With so many fabulous cat dresses available these days for grown-up cat ladies, it’s no surprise that cat-themed fashions would start to show up in the latest doll clothes. I mean, why not start the young cat lovers out with a sense of style? I wish these cool kitty doll clothes were around when I was a girl!
I remember quite vividly playing with my Barbie dolls, carefully coordinating their outfits, pretending to be a fashion consultant. I also remember when my cat chewed up all my Barbie hands. Of course, today I realize that was probably because of a lack of environmental enrichment for my cat. Now I know better.
What I found most interesting as I searched for these tiny fashion finds was how seriously stylish they all are. They’re not cutesy or sappy, but rather quite hip and chic, but still appropriate for a young audience. There are lots to choose from, but these are my favorites.
These two Barbie doll dresses are so stylish, I would actually wear them! Both are handmade (as are all these examples) with miniature fabric prints. The black and white print is from My Little Doll Boutique for $8, and the red-and-white Hello Kitty dress is from All 4 U, $8 or $11 with a crocheted purse.
Some styles are more whimsical, like these three examples, which would be perfect for a cat lady tea party or maybe an afternoon at the cat cafe! Black-and-white polka dots paired with a pink Hello Kitty print make a sweet party dress from My Little Doll Boutique for $7. A delicate pale pink fabric with tiny black cats is used in this lovely dress made for a Japanese Blythe doll from Tea For Party, $25. And colorful graphic cats adorn this strapless sundress, also from My Little Doll Boutique, $8.
Some of the mini fashions have a bit more sass, like this hot pink little number with black cats and a matching purse from My Doll Outfits for $10, or this little black jumper dress with glowing cat eyes from Lovely Woods for $15.
Barbie’s also getting in on the cat shirt craze with these two adorable mini T-shirts, both from Pinkscroll for $8.75.
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About the author: Kate Benjamin is the founder of the popular cat style blog Hauspanther.com. She specializes in helping people live stylishly with cats. You may have seen her on Jackson Galaxy’s show My Cat From Hell. Make sure to check out Kate and Jackson’s book, Catification: Designing a Happy and Stylish Home for Your Cat (and You!) and look for their new book, Catify to Satisfy: Simple Solutions for Creating a Cat-friendly Home, coming soon!