This Spring, we are diving to the ocean floor for underwater adventures with The Little White Company. There are fun nautical themes across our clothing, bedroom and toy ranges with the help of whales, mermaids, seashells and sea dogs, not to mention plenty of stripes and anchors. Our in-house team work tirelessly to create innovative, fun and whimsical designs each season and, with our Under the Sea theme, their imaginations have run wild.
Here are a few of our favourite pieces from the collection to help inspire aquatic adventures this Spring.
Away with the mermaids
Experimenting with nautical themes in her wardrobe is an exciting way to instil awe and wonder into her world. With tales of far-off lands, mystical merpeople and shimmering sea creatures, she’ll soundly sleep in our Under the Sea nightwear, dreaming of her own adventures.
Our product-design team used shell pink and coral as a starting point for their colour palette, then injected bright turquoise, gold and sea blue to bring the motifs to life. The mermaid character is a happy reminder of Hans Christian Andersen’s brave childhood heroine and the fun characters around her include a seahorse and tropical fish. We use an intricate mix of embroidery and print to bring the shoals of fish to life.
For daywear, the designers teamed nautical stripes with three-quarter length leggings so explorers can rove the shoreline in comfort. Our useful top-and-leggings set is perfect for active girls who love the outdoors; the contrasting jersey pockets are perfect for keeping little toys and trinkets in (or for shell collecting), while the swing-shape T-shirt is roomy and comfortable. Meanwhile, our classic Breton top is ideal under dungarees, or with jeans for fresh Spring days.
Salty sea dog tails
For our boys’ range, the design team painted sea creatures with watercolours, including octopi, star fish, crabs and sea turtles. This hand-crafted approach has leant the likes of our all-over print pyjamas a beautifully whimsical look that little boys will love. Our whale-themed styles are also sure to be a hit for aspiring ocean explorers.
They’ll soon be dreaming of swashbuckling adventures with our Anchor and Stripe motif pyjamas, too. Wild days at the seaside were our inspiration, with the whole family running in and out of the surf. Look out for lighthouses, anchors and rubber rings, plus plenty of beach essentials, from buckets and spades to seagulls.
The designers created mood boards with material in navy, cobalt blue, denim, stripes, and then cord detailing and chunky knits for boys’ daywear. Discover cute appliqués, artfully embroidered anchors and even more Breton stripes across our boy’s collection.
The world is their oyster
And there’s no need to stop at clothing. Little ones can extend their love of the ocean to their bedrooms with beautiful bed linen, including our Animal & Friends and Anchor Stripe options. Scatter their beds with Star and Cloud Cushions, like the night sky, and they’ll have a seaside sanctuary of their very own for rest and play. Don’t forget our brave friend, the Wilbur Whale Toy for cuddles and companionship.