(By Joanne G – Frugi Customer & Crusader)
I must admit that when I first ventured into Frugi clothes, or Cut4Cloth as it was at the time, I did so because I needed big-bottomed clothes for a big-bottomed, cloth-nappied baby. Whenever I was asked about Mikey’s clothes by other admiring mums (we’ve all been there), I would start by saying that the clothes were made to accommodate cloth nappies. Big mistake as the conversation generally ended there, with the mum reiterating how lovely they are, but not suitable for them. To be fair to myself, that is why I shopped at C4C and as I had little experience in using disposables at the time I really couldn’t comment on C4C/Frugi’s suitability for disposables. Only when I started crusading for Frugi did I question how versatile the Frugi range is. I was surprised when I tested out the little seagrass zip-off trousers that I received at the beginning of the summer, to find that not only are they a great fit over disposables but, compared to his highstreet bought trousers, they remained neatly around his waist rather that hanging off his hips.
So when I decided in July that it was time to say goodbye to our nappy days, I was still sceptical that Mikey’s Frugi trousers would cut it when confronted with a nappyless bottom. Well, how wrong could I be? Very, is the simple answer. Frugi design their waistbands to be extra adjustable, meaning that they will give a snug fit to even the thinnest child without the risk of falling down. The lining of the waistband is so soft, that I did not worry about it rubbing the skin if I pulled it tight – unlike many of his other trousers that left red marks on his back. If the truth be told, Frugi trousers are the only ones that I can now relying on to stay put.
So I am glad to say, that although our nappy days are behind us, our Frugi days are going full steam ahead – and judging by the new season catalogue are going to get even better!
Product Review by Joanne G – Frugi Customer & Crusader
I never thought the day would come when I would side with Simon Cowell let alone commend his sometimes questionable dress sense – but when it comes to high waistbands Mr Cowell and I are reading from the same cheesy songbook.
I have enjoyed the hipster revival as much as the next person, but not until I had Michael did I see the folly of the anti-highrise attitude found amongst our Nation’s fashionistas. However, flicking through a girly mag at the doctors the other day I am reliably informed that the high waistband is back. Well here’s hoping that the children’s fashion fraternity sits up and takes some notice. Hipsters on kids don’t work. When did dressing your child in practical, comfortable and (cough, cough) “appropriate” clothing fall by the wayside, in favour of a pair of skimpy, trousers that ride down to the thighs the moment the child moves about? And don’t get me started on hipsters and nappies.
So it was with a great sigh of relief that I opened my parcel from Frugi. Thank heaven for Frugi. The little pair of Explorer Zip-Off Trousers and the matching Dino Tee look the part, but more importantly play the part. The trousers, in particular, are designed with active kids in mind. The waistband, while far from being Cowell-esque, is high enough that it covers everything it should. The zip-offs are a fashionable, but practical style that will see Michael through summer and into Autumn. The design is well thought out, changing a smart pair of trousers into a very trendy pair of shorts. Together, the trousers and the tee make a great casual outfit for everyday wear, however the trousers can easily be paired with a shirt to suit a more formal occasion.
Both the trousers and the tee are made of the softest organic cotton, and the toggles on the trousers waistband gives great adjustability for cloth nappy and disposable wearing babies alike. The Dino Tee is charming and, washes superbly.
Perhaps I am being a little too ready to seek the demise of the kiddie hipster, but as this little outfit proves it is possible to have fashionable, stylish clothes, that are practical and child-friendly.