The Best Clothes for Twelve-Month-Old Girls

There's a lot to love about having a kiddo, but one of the best perks is picking out adorable clothing. Until they are big enough to choose what they want, finding clothing that suits the mood, season, and activity is part of the fun of being a caregiver. For a toddling twelve-month-old baby girl, that fun factor is even higher — not to mention cute. While we have a long list of favorites, we're curating a shorter list here for you. Although it's hard to pick from so many adorable prints and patterns, we think we've narrowed it down. Here, some of our favorite little girl items we're loving today.

Hudson Baby Girls Cotton Dress Set

On the dot

Every little girl needs a dress set, and this one even comes with adorable shoes.
Best Overall

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Tiny tots in twirly dresses are just about the cutest thing, which is why we’re swooning over this dress set. Complete with shiny shoes with a bow on the toes, this cotton set includes a dress, coordinating cardigan, and strap shoes for a finished look. Ideal for year-round wear, this is the perfect set for dressing up. Plus, it can be mix-and-matched with other clothing items, making this set a versatile option that your little girl can wear for any number of events.

Pros:

  • Ultra-soft cotton material
  • Shoes have a durable strap over the top of the foot for stability
  • Set can be worn together or separately, getting the most out of each item

Cons:

  • The shoes are best for beginner walkers
  • The cardigan is prone to shrinking

Simple Joys by Carter’s Girls Three-Piece Playwear Set

Cute and comfy

This cute little shirt and pant set is ideal for building a versatile wardrobe.
Best Set

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The trick to finding children’s clothing is making sure that each piece is versatile. That way, you can mix them with other sets to create a cohesive look that makes the most out of each item. This three-piece set features a pair of leggings and two tops. Each item can be worn as a set or with other items in a child’s wardrobe, allowing for multiple outfits within one set. Made of cotton (with a bit of stretch for the leggings), both the bottoms and tops are comfortable and cute for everyday wear.

Pros:

  • Fits true to size
  • Multiple colors and patterns to choose from
  • Pull-on closure

Cons:

  • We wish we could choose each individual item in the set
  • Items will shrink with first wash

Darkyazi Baby Jumpsuit

Breezy little babe

This relaxed little number is the perfect casual option for your tot.
Best Casual Wear

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They make all the best clothing for babies. Seriously, can we get in on this adorable jumpsuit? Ideal for a casual day at the beach, grabbing an ice-cream cone, or toddling around the yard, this jumpsuit is easy, breezy, and oh-so-comfy. In other words, the perfect casual wear for a toddler. In six dreamy colors, an open back, pockets, and a cropped pant leg, the only issue we have is that it doesn’t come in our size.

Pros:

  • Lightweight, all-in-one outfit
  • Excellent for layering
  • Ideal for warm weather days

Cons:

  • Will need to slip off entirely for changing diapers
  • The front is a bit low on some kids

Ma & Baby Flower Sweatshirt Set

Lounge-ready

Pants, a sweatshirt, and a matching headband make this set ideal for hanging around the house or running errands.
Best Loungewear

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Even babies need loungewear, and this adorable set does not disappoint. Made up of a matching bottom, top, and headband, this set looks great together or mixed and matched with the rest of your little girl’s wardrobe. The long cuffs can be rolled, allowing for longer-term use. And with a comfy waistband, loose-fitting top, and trendy scoop pockets, this look is as stylish as it is cozy. Three bright, happy colors round out the reasons why this is such a hit for baby-appropriate loungewear.

Pros:

  • High-quality, breathable cotton material
  • Sized to fit for multiple ages
  • Cute flower print for trendy look

Cons:

  • The bow on the band does not come tied
  • The sizing is a bit loose for long and lean babies

Hudson Baby Girls Cotton Dresses

One-dress wonder

These cute dresses can be worn as shirts, beach cover-ups, nightgowns, and of course, dresses.
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We know that a dress is a dress and is typically worn as, well, just a dress. But we’re calling this one way more than that. Your baby can wear this super versatile piece as a long shirt, over leggings, with tights, over a swimsuit, or even just as a simple sundress. The pull-on style makes dressing a breeze, the fit is comfortable, and the prints are oh-so-sweet. With each wash, the gentle cotton fabric only gets softer. In colder months, layer under a cardigan to extend the wear of this versatile little number.

Pros:

  • Two-for-one pack
  • Tons of adorable prints for a bright and cheerful look
  • Can be worn year-round in a variety of ways

Cons:

  • These dresses will shrink considerably, so make sure to order up at least one size
  • The neck hole tends to stretch out after wear

Frequently Asked Questions

How many items of clothing should a baby have?
While it depends on your baby’s age and your access to laundry facilities, there’s a magic number for how many items of clothing a typical baby should have — at least in our experience. Aim for seven bodysuits, three to five pairs of pants, a couple of hats, seven pairs of socks, and four or five pajama sets. Additionally, a couple of sweaters, bathing suits, and other seasonal wear comes out in rotation, of course, but otherwise, keeping it minimal like this in a variety of colors and patterns will ensure that your youngster has enough to wear.

What are the most breathable, sensitive-skin-friendly fabrics?
Some fabrics are more breathable than others. Cotton, linen, bamboo, merino wool, and rayon tend to be the most breathable. They’re also friendly to more sensitive skin.