I dressed Belle as a ladybug and took her to a picnic in the park last Sunday. Unfortunately, the weather had grown cold and gray, a sharp contrast to the near stifling warmth the previous day. I had to layer a turtleneck and leggings under Belle's spaghetti strap "ladybug inspired" dress and zip her into a hoodie. I didn't bother attaching the wings.
We met another toddler dressed as a ladybug at the same event. Her costume looked more authentic, with antennae. She was a true ladybug, not a glam look like Belle. She was also covered from head to toe and warm. I am not changing Belle's costume since it's already purchased and worn. I am a little miffed at the blatant and skimpy girly attempt at recreating nature. Ladybugs don't wear tulle.