Summer Fashion from Gymboree: It’s all in the details.

Either I don’t know how to “nest” correctly, or I didn’t get a chance because Baby Girl came so early, but I’m certainly making up for it now. During my maternity leave, we’ve gone through tons of bins from the garage, bought a new pantry, ordered a new chest freezer for this year’s harvest, and now I’m stocking up on clothes for the kids. It’s hard not to when you have Gymbucks from Gymboree burning a hole in your pocket! 

I’ll be the first to admit that before I had kids, I didn’t really understand Gymboree. I guess I thought it was a high-priced kids store for people who just liked the idea of a brand name. But then my aunt gave my son an outfit from Gymboree for his first birthday, and it ended up being one of the first I reached for every time I got him dressed. The shirt was bright red and it never faded, even after countless washes, and neither piece shrunk. At all. That’s a lot more than I can say for some of the other kids’ brands out there that look seriously old after one wash.

So I started shopping at Gymboree, and now it’s my beeline store every time I go to our local mall. Between the phenomenal sales (which seem to be never-ending) Gymbucks and Gymboree Rewards, you can’t beat the prices. If you figure cost per wear, Gymboree is a huge value for kids’ clothing.

Here’s a peek at some of our recent summer wardrobe stock up for our 3-year-old (See the camo rain jacket? That’s his favorite thing, like, ever.)

And, now for the first time, I can shop the OTHER side of the store, too! Dresses, bloomers, tiny tunics…oh, this girl thing is FUN! (And I’ve discovered the ease of dressing a baby in leggings. Love!)

Doesn’t that set with the pink and blue whales and ruffled bloomers just make you die? I think I may have squealed a little when I saw it. I’m not super girly, but after years of trucks and frogs, I’m allowing myself a little squeal time. Not that there’s anything wrong with frogs. We found some of those, too (see below!) In fact, that’s one of my favorite things about Gymboree’s clothing – the details. From appliques and embroidery to whimsical touches that are fun yet timeless, each collection from Gymboree seems to have just enough personality to keep the kids interested and happy while getting a “thumbs up” from parents, too.

During my last shopping trip, a fellow customer started telling me how she likes Gymboree for her 7-year-old daughter because the clothes are so cute, yet classy. Nothing too trendy, everything age-appropriate (no “Diva in Training” t-shirts here, folks. Ugh, I can’t stand that stuff!) She even told me that Gymboree clothing is one of the few things they agree on 100%. (No fighting with a 7-year-old = priceless!)

I’ve come to really appreciate that whole idea of “timeless”, especially since I realized that our Gymboree clothes last longer and are more durable than any of our other clothes. That means that we can use them for more than one season or pass them down and they’ll still be ready for a lot more wear. That’s a big score on the green front since more wear equals less waste and a better use of resources.

…and did I mention there always seem to be something new on the racks? This has the potential to get me into a lot of trouble. Last time I was in the store, I saw the clerk putting out the new Aqua Summer collection. Isn’t this color just gorgeous? I think a certain little dark-haired, blue-eyed little girl might need that tiered dress next time we shop…

Gymboree Aqua Summer Collection

Here’s my (not-so-little-anymore) boy in some of his new Gymboree summer duds…
…and showing off with his baby sister. I love seeing my kids so happy, comfy and colorful! :)
So yeah, we’re a Gymboree family. Keep an eye on our photos and you’ll see a lot of kids’ fashion from Gymboree, past and present. Future, too, I’m sure. I can’t wait to see what’s coming next!

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*Disclosure:  A portion of the merchandise shown above was purchased using a Gymboree gift card that I was given to facilitate this review. As always, all opinions are my own and honest based on my experience with the brand featured.

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206 Responses to Summer Fashion from Gymboree: It’s all in the details.

  1. Jessica Hughes

    I JUST bought that little whale outfit for when I bring my baby girl home next month! And everything from the aqua line is adorable!

