Vest For Baby Girl

Our Tonk-A-Waistcoat can be worn as a diaper cover, swimsuit cover and so much more! Made with a soft and cozy 100% lambswool fabric, this vest is sure to keep your little one warm. It has an elastic waistband that expands up to 18in with plenty of room to grow. It also features cute details like side pockets and contrast stitching at the neckline, chest pocket and sleeves.

Baby safe, perfect for everyday use. Material: Milk Wool Thickness: Thicker fabric, warm and soft. It will be more durable than thinner clothes

This stylish and warm vest is made with high quality cozy fabric. It’s designed to be soft, comfortable, and durable. The solid color makes it fashionable and perfect for any seasons!

Please note: This is an authentic US-made vest. We are based in the United States but ship worldwide!

Tiacham Toddler Baby Girl Boy Vest Fall Winter Clothes Sherpa Waistcoat. Perfect for anyone looking for quality at an affordable price.

Tiacham Toddler Baby Girl Boy Vest Fall Winter Clothes Sherpa Waistcoat. Stretchy, soft and warm. The perfect vest for chilly days.

What To Wear With a White Vest Womens

A white vest has been one of my closet staples for years!  Vests are a great in-between when you want another layer, but a jacket feels like overkill.  It’s also great when you simply want more freedom to move your arms.  I have vests in tons of colors, but I specifically love how a white vest freshens up outfits!

Today I’m partnering with JCPenney and ShopStyle to show three outfits with a white vest!  JCPenney has tons of my closet staples at super affordable prices, so it’s a fantastic resource for building a solid wardrobe without breaking the bank.

This vest is one of those gems!  It’s quilted with brass hardware, which elevates it to make it look more expensive.  Except, it’s not expensive at all!  It’s only $18.69 on sale right now!  It’s a lighter to medium thickness, so it’s not super bulky.  It has slanted side pockets where you can rest your hands easily, but it also has vertical buttoned pockets to store items securely.  Best of both worlds!  It comes in 4 solid colors and 5 prints.  See them HERE.

SIZING: I’m 5’6″ and usually S/M or 6 in clothes, 8.5 to 9 in shoes.

black and white striped top + white vest + black pants + tan booties + cognac tote
black and white striped top + black pants + white vest + tan booties + cognac tote
white vest + black and white striped top + black pants + tan booties + cognac tote

Outfit #1: Striped Tee + Jeans + Booties or Boots
I threw the vest on top of one of my standard combos–a striped tee and black jeans.  I love how the white vest freshens it up!

When working with all neutrals, keep it interesting by mixing neutrals.  Here, we have black and white and added pops of cognac and tan.  You can absolutely mix black and brown!  I recommend using more vibrant browns like the ones here to provide more contrast against the black.

I’ve shared this striped tee before, but in case you missed it, it’s TOTALLY worth checking out!  It’s a fantastic basic that is super duper soft and stretchy, drapes pretty well, and is really affordable at only $8.49!  See it HERE.

Shop the Outfit:
Top: c/o JCPenney (exact–wearing size S)
Vest: c/o JCPenney (exact-wearing size S)
Jeans: JCPenney (exact–wearing size 4)
Booties: (similar)
Tote: c/o JCPenney (exact)

maroon sweater + white vest + skinny jeans + suede boots + cognac tote
white vest + maroon sweater + skinny jeans + suede boots + cognac tote

Outfit #2: Sweater + Jeans + Booties or Booties
I especially love that you can layer vests over sweaters!  If your sweater’s sleeves feel too bulky with a jacket, or if a jacket feels like overkill, a vest is the perfect topper.  You can do this over relaxed sweaters with leggings and sneakers for casual on-the-go looks, or wear a vest over a sweater with jeans and boots for an elevated casual look like I did above.  This works with lots of different kinds of sweaters!

