Both Kristen and I have girls who literally grew up in Courtney Courtney dresses. Courtney Chu’s hugely popular designs (as in, people avidly refreshing her web shop to pounce on new releases the second they’re announced) are all spectacularly crafted, comfy, and 100% one-of-a-kind since they’re all made from soft, upcycled cotton tees that she personally tracks down.
I have seen lots of lesser makers (ahem) attempt to knock off her style but honestly, they all fail. Courtney’s amazing eye for patterns, and her design and sewing skills are just that good.
But — sad emoji face — some of our older girls are not as big on dresses these days. However — praise hands emoji — Courtney has just launched girls rompers and separates!
Take a look at some of my favorite pieces.
I mean come on, what cool preschool girl would not love a one-of-a-kind rainbow triceratops romper? So great for summer, but also those early back-to-school months that are still so hot.
And ZOMG, her mod neon toddler romper is pure perfection. What a cute shower gift or first birthday gift, for your favorite style-savvy, indie-label-supporting parents.
The new line of girls separates give you a lot of wardrobe bang for the buck. I really love the swingy cotton skirts which are so cute for play and school, especially since you can just toss them in the wash. Sort by size, and see what’s available.
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And if you haven’t seen Courtney’s birthday number clothes, they’re just lovely. You can even order a custom birthday dress or tee to your specs, if you give her a month.
And as long time Courtney Courtney fans know, she’s always updating her dress styles — there are swing dresses, classic A-line dresses, asymmetrical dresses with handkerchief style bottoms, tank dresses, and lots of one-of-a-kind halter dresses for summer like this one, which I love in every way. (Who needs a size 10? Go grab it!)
The dresses are fantastic because they hold up literally for years — my daughter has outgrow one dress, then worn it as a tunic over leggings or jeans, passed it down to her sister who did the same, and then we’d hand it down to Kristen’s two younger girls. Those dresses still look amazing, all these years later.
Oh and finally, I had to share this girls can change the world dress — but alas, by the time I went to publish this article, it had already been sold. Wah.
See? I told you you have to race to grab something of hers that you love when you see it.
Visit the Courtney Courtney online store and check out the ever-changing selection of girls dresses and new jumpers, separates and boys tees, all from one of our very favorite indie designers.