  2. amy

    I have TOO many favorites just to list one… I just know i cant wait to find out what my soon to be S.I.L. is going to have so I can go on a shopping spree for her!
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  3. I love all the baby girls stuff! Too cute!
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  4. Abigail

    I would love to win for my lil 15 month baby girl

  5. Sandy VanHoey

    I like the Poppy Ribbon Cuff Jean Shorts with the Poppy Sequin Ladybug Boatneck Tee

  6. Katie Pitcher

    LOVE Gymboree! Wish I could afford to dress both my kids in it more often.

  7. Christi

    Such adorable and well made kids’ clothes!

  8. Lisa P.

    Shark Mouth Shortie Two-Piece Gymmies®
    Item #140111112

  9. linda r

    Love gymboree!

  10. Beth R

    I love the Moto Style

  11. Natalie Finch

    I love the “Stylish Little Seal” swimsuit!

  12. Donna

    I had no idea Gymboree made such high quality clothes! I think of Gymboree how you used to think of it. Guess I will just have to check it out! :)

  13. Edie S

    Their stuff is soooo cute! It was hard to pick a favorite, but I loved the Plumeria Blossom body suit and ruffled bloomers. :)

  14. katherine d

    Plumeria Blossom

  15. vivian s

    love the Bow Flower Bubble Dress

  16. Ashley

    I like the Iguana Guy outfit

  17. Mayla M

    I like the Chambray Tipped Pique Polo Shirt for my son.

  18. I like the little boys Hop Along outfit.
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  19. Jemima P

    I like the Embroidered Chambray Dress!

  20. Helicopter Stripe Tee, Cargo Short and Tree Frog Helicopter Sock Two-Pack
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  21. Holly

    I like the anchors aweigh mix and match under boys.

  22. I like the Shark Mouth Shortie Two-Piece Gymmies®.
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  23. Kathleen

    Embroidered Tile Flower Dress

    kport207 at gmail dot com

  24. daisy

    I love the Iguana Pique Polo Shirt! They have so many cute options though. :)

  25. I like the Peach Blossom dress
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  26. Melanie

    Koala 3-D Camera Ruffle Tank

  27. sarah cooper

    i just love gymboree, a favorite item from their site is the Tropical Flower Halter Dress, so so cute!

  28. amy pugmire

    I love the Beachside Beauty

  29. I love the Octopus Pirate Rash Guard & trunks! Sawyer still needs a swim suit!
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  30. Skye Moyer

    I’d love the Awesome Alligator swim suit for Emmitt!

  31. Michelle C

    I love the Tassel Tile Print Linen Blend Dress for my daughter. Thanks for the chance to win!
    mrsmchappell at gmail dot com

  32. Cassandra Eastman

    I love the Rainbow Ruffle Skirt!

  33. Christy G

    I like the snap pocket plaid shirt under baby boys

  34. Florence

    I like there designs. Hope I can get some cute thing for my younger two.

  35. T Perez

    I like the Corsage Flower Seersucker Plaid Romper under the girls tab for my littlest girl!

  36. Kayla C.

    Love the whole Surf Adventure collection, especially the Orchid Flower Ruffle Dress. So cute!

  37. Maribel F

    I like the rossete tulle dress is adorable but its very hard to pick , I like everything =)

  38. Louis

    I love the Tropical Flower Pajama Gown

    Thank you for hosting this giveaway

    pumuckler {at} gmail {dot} com

  39. latanya

    the khaki Tree Frogs Belted Short

  40. Mary Happymommy

    I like the peachy keen outfit, which includes the Tipped Bow Ruffle Peach Top and bright corral Seersucker Short.

  41. Jenilee

    ONE item?! GAH! Okay, I really like: Flower Dazzle

  42. Christine Bailey

    Octopus dot rashguard set is so cute, would love for my baby girl!

  43. Cynthia C

    I like the Bow Mermaid Bubble

  44. megan

    They have cute outfits. I still haven’t bought any yet but I have a coupon. I got from the Easter bunny! An extra $75 would be amazing for my 12 week old!

