There are times for girls to get dirty, commando crawling around the playground, and times for them to get princessy, daintily flitting around a party licking the icing off cupcakes. For special occasions, there’s Le Mu.
Le Mu’s garments are pretty and dainty. Simple shapes are made special with details like frilled cap sleeves, contrasting turned up cuffs and wide bows.
The collections are split into two categories: Princess Wear and Off Duty Princess Wear. Princess Wear dresses make the prettiest party dresses, and often have the sorts of details you might see on a grown-up gown.
Golden Glitz ($121) is particularly glamorous with its lace bodice cascading randomly down a full tulle skirt. This is not your normal birthday party garb, but it would make a gorgeous flower girl dress.
The Navy Blue Polka Dot Dress ($150) has puffed sleeves and a pussy bow tie at the neck, and is more of a traditional little girl’s party dress.
Off Duty Princess looks are much easier to wear, but no less lovely. Much of the collection is inspired by Alice in Wonderland and her blue pinafore dress. There’s a blue gingham drop waisted dress with a flared hem ($44), and a blue gingham blouse ($57) with ruffled sleeves and a matching pale blue gathered skirt.
Our favourite piece is the Annie Mac blue coat ($67) with its drop waist, gathered skirt and bow at the back. Finding a dressy coat is tough, and so often you end up ruining a lovely outfit with an everyday coat. The Annie Mac is a lovely piece, and while it’s great for dressed up days, it’s not so fussy that your girl can’t wear it on a regular day as well. But no commando crawling in this one please.
Le Mu is available online and ships to Australia for $26.