Your child’s first day of school is always special for a multitude of reasons. First of all, it is a landmark moment in their lives and you want it to be as special as possible. Secondly, your little one is finally going out of the house and into a new environment, full of the information and skills they have picked up in their homes. While you are excited, it is also a time when you feel nervous about whether they would take a liking to school or not.
While most of the things about the first day of school remain the same for both boys and girls, there is one thing that parents of girls have to worry about more: choosing a suitable and appropriate outfit for their daughter. Although most schools don’t have any guidelines when it comes to children’s attire, it is still important to know about the dress code, as well as what’s right.
This article covers everything you need to know about dressing up your daughter for her first day at school. Let’s have a look at how you can make sure that your little one isn’t only modest and comfortable, but is also safe.
Tips for Dressing Up Your Daughter for Her First Day of School
When you send your daughter off to school, you are already worrying about a lot of things, including her wellbeing, diet, responsiveness, attitude with her peers, and much more. If you can get her attire right, you will have one less thing to worry about. A major problem with today’s generation is that they are overexposed to false advertising through television, the internet, billboards, and other channels.
Due to this, even younger girls are looking to try out dresses that are considered immodest by many. Therefore, it is important for you to consider your daughter’s school attire before you start sending her. With that said, let’s have a look at a couple of tips that would help you prepare your little one for her first day of school.
- Stick to the Budget
One of the main things you need to remember is that although you might want to dress up your daughter in the most adorable dresses and outfits for her first day of school, you have to keep your budget in mind. Regardless of your financial situation, there is no reason for you to overspend on your daughter’s clothing for school.
First and foremost, your daughter’s clothing needs to be comfortable because she will be spending a couple of hours in it, and she will also have to move around in it. Therefore, you should go with something that can endure wear and tear, instead of choosing the most expensive articles off the rack. Also, your daughter will be slipping and sliding in the playground, getting her clothes muddy. Plus, there are school activities involving paints and glue, so you wouldn’t want to see your daughter’s branded frock getting dirty the very first time she wears it.
- Keep It Simple
Another thing you need to know before dressing up your daughter for her first day of school is to keep her attire as simple as possible. This doesn’t mean you have to dress up your daughter in rags or that she shouldn’t wear the cutest dresses. Simply keep in mind that the more you want her to look like a princess, the more adornments you will need. Not only will they cost more money, but they are also more likely to get damaged since kids aren’t exactly particular about protecting their accessories.
When it comes to choosing the right outfit for your daughter, you should stick to the known options, such as comfortable and modest girl clothing like tops, jeans, skirts, leggings, etc. These clothes are adorable enough for them to look nice, and they are also simple and serve their purpose. In the winter season, you can add scarves, hats, and gloves to keep them well protected.
- Plan Out Their Outfit Sensibly
One thing you can be sure of is that on their first day of school and onwards, children are mostly on their feet, either for different types of activities or when they are running around during playtime. This also means that they will need proper footwear to keep their feet comfortable and pain-free. After all, those sensitive limbs are only developing, and they are going to need all the support they can get.
For this purpose, you should choose flat shoes, preferably dollies or other types of shoes that not only keep her feet comfortable but are also suitable for wearing during the summers. In the winter, you can choose a pair of boots for them. They can go well with any kind of outfit, so you will have no problem there.
- Dress Your Daughter in Layers
It goes without saying, but since most schools are centrally air-conditioned, the classes can be chilly for your daughter, even during the most extreme summers. For this purpose, you can equip them with a light jacket or blazer to carry and put on when needed. Don’t make the mistake of dressing them up warmly when you know that they won’t be indoors all the time. Otherwise, your daughter will be uncomfortable throughout the day.
Dressing your daughter in layers is also good for the winters since it would help keep them warm and protected from catching a cold, especially when they are playing outdoors or when they get off the car to go inside the building.
- Ensure Everything Fits Properly
As mentioned in the beginning, the first day of school might make your daughter quite nervous already, so it is best that all parts of her dress fit properly, and aren’t too loose or too tight. Otherwise, the poor thing will be fiddling with her clothing throughout the day, and it would distract her from her lessons and activities. For this purpose, it is always wise to try out the clothing before the day comes, so that you are sure about this.
Moreover, it is best to have her wear modest clothing that doesn’t show too much skin or isn’t too baggy, as it might reflect poorly on her, as well as your parenting. Plus, it would set a bad example as well.
This concludes our guide on how to dress up your daughter for her first day of school. We can’t stress this enough, but you need to make sure that your little one is confident and comfortable when she steps into a new world: her school. The way things are progressing, it is also crucial for you, as a parent, to inculcate proper values and modesty into your little princess so that she can conduct herself well.
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