  45. Vanessa Coker

    Ohmygoodness! I am IN LOVE with the Plumeria Ruffle One-Piece for infant baby girls (tropical petals collection). I hope this baby I’m expecting is a girl! that one piece is ridiculously adorable hahaha but it also looks comfy.

  46. Erica Best

    Island Paradise

  47. Melissa M

    I like the American Heritage boys outfit

  48. Beth

    I love the Flower Seal One-Piece Swimsuit

  49. Ashley S

    I love the Flower Smocked Chambray Romper

  50. Jessica Grigsby

    I love the Duckling Rosette Tee with the matching tutu….tutu cute…


    My favorite item is Tree Frog Plaid Patchwork Short

  52. soha molina

    Sweetly Striped for infant girl

  53. pinky sade

    I love and would get the Daisy Stripe Rash Guard Set

  54. Rachel B.

    I love the Adventure Ready outfit set
    (Gem Button Ruffle Top & Gem Button Embroidered Jean Short)

  55. Andrea

    I love the baby girls Playful Petals outfit, especially the shirt.

  56. Tiffany Drew

    I love the baby girl Blooming Nautical Button Pleated Sailor Skirt. Thanks!

  57. Heidi Daily

    I LOVE the Tile Print Halter Dress, I have to get it for my daughter

  58. Audra Weathers

    I’d like to get my daughter the Mom Flower Shirt Dress in blue blossom. It looks comfortable and she would like the front pockets. I like how retro it is.

  59. Yesenia

    Love the Pirate Cove Swim outfit for boys!

  60. courtney hennagir

    i was just in there the other day and man do they have some cute stuff!i really love the embroidered flower cropped skinny jean! have to get these for my daughter!

  61. lisa bolduc

    i like the so sweet baby gift set

  62. Karina H.

    I really like the Tree Frog Plaid Patchwork Short, so cute!

  63. Brittany F.

    The Twirly Girl outfit is really cute. My baby could use a summer hat.

  64. Love the coolest copter collection!

  65. Tabathia B

    My favorite collection is the preppy collection and would purchase the Belted Peach Romper

  66. Molly Bussler

    Tree Frog One-Piece

  67. A.Ozair

    i loooove gymboree… & their new aqua line!

  68. A.Ozair

    oh oops..forgot to name one item..
    i love the “Tile Print Halter Dress”

  69. Barbara Montag

    I like the Sea Breeze Chic dress with matching sandals in the girl’s sizes.
    Thank you.

  70. I love the Jersey Dot Bodysuit from the Red white and Bgosh baby girl collection

  71. My fave is Octopus Shortie Two-Piece Pajama Set
    Octopus Shortie Two-Piece Pajama Set
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  72. Love the little boys Hello Helicopter set

  73. Jen

    Crab & Palm Hoodie
    Crab Bodysuit
    Plaid Cargo Short
    Plaid Sneaker Crib Shoe

  74. Tiffany W

    i like the Gem Peach Pique Halter Dress.

  75. Julie Ghrist

    I love the All-American Bow Dress

  76. I am swooooning over the Gem Button Ruffle Romper for my girls!!
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  77. I LOVE the bow peach dress!

  78. Kristen

    I like the Sunshine Baby Outfit.

  79. coley r

    Bow Flower Bubble Dress

  80. Kelly D

    I like the Belted Chambray Dress in the Preppy Peach collection

  81. rebecca williams

    I love all the dresses but the Embroidered Chambray Dress is my fav

  82. Dawn Monroe

    I like pool side blossom swim set. There stuff is so girly…I love it!

  83. Lesley M.

    I love the snorkeling shark tee!

  84. Abigail

    i LOVE the Strawberry Sweetheart outfit for baby girls!!!

  85. derya

    i love the belted chambray cute!

  86. denise

    Strawberry Chambray Dress

  87. Michele P

    summer wheels collection-the boy’s Plaid Cargo Short.

  88. Elena

    I like the Sea Of Stripes outfit

  89. Carol

    I like the All-American Bubble One-Piece
    ITEM #140110265

  90. Sheila Hickmon

    I like the Strawberry One-Piece Swimsuit!

