Little English stamps every girl garment with “attention to detail”. The quality starts in our fabric selection of Brazilian seersuckers all in candy colored stripes and summertime ginghams. Then we add adorable hand smocked designs in beautiful color waves and top it with a touch of whimsy with our freshened patterns from days gone by.
Little English offers many girls styles. Our hand smocked dresses are made of the softest Brazilian cotton all adorned with our storybook designs. Each hand smocked children's design is hand drawn by designer/owner Shannon Cowles Latham. Little English works with only the sweetest of color threads to embellish their smocked designs, helping them stay true to the designer's southern heritage and taste.
In the fall, we use soft classic cotton ginghams and soft washed corduroys accompanied with our fabulously soft cotton flannels. Then we add adorable hand smocked designs in beautiful color waves and top it with a touch of whimsy with our freshened dress patterns from days gone by. All of these features come together to deliver the perfect Little English dress and look.
Little English's peter pan collared dress is perfect for the dressier occasion. Simple, classic and true to its original pattern, this peter pan collared dress is perfect for Easter and Christmas parties as well as any church, tea, or special occasion dress. The Peter pan collared dress sits 2" below the knee and has a beautiful tie sash to complete the back of this classic children’s dress. Each dress carries our signature clear Little English buttons to create the legacy dress each mother hopes to have for her daughter. This dress might be hand smocked or simply run in one of Little English’s fabulous cotton fabrics. From smocked Easter eggs to smocked reindeers, this body style is usually saved for our more traditional smocked designs. The dress pattern conjures up memories from designer, Shannon Cowles Latham's childhood of those special times with grandparents and families, dressed up in true southern style.
Each romper is back smocked by hand and then hand smocked on top of the bubble with beautiful geometric smocking. This allows each bubble with a smocked design to have a complete smocked background allowing each smocked design to pop off the fabric. Little English adds this extra handwork on every smocked bubble to ensure consistency within the line. All items are topped with our signature buttons. Our smocked bubbles and rompers are available in both puff sleeve and angel sleeve in the spring baby collection and long sleeve and short sleeve puff in the fall baby collection.
Little English also has the traditional bishop bubble and romper patterns that are hand smocked of the softest Brazilian cotton all adorned with our storybook designs. Each bishop bubble or romper is back smocked by hand and then hand smocked on top with beautiful geometric smocking, allowing each bubble or romper with a smocked design to pop off the fabric. Our Bishop bubbles are available in both puff sleeve and angel sleeve in the spring infant collection and long sleeve and short sleeve puff in the fall infant collection.
Buyers love our signature Little English ruffle collared Pima knit shirt adorned with our signature buttons. We cannot keep them on the shelves. Short sleeve in spring and long-sleeved in the fall, Pima knit is the perfect soft shirt to wrap your child in for all activities.
Made of luxurious Peruvian pima cotton, our girls shirts are hand trimmed in beautiful soft colored picot to match our fall feather wale soft washed basics line or our spring seersucker gingham basics. Little English shirts come ruffled, crisscrossed, or lettuce edged. We have Pima shirts any way you want them and in any color: pale pink, sky blue, palm green, lovely lavender, navy blue, crisp white and cool aqua.
Our shirts are perfect coupled with any basics in our line. They go under any Little English sweater wrapping your little one in pure softness. Most moms buy these shirts in every color for every season. Each shirt is topped with our signature Little English buttons. The shorts coordinate well with our smocked items as well as other basics. Paired with our fabulously soft Pima knit shirts and topped with a Little English Sweater your child will be set.
Little English sweaters are made of 100% soft washed cotton and adorned with our original designs. Each sweater is handmade in Lima, Peru and features our signature wooden buttons. Designer/ owner Shannon Cowles Latham’s designs are all translated by Peruvian artisans into beautiful crochet and individually worked onto each cotton sweater creating a truly unique item each and every time. This handmade quality is what gives Little English sweaters their charm. Working closely with artisans, Latham is able to create the unique individual designs that showcase her company’s appreciation for whimsy, but with a more classic straightforward sense of design.
From cotton cardigans to cotton pullovers, Little English children’s cotton sweaters are truly one of a kind. There’s nothing is cuter than a Little English smocked outfit with matching crocheted sweater. A few on the front and a few on the back, Little English is true to its simple straightforward sense of design. Traditional, classic styling makes these sweaters truly keepsakes for generations to come. Little English sweaters work fabulously well with our basics line, creating yet another classic original look. Paired with our fabulously soft Pima knit shirts and topped with a Little English sweater, your child will be set for a day of fun and adventure!Enjoy the Little English Fall Girl’s Collection!