We all wait for festivities or special occasions because we get to play dress up. There's something about putting on a fancy sharara or lehenga or clicking pictures in a dapper kurta set but what about the kiddos? Why must they not share the same joys? Thanks to these awesome homegrown labels, you can now dress your baby, nephew or niece in ethnic wear that honestly, looks better than what we the adults have! Don't believe us? Bookmark, read on and check out these kids ethnic wear brands now. PS, you can shop from most of these brands online on LBB, woohoo!
Indie Brands That Do Stylish Festive & Ethnic Wear For Kids Starting At INR 200
Kurtas, shararas, lehengas and more - Surat-based Toli is totally killing it with their super cute, vibrant and eclectic kids Indian wear. We're absolutely in love with the little block printed Nehru jackets and kurta dhotis, embroidered peplum tops and lehenga sets. The best bit is that the clothing here is breathable, made of natural and kid-friendly fabric (not overly embellished) and something your babe will enjoy flaunting. You can also place custom orders with them.
Age groups: 6 months to 7 years.
Kundavai's artisan-made ethnic wear for you and bub is ace but we're more excited about what they have for the little ones. We spotted the cutest, absolutely heart melting Onam outfit on their IG handle. It was a kota checks gathered skirt with a zari border paired with a frilled chanderi cotton silk crop top, my oh my! There are equally beautiful ethinc gowns, long pleated frocks and banarasi kurtas. Besides being super flattering, these outfits are so comfortable, your little one could live in them all day. It's a girls only collection so far.
Age groups: 6 months to 12 years.
If you want something tasteful and coy for your gal, check out Phee-B. From fashionable dhoti and ghaghra sets to full-on velvet dresses with frilled dupattas and more - this brand keeps things classy. What's more is the designs are grown up but playful and sometimes quirky too, so no, your baby girl won't look like an adult wearing clothes that are trying too hard. We're absolutely bagging the chic and classic black lurex georgette dress with dhoti pants. Oh yes, the kids ethnic wear from here can be styled and worn multiple ways.
Age groups: 3 years to 14 years.
Hands down one of our favourites on this list, Tiber Taber has the most adorable luxury ethnic wear for boys and girls and even adorable models! You're going to spend hours saying "awwh", truly. Aside from top-notch quality, we also recommend this brand for their variety in styles, fabrics(organic cotton, silks and more), colours and designs. Basically, there's no dearth of fun and playful desi designs here and absolutely no issues of sizing and fit (even if you're buying for a newborn). Imagine adult clothing of bandhani dhoti kurta sets, Nehru jackets, angrakhas, shararas and lehengas but 100x cuter.
Age groups: 0 months to 6 years.
Baby boys and young lads, Hangup is the brand for you. Their signature three-piece and two-piece kurta sets will bring compliments your way at any party, wedding or festival. Based on the mood you're trying to channel, you can either buy a dapper all black kurta and pyjama with a multicoloured and printed waistcoat or super playful and colourful food or floral printed kurta set. These are crafted with a blend of breathable cotton rayon.
Age groups: 1 year to 12 years.
Designer all the way, Little Secrets will create a unique outfit for your unique little one. Unlike sticking to being completely desi, the brand experiments with fabrics like lace and net to create ghagras and big bow or flower appliques for detailing. So layered gowns, cinderella gowns, dhoti palazzo sets and more. Definitely a label you should reserve for really special occasions and one you don't mind splurging for. They've also got ramp-ready kurta and pyjama sets for boys, sorry we don't know how else to explain this.
Age groups: 1 year to 8 years.
Want to dress your kids in modern silhouettes, coupled with a few desi and contemporary elements and prints? Browse through Little Luxury's line of kids ethnic wear. This label ticks all the boxes of hatke Indian wear. After asymmetrical cuts and designs, use of vibrant colour is their biggest selling point. We're full on recommending the bridge skirt set with a chartreuse printed skirt and a bowtie top for little girls and the silk blended kurta set with a sherwani style long asymmetrical printed jacket and a voile flared kurta with tucks. How's that for fancy?
Age groups: 3 years to 10 years.
Once you dig into Champ's Closet you will find comfort and style but also exquisite ethnic wear that the babies are going to truly appreciate! They after all want fashion-forward and not hand-me-downs anymore. The clothes - shararas and dhotis, funky kurta sets, lehengas and ghagras, and Swarovski (yes!) embedded options in the same are more than just impressive. The clothes are all cotton made and consciously designed to give your kids enough space to move and jump around without restrictions.
Age groups: 2 years to 7 years.
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