Mumsnet Edit: Dorothy Perkins kidswear

A selection of items from the Dorothy Perkins kidswear range

Dorothy Perkins has been recommended by Mumsnetters for years – their maternity jeans being a particular favourite – but did you know they've also released a range of kidswear? We've selected our favourite pieces from the colourful collection

For little ones (18 months – 6 years)

Navy striped skater dress, £12

<h3><a href= "">Navy striped skater dress, £12</a></h3>

This adorable striped skater dress can be worn over tights or leggings in the winter and on its own when the weather is a bit warmer. It's made from super-soft cotton jersey which is also machine washable.

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Grey pom pom sweatshirt and skirt set, £22

<h3><a href= "">Grey pom pom sweatshirt and skirt set, £22</a></h3>

This set includes a soft grey marl sweatshirt with a fun pom pom design and a navy corduroy skirt with an elasticated waistband. The pieces can be worn either together or separately – ensuring you get plenty of bang for your buck.

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Padded spot coat, £28

<h3><a href="">Padded spot coat, £28</a></h3>

Available in either red or navy blue, this padded coat has a subtle sparkly pattern and pockets that fasten securely with poppers. It's got a hood and is fully lined – perfect for keep little ones snug all winter.

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Panelled knitted jumper, £14

<h3><a href="">Panelled knitted jumper, £14</a></h3>

This knitted jumper has a comfy crew neckline and is 100% cotton, rather than wool which can irritate sensitive skin.

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Skinny fit jeans, £14

<h3><a href="">Skinny fit jeans, £14</a></h3>

Made from stretchy material with an elasticated waist, these skinny fit jeans were designed with comfort in mind. They're also available in four different colours.

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Padded gilet, £18

<h3><a href="">Padded gilet, £18</a></h3>

A fully-lined padded gilet with two front pockets – ideal for kids who don't like cumbersome coats, or for adding a layering of extra warmth in the winter. Although it's listed as a boys item – this gilet is pretty unisex. Plus, the red version is rather reminiscent of Marty McFly's get up in Back to the Future – what's not to like?

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For older kids (5 – 12 years)

Mid blue denim pinafore dress, £18

<h3><a href="">Mid blue denim pinafore dress, £18</a></h3>

This dungaree-style pinafore dress is a saviour for any situation where your kids need to look vaguely presentable. Even better, it can be worn all year round: with a simple t-shirt in the summer or with a little jumper and woolly tights in the winter.

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Yellow double-breasted boucle overcoat, £40

<h3><a href="">Yellow double-breasted boucle overcoat, £40</a></h3>

This sunshine-yellow coat might just be our favourite piece in the whole kidswear collection. It's smart enough to wear for a special occasion but fun and hard-wearing enough for everyday. Best of all, if it gets a bit grubby you can just throw it in the washing machine.

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Floral embroidered sweatshirt, £22

<h3><a href="">Floral embroidered sweatshirt, £22</a></h3>

This brushed jersey crew neck sweatshirt is embellished with pretty floral embroidery – a sure-fire hit for girls of all ages (we wish they did an adult version).

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Burgundy double collar shirt, £18

<h3><a href="">Burgundy double collar shirt, £18</a></h3>

This smart casual shirt has a subtle pattern and a navy contrast trim on the collar. Perfect for special occasions, it can be worn with black jeans or with a blazer for an even smarter look.

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2 pack white and navy short sleeve t-shirts, £16

<h3><a href="">2 pack white and navy short sleeve t-shirts, £16</a></h3>

More stylish than a plain white or navy t-shirt with its sporty contrast detailing, this multi-pack of t-shirts is great value – especially considering they are 100% cotton.

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Blazer, £45

<h3><a href="">Blazer, £45</a></h3>

If you're heading to a wedding or formal party but don't feel like splashing out on a suit they'll grow out of in an instant this blazer is an ideal alternative. Plus, with its notch lapels and contrast lining, it looks a lot more expensive than £45.

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