Pears & Bears: Sophisticated Sweetness for Little Girls (and their mamas too)

Pears & Bears: Sophisticated Sweetness for Little Girls (and their mamas too) 1Springtime just might be my favorite season. It's full of flowers and sunshine, cool breezes and blushing cheeks, open-toed sandals and barefeet. It's also a great time for dresses. I've been putting my daughter in them at least a few times a week - usually with jeans underneath (it's very chic, I assure you).I prefer dresses for little girls that are whimsical and modest, playful and childish - yet with whispers from years past.

I'm not particularly fond of the tween/teen look modified to infant and toddler sizes. I tire of seeing spaghetti straps and mini skirts, tube tops and "Spoiled" t-shirts in 6M and 2T sizes (or maybe at all, but I'll leave that for another post). That's not really my thing.So, you can imagine my delight when I found Kayce Hughes' Pears and Bears Children's Collections.I bet you'll swoon over these beautiful dresses for dress-up or playtime.

Melodie Dress ($68)


Melodie Dress ($68)

The women's collection is equally chic.

Ruffle Wrap Dress ($160)


Ruffled Shirt ($74)
The "Sale" section offers items from past seasons at slashed prices.

Daisy Dress ($32)
Kayce Hughes has seven children - ranging in age from 2 and 14. She lives with her family in Tennessee. Prior to opening Pears and Bears, she worked for Ralph Lauren in the Women's Design department.

WIN IT! One mama will win her choice of either a dress from the Spring 2008 Children's Collection or a dress from the Spring 2008 Women's Collection! To enter, simply leave a comment on this post prior to Thursday, April 3 at midnight (don't forget to follow the rules). The winner will be announced and contacted on Friday, April 4. * Winner must provide a U.S. mailing address.

*UPDATE* The winner is #123 Miriama. Congratulations! (P.S. You don't see her listed here because she posted on my old blog before I made the transition over here.)

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32 comments on “Pears & Bears: Sophisticated Sweetness for Little Girls (and their mamas too)”

  1. Oh my gosh, I would love the pink or green melodie dress for my little girl!!!! Gotta have it! =)

  2. I just found out that I am pregnant with my first little girl after 2 boys. I can't wait to have the chance to use little dresses and hair ties! I love that these dresses are full coverage. Now they just need to start making them with organic/natural fabric!

  3. Wow, what beautiful dresses! I'm entering and hoping to win a dress for my 6 month old from the Spring collection (maybe the sleeveless party dress which my husband calls a "tickle dress") but in the meantime, I'm ordering from their sale rack and getting two dresses for my older girls ages 7 and 9. Thanks for introducing this website to me. And, Kayce has 7 children, a woman after my own heart. Thanks

  4. these dresses are so pretty! with 5 girls I'm always looking for something new and fun for them to wear :)

  5. Beautiful dresses, my absolute favorite is the Melodie dress with the top skirt.
    Thanks for the great give away!

  6. Absolutely gorgeous girlie clothes. My little granddtr Ella would just love these dresses. She is such the little girl. Thanks

  7. My BF has 3 little girls, 2 of which are celebrating their 4 and 1st birthdays in June. I would totally give the older one the Melodie dress. I hope we have a little girl one day! Your little one is adorable!!!

  8. I love the Melodie dress -- so pretty and twirly! My daughter would look so adorable! Great company -- thanks for pointing it out!

  9. The pink polka dot melodie would look perfect on my little angel (I used to know a girl named melody and she would have loved this dress)

  10. I love the Ruffle Wrap Dress for my daughter and for myself. I really think that it is a "One of a Kind" dress. The whole collection is so sweet.

  11. Wow, I love the Melody dresses in the girl's collection. And the "hanky" dress in the women's collection is pretty neat. It would be the perfect dress to wear on a picnic!

  12. I swear I left a comment last night but maybe I only thought I hit enter. In any case I love these dresses. My girls just live in dresses. I agree that I don't care for the tween (sexy look) and how it is creeping down to toddlers. My favorite dress is the pink melodie dress.

  13. love this site! really like the Pink Dove Flannel Smocked Party Dress!! ella said they were all her favorite!! thanks so much!!
    moore.g at

  14. the Melodie Dress would be so beautiful on my daughter!! really, they all would. what a great collection - thanks!

    cpamomva at hotmail dot com

  15. These are beautiful, classic dresses. Definitely don't get me started on the "Britney-Spears-for-5-year-olds" fashions - although I would love to see a post on the matter from you someday! I don't have a little girl to dress (yet), but I'm a big fan of fun dresses for myself! (I love all the skirts in her Spring Women's Collection)

  16. There is nothing cuter than a little girl in a dress....unless shes is in the super cute polka dot melodie dress!

    Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

  17. Yes, the Melodie dress is perfect... all the styles. My favorite.. Oh.. so hard to chose.. probably the blue one with the anchor.

    I love having my girls dressed up and looking different than the others running around. Having an extensive and varied wardrobe is wonderful and it's hard to find such classic designs anymore.

    I LOVE this giveaway!

  18. Oh man, my girl cannot get enough dresses! It's all I can do to get her to wear pants and a shirt some days. She would LOVE to win one of these adorable dresses. And speaking of inappropriate kid stuff, I remember when my hubby and I were engaged we were at the beach and saw a kid wearing some of those pants that say something on the bootie. He said, "My daughter will NEVER wear anything that has words on the butt!" It's nice to see that some people still appreciate a kid being a kid and not a hooker (oh, excuse me, I meant grown up...).

  19. I love these clothes, finally children's clothing appropriate for children! It's all so beautiful I don't know how I could ever chose. I'm bookmarking this site b/c I think matching sister dresses from here would be so special.

  20. They have such classic, beautiful styles. I love the little girl's simple corduroy jumpers. Thanks for letting us know about this site.

  21. My niece would look so cute in the
    purle melodie dress. I also like the womens ruffle dress. Really cute stuff. Thanks!

  22. I love the full swirly skirt on the Melodie dress. I can just imagine my daughter spinning around and doing her "ballet" dances just to get the skirt to fly.
    mrsaharper (at) hotmail (dot) com
    :) Angie

  23. My daughter would look so pretty in the green pique melodie dress from the children's collection. It looks so classic. My husband and I agree with you - we are not into the spaghetti strap/mini skirt/belly showing "fashions". We'd rather spend a little more to have an appropriate wardrobe for her. Thanks for introducing this site to us.

    jtpirillo at nconnect (dot) net

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