Shop the Outfit:
Top: c/o JCPenney (exact–wearing size S)
Vest: c/o JCPenney (exact-wearing size S)
Jeans: (similar)
Boots: c/o JCPenney (exact–wearing size 9)
Bag: c/o JCPenney (exact)

yellow plaid button up + white vest + skinny jeans + suede boots + cognac tote
white vest + yellow plaid button up + skinny jeans + suede boots + cognac tote
yellow plaid button up + white vest + suede boots + skinny jeans + cognac tote

Button Up + Jeans + Boots or Booties
Lastly, I love the classic pairing of a button up with jeans and tall boots.  You can do this with any button up, whether chambray, polka dots, or plaid.  A white vest is a fresh neutral that brightens up the outfit and makes it pop, especially against blue jeans.

This top is on the thinner side for plaid shirts, which is great if you live in a warmer climate or want a button up that isn’t stiff.  It comes in 6 plaid colors, a camo print, and a solid medium blue that looks like chambray. 

Do Babies Need a Vest and Babygrow

When I was pregnant with my first child, these questions ran round my head almost daily as the birth approached. I bought sensibly, then I panic-bought, then I impulse-bought, and when the baby arrived, my husband ran out and bought some more! Unsurprisingly, we had far more of some things than we needed, and not enough of others.

Now, as a mother of three, including twins, I’m something of a veteran of the newborn days. So I wanted to share what I would put on my essential newborn clothes shopping list

Obviously this is only the minimum and you can (and probably will) buy much more! 


PART ONE: MUST-HAVES

4-6 BABY VESTS (ALSO KNOWN AS BODIES OR ONESIES)

An essential layer to keep baby snug and their nappy securely in place! In general, I choose short-sleeve vests for warm weather and long-sleeve if it’s cool. However, it’s handy to have some of both unless you’re living somewhere VERY hot. 

Baby vests come in many styles – but beware that cute is not always convenient. Kimono styles look lovely on the hanger but can be a real pain to get on a wriggling baby. Envelope neck is a classic for a reason. Sometimes it’s easiest to take a baby’s vest off from the waist DOWN. You’ll thank me when the first poonami hits! 

If you don’t want completely plain vests, look for textured fabrics, trims or buttons, which are a nice touch while still being practical. 

Essential organic cotton babygrows

What you’ll use them for:

  • Layering – newborns can’t regulate their body temperature as well as we can, so it’s a good rule of thumb that they should always wear one layer more than you. In practice, that normally means minimum 2 layers, starting with a vest.
  • Holding the nappy securely in place, as it’s often a bit big on newborns
  • Protecting baby’s skin from the inevitable spit-ups, milk spills etc that will hopefully be mostly absorbed by the outer layer of clothing.
3-4 SLEEPSUITS OR BABYGROWS 

Confusingly, these are often called onesies too, but in this case normally with legs and long sleeves. Styles include footless, footed (with sewn-in bootie style foot coverings) or – my favourite – foldover styles so you can cover or uncover baby’s feet as you choose. 

Zipster Sleepsuit - Clouds

Despite the name, these are brilliant for daywear as well. In fact, all my babies mostly lived in these for the first 3 months. They’re soft, cosy and cute. Take it from me, zips are a BIG bonus. Avoid the traditional style with poppers all the way down the front and legs. They’re fiddly and slow to change. You’ll be amazed how many changes you do in the early weeks and months. 

What you’ll use them for:

  • Night-time warmth and cosiness (keep a spare by the cot)
  • Daytime if you like, it keeps things simple! I just changed my babies into a fresh sleepsuit in the morning after their first feed. You may want to buy a few more if you use plan to use them during the day too. 

If you need some inspiration,  check out our gorgeous and properly practical sleepsuits collection.

2-3 CARDIGANS OR JUMPERS FOR EXTRA WARMTH

Essential if you live in the UK because even in full summer there’s going to be cool mornings/ days where you need to wrap your baby up a little warmer. Personally, I prefer cardigans as they’re easier to put on, and give you the flexibility on whether to button them up or just leave open if it’s only a little bit cool.

What you’ll use them for:

  • Quick layering when it’s cool in summer, and most days in autumn/winter
2-3 HATS

As well as being ridiculously adorable, baby hats help prevent heat loss through the scalp in the first few weeks, especially if your baby doesn’t have much hair to start with. You’ll probably be given some, or receive them as part of an outfit. Pretty much as soon as your baby can get their arm to their head, though, they’ll start pulling their hat off. I never used them much beyond the first few months.

