Kids and Family
We all know how challenging it is to be a parent. You want to provide the very best for your children, physically, mentally, and emotionally. Unfortunately, making this happen isn't always cheap, and spending money on clothing can quickly get out of hand.
That's why many of us opt to shop at budget-friendly places when picking out a few outfits for our kids. But there are still plenty of opportunities to spend outrageous amounts of cash to get the latest styles.
We've compiled some of the more ridiculous pieces of kids' clothing. Pieces that are more expensive than the stuff we have in our own closets. Take a look, shake your head, and laugh as you continue buying ten-dollar shirts that your kids will instantly spill chocolate milk on.
10. 'Pirate Skull' Jeans: $87
These bootcut, skinny, 5 pocket jeans are unisex, so they're appropriate for the little swashbuckling boy or girl in your life. However, seeing as how Ed Hardy gear is beloved by Jon Gosselin and various members of the Jersey Shore, some less-than-stellar role models in terms of their fashion choices and life decisions, we're thinking you'd rather clothe your kids in something a little less ridiculous and expensive. (via Kids Cavern)
9. Polka Dot Blazer with Matching Turn-Up Shorts: $184
If you want your little boy to look like a mini Jay Gatsby, this blazer and matching shorts by Rachel Riley should do the trick. Note that you'd have to buy a separate long-sleeved shirt to go underneath the ensemble, bringing the total price up to $269. We imagine this stark white and light blue outfit would be kept clean for roughly 30 seconds before your son breaks free from your grip and makes a beeline for the nearest patch of dirt to play in. (via Rachel Riley)
8. 'Handbag' T-Shirt and Leggings Set: $232
This Fendi top has a handbag design on it to make it look like your daughter is toting around a little purse. We're assuming including an actual handbag with the outfit would have skyrocketed the price even more. Maybe the idea of a drawn-on purse isn't so bad, though – that way, you wouldn't be able to carry around money or credit cards that tempt you to spend over $200 on a t-shirt and leggings for your little girl. (via Kids Cavern)
7. Pair of Girls Sneakers: $259
This pair of girls shoes from Ferre won a UK Fashion Award for “best kidswear.” We're assuming that award doesn't consider the fact that as soon as your kid pulls a pair of these on, she'll instantly scuff or smudge the white and silver design. Maybe they're not suitable for playing in and are instead intended to be slipped on your daughter's feet while she sleeps so you can admire how clean and shiny they are. (via Please Mum London)
6. Cashmere Layette: $286
It's easy to get get caught up in a baby spending spree as you await the arrival of your little one, but dropping nearly $300 on a cashmere outfit that your infant will almost immediately poop, pee, or spit up on seems a bit much. Why not invest in some inexpensive but comfortable onesies and stick the rest of the money in a savings account for your new son or daughter? (via Baby CZ)
5. Waxed Cotton Field Jacket: $475
Winter coats are an essential purchase for your child to ensure s/he's warm and bundled during those blustery winter months. However, there's no need to go overboard and spring for a Burberry jacket that costs nearly $500, especially when you'll be frantically pawing through the Lost and Found box at your kid's school in hopes of finding it after it was accidentally left under the jungle gym before school let out for mid-winter break. (via Burberry)
4. Gucci Cardigan: $475
Even more ridiculous than spending almost five hundred bucks on a jacket for your six-year old is spending the same amount of money on a cardigan. This pink button-up is cute, but is it nearly $500 worth of cute? Unless your daughter has weekly afternoon tea dates with President Obama's daughters at the White House, we're guessing not. (via Saks Fifth Avenue)
3. Infant's Two-Piece Wool Suit: $540
Aside from Barney Stinson's son, we can't imagine what sort of baby would need to suit up to such an expensive extreme. Maybe he's the ring bearer or, oddly, the baby best man at someone's wedding, but no matter the occasion, a newborn doesn't really need an Armani suit. Sure, it looks cute, but unless your infant is crashing weddings and selling stocks on Wall Street seven days a week, it's not worth buying such a lavish outfit for a single occasion. (via Armani)
2. 3 Piece Top, Jacket, and Pant Set: $900
Admittedly, this outfit looks better than what most grown men wear on a first date, but aside from having a really cute school photo, we can't imagine many instances where your son would need to wear a $900 shirt, jacket, and jeans. Unless your child is a little R&B superstar in the making, it's probably better to stick to an outfit that costs less than 1/10th the price. (via Please Mum London)
1. Ruffled Motorcycle Leather Jacket with Suspended Bow Shift Dress: $1,000
As much as we love adorable dresses and jackets, shelling out $650 for a leather jacket and an additional $350 for a dress to create an outfit that your daughter will outgrow in a year seems like a joke. Designer Phillip Lim has created a cute little getup, but we simply can't justify spending $1,000 that would be put to better use in any number of ways (groceries, car payments, a family vacation). Sorry Phillip, but your clothes are too rich for our tastes. (via Saks Fifth Avenue).
What's the most YOU ever spent on a piece of clothing for your kids?
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