We were so excited when these gorgeous trousers arrived, but we had to await the warmer weather! We’ve finally had a few days of sunshine and thus the trousers have been put to good use! I’m pretty sure my daughters will test clothing in the good ole fashioned way! We’ve been rolling down grassy verges, splashing rather vehemently in muddy puddles and wiping sticky raspberry stained fingers down them, and thus far they’ve come up well! I wash my clothes at 30, predominantly with soap nuts and my main praise for Frugi is the clothes clean well! I have found however that the fabric of these trousers seems a little stiffer once washed, perhaps it’s the hard water here in Norfolk? Or perhaps it’s just the way they are made, but they definitely resemble cardboard after a morning on the line! Still, within minutes of being on and rolled around in they are soft and ready.
I love the colours, they receive many compliments and are incredibly twee. My daughter likes them too and points at the spots, proclaiming loudly “Look, POTS!!” However neither of us can really work out what we’re supposed to do with the ties! I came close to cutting them off because they just tie awkwardly, stick out when in the car seat and fall apart knot wise when walking. They are definitely the least loved thing about these otherwise adorable trousers. I don’t think they serve a particular purpose either? I was definitely befuddled. I also don’t think they’d work well (the knots / extra fabric) with smaller children, Mirabelle is old enough now not to pull and chew on things but that would have been entirely different a mere 6 months ago.
Overall they are a success, but there are definitely a few small things that would put me off buying them again.
Reviewed by Chloe M – Frugi customer and crusader
My daughter loves two things, dresses and trousers that are similar to PJ’s but that mummy lets her wear out and about.
I love two things – clothes that are slightly different and quirky, clothes that are easily washed and stay looking new.
The Strawberry Sundae Bootcut Trousers are proving popular, they’ve been worn to Nana’s house, to the park, to playgroup and to the shops. I know they are good because she chooses them over her previous favourites! They have survived our hard water without becoming as stiff as a very stiff thing, which is always a slightly concern when you don’t have a tumble dryer but do have a rather particular daughter.
They have remained soft, the colours haven’t run (hoorah, my mother would be proud!) and they’ve not become a shapeless baggy saggy mess, which is what seems to happen to a lot of clothes!
Also – no buttons! A very huge positive when it comes to a little girl who is learning to use the toilet independently, it means she can pull them down and up on her own, which is actually a huge thing! I hadn’t given it much thought previously but now buttons are something of a nuisance. She feels fantastic because she’s done it all herself, and I don’t have to abandon something 2/5’s of the way through to make a mad dash into the toilet to fiddle with small toddler trouser buttons. Hoorah all round. The fact they have ties is very important as they wouldn’t have fit my skinny minny otherwise! I think the only thing that could have made them better would have been a bit more elastic in the waist! Or a way of adjusting the waist a little more tightly than through the drawstrings, as lots of up and down action meant they did end up falling down half way through the day!
All in all we’re thrilled, and the envy of many friends – two of whom have already swapped clothes with her whilst visiting in order to sport her trousers!
Reviewed by Chloe M – Frugi Customer & Crusaders