When Lu and I were at Bubble, the fashion trade show for kids wear, we ended up getting rather excitable over the big people’s versions of the collection of story inspired dresses by Northern label Poppy. The designer Byrony designs the prints which feature Poppy and her dog Fred off on a variety of countryside adventures each season, with each dress accompanied by a little book. Although I don’t normally go for the 1950s look, these are stunning on and off the rack. Made from high quality cotton, these are classic pieces designed to last, with a V in the back which means it can be worn either way plus a tie around the waist that can be worn either to the front or back. Beatrice (left) and Grace are Â£98 each and available in sizes 10-16.