Girls Can Hit the Beach in Style with Melijoe

With our forthcoming holiday at the forefront of our minds, my style thoughts have been revolving around swimwear, beachwear, and other holiday essentials.  Swimwear for children has come a long way in recent years, from the utilitarian sports suits of 20 or so years ago to the wonderful stylish ranges of today.  Here's our pick of the best styles for babies and little girls from our favourite children's clothes site, Melijoe.

These are our favourite baby swimsuits, including the cute fish design from Kenzo Kids, and the outrageous colour and fabric mix in this Paté de Sable one piece - pink and yellow clash, bows, ruffles, what's not to love?!  These adorable bright florals are a bit more classic, and completely adorable, with cute patterns and charmingly pretty flower details.  They are by Souris Mini and La Perla, respectively.

Our girls will be modelling Sunuva swimwear on holiday, and I was delighted to see this brand stocked on Melijoe, including one of my favourite designs, this gorgeous coral print suit:

To me, bikinis on little girls are entirely inappropriate, so it's all about the one pieces here, and none could be better than this adorable ditsy print in green with a high contrast in the pink straps and ruffle trim.  Just adorable.  I will definitely have to keep an eye on girlswear from Ralph Lauren if this piece is anything to go by!

All little girls look cute in a floral print and this one has the added bonus of glitter - oh yes!  With its pretty floral print and gorgeous attention to detail, this is one to fall in love with.  The ruffle trim at the neckline, waist cord and flower detail are all in a glittery pale denim look fabric, and it's just a little bit gorgeous!

If floral is your thing but you prefer a brighter palette, this pretty one-piece from Souris Mini is perfect.  Another one with a cute flower detail on the strap, ruffles and contrasting colours.  I love the bright cocktail colours and the funky print.  (You can see the baby version of this suit above.)

For something completely different, this cute take on a traditional nautical suit is hard to beat.  In pink and white candy stripes with a fun blue belt feature and straps, this swimsuit is from a brand I didn't know up till now, Kiwi.

And of course, don't forget a stylish beach towel.  This one from Catmini, one of our favourite brands, certainly fits the bill.  Style, tick; stunning, tick; unusual, tick.  LOVE this!

All styles available from the Melijoe website.