I think everyone who has sons will have, as some point, called them their little prince! (Even if they are monsters half the time!) Whether you have the kinds of prince who enjoys playing rough like Flynn Ryder or keeping immaculate like Prince Charming there is a handy guide to dressing your little dude!
Every princess needs her own Prince Charming, and Strawberry Children have given us plenty of fabulous ideas for dressing like royalty.
Dressing your child like a prince means following some basic rules: essentially keeping the look polished, clean and smart. This isn’t always easy with little boys, who aren’t exactly prone to remaining in any of these states for a prolonged period of time, so pick your moments. Dressing like a prince for a party or a special event is certainly achievable.
Tips for Getting It Right – The Hair
Firstly, the hair. Princes always have wonderfully coiffed and groomed hair, so making sure your child’s hair is well cut and neat is a big leap forward. Use a good shampoo and conditioner with gentle and natural ingredients that is meant for children, and comb afterwards with a wide-tooth comb to remove any snags. A little wax or product will keep the final look in place. Remember that bed head is a no-no, so if a nap occurs before the big event, at least wet it down so that your little chap looks suitably princely.
The right clothing is, of course, also essential. Why not combine a tailored pair of shorts with a smart shirt and some great shoes? Otherwise, smart jeans or trousers with a top and waistcoat can be a great look. You don’t need to have a suit unless it’s a wedding or other formal event – in which case formal clothing does look wonderful on boys of all ages, and will make sure they are the centre of the show and ready to catch the eye of many a little princes.
Speaking of shoes, they need to be shiny and beautiful. Think about Prince Adam from Beauty and the Beast and take your shining cues appropriately. A clear wax and brush will be a classic choice, and remember to spray new shoes to protect them and keep leather and suede smarter for longer. Why not invest in a great pair of brogues for a classic finish or a very smart urban trainer?
Channel Prince Florian from Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs and seek to stay smart – at least while in role. It’s well worth making sure you have some tidy-up essentials in your own bag for this purpose – kids of all ages seem to get grubby, so pack some wipes at the very least.
Princes are always blessed with an innate sense of confidence, so make sure you are following the lead of Prince Naveen from the Princes and the Frog and give the world a big smile. A great technique for princes of all ages to learn is to be helpful to others and learn how to listen in conversations. Old-fashioned manners are also held in incredibly high esteem and will make your child the star of the show for all the right reasons.
And, of course, when the big event is over, you can retire your more princely qualities and go back to having plenty of rough and tumble in your everyday wear. It’s good for a boy to mix things up now and again. Have fun with your look and enjoy being a prince for a day. With the superb range of boys designer clothing now available, the event will be as much fun for the parents as it is for the young man in question.