I’ve been sent some lovely dresses for baby V this week from the Polarn o. Pyret range now available at House of Fraser.
Polarn o. Pyret
Polarn o. Pyret are a Swedish kids clothing company that has custom embroidered patches whose philosophy is ‘letting children be children’ and they’ve been making smart, functional and colourful clothes for babies and children since 1976. You can check out the whole range on the House of Fraser site. The range seems durable fun and quirky and I like the fact they aren’t trying to make children look like mini adults.
Many of the clothes are in unisex colours and designs to give maximum flexibility for parents who might want to pass items down to younger siblings.
We’ve been sent two dress to try out, a denim pinafore (on the photo it looks a bit big like one of those cute onesies from https://kigurumi.co) and an a-line jersey dress with heart pockets. I really like the design of both. They’re practical and pretty without being too ‘girly’. They are also quite versatile and would go well with jumpers/cardigans/tights in the winter while in warmer weather the heart dress could be worn by itself and the pinafore is quite light denim and could be paired with a t-shirt and not be too hot.
Both dresses are 100% cotton and are fine to go in the washer and dryer which is a must for baby clothes in this house. They have a couple of features that will make them nice to wear like poppers down the side of the pinafore skirt to make it easy to put on or change and double layered jersey material for the heart pockets so they hold their shape but are still soft.
In these photos V is nearly 3 months and is wearing the 4-6 month size which is just a little big on her so I think the sizing is about what you would expect.
Price v. Quality
Both dresses cost £16 which seems very reasonable. It’s mid-range, more expensive than the supermarkets and budget high street stores but cheaper than a lot of the ‘prestige’ retailers however the quality is better than that price point would suggest. Both the construction and fabric are great and I’m confident both dresses will last long enough to be passed to V’s cousins.
Unusually, I really have nothing at all negative to say about these dresses. They are attractive, well made and good value for money. What else can you ask for?