Inspired by the 90s: Our Favourite Kids Denim Shorts - Dotty Dungarees Ltd

Inspired by the 90s: Our Favourite Kids Denim Shorts

Inspired by the 90s: Our Favourite Kids Denim Shorts

We take a trip down memory lane when Tamagotchis ruled the playground, and everyone either had or wanted a Mr Frosty machine! Double denim was cool thanks to Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake, and we all wanted to be one of the Spice Girls.

Inspired by the 90s, our latest collection of kids denim shorts are nostalgic, versatile, and easy to throw on, making a great outfit for road trips or beach adventures.

To celebrate our Faded Denim collection, we have pulled together our favourite kids denim shorts to cater for every style!

Here are our all-time favourite kids denim shorts, inspired by the 90s:

Stonewash Denim Shorts

You can’t beat classic Stonewash, so we had to kick off our list of best kids denim shorts with our Stonewash Denim Dungaree Shorts.

As seen on many of our favourite 90s kids TV shows including Clarissa Explains it All, and a favourite of pop bands Bewitched and TLC, classic denim dungarees were the outfit we all lusted after.

Perfect for both boys and girls, our Stonewash denim is super versatile and flattering. These also work well as a hand-me-down as denim always stays in style, and can look more rustic the older they get.

These look great with one of our Jack Tees, try Red or Yellow for cool 90s style. Want to glam up the humble dungaree? We like to pair our Stonewash Kids Denim Shorts with our Edie Frill Top or Maxi White Top.

Inspired by this trend for yourself? Follow Alexa Chung’s style in Stonewash dungarees with our matching Adults Stonewash Denim Dungarees. Ideal for matching with your little ones!

Pale Denim Shorts

Next we are hitting the beaches of Orange County and being transported to the laidback vibes of The OC when Mischa Barton had the coolest outfits for beach adventures.


Our Pale Denim Shorts are perfect for that laid-back beachy look and again are super cute on both boys and girls. These kids denim shorts are one of our favourites as they have a vintage charm about them. Also available in full-length dungarees, our Pale Denim Dungarees are equally as adorable on boys and girls.

Pair our Pale Denim Shorts with one of our pastel Jack Tees for sweet style. We like to team these with our Pink, Lilac, or Mint Jack Tee depending on your little one’s unique style.

Want a pair for yourself? Our Pale Denim Dungarees are available for adults as well!

Patchwork Denim Shorts

Going back to the 80s for our next look, our Patchwork Denim Shorts are the perfect replica of the kids denim shorts worn by Mary Kate and Ashley on the popular kids sitcom, Full House.


This was a complete accident by the way! In fact a lot of our designs can be seen modelled by the Olsen twins on Full House, we think they subconsciously filtered through!

Our Patchwork Denim Shorts are made using the excess material from our pale denim design and wide blue stripe shorts so you can relax knowing you are doing your bit for the planet too! They also look equally stylish on both boys and girls, making a perfect hand-me-down for siblings or cousins.

To create the Mary Kate and Ashley look, team these kids denim shorts with our Edie Frill Top.

Styling for boys? These look great with our Red or Green Jack Tee for a relaxed, casual style.

Rainbow Denim Shorts

For all your colourful needs, our Rainbow Denim Shorts have flown off the shelves. In pastel shades of all the colours of the rainbow, these kids denim shorts are fun, playful, and easily spotted!

Taking inspiration from our fave kids TV shows from the 90s including Powerpuff Girls and Power Rangers, our Multicolour Wide Stripe Shorts and Rainbow Dungarees were born. We think that these are the coolest kids denim shorts you will find.

In sweet pastel colours of the rainbow, our Multicolour shorts and dungarees are perfect for both boys and girls. We think they look especially great for beach adventures.

For ultimate adorability, pair them with our Edie Frill Top or Maxi White Top. These kids denim shorts also look great with one of our pastel Jack Tees. We would style with our Lilac, Pink, or Pale Blue Jack Tee.

Pink Stripe Shorts

We look to the queen of style for our next favourite kids denim shorts, Barbie of course! We couldn’t resist including at least one design that we know Barbie would love to wear. Our Wide Pink Stripe Shorts are super cute and perfect for Summer adventures.

Flying off the shelves, we now only have a few sizes left in both our Pink Wide Stripe Shorts and Dungarees for your mini fashionistas so be quick if you fancy getting your hands on a pair!

To go full-on Barbie, we would team our Pink Stripe Kids Denim Shorts with our Heart Peter Pan Collar. These also style nicely with our Pink Jack Tee or Edie Frill Top.

Want a pair for yourself? We have our bestselling Pink Wide Stripe Dungarees available in your size too for ultimate matching.

Blue Stripe Shorts

Going nautical like our favourite kids shows from the 90s, you can’t beat classic stripes in kids denim shorts. Our Wide Stripe Blue Shorts are super cool and look great on both boys and girls.

These are also available in full-length dungarees, although these are selling out quickly!


Perfect for beach adventures or sunny travels abroad, our Blue Wide Stripe Shorts can be dressed up for relaxed dining out, or worn just as they are on hot, sunny days.

We think these kids denim shorts make the perfect holiday companion, going from airport, to plane, to hotel, and ready to hit the beach!

We like to style our Blue Wide Stripe Shorts with our Pale Blue Jack Tee or Yellow Jack Tee for fun, summery style.

When styling girls, we love these kids denim shorts with our Red Jack Tee or Lilac Jack Tee.

Love a bit of matching? Our Blue Wide Stripe Dungarees are available in your size too! Choose from Pink Stripe or Blue Stripe for stylish co-ordination.

Hope you have been inspired by our favourite kids denim shorts this season and find the perfect pair for your mini fashionistas!

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