What is Rachel Riley?
Rachel Riley is a British, award-winning, children’s clothing brand. They specialise in classic luxury childrenswear which is lovingly created to a very high standard using the finest soft fabrics. They have everything you need from specific outfits like flower girl dresses and page boy suits to beautiful occasion wear that can be used for all other events. They have outfits available from newborn through to age 14 and they also stock some footwear, accessories and coats to help you complete the full outfit in one place.
In order to review the quality of Rachel Riley childrenswear we were very kindly gifted two outfits, one for Layla (3) and one for Connor (10).
The blue floral toile dress from Rachel Riley
The blue floral toile dress is a beautiful cotton dress with a soft blue floral design and coordinating ribbon bows and piping trim. It is fully lined with sash tie at the front.
This particular dress is available in ages 3 to 14 and can also be ordered in pale pink, it retails for £99.
As soon as I unpacked the dress I could tell that the quality was brilliant. It is thick without being heavy and it is also soft to the touch with a protective under skirt that helps add a bit of volume to the dress.
It looks lovely and would be perfect for any special occasion from a wedding to a christening or even a birthday party. What I love most of all about this dress is that Layla can move around with ease when wearing it. She is happy to put it on and dance, run and play which at three is very important! The last thing any parent needs at a special occasion is a cute toddler who looks the part but is really uncomfortable and complaining about the outfit, with this Rachel Riley dress that isn’t the case.
I also love the level of detail on this dress which makes it stand out from high street dresses. For example the addition of the blue silk sash that can easily be removed when washing, the cute oval cut out on the back with button fastening and the wider straps to allow for a vest.
Striped sweater and beige chinos by Rachel Riley
For Connor we were sent the white and blue stripped sweater along with a pair of the beige chinos.
The sweater is very soft and made with 100% cotton and has Breton stripes for a classic nautical look. It is available in ages 3 to 10 and can be ordered as a blue sweater with white stripes too.
Connor is 10 but on the slim side so we sized down for the jumper and it is a perfect fit. It looks very smart, especially teamed with the chinos and could be layered over a shirt or under a jacket if you wanted to make it look more formal but also worn with jeans to dress it down too. Again I love the detail that comes with the Rachel Riley childrenswear that separates it from the high street brands, this time it is the extra buttons on the shoulder that just adds a little something extra.
The sweater is priced at £65 but due to it’s versatility you could get a lot of wear out of it creating several looks making it great value for money.
The beige chinos are priced at £59 and are available in ages 3-10 and can also be ordered in a blue. They have front and back pockets, belt loops and a button and fly fastening, and come with an adjustable waist band for the perfect fit.
We sized down two sizes with these opting for an aged 8 and still found them to be quite generous around the waist even after shortening the adjustable waist band so I would recommend using the online size guide to check before you order. However, despite them being a bit big round the waist the length was perfect and they do look very smart.
Overall I was very impressed with our Rachel Riley childrenswear delivery. From the moment your parcel arrives hand wrapped in the purple gift box you know you have something special on your hands. The quality is fantatsic and the attention to detail gives it the edge. If you are looking for timeless, classic, occasion wear for your child then make sure you have a look at the Rachel Riley collections.
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