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Kids' cruise: The best on board fashion for small sailors

Anchors away! It's not just grown-ups that deserve the best bikinis or chicest sandals. The smallest sailors keep it chic and practical with a drop of colour and a sprinkling of boho, says Summer Litchfield...

Boys

Tuchinda

This hippy chic August cotton tunic from New York-based label Tuchinda makes a refreshing change from the polo shirt.

Tunic, £33, littlecircle.com

Bunks Trunks

For well-travelled boys with a taste for adventure and a passion for marine life, these fast-drying swimming trunks come in an array of designs that reflect the wonders of the ocean.

Swimming trunks, £55, bunkstrunks.com

Edit 58

A baseball cap is all well and good but nothing says laid-back boating chic like a straw hat. This one can even be personalised.

Hat, £16, edit58.com

Saltwater Sandals

If you want to invest in a comfortable, classic sandal that your little guy can wear from beach to boat to dinner, these Surfers are it. They’re even waterproof – what more could you ask for?

Sandals, from £40, salt-watersandals.com

Girls

Sunuva

When it comes to the mini wet set’s swimwear of choice, Sunuva is up there – and the built-in factor SPF50 is a plus. This striped bikini is de rigueur for girls wanting to make a splash.

Bikini, £40, sunuva.com

Mini Maharajas

Could a block print cover-up get any cuter? With a nod to the vibrant colours and Mughal era of India, this Palolem dress will take your little empress from dusk til dawn.

Dress, £45, mini-maharajas.com

Rae Feather

If anyone has elevated the humble basket bag to a statement piece it’s Rae Feather, and there are now scaled-down versions so you can twin with your little one.

Basket, £125, raefeather.com

Marie-Chantal

You must always factor in wind chill, and this super fine coral cashmere sweater is made for slipping on and getting snuggly when the sun goes down.

Sweater, £210, mariechantal.co.uk

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