I have a little girl who loves to twirl. She’ll wander up to me, often, and demand, ” ‘Pin with me, mom.” And then I must stop what I’m doing and spin with her until I want to fall over. So when we got a TwirlyGirl dress in the mail, she was beside herself.
The clothes are made for girls from 12 months old to size 14. And as a mom of two daughters, one who is approaching tween-hood faster than I care to think about, I like that there are dresses for tweens (like these here) that are fashionable and stylish without being too grown-up (I also like the option of matching dresses for the two of them. I’m going to make them do that until they’re in their 20s, I swear.)
Since we’re in Colorado, and it’s winter, we styled it the way we style all of our sundresses — with a long-sleeved shirt, tights, and purple furry boots (ok, yeah. I kind of want me some purple furry boots as well. It’s not the first time I’ve been jealous of my kids’ clothes.) With layering, she can wear the dress year-round (other layering options for sundresses — cute cardis or even pullover sweaters, so just the skirt is showing. And leggings or pants underneath to keep warm! We’ve gotten pretty good at this since moving from California to Colorado. We had to.)
I love the look of mixing different fabrics in one piece — it gives it a funky, sort of bohemian look. And she loves the twirl-ability — the dress is cut to flare at the bottom when she spins.
The dresses are made of a knit fabric that’s stretchy so they should last and grow with the girls for a while. And they would be great for travel because they don’t wrinkle and take up very little room.
And my favorite part — I’m passionate about supporting small businesses and helping creative people do what they love. These dresses are made here in the United States, designed by Cynthia Jamin. The dresses for tweens and younger girls are sold in boutiques and online. The one you see on April is the Reversible Twirly Racer Dress/Dancing Under the Sea.
Our dress is holding up well. It’s been worn while twirling (naturally), and hiking, and rock-climbing so far. And I’ve washed it a few times without any trouble.
My hesitation is the price. I’ve been in children’s boutiques, and at $78, this isn’t wildly priced for a boutique dress that’s not mass-produced. But it is more than I’d be able to spend on a dress for her. TwirlyGirl does also have tops which start at $21,leggings for $25, and skirts that begin at $37, so there are some options at lower price points as well. They also have a few sales a year, so you can monitor those.
In the meantime — we get a coupon code! Happy dance! You’ll get 15% off your order when you enter TGFun39 in the Coupon Code box at checkout. The code expires on 2/11/14 and doesn’t apply to sale items, gift certificates, or the Design Your Own Dress feature. You can click here to shop.
This is a product review. I was not financially compensated for this post, but I did receive a free sample for review purposes. All opinions are my own based on my experience.