Belle Heir – remarkable vintage clothing


Upon entering the Belle Heir website, you’ll be taken on a unique clothing time warp. It’s a wonderful experience floating through the pages full of impeccable dresses, rompers and two piece outfits all from a very long time ago.

Belle Heir was born of the love of fine vintage clothing for children. The vintage items found represent the lost art of tailoring and quality craftmanship: hand-stitching, smocking, pin-tucks and embroidery to name just a few.

I do love modern, striking clothing for children and though the pieces on the site aren’t my usual style, they are simply timeless and so beautiful that I have fallen in love with them. The outfits pictured below range from the 1890s (the white eyelet dress below) to the 1920s (the sailor outfit) and the 1940s (the blue romper), with the latest on the website being from the 1960s. They are mostly handmade and all in fantastic condition considering their age. I could imagine the eyelet dress being used for a special occasion – flower girl perhaps?

All clothing is one of a kind and will most definitely become heirlooms and keepsakes for the next generation. As I was browsing the offerings, I couldn’t help but wonder what sort of journey each piece of clothing had been on, who had handstitched each hem and what little girl or boy was first to wear it.

If you’d like your child to feature in the next chapter in the journey of one of these impressive vintage designs, go to the Belle Heir website. Prices are in US dollars and vary depending on the garment. Contact Belle Heir for shipping prices to Australia.


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