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With the festive season on its way, it’s not just us adults that will be celebrating this year – it’s Christmas time for the kids as well. You may have family gatherings or parties at school to take them to and they’ll need to look the part. But don’t worry, you don’t need to splash the cash in an already expensive season – instead, take a look at our affordable high-street picks*!


Younger kids

Look 1: There’s nothing sweeter than a little lady in a party dress and we think this tulle one from H&M will have your little one looking as cute as a button. At just £6.99, you could pair this with some white tights, gold shoes and a cardie to keep her warm!

Red Dress

Look 2: Nothing says Christmas quite like red velvet, so go traditional with this red dress from H&M. At just £9.99, the dress features a rounded collar, puff sleeves and a large bow design at the front – cute, right?

Older kids

Look 1: If you’ve got an older girl that’s not quite comfortable in a dress, why not show her this sequin jumpsuit from F&F at Tesco? The black jumpsuit is the perfect alternative to a dress and has the appropriate amount of sparkle to get her into the party spirit – prices vary between £14 and £17 depending on age.

Look 2: Or you could opt for this black animal print dress from Primark, if you’ve got a girlie girl on your hands. The dress is chic with an animal print design and features jewel detailing around the neck. At just £12, this makes a great look on a budget.


Younger kids

Look 1: Dress your little lad up in this adorable Christmas-tree shirt from Primark this Christmas –they’ll be the centre of attention at the party in it and it’s only £5!

Boys Red Checked Shirt

Look 2: If you’re going to more of a formal do this Christmas, this cotton shirt and tie combo from H&M will be ideal for your boy. Pair with some smart trousers and black shoes for a dashing look. The set comes to just £9.99!

Older kids

Look 1: If you’ve got a rather rambunctious boy, you’ll be amazed at how smart they’ll look in this shirt, slipover and tie set from H&M – and it’s only £14.99. But don’t be fooled, just because they look like butter wouldn’t melt, doesn’t mean they can’t still get up to mischief!

Look 2: For festive celebrations at Christmas or the New Year, your older boy will look ever the smart rebel in this checked shirt and t-shirt set from Primark. The set comes to just £8 and he’ll be able to mix and match the shirts for the coming year!

So there you have it, we hope you’ve enjoyed this guide and see how easy it is to pick up affordable clothing for kids. Don’t think we’ve forgotten about you, mums – here’s our top dress picks under £30!

*Prices correct at time of writing – 23/11/15

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