Babies Do Not Belong in Tutu Dresses


My baby daughter is really freakin' cute, but that doesn't mean I'm going to dress her like a doll. Sure, she's got long lashes and shapely lips that will someday look gorgeous with a little mascara and lipstick, but the key word is someday.

While searching for a christening gown, I recently stumbled upon a bunch of websites with tutu dresses.

These elaborate little gowns -- which involve everything from feathers and crystals to yards of tulle and, to my horror, halter tops -- look like they came right off the Toddlers & Tiaras catwalk. And they're modeled on babies who aren't old enough to sit up!

Where, other than a beauty pageant, is my daughter going to wear a massive pink tutu? Grandma's house? A play date? I assume (at least I hope!) the purpose of such a costume is just to take cute pics like the one above and share them with friends and family members.

Now, when my daughter is at an age where she can pick out her own clothes and so desires to wear a tutu, I won't deny her. Heck, if she wants to wear a three-piece suit and a fedora, that's totally cool with me. But there's just something too adult about a halter top affixed to a tutu. It veers into creepy baby pageant territory.

For the near future, it's onesies and sleepers for my little one. And if I change my mind about that, well, there's always tutu onesies!

Would you put your infant in a tutu dress?


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foxyc... foxychick9003

I think the tutu's can be cute for special occasions, the halter top not so much...

nonmember avatar Ash

I hope to have a daughter someday so that I can sit her up in the middle of yards and yards and yards of pink tulle with a white backdrop for a portrait. Hopefully she'll have her two bottom teeth and a headful of dark curls like her brother.

mommix4 mommix4

I wish they made those when my girls were younger!to cute

kerwo... kerwolfe712

I made a green and red tutu for my 7 month old daughter to wear on Christmas.  She loves to play with the tulle when she is wearing it so I let her wear it frequently.  She wears it with a plain white onesie. I don't really see a problem with a tutu skirt, though I don't like the look of the tulle halter dresses.

ethan... ethans_momma06

You know what? Maybe you should stick your kid in a gunny-sack. Gosh forbid they wear anything a little fluffy with some color.

RanaA... RanaAurora

Aurora wore a tutu on her birthday and has jammies with a detachable one. I love it.


LA will wear on in her first bday with a onesie! I'm all for the tutu.... But not as part of a paired ensemble with a halter, sequins, leopard print, etc

qrex912 qrex912

Wow, getting a little upset about nothing?? I love dressing my daughter up in fluffiness and sparkles. She is never overly exposed, no haltertops, but we love the tutus! If she decides later on that it's not her style, I will surely oblige and buy her clothes that suit her tastes.

Adriel Dunysha Quick

You make it sound as if the tutu itself is sinful. when in fact youre complaining about the freakish adult like tops paired with the tutus. please get your opinions straight. then wrie articles =)

nonmember avatar The Godfather

In many mid eastern nations, tutu dresses are a traditional form of baby clothing. The tribal name for these dresses is zittallah, which translates to "palm fronds from Allah". Western mothers who dress their babies in these garments are unknowingly commematoring a Sacaren victory over the crusaders.

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