The weather’s warming up and that means one thing for us mums of little girls – it’s summer dress season. I’ve already got my eye on this sweet little number from Oeuf. The Marnie Heart Dress has everything I like in a child’s frock — it’s seriously cute, it’s 100 per cent cotton, and it’s not made in China. Plus, the love-heart pockets have me swooning.
Running a close second is the beautiful Bella, with its pin tucked bodice and adorable row of tiny schoolgirl-style buttons. Lovely as a dress all on its own, of course, but I’m also seeing it worn tunic-style over a pair of jeans. The Isa dress is another favourite, with its peasant-inspired styling, retro-inspired fabric and three-quarter length sleeves.
I like that every item in the Oeuf summer range is made from the softest pima cotton, so you don’t have to worry about little ones getting all itchy and scratchy in the summer heat. But then again, you wouldn’t expect anything less from Oeuf, the French-inspired (that’s code for fabulous) design company known world-wide for its range of modern nursery furniture and traditional children’s clothing. And I love the company motto — that all children should have access to good design. If only!
Happily, you don’t need to hit the US for your Oeuf. Australia’s own Kido Store exclusively stocks Ouef for girls in sizes to fit from six months to six years old. The Marnie Heart Dress is $110, Isa can be yours for $135 and the Bella is $95. Other items in the range start from $55.