Sometimes a brand just stands out. Blade & Rose has been on my radar since I saw the brightly-adorned butt of a friend’s toddler a couple of years ago. It’s likely that you too have admired the funky rump of a little one donning a pair of their iconic leggings with their trademark quirky patterns. These guys have been making fun and colourful kids’ apparel since 2010. You can imagine my excitement when I was offered the chance to review some of their AW2017 collection for the girls.
Here’s what we loved about Blade & Rose
The Back Story
The Product Range
Firstly, leggings for boys? Yes, please! Jeans and stiff clothing on babies and young kids has never made sense to me. My girls wear leggings a lot. In fact they wear them more than anything else. Boys have fewer options. We truly need more boys’ leggings in the world! I wish I had discovered Blade & Rose when my son was a baby.
Thought has gone into the Blade & Rose patterns and palettes and each and every piece will make you smile. I love the array of bright colours in the range. We try to stay away from too much pink for the girls and there are no shortage of options in the AW collection. In fact, many of their pieces are gender-neutral.
The leggings are oh-so-soft and much warmer and cozier than I expected – perfect for our Irish weather and for covering little legs in slings too! They have a thick, comfortable waistband and enough elasticity throughout to allow toddlers and little ones the freedom to run, play, climb where the shouldn’t and cause general destruction.
I’ve had leggings with similar fabric in the past which tended to slip down and cause much frustration to both the young wearer and the adult puller-upper. These don’t slip. Hurrah.
The Stripes & Blue Heart top is 95% cotton and 5% elastane; perfectly soft with just enough stretch. All items washed well at 40 degrees, nothing lost its shape and not a bobble in site. Top marks.
The Price Point
You can buy directly from bladeandrose.co.uk. Shipping within UK costs £2.95 and is free for orders £30 or more. International shipping costs £12 and is free for orders £70 or more. Irish stockists include Babychic.ie, Cherishme.ie, Hipbaby.ie and Littleones.ie.
Disclosure: I wasn’t paid to write this post but I was provided with a Stripes & Blue Heart top, Scottie Dog leggings and Allover Spot leggings for the purpose of writing an honest review. Read more about how I collaborate with brands and declare those collaborations on my disclosure page.