Yes, times may be tough, but for a certain breed of style-obsessed mother, dressing one's dear daughter in mass-market threads is a no-go. For those willing to spend a pretty penny on a size 4T dress, there's no shortage of options these days.
Roehm's just-introduced children's collection revolves around the designer's signature blue and white scheme and involves many full petticoats. Stripe shirtdress with daisies, $375. To order at Bergdorf Goodman, (212) 872-8847 or Best & Co., (203) 629-1743.