The ultimate toddler tutu skirt

Oh dear. I’ve done something crazy. I don’t know what came over me and I’m starting to wonder if it was a mistake.

I’ve… bought a ridiculously expensive skirt for my toddler.

Yes, me. The mum who harps on about not spending much on kids’ clothes. The mum who sings the praises of Sainsbury’s and F+F. The mum who secretly and silently sneers at kids wearing designer clothes (which I fully realise is ridiculous – it’s reverse snobbery and I’d never sneer at a parent who dressed their child in hand-me-downs so why is it OK to do the reverse?)

When you see the skirt, I think you’ll understand. OK, ready? Here it is…

Girls' tutu skirt, I Love Gorgeous,, coral toddler skirt, toddler tutu

5 reasons why buying this skirt was a fantastic idea (stay with me here):

  1. It was in the sale. Originally £51 (seriously – £51. Surely only Victoria Beckham would spend that much on a toddler skirt?) I saved a whopping £20.50 on it. That’s thrifty spending.
  2. I bought it for her to wear to her 2nd birthday party, so it’s a special occasion that requires a special outfit.
  3. It’s SO DAMN CUTE.
  4. It’s age 2-3 so it’ll last her a whole year. And I’ll make her wear it to every party she goes to. And on Christmas Day. And Boxing Day.
  5. could have (and very nearly did) buy her the matching t-shirt too, but even I couldn’t stomach that. So I saved another £20. Hoorah!

What’s the most you’ve ever spent on kids’ clothing? (Do share, it’ll make me feel less guilty.)



  1. July 5, 2012 / 6:35 pm

    What a cute little skirt – can we borrow it when Grace has outgrown it please? Can’t believe she’ll be two soon!

    • July 5, 2012 / 6:54 pm

      Of course. I’ll reserve it for Anya – I can just see her twirling around in it! x

  2. Helen
    July 5, 2012 / 6:45 pm

    I don’t want to love the tutu but i do.

    I tend to buy Son a couple of pair of winter trousers at Boden, I love their lined combat trousers but at £25 a pair they are more expensive than most of my wardrobe these days!!

    • July 5, 2012 / 6:55 pm

      That makes me feel better. Mind you at least your expensive buy is practical! This? Is not!

  3. July 6, 2012 / 8:28 am

    I bought my daughter a tutu skirt from Angel’s Face one Christmas. It cost me an utter fortune, but two years later, she still wears it all the time. On a cost per wear basis, it was the bargain I just didn’t expect, so I don’t regret it. Plus, it’s just so gorgeous, I can’t help but smile when she wears it with so much joy…

  4. July 11, 2012 / 9:57 am

    Oh it is rather lovely though isn’t it?! I don’t think £30 is a massive overspend, if it’s done only rarely. I don’t tend to buy my daughter many clothes as she gets so many given to her as presents by her grandparents or hand-me-downs from friends and family (which are in pretty much brand new condition). So when I do buy her something, it’s often something frivolous that she doesn’t REALLY need but which I love. I think my most was a £150 splurge at Boden. But we shan’t mention that.

    • July 11, 2012 / 10:56 am

      I’ve never bought anything from
      Boden. I nearly did last year -an owl dress for her 1st birthday – but then spotted that there was a 7 week delay before it was back in stock and got so annoyed with the ridiculousness of them not maintaining their stock levels properly (to create “demand” I presume) that I’ve never been back on the website.

  5. Celia
    July 18, 2012 / 9:10 pm

    Ahh that’s gorgeous, the perfect little girls skirt for twirling! I’m guilty of spending a small fortune on clothes for my little man – they tend to keep a fair re-sale value if you keep them in good nick though 🙂 x

  6. July 30, 2012 / 9:32 pm

    I am ashamed to admit we brought Lola, aged 2, a All Saints Coat which cost a whopping £95. I know. I know. Have you seen the angels face pettiskirts (Juicy Tots sells them) Lola has one, and they are divine. (see her one here: – they aren’t the cheapest but Lola LOVES hers, so it’s had a lot of wear!

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  7. September 21, 2012 / 3:12 pm

    My girls adore pettiskirts too, they are twins and have four each. They look absolutely gorgeous when they are layered; like a walking knickerbocker glory. My secret? Straight from the chinese manufacturers for £6 each. 🙂

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