It will be a while before you let your daughter wear a little black dress. A long while.
A little gray dress, however, is an entirely different story, thanks to Whitten Grey.
The new line is ethically made from organic cotton in soft colors like cream, white, and gray (of course), with simple details like flutter sleeves, contrast stitching, and understated bows.
Best of all, to help others and teach small shoppers the importance of giving back, for every dress purchased, Whitten Grey donates one to a girl in need through its philanthropic arm, Project Little Grey Dress.
Just try not to buy too many.
Or you’ll find yourself in the red.
Available at Proper Topper, 1350 Connecticut Avenue NW, between N Street and Dupont Circle (202-842-3055); 3213 P Street NW, at Wisconsin Avenue (202-333-6200 or propertopper.com).
Children’s Concert at Town Hall
What: The newly reissued Pete Seeger album with classics like “Skip to My Lou” and “Oh, Shenandoah.”
Why: It’s your turn, turn, turn.
When: Mon.-Sat., 9 a.m.-10 p.m.; Sun., 10 a.m.-8 p.m.
Where: Politics and Prose Bookstore, 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW, b/t Fessenden St. & Nebraska Ave. (202-364-1919).
Flights of Fancy — Stories for Children
What: Kids listen to a reading of Grace Lin’s Kite Flying and get a chance to make their own kites.
Why: Up, up, and away.
When: Fri., 11 a.m.; Sat., 11:30 a.m. & 1:30 p.m.
Where: National Air and Space Museum, Independence Ave., at 6th St. SW, in the National Mall bldg. (202-633-1000).
What: See An Invitation to the Ball: Marjorie Post’s Fancy Dress Costumes of the 1920s exhibit, make funny hats, try on outfits, and eat cake.
Why: A roaring good time.
When: Sat., 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sun., 1-5 p.m.
Where: Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens, 4155 Linnean Ave. NW (202-686-5807).