6 DRIBBLE BIBS

(Or more) – little triangular or rounded cloth bibs to go round the neck, usually fastened with poppers or velcro

What you’ll use them for:

  • Soaking up spit-up, drool, dribbles (or all three) – most babies spit up milk in the early days, and can easily soak the front of their outfits meaning (yet another) change. A dribble bib lets you go longer between full outfit changes

Look out for a bib with multiple poppers so you can adjust the size as baby grows.


PART TWO: OPTIONAL

Everything else is really and truly optional for the first few months!! But I’ll cover the main items and why you might want to buy them.

ROMPERS & DUNGAREES

These are my favourite alternatives to babygrows for young babies, especially from 3 months old when they start to become a little more alert and active. They’re usually designed to go over a vest and fit more loosely than a sleepsuit. Look for practical styles again, either pull-on with shoulder fastenings or poppers at the legs. You can often get away with a slightly bigger size here, and just turn up the legs or sleeves if needed. 

While you’re here, do have a look at our adorable selection of  baby rompers and dungarees!

OUTFITS (EG DRESSES, TROUSERS/ SHIRTS)

Ah, this is a tough one – yes, they can look super cute BUT they can also be a pain for you to get on and off, and may not be very comfortable for your little one to wear. I was given a lot of baby gifts like this, and to be honest, they often ended up at the back of the drawer because they were fiddly, or rode up, or were tight on the baby’s waist/ underarms. 

  • Stretchy leggings, soft joggers or harem pants – they’re easy to pull on and won’t press on your baby’s tummy. Newborns are often prone to wind and indigestion, and a tight waistband won’t help. These make a nice outfit with a cardigan or dress over them. You can also get footed styles which avoid the need for socks (which your baby will treat as essentially disposable).
Yellow Star Print Baby Leggings
  • Dresses, tops or tunics that stretch to go over the head and just pull down over the body. Beware tiny fiddly buttons, especially at the back of the neck. Let alone (aaaargh) all the way down the back. They are a PAIN. Especially if you need to remove the item in a hurry (did I mention poo yet…?)

Socks – only needed if you don’t choose footed garments. Baby will somehow wriggle them off. Constantly. Top tip: buy multiple pairs of the same colour so it doesn’t matter if your baby scatters odd ones round the neighbourhood like confetti.

Mittens – most sleepsuits/ babygrows have cuffs which you can fold over to make little mittens for newborns. If you’re not using these in the daytime, you may just want a couple of pairs if you’ll be out in cold weather.

Booties – I never used these myself. I still don’t quite understand what they’re for! Probably to look cute in photos but definitely optional.

Pramsuit – Unless the weather is truly arctic, cosy blankets tucked round your baby do the same job and are easier to remove/ adjust. Save your money. 


What SIZE baby clothes to buy for a newborn?

The earlier in your pregnancy that you’re buying clothes, the more I would suggest you stick to the standard first size of 0-3 months. Even if your baby ends up being on the smaller side, they’ll still fit eventually, and if on the larger side, you’ll still get some wear from them (but maybe not much – my eldest outgrew his 0-3 month clothes by 8 weeks).

Super cute bunny ear newborn sleepsuit

Keep some budget back to spend nearer baby’s arrival, especially if you have reason to expect your baby might be smaller than average. My twins were expected to be 5-6lb at birth (in fact, one was 5lb and one was 6lb) so they wore Tiny Baby size for their first month or two. If your baby is born earlier than about 36 weeks or weighs less than 5lb then you will probably need specialist Preemie sizes.

Preemie – under 5lb

Tiny baby – 5-7lb approx

0-1 months – 7-8lb

0-3 months – 8-12lb

Here at Brave Young Things, we have a special collection for Newborns, full of those essential sleepsuits and babygrows in gorgeous designs, plus some practical and cute outfit ideas. Sizes start from 0-3 months.

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