Timeless Treasures: Vintage Children's Clothes That Never Go Out of Style

Have you ever looked at a photo of your little one side-by-side with a photo from your childhood? There is something magical about basking in the resemblance. It is incredible how similar young children can be, even across the decades 

Why not aim to recreate the aesthetic of a simpler time with high-quality vintage children's clothes? Warm and well-made pieces quickly become heirlooms that stand the test of time. Best of all, the best children's classic clothing pieces are made with movement in mind. Your little one will look sweet and stylish, but they'll still be able to explore their world.  

Keep reading to discover our favorite timeless clothing pieces and achieve the vintage look you love. 

The Timeless Clothing Staples We Love 

The key to timeless fashion is starting with a few versatile staple pieces. The right classic preppy pieces will become the basis for the most stunning vintage looks. We believe simpler is better. It creates a high-quality canvas for darling accessories like bonnets, bows, knee socks, and more. 

Here are the timeless clothing pieces every wardrobe needs. 

A Wool Sweater 

Wool is one of the oldest, softest, warmest, and most natural materials on Earth! A preppy wool sweater is a classic, gender-neutral piece that will keep your little one cozy and stylish. We love sweaters made from vintage patterns for an additional timeless touch. Add name embroidery or a monogram for a personalized touch. 

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A Basic Knit Romper 

Nothing says classic childhood like the sweet silhouette of a romper. A children's romper, bubble, or shortall in a soft, knit material is as cute as it is comfortable.  

The right piece is ripe for accessorizing and will keep your little one warm! These are perfect layering pieces. Just add a monogrammed cardigan, tights, or a ruffled legging.  

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A Collared Dress 

The Peter Pan collar rose to popularity way back in the Roaring 20s—but they never quite went out of style! A little girl's playdress with a round collar is a girlish style that doesn't look out of place in any decade. In colder weather, you can layer with cardigans or wool sweaters. Let that sweet collar peek through, and you have an effortlessly preppy outfit that's as comfy as it gets. 

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A Striped Bobby Shirt 

There is no piece more classic, preppy, and versatile than the humble striped shirt! This fun and playful staple evokes a simpler 1950s or 1960s aesthetic. Believe it or not, stripes have been in vogue since the time of the American Revolution. This vintage staple looks even sweeter with name embroidery or a monogram.  

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Are you ready to add some new vintage children's clothes to your little one's wardrobe? Shop Cygnet Living's timeless girl's collection today! You'll find all the staples above, plus accessories, women's pieces, and more!