In a world of denim and hoodies, it's a nice change to see children and teens dress up. The holidays are a time when many kids actually enjoy it, too. Thanks to children's wear designers and manufacturers, kids can find a wide variety of holiday attire that will make them look and feel special. Comfort is also key; most velvet and even lace these days is soft and stretchy.
For girls, dresses range from traditional princess looks to styles just like big sis and mom are wearing.
Madison Marcotte, a second-grader at College Hill Elementary, is excited about her new dress.
"It's black with a flower in the middle. I'm going to wear it with my black boots," she said. "I have a dark pink and light pink one, too, that looks like it's been stamped with polka dots."
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Boys and teen guys can don everything from colorful sweaters and khakis to even tuxedoes. But we're probably stretching our luck expecting a little guy to enjoy putting on a necktie.
Hayden Hackworth, a third-grader, didn't hesitate when asked if he likes to dress up for the holidays. He does. He doesn't even mind wearing slacks instead of jeans. And he's got a new item that he's saving for a special occasion.
"I got a shirt with a Christmas tree on it and it lights up," he said, then explained it actually glows in the dark.
As we always say, there really is something for everyone.