  91. Melanie Montgomery

    I love the star spangled baby outfit

  92. I love the peach blossom dress, adorable!

  93. Karen A.

    The Flower Button Bootcut Jean is one of my favorites.

  94. the surf plaid and the july 4th
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  95. Jaime Jenkins

    I love the rainbow ruffle skirt!

  96. Shallreb

    I love the Belted Peach Romper.

  97. Sherry Compton

    The girls Chevron Stripe Dress for my granddaughter.

  98. Sheryl

    I like the Gem Button Ruffle Romper.

  99. Leanne Hill

    i like the Tulip Seersucker Stripe Overall Two-Piece Set for newborn girls!

  100. Amanda Hoffman

    hop along outfit

  101. natalie parvis

    I love the sunny yellow plaid- Pocket Plaid Shirt

  102. I love the Daisy Ric Rac Mixed Print Dress!
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  103. Kirsten

    Turtle beach from surf adventures line.

  104. Terra Heck

    I like the Hammerhead Shark Tee. Thanks.

  105. Carolyn

    I like the Elephant Footed One-Piece

  106. Velvet Hubler

    I love the Bright Waves girls outfit so cute!!

  107. I like the Hello Helicopter outfit.

  108. I love the Cool Crab Shortie Two-Piece Gymmies®
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  109. I like the dress with the whales on it with the pink bloomers

  110. Viv Sluys

    I love the dresses, especially the Chevron Stripe Dress

  111. My 2 year old needs PJs like WHOA. So I’ll go ahead and say we would buy these:
    But truth is I’d probably cave and buy clothes for my 3 week old instead. Too many cute options!!
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  112. I like the Tipped Pique Polo Shirt in midnight blue and Drawstring Plaid Short in green khaki.
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  113. I love the Hibiscus Romper Pajama
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  114. Courtney Tarver

    There’s so many faves.. I love the Tile Print Halter Dress! It’d look adorable on my twin girl.

  115. Sonya G

    the bow flower swirl dress Item #140107586 & accessories: bow flower shoes Item# 140108222 flower swirl glasses Item #140108210 and sequin flower jacket Item #140107591 and maybe the flower ruffle sunhat Item #140111260
    would look so great on my little girl and the colors would make her blonde hair and blue eyes really pop!

  116. Adrienne Gordon

    I like the Flower Swirl Tankini

  117. McKim

    I like the race car hoodie.

  118. shirley

    I like the Dot Poppy Tiered Skirt!

  119. Katie K

    Love the Poppy Rainboot for girls

  120. Ruby Daniels

    i would love this for my son Stripe Henley Tee
    ITEM #140109755

  121. Katie Roch

    I like the Flower Bow Dress

  122. Margaret Smith

    I love the Fourth Of July Sweetie dress

  123. Janet W.

    My favorite is the Chambray Tipped Pique Polo Shirt.

  124. MonaG

    I love the Embroidered Chambray Dress.
    Thanks :)

  125. carol

    I love all their clothes, but I like the Strawberry Lemon Stripe Seersucker Dress

  126. Monique Rizzo

    I like the stylish little seal swimsuit.
    Thanks for the chance.

  127. Tarah

    I like the Happy Sharks One-Piece

  128. Jessica

    I like the Scalloped Colorblock Dress.

  129. meme

    I like the Rainbow Swirl Rash Guard Set
    ITEM #140107557

  130. samantha s

    My favorite item is the Jungle Friends Bucket Hat

  131. Tari Lawson

    I like the Hydrangea Ruffle Dress.

  132. Eileen D

    i like the Star-Spangled Style outfit which has the All-American Mixed Print Dress and the Glitter Star Cowgirl Boot.

  133. Jamie

    I like the flower dazzle dress.

  134. christine jessamine

    i love the girls ruffle sleeve tee in pink!

  135. Rebecca Graham

    I like the boys shark zone outfit.

  136. Vanessa

    I love love love the shark shorts!!!

  137. Stephanie G

    I like the Stripes and Berries outfit!

