 1 of 10The bright and cheerful colors of this print gives this pillowcase dress an updated look.
Photo Credit: Our Legacy/Etsy
Beautiful Black and White 2 of 10Love the one-shoulder ribbon detail!
Photo Credit: Dreambirds/Etsy
Monogrammed- So Classic and Sweet! 3 of 10When you're going for a classic toddler look, why not go all the way with a monogram on your toddler's pillowcase dress? I love this!
Photo Credit: Silly Lilly Kids/Etsy
Baby Bumble Bee 4 of 10This would make such a cute outfit for a picture, don't you think?
Photo Credit: The Polka Dot Lollipop/Etsy
Modern Floral 5 of 10Polka dots and flowers make an adorable combo on this pillowcase dress.
Photo Credit: Blake and Bailey/Etsy
The Hungry Caterpillar 6 of 10Based on the classic children's book. So cheerful and cute!
Photo Credit: Jan's Little Hearts/Etsy
Aloha Beauty 7 of 10How fun would this be for your next luau or beach-themed party?
Photo Credit: Sassy Jane's/Etsy
Nothing Says Summer Like Watermelon 8 of 10Your sweet thing will look as cute as can be in this watermelon pillowcase dress.
Photo Credit: Kims Kreative Bowtique/Etsy
Tres Chic! 9 of 10This Paris print brings a certain je ne sais quois to your toddler's style.
Photo Credit: All Ribboned Out/Etsy
Cowgirl Up 10 of 10This is so playful and fun. I love the vintage-inspired print.
Photo Credit: Bowsie Toesie/Etsy
Mary Lauren Weimer is a social worker turned mother turned writer. Her blog, My 3 Little Birds, encourages moms to put down the baby books for a moment and tell their own stories. Connect with her on Facebook and Twitter.
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