Meadowhall Kids Style Event – 22/23 October

Children as young as three are choosing their own fashion style, according to research conducted by Sheffield’s Meadowhall Shopping Centre.  With tabloids full of tales of Suri Cruise demanding to wear dresses and high heels at the age of four and Shiloh Pitt refusing to wear anything ‘too girly’ – it seems children are developing their own sense of style at a very young age.

With so much focus on children’s fashion, Meadowhall is hosting a Kids Style Event as part of its October Fashion Month.  Former model and now full time personal shopper and stylist Jill Pollitt will host the two-day event starting on 22nd October.  The This Morning and Britain’s Next Top Model star will be on hand to give mums top tips on styling their children according to seasonal styles and budgets.

Pollitt commented: “Children’s wear is not just about practicality anymore; now shops are carrying pieces inspired by the catwalk to make sure kids are up to date in the fashion stakes! This event will hopefully inspire fashion conscious parents and children to see that you can never be too young to look great.”

A recent survey has shown that British parents spend approximately £700 a year on their children’s clothes, perhaps in an effort to keep up with celebrity children such as Suri Cruise and Madonna’s daughter Lourdes who, at thirteen, has her own fashion blog and new fashion line ‘Material Girl’.

Even the couture fashion shows in Paris now include children’s ranges, using models aged as young as five. The children’s wear industry is growing fast, and Meadowhall wants to make sure that Yorkshire is keeping up.

Pollitt continues:  “With what will probably be another cold autumn and winter ahead, we can offer mums advice on how to shop smart and maximise their kids wardrobes for this season, keeping them warm without a hefty price tag!”

The Kids Style Event at Meadowhall, Sheffield will be running on the 22nd and 23rd of October at 12.30pm, 1.30pm, 2.30pm and 3.30pm as part of their October Fashion Month.

While you could follow in the (well styled) footsteps of the likes of Suri Cruise and buy your kids wear at the high end labels, you can also find fashionable children’s clothes at many of Meadowhall’s retailers, including Marks and Spencer, Zara, H&M, Debenhams and Primark.

For more information on this fantastic event visit the Meadowhall website at