When I first found the blue newborn onesie below with a little tie appliqued onto it, I immediately knew two things: one, I was impulse buying it immediately for one of the new babies in the family; and two, the creative baby onesies trend was going to be something big.
It’s true–we’re realizing that baby clothes can go beyond fluffy bunnies and cute trains. These onesies are cute and humorous. (Side note: apparently retailers are calling onesies “bodysuits.” When did this happen and what sense does it make?)
Here are my favorite creative baby onesies. I think I can safely say there is something for every infant on your holiday shopping list. All images click through to retailers. Most prices are between $5 and $18, which is nice because babies’ clothing shouldn’t come with a price tag that belongs on a grownup’s outfit.
For the Holiday Party Social Butterfly
Why miss out on the fun of tacky Christmas sweater parties just because you’re too small to fit into the sweaters? Let baby join in the festivities with this sweater vest onesie. Bonus points if you wear this (far tackier) grown up sweater that matches. If baby starts to cry, just tell everyone he’s horrified by how “ugly” his sweater is.
For the Mini Audrey Hepburn
For the baby with champagne–er, organic milk–tastes, give her a necklace she can’t pull and a purse she can’t dump the contents out of. From Nordstrom.
For the Black Tie Affair Attendee
Put your little penguin in a bodysuit that will steal the show.
For the Bow Tie Baby
It’s never too early to emulate your role model–in this case, Grandpa.
For the Pint-Sized Medical Professional
For the baby who aspires to medical school, or just wants to treat her well baby visits like a theme party. Let her dress the part in this printed onesie.
For the infant who can’t let go of Halloween
It’s socially acceptable to dress up year round if you’re a baby. Your favorite duckling becomes Donald or Daisy in this outfit designed for maximum adorableness.
What’s the cutest onesie you’ve ever seen? Those with DIY ambitions, how would you make your own creative baby onesie?