Feel like a princess with David Charles Childrenswear – Review and Giveaway

Disclosure: We were sent a David Charles Childrenswear dress for the purposes of review. All thoughts and opinions are our own.

Although Bee is quite awesome with her karate moves, she is also a bit of a girly girl and loves dresses and all things pink.

So when she was offered the chance to try out one of David Charles Childrenswear dresses from their Autumn/Winter 2018 collection,  we had to pick a dress which had pink in it!

David Charles Childrenswear

David Charles Childrenswear was founded in 1970 and is well know for British party wear and special occasion dresses.  They supply the finest stores across the world including Harrods.

The brand is for children ages 2-16 and includes 2 collections:

  • David Charles sophisticated designer dresses ages 6-16 years.
  • David Charles designer dresses by Gail Ingram ages 2-12 years.

If you are after special occasion dresses for children, including Eid, family parties and weddings then David Charles Childrenswear will certainly rise to the occasion.

Pink Peony Bouquet Dress

100% polyester, Lining 100% acetate

David Charles Pink Peony dress on a hanger

Flowers and pink were the perfect combination for Bee….although we pretty much loved all the dresses! Initially I was concerned that the flowers might be a bit on the big size but they were perfect, eye catching and clearly made a statement!

My favourite part of the dress were the bows on the fluted sleeves.

Picture of Bow adorned fluted sleeves David Charles childrenswear

The bows gave the dress a more elegant and stylish feel. However Bee did initially say it felt a bit tight on her arms where the bows were, but she is pretty used to having very loose items of clothing and soon got used to the sleeves.

In addition to the bows on the sleeves, the dress also has a concealed zip and an oval waist tie.

The dress also includes pleats and an attached net skirt under the dress helps complete the look, keeping the pleats looking tidy and giving the dress a fuller look.


Bee just turned 6 in September but as she is slightly bigger built I felt that the size for 7 year olds would be better suited. It fitted her perfectly although I think even size 8 would have been ok for her. If you are unsure which size to go for then there is a helpful sizing guide on the site to help you decide which size to go for.


Admittedly, priced at £229 this is not a dress I would have considered buying and is out of our normal budget. However the quality is outstanding and it is definitely fit for a princess! If you are after a bargain then David Charles Childrenswear also have a special offers page where some of the designer dresses are substantially discounted.

Occasion Wear

It is recommended that the dress is cool hand washed or dry cleaned so not one of those dresses I would want Bee to wear for every day things. However her dad’s friend was getting married so we had the perfect excuse to wear it; it was ideal to wear to a wedding! I may be biased but she looked beautiful in it and her dad’s friend made sure she was in the wedding video.

Little girl Wearing David Charles Childrenswear

And we styled it with hair down:

The dress certainly suited her and she received lots of compliments!


David Charles Childrenswear have kindly offered one of my readers a choice of dress from their Autumn/Winter 2018 collection. Open worldwide and entry is via the gleam form below. Please ensure you read the terms and conditions included.

ENDS: 30th November 2018 at 11.59pm

Good Luck!

Win a dress of your choice from David Charles Childrenswear Autumn/Winter 2018 Collection



  1. Kim Neville
    November 9, 2018 / 3:23 pm

    Gorgeous dresses. I like the CANDY PINK BUTTERFLY BALL GOWN

  2. Tracy Nixon
    November 9, 2018 / 3:25 pm

    So hard to choose out of so many pretty dresses but I do love the IVORY AND GOLD LAYERED GOWN!

  3. Margaret GALLAGHER
    November 9, 2018 / 11:24 pm

    Pearl pink and ivory dress – liable to change my mind – so many beauties

  4. Karen Barrett
    November 10, 2018 / 11:48 am


  5. Jackie Howell
    November 12, 2018 / 1:41 pm

    some fabulous dresses! If lucky enough to win I would choose the ROYAL BLUE BROCADE BIRTHDAY DRESS

    November 12, 2018 / 8:40 pm

    the PINK PEONY BOUQUET DRESS is beautiful x

  7. Louise Reeks
    November 13, 2018 / 12:18 pm


  8. Claire Nutman
    November 17, 2018 / 8:55 pm

    BLACK WATERFALL BIRTHDAY GOWN is super stunning x

  9. Faye Reed
    November 18, 2018 / 11:35 am

    I would love the haby blue and pink tulip dress

  10. Abida Parveen
    November 20, 2018 / 11:35 am

    I love the ivory and pink petal dress! Fingers crossed

  11. Ema J Lowe
    November 20, 2018 / 5:56 pm

    they all so lovely, one of my favourites is the Blue Brocade Floral Party Gown

  12. November 21, 2018 / 11:45 am

    what STUNNING dresses – my daughter would love them!!! I especially love the BLACK WINTER FLORAL TEA DRESS
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  13. Kerry Kilmister
    November 22, 2018 / 12:51 am

    My goodness. There are so many beautiful choices for my two princesses. But I think my youngest daughter would absolutely love the Cream and Red Rose Fairy Tale dress. She would certainly feel like she was in her very own fairy tale. I also noticed there are gorgeous, matching headbands. Definitely a site to be bookmarked.

  14. Cathryn Crawshaw
    November 27, 2018 / 9:17 pm


  15. Em S
    November 29, 2018 / 9:22 pm

    I really like the JADE GREEN AND GOLD PARTY GOWN, so pretty

  16. Natalie Crossan
    November 30, 2018 / 9:47 pm


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