15 First-Birthday Outfit Ideas

Wear bright color combinations.

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Embrace your inner child and wear whimsical rainbow patterns and bright, bold color combos. Attending a 1-year-old's birthday celebration is the perfect time to break out the Crayola color combos of your childhood dreams.

Shop fun rainbow pieces:

Topshop Glitter Rainbow Pleat Midi Skirt ($65)

Les Petits Joueurs Trilly Rainbow Fur Bag ($860)

No.21 Rainbow Knit Short Sleeve Sweater ($465)

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Wear Sneakers or Flats

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If you're at all a kid person, you'll probably be running around playing with all the adorable attendees (or they'll be running circles around you). Leave your heels at home and go for cute sneakers or flats. Your feet will thank you.

Shop flat footwear:

Saint Laurent SL/06 Court Classic Leather Sneakers ($595)

Nike Classic Cortez Leather Sneakers ($90)

Stuart Weitzman Pipe Mulearky Flat Embroidered Mules ($425)

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Forgo anything too fussy.

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Move about freely in an easy shirtdress or skirt instead of worrying about constantly adjusting or shifting around. With all eyes on the adorable 1-year-old, the pressure's off dress to the nines.

Shop easygoing pieces:

Paloma Wool Maja Dress ($156)

& Other Stories Metal Bar Detail Dress ($85)

Frame Boyfriend Shirt Dress ($165)

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Opt for high necklines.

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Dressing a touch more conservative than you're used to never hurts. A cute button-down shirt or crewneck sweater looks clean and polished.

Shop high-neckline tops:

Topshop Unique Lambeth Cutout Silk-Jacquard Blouse ($180)

Who What Wear Cozy Striped Crew Sweater ($33)

Farrow Striped Overlap Shirt ($50)

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Avoid wearing white. Try out a fun pattern instead.

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Lastly, these are young kids we're talking about at a first birthday, and they're liable to be messy at times. Leave your crisp whites at home because the probability of stains is much higher than at any other occasion.

Shop printed pieces:

Violeta by Mango Floral Print Blouse ($80)

Reformation Carina Dress ($248)

Victoria Beckham Printed Skirt With Cotton and Silk ($1590)

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Next up, check out the head-to-toe red outfits that'll inspire your holiday looks.