***Disclosure: I received complimentary samples to facilitate my review. No other compensation has been provided, and all opinions are 100% honest and have not been influenced in any way.***
Have you noticed that more and more places are implementing a uniform dress code for children? I have been noticing this is a growing trend that is not just limited to private schools anymore. I have heard that some public schools and even daycare centers are now requiring school uniforms in their establishments.
As a mom, I see the benefits of this change. For one, it helps to prevent bullying. When I was in school, people were often labeled and discriminated against if they weren't wearing the latest styles. The fact is, not all families are wealthy enough to afford $150 jeans or ridiculously priced sneakers. A child shouldn't be targeted for their family's economic status. I recall one of the worst things you could be called was a "K-Mart Shopper". Granted, this was in the 80's and 90's, and K-Mart has come a long way since then.
Another reason that kids school uniforms may be a good idea, even in public establishments, is because it takes away distractions and allows kids to focus on learning rather than what other kids wore to school that day. Let's face it: The clothing that some kids choose to wear can be downright inappropriate or even offensive, and this is not conducive to learning. If a kid comes to school wearing a halter top and very short shorts, they're going to get a lot of attention. (Probably not positive attention, either!) This can cause a great amount of distraction in the classroom.
I think the best reason for school uniforms is that it allows a child to simply be themselves. The pressure to fit in and be "cool enough" is minimized, since everyone is dressed the same. Sure, kids will still want to be accepted. That will never change. But if uniforms are the standard, they will be judged by their personality and their merits rather than what their clothing and style dictates. I don't know about you, but I would much rather see my children judged for their talents and their kindness than on what label is sewn into their outfits.
Who is French Toast, and what do they offer? Well, this is a great company that provides fashionable uniforms for children of all ages. They offer a ton of styles and colors, so you're sure to find the perfect fit for your school or daycare's dress code. As a matter of fact, French Toastis America's leading brand of school uniform. Since 1958, this company has provided families with quality children’s wear and boys and girls school uniforms at great prices. Their selection of uniform styles and sizes is second to none, from toddler size uniforms through young adult, French Toast carries over thousands of individual items in a wide range of colors, styles and sizes in stock, all year round!
We received several pieces of clothing for both Sophie and Xander to check out for ourselves. The first thing I noticed about these garments is that while they are affordable, they don't feel cheap. They are actually very well made, and made to last. After all, kids are pretty active in general. Their apparel needs to be able to withstand some use and abuse without falling apart! French Toast definitely offers quality for a very competitive price.
The other thing I noticed right away is how cute these outfits are! They are nothing at all like the school uniform staples that one would envision in their head. French Toast offers some truly adorable and unexpected tops, sweaters, dresses, and even graphic tees. These will definitely have your child looking sharp in class, even if uniforms aren't required!
Check out Sophie and Xander below. How cute are they?!
I just love Sophie's dress. It's a nice, modest length, and very trendy with the denim skirt and heart patterned top.
And Xander is looking pretty smart in his button-up, short-sleeved plaid top. I just love the fun colors, too.
Of course if your school or daycare requires a proper uniform, French Toast definitely has you covered there, too. They have collared, polo-style shirts in lots of different colors, slacks and other bottoms, and even some great sweaters for those chilly days.
Here's Sophie again. This time, she's wearing a more traditional uniform. She's looking like she's ready to tackle a busy school day, don't you agree?
I would definitely recommend French Toast to any families out there who have kids enrolled in schools or daycares that require a uniform dress code. Or for those who are simply looking for modest and affordable clothing for their little ones! French Toast offers only the best, most stylish uniforms and separates around!
Connect With French Toast :
You can check out the awesomeness that is French Toast Official School Wear on their website.
You can order online or request a catalog!
You can also follow French Toast on Facebook and on twitter to stay on top of their latest styles and promotions!
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