Some brands make such beautiful pieces it’s hard not to want them in adult sizes, too. Nellie Quats is one of those brands. Trust me when I say you’ll probably want to wear every single piece yourself!
Specialising in girl's clothing and accessories for ages 3 months to 10 years, each piece is designed with active children in mind. Elinor Bussell, the founder of Nellie Quats has designed her brand to be oversized or adjustable to grow with your child. Elinor selects the highest quality, natural fabric and for this collection, she worked with Liberty department store in London searching through their archives to find the prints she loved. Her grandmother was a seamstress who had stashes of vintage Liberty fabrics which inspired Elinor to work with Liberty. The result is a beautiful collection. All Nellie Quats garments are designed in London and made in Portugal staying true to Sonny Bear’s ethos of high-quality, fairly sourced clothing that’s designed to last.
I’ve picked a selection of pieces from Nellie Quats that will suit a summer capsule wardrobe. Staples that can be dressed up or down.
DUCK, DUCK, GOOSE DRESS / NANCY ANN LIBERTY PRINT ORGANIC COTTON
This nostalgic style and Liberty print is light and comfortable. A beautiful dress to have in your little ones' wardrobe for any occasion. The perfect all-rounder.
CATS CRADLE DRESS & SKIPPING BLOOMER SET / HAY CHECK LINEN
A check linen dress and bloomer combination of dreams! Loose-fitting so there’s room to grow and the high-quality linen is durable, and long-lasting. The puffed sleeves, ruffled collars and dress style take inspiration from Elinor’s old family photos from her mother’s upbringing in Mexico.
CHESS TROUSERS / HAY CHECK LINEN
Another wardrobe staple. Light linen trousers that will go with pretty much everything. Perfect with a casual white t-shirt, or dressed up with a shirt and cardigan. The elasticated waist leaves room for growth.
MOTHER MAY I BLOUSE / NANCY ANN LIBERTY PRINT ORGANIC COTTON
Made using the softest organic cotton, this liberty print blouse is stylish, practical and versatile. An airy, stunning blouse that again evokes a sense of the past while looking timeless. A blouse that will no doubt get an ‘I wish I still had that’ when your daughter is reminiscing and looking through old photos of her childhood. In fact, the whole collection is a sure way to create wardrobe envy.
The beauty of these designs is harboured in Nellie Quats designers want to create something based around the true values of loved ones, family and connection. Dresses, blouses and pants for creating memories and long summer days in the garden. I hope you find something you and your little one love.