Hello and happy weekend to everybody.
Finally, a post sharing some repli-Charlotte’s and one in the ‘Just like George’ category. We begin with some ideas for the pink frock worn by the princess at Trooping the Colour last year.
Below you see two pieces by Feltman Brothers: on the left, the Scalloped Pearl Smocked Dress (63.99); on the right, the Collared Smocked Dress ($62.99) in pink. Both have a bow on the back similar to that seen on Charlotte’s dress.
Here is a closer look at the bodice of the Scalloped Pearl frock.
A word about Feltman Brothers before we move on, as we’ll be featuring other items they offer in this post and probably many future posts. The company has been in business for more than 100 years, and they create terrific clothing and accessories for children. Based in New York, the firm specializes in traditional, classic styles. The company’s commitment to quality means pieces are heirloom quality. WWKW readers here, on Facebook and in email have shared their positive experiences with the brand, pointing out Feltman is a great resource if looking for traditional baby and children’s clothing and accessories.
Two more styles similar to Charlotte’s 2016 Trooping dress: on the left, another Feltman piece, the Rosebud Diamond Smocked dress ($61.75), shown with its matching bloomers; on the right, a design by a French brand, Fleurisse & Léon; this is the Middleton Dress (ahem) in pink linen ($285). The French frock does have a sash and bow; I don’t believe the Feltman Brothers frock has one.
Here are two Feltman styles as shown at Amazon: below left, the Infant Girls Rose Garden Special Occasion Dress ($45.90); below right, the Infant Girls Dress with Lace Trim ($45). Both dresses have some distinctions from Charlotte’s, most noticeably in the bodice, where the smocking is different. This link takes you to the Feltman products on Amazon.
Other possibilities include the Petit Ami Baby Girls/Preemie/Newborn Dress and Bonnet ($30), as shown at Dillard’s. Below center, the Luli & Me Toddler/Little Girl’s Smocked Dress ($110); we show it at Saks. On the far right, a handmade style from etsy, the Peter Pan Collar Pink Baby Dress ($27.24), available in sizes 3M – 2 Years.
We have a few possibilities for replicating the blue floral frock worn when the Cambridge family arrived in Germany.
Below left, a wonderful set from Next, the retailer’s Smocked Dress and Knickers Set ($32 – $34). Our thanks to Angela K. from the WKKW Facebook page for sharing such a fab find. On the right, the Edgehill Collection Ditsy Floral Print ($52); the dress is shown at Dillard’s.
For the red floral dress worn when arriving in Poland this summer, we offer the Luli and Me Christmas Red & Grey Floral Smocked Dress ($124) at Best Dressed Child. The collar is different, and there isn’t a waistband like that on Charlotte’s dress, but it’s a good stand-in for the style. Our thanks to Sarah for the tip on this one.
We have two quick sweaters suggestions to share. The first is a stellar find by Audrey from the WKKW FB page, a Baby Gap piece that is very similar to the red sweater we saw George wear in New Zealand. This is the Picot Garter Stitch Cardigan; it is on sale for $21, discounted from $34. Use promo code MORE to get the price down to the $16 range.
And for Charlotte’s M&H Tiendas cardigan, this is the H&M Garter Stitch Cardigan ($17.99). It’s not exactly like Charlotte’s; hers only has one button, and the color is a little bit different. (M & H has Charlotte’s style in the two-button version, but I did not see it in the one-button inventory.)
Many of you have shared wonderful information on repli-Charlotte and -George looks, as well as other topics over the summer. Thank you for all of the great input! I am finally getting caught up with things after devoting several months to overhauling both websites. I’m happy to be back posting again here, as we have oodles of other repli-George and -CHarlotte styles to share, along with another post on smocking and coverage of other fun topics! As always, if there is something you would like to see covered that hasn’t been, just let me know.