How to Dress a Preschool Girl in Layers
Layers are a cute and playful fashion choice, but they must be chosen correctly to prevent discomfort or embarrassment. Anyone dressing a young girl in layers should keep these tips in mind.
Take the temperature into consideration. Small children may have a hard time coping with discomfort related to being too hot or too cold. Check the forecast before selecting a layered outfit. If the temperature is going to be warm, don't layer more than two articles of clothing, and make the sure the layers are very thin. If it is going to be cold outside, choose thick materials that will keep heat in.
Find colors that the little girl likes and pick the best ones. Choose colours that compliment each other. White or black are always safe, but you can also try more daring combinations, such as the complimentary colours orange and blue. There are no set rules for what will or won't look good, but always exercise common sense. After the outfit is selected, imagine how it will look on your little girl, and decide if it is too bold or gaudy.
Choose the first layer. This will cover most of the girl's body, but will be least visible. Make sure the material is a comfortable one, as it will be in contact with her skin.
Choose the following layers. The final article of clothing will be entirely visible.
- Make sure that the little girl is comfortable. Layers insulate and can make the wearer uncomfortably warm in hot weather. When it's too hot outside, consider a top which has different fabrics sewn onto the sleeves and neck. This will create a layered look, but feel no warmer than an ordinary shirt.
- Don't layer more than five articles of clothing.