Looking for dress clothes for boys? We’ve got three little boys are these are our favorite suits, pants, shirts, shoes, and more when it comes to dressy clothes for boys.
Dress clothes for boys can be hard to find, but I’ve found some gems!
We’re heading into the holiday season, and also lots of weddings that were postponed during quarantine. So many of you have asked for suggestions for dress clothes for boys, so today I’m rounding up some of our very favorites!
Dressy clothes for boys have improved so much over the last 10 years
When I had my first son, nine years ago, I went looking for a newborn blessing suit for him. It was so hard to find one that was cute, had a good fit, and was well made. It was basically non-existent. Everything was so ill-fitted, super cheesy, or so cheap-y.
It honestly didn’t get much better for the first four or five years of his life. But now there are lots of great options! There are really good, comfortable dress shirts, amazing tailored suits, a huge selection of ties and bow ties for babies to teenagers, and so much more.
The best suits for little boys for a wedding or church
Our first suits were navy blue pinstripe Appaman suits for the big boys (seen HERE), and then we got the GRAY LINEN suits for all three of them (seen here). For Easter last year we got THESE BLUE SUITS (as seen HERE).
These suits are pricey, but the quality is incredible and we’ve worn them for years!
There’s a bit of sticker shock at the price, but these suits get worn over and over (every single week when we were attending church every week) and they still look brand new.
I’ve handed all of B’s down to Fos, and all of Fos’s down to San. They have gotten SO MUCH USE and are still in perfect condition.
Some of the suits are machine washable, and here’s my thoughts on that
The navy and brighter blue suits we got were machine washable, so I washed them regularly. However, the linen ones we got two years ago are dry clean only, which I didn’t realize until I got them. But then my kids unknowingly put them in the hamper, my husband did the laundry, and they all went through the wash. They didn’t shrink at all, and just needed a good pressing when they got out. Phew! Now i know I can wash them occasionally instead of dry cleaning only (cause no one has time to dry clean their kids clothes), but pressing them or steaming them is a pain.
I definitely recommend the NON-linen ones instead. The linen ones are more stiff and get wrinkled so easily, where the polyester ones look perfect all the time – even straight out of the dryer, or out of their drawer.
If you want a less expensive option, check these out
If you’re looking for less expensive options, I can almost always find APPAMAN SUITS on sale at 6pm.com. Also H&M has some cute nicely cut suits that are similar and are lower price, but I haven’t personally tried them so I can’t speak to the quality or the fit.
More casual pants you can pair with your suit coat for a wedding or church
If you want a pair of pants that’s a little more casual, THESE ONES are a great slim fit and look great with the fitted suit coat.
The best dress shirts for little boys
It probably doesn’t surprise you that my boys hate wearing stiff button down shirts…especially underneath a suit coat with a tie.
I bought so many white dress shirts before discovering THESE DRI-FIT POLO SHIRTS. They look nice, they don’t have to be ironed (pressing a tiny dress shirt is pure torture), they’re lightweight and breathable, and super comfy for little boys.
My boys happily wear them all day long every Sunday, and when they get dirty I just bleach them and they’re good as new.
Other dressy shirts for boys
If you’re looking for an actual dress shirt, not in white, I’ve rounded up a few options. These would be great for more casual weddings, for holiday parties, family pictures, and more.
Dress shoes for little boys
You can’t forget the shoes! If your little man is dressed to the nines in an amazing suit, he needs some good shoes to go with it. I linked some great ones below!
Don’t forget the socks too! THESE BLACK SOCKS are the best. Comfortable, sturdy, and classic.
Ties for little boys
We have a lot of ties from different shops, but some of our favorites are Boon Ties! They have great basic ties and some cute prints too.