This past spring, when some non-royal handed Duchess Catherine a teddy bear, she said “thank you, I’ll give it to my d…”. As of July 22, 2013, Kate’s secret was out – we all filled in “daughter,” but apparently she was going to say “dog.” Yes, Middleton gave a stuffed animal from an adoring commoner to her pets.
I don’t want to be publicly on the record as saying I cared whether this baby would be a boy or a girl. I really don’t care, I promise. It’s just that little girls have such better outfits! Trust me – I have like 100 nephews (ok, 5) and 1 niece, and shopping for little boy clothes is just not that fun.
While we can’t start our wardrobe watch for a future British Queen, fortunately Europe is lousy with little princesses right now. Any of them would make a great match for little Prince George, provided they’re not too-too related. And ohmygoodness, look what they’re wearing!:
Infantas Leonor and Sofia, Spain
The princesses were big news in the Spanish tabloids when I studied in Madrid. With DNA from the ridiculously good-looking Felipe and Letizia, it’s no wonder these kids are adorable. Anyone who’s spent time in Spain knows that kids there are dressed beautifully, but even for Spain, this is good.
Like a walking Brooks Brothers children’s catalog.
Infanta Sofia wore this Nanos dress that her older sister sported on the family Christmas card a few years back. Royals – they’re just like the rest of us.
Princesses Catharina-Amalia, Ariane, and Alexia, The Netherlands
Royal blue dresses for their father’s coronation. Oh my goodness.
Can I get those matching blue/pink dresses in grownup size?
Best brunch outfits ever. That little plaid suit! I love over-the-top preppiness on little kids. Which means my future children will hate me by the time they’re 10 and go full-goth by the time they’re 15.
Princess Estelle, Sweden
This is Estelle on Sweden Day. I also love children in traditional national dress. Unfortunately, I’m from America, where our “traditional national dress” is, I think, yoga pants.
You might want to pop a few aspirin, because your ovaries are going to hurt from this picture. Out of the frame, there’s a blue flower applique on the skirt of that dress, but that just seemed like too much to do to all of you.
We all know that babies aren’t really sailors. And we don’t usually dress babies in other kinds of professional garb, like tiny mechanic jumpsuits or little power suits . But I’ll be darned if babies in sailor dresses aren’t the cutest thing ever.
Princess Ingrid Alexandra, Norway
See? National dress. Is it OK to dress your children like Madame Alexander dolls if you’re not royalty?
Rocking the white-on-white like a PRO. And I’m sorry, are those little brogues? Dead.
Second in line to the Norwegian throne, but already a fashion queen.
Princesses Elisabeth and Eleanore, Belgium
With all apologies to Zooey Deschanel, this is the best use of the Peter Pan collar I’ve seen in months.
Flawless pink trench coat.
So if the cut and color of these coronation dresses weren’t cute enough already…
THE FABRIC. Love.
And that’s how you wear a print.