What is their knot to love about bows?

Braiding of two interweaved part of a ribbon, ubiquitous symbol of feminity, representing love and unity, used to hold or adorn, present since the dawn of time (Sumerian gold hair ribbons date back to 2600-2500 BC), bows hold a place of honor in the world fashion. Loved by mums and little girls alike, they are forever present in our collections.

Charlotte sy Dimby pink bow classic traditional timeless smocked dress for babies and girls bow lover

We are thus thrilled to present a new bow dress designed in collaboration with Sierra Hayden. Named after her two daughters, the Alysia and Audrina dress is a pink and grey version of our lavender blue Princess Charlotte dress re-edited with a bow theme. A timeless classic just like the blue one but with a feminine, girly, romantic feel. 

Charlotte sy Dimby pink bow classic traditional timeless smocked dress for babies and girls bow lover

About the dress design :

The bodice is hand smocked with delicate grey bows upon a diamond shape pattern. The Peter Pan collar and sleeve cuffs are adorned with an embroidered bow trim replicating that of the smocks. And of course, a butterfly bow sash in the back is the ultimate finishing touch.

Charlotte sy Dimby pink bow classic traditional timeless smocked dress for babies and girls bow lover
If you cannot find your size, please send us an email at info@charlottesydimby.com or pre-order here. We can have it re-edited upon demand.

How to style the dress :

To create a full look, Sierra has curated a selection of matching hair bows and shoes. Perfect accessories to coordinate with the dress. 

Grey and pink hair accessories bows girls classic chic timeless style

To purchase, click on the link here and then click on the item itself. You will be redirected to the brand's e-shop.


Pink and grey elegant chic classic timeless shoes for babies and girls

To purchase, click on the link here and then click on the item itself. You will be redirected to the brand's e-shop.

The story and inspiration behind the dress :

We owe this design idea to Sierra whom we fondly nickname the 'Bow Eye' as she has a special passion for it under all its forms and shapes. She is always the first to spot new trends and exquisite bow findings.

Our initial encounter actually began with a bow discussion. Having spotted a dress with bows worn by Elle Hertz, daughter of Emily Hertz, founder of Born on Fifth and Bows & Blue (whose logo happens to be a bow), she asked more details. A tradition of dressing her princesses in matching dresses which always included a bow thus began. Season after season, the collection of the girls keeps growing!

Below you will find some of the prettiest designs created over the years as well as a little more about Sierra herself.

 Classic pastel bow lover timeless traditional smocked dresses for children

Which is your favourite Charlotte sy Dimby dress?

Sierra : The current Alysia & Audrina dress is my most favorite at this time, but each dress the girls have is special in its own way. The smocking of the current Alysia & Audrina dress is exactly how I envisioned it. The bow detail is one of a kind. It’s a very special dress! I love bows!

Can you share about another of your passions?

Sierra : Roses are everything & more. I specifically only grow David Austin roses preferably pink. I enjoy smelling each scent. I love capturing the beauty of each bloom in photographs. I treat my roses as if they are my other children. I hope the girls learn to love rose gardening like I do. 

If you wish to know, you can follow my Instagram page @intothepinkrosegarden dedicated to this passion of mine.

Summer straw hat with roses

What is the next piece of clothes or item you are eyeing for the girls?

Always a Charlotte sy Dimby dress! Thinking of a blue version of the Alysia & Audrina one. We did a blue one a couple of years ago for a birthday! With matching doll outfits of course!

Doll and girl matching blue pastel smocked dress for children handmade

What’s on my 2024 dream list? 

I am dreaming of taking pictures of the girls amongst the roses in the garden. I am dreaming of roses on hats. I am hoping for a beautiful pink rose garden this year!

Also, I will be redoing the girls room from top to bottom very soon. I will be adding bow floral crown moulding along with floral cane beds. I aiming for a French look with gold accessories to highlight the painting of Alysia by Shari Ford Portraits

children heirloom portrait shari ford

Follow Sierra and her daughters on Instagram

Follow her pinterest bow themed board here

Read another article from Sierra

Long may the love of bows last!




1 comment

  • Asha

    Love your new collection, well blend of colours.

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