Celebrity baby birthday style

Oct 15, 2009 at 10:56 a.m. ET

Think of your baby's first birthday party as a red carpet event. Yes, you've already introduced your child around to friends and family over the course of the past year, but this party is really a chance for him or her to dazzle everyone with a winning smile, perhaps a few steps and maybe even a hello. So it's important to dress your child appropriately for the event.

Baby girl trying on clothes

Dressing up

What exactly is the well-dressed one year old wearing these days? Well, head on over to Barney's and snag a pair of unisex True Religion jeans for around $90. Pair it with a great tee from LIFESIZE kids (frequently featured in the pages of your favorite magazines) for boys or an Oprah fave glamajama diva tee for girls.


Snag outerwear for your princess at Lola et Moi (recently featured in People mag) or for your prince at TSE cashmere. Add the jacket even if the weather doesn't demand it — that way, your little celeb can make a proper entrance and wow the paparazzi-like family photographers in style.


Best dressed kids

More celebrity favorites include Burberry, Little Marc Jacobs, Crib Rock and Kingsley, all of which have graced the covers and pages of the major magazines. If you've got a few hundred bucks to drop on t-shirts and jackets for your kid, these stores will be happy to oblige, and you can take comfort in knowing that your child is definitely the best-dressed attendee at the party. After the big day, she can wear the outfit to preschool and wow all the other kids at the paint table.

For a more casual — but still A-list — look, try a fun top from Fortune Tee, which is all the rage with celebrity parents. The clothes come packaged in Chinese take-out style boxes and the tees are adorned with fun "fortunes" (A surprise will appear in my pants; I am the true good fortune of my family; A new tooth will soon sprout; etc). Bonus: these onesies are reasonably priced at $22 — a great gift for the one-year-old in your life!

Cheap but chic

If you're hoping to snag a styling look on a more modest budget, it can be done. Check auction sites like eBay for the brands you want — often you'll find new items (complete with tags!) for a fraction of their retail price. And don't hesitate to copy the looks you see in your favorite magazines with more down-to-earth substitutes. For a quick primer, check out Smarter.com's baby and kids looks for less blog.

Although celeb baby clothes are fun to browse and copy, the prices make most items impractical for many of us. But don't despair — after all, you're never fully dressed without a smile — and your baby's smile makes him look like a million bucks.




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