  138. Stephanie Larison

    I love the Ric Rac Crocodile outfit. It’s bright and springy, would look so cute on my daughter!

  139. Sarah L

    Fourth Of July Sweetie
    Thanks for the contest.

  140. ReggieMann

    I like the Girls Bow Dot Stripe Skort

  141. Carolsue

    I like the boys’ Knee Patch Jeans

  142. Tamar

    i like the surfin’ koala outfit.

  143. Amanda Sakovitz

    I love the Dolphin Shortie Two-Piece Gymmies

  144. Jaclyn Reynolds

    The Shark Fin Terry Hoodie is so cute! My 16 month old would be super cute in it! ;)

  145. Jennifer Marie

    The SK8 Time boys outfit is super cute!

  146. Thomas Murphy

    I like the boys Surf Paradise top and shorts

  147. Kristi C

    I love the Stars & Plaid Patchwork Short.

  148. jeanna

    I love the uniform belted shorts for boys. My son wears these & they last him the whole school year! They are by far the best uniform shorts!

  149. Ellie W

    I like the Kickflip Master outfit for boys.

  150. Anne Perry

    Boy shark embrodered shorts

  151. nicole

    The Dainty Dots Outfit would be great on my 16 month old!

  152. Whitney ford

    Poolside cutie bathing suit

  153. Rebecca Peters

    I love the coolest copter outfit

  154. Daniel M

    really like the Shark Measurement Tee

  155. April bever

    All-American Bubble One-Piece

  156. Lynette

    I like the entire Jungle Explorer collection, but I think my boys would look cute half-matched in the Hop Along and Toucan Tour outfits! Thanks for the opportunity!

  157. Kim Smith

    I like the Rainbow Dot Stripe Dress

  158. Ruby Yoshi

    I like the Scalloped Colorblock Dress

  159. Teresa Crosswhite

    The anchors aweigh clothes are real cute.

  160. Deb S

    I like the Shark Zone Outfit for boys

  161. Suzanne Lewis

    i love the Chambray STrawberry dress.

  162. Paula Tavernie

    I like the baseball Tank!(Boys)

  163. I love the Colorblock Tiered Skirt
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  164. Jill L

    I love the Stripe Ribbon Dobby Dress

  165. Hesper Fry

    I like the Embroidered Koala Colorblock Dress

  166. Erica C.

    I like the stars & stripes swim trunks.

  167. Jennifer Reed

    I like the girls Ric Rac Crocodile outfit with the cute bright pink top and the ric rac jean skirt with pink crocodile.

  168. susan smoaks

    i like the hooray usa outfit

  169. Breanne

    Dots & Daisies

  170. Kaelyn L.

    I love the Star Belted Jean Short! So cute!

  171. Donna Kellogg

    I like the Fourth of July Sweetie outfit it is just too cute

  172. Betty C

    I love the Baby Peach coordinated set.

  173. Michelle C

    I really like the Vroom Vroom outfit tee, cargo shorts and matching cap. Snap pocket plaid shirt and sandals. From their Summer Wheels Collection.

  174. Angela Nichols

    I love the Hit The Highway set.

  175. Candie L

    I likethe Tipped Pique Polo Shirt Tipped Pique Polo Shirt . Thank you

  176. Tiffany Hearn

    I love the Rainbow Dot Stripe Dress!

  177. Terry Cross

    All-American Mixed Print Dress

  178. Sandra Travis

    This would be great for my grands.

  179. Rosey

    The American Flag T-Rex tee for boys is my favorite item.

  180. corrie

    i would get the -Nice Catch Puppy Tank, its really cute and i would get it in size 6-12 months.

  181. Kate Dunn

    I like the Tropical Flower Shorts.

  182. Lisa Garner

    I love the Stylish Kitty Dot Dress Item #140106265

  183. Abby C.

    I think the Butterfly Heart Two-Piece Pajama Set is adorable!

  184. AEKZ2

    My favorite is the Embroidered Chambray Dress

  185. Peggy Rydzewski

    I love the Hula Girl Shortie Two-Piece Pajama Set

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