We Love: Tulip & Nettle classic English clothing

Based deep in the countryside in the far north of England, Tulip & Nettle clothing for children and babies is about as classically English as it comes with everything from moleskin breeches, vintage-inspired cricket shirts, Peter Pan collars, classic dresses, hand-knit jumpers and more offering you the perfect excuse to dress your kids Mary Poppins-style (our secret fantasy is to BE Mary Poppins). Ahem. That aside, there are also some lovely outfits for bridesmaids and page boys. It goes without saying that everything is beautifully made and designed, so we were particularly delighted to see this week that the sale is still on.

Even better, Tulip & Nettle is offering an exclusive 15% off non-sale items for Mumfidential readers. Just enter MUM0915 at checkout before 17th October 2015. In the meantime, here are some of our top picks from the sale.

Slate Bronte Dress, £25 was £48Tulip-Nettle-Slate-Bronte-Dress

A pretty knee length dress in gorgeous slate grey point d’esprit floaty cotton, this also comes in primrose yellow and would be lovely option for little bridesmaids. The elasticated bodice detail, sweet puff sleeves and full skirt are wonderfully old-fashioned.

Red Drill Crop Trousers, £17, were £22Tulip-Nettle-Red-Drill-Crop-Trouser

These come in red or blue and bring a dash of sailor style to your little one’s wardrobe. We love the red trousers in particular – hello Little Lord Fauntelroy!

 

Shrimpton Dress, £25, was £42Tulip-Nettle-Shrimpton-Dress

This 70s print dress is inspired by the original 70s fashion icon, Jean Shrimpton. With its frill edge sleeves and retro cut, it is a dress to be saved and handed down to grandchildren. Just lovely.

 

 

Allotment Jumper, £34, was £44Tulip-Nettle-Allotment-Jumper

Knitted in silver grey yarn 100% merino wool by a Northumberland granny, this is sort of thing boys in the 30s, 40s and 50s were wearing, and it has lost none of its charm or practicality. It may be called the ‘Allotment’ jumper, but it could just as easily be The Secret Garden.

 

Chambray Monaco Dress, £22, was £42Tulip-Nettle-Chambray-Monaco-Dress

A French-inspired 60s style dress with a clean boat neck, cuffed 7/8th sleeve, full skirt and patch pockets, this is one of those classic shapes that works well on girls of all ages and will never go out of fashion.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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