Gymboree Summer Lines | Children’s Clothing

Gymboree Summer lines | Children’s Clothing

This past spring we reviewed several pieces of Gymboree’s Spring line here on the blog. Emma and Ethan have worn these items multiple times and they still look fabulous even through several washes. So when Gymboree offered to let us review a few summer items we jumped at the chance!

Summer in the mid-west can be downright miserable. Between the sky high 100 degree + temperatures and the staggering humidity we just can’t seem to catch a comfortable break. Our old stand by of jumping into the pool to cool off soon becomes a choice between sticky stinky sweat and jumping into what feels like warm temped bathwater which doesn’t feel much better.

My focus when picking clothes this time around was getting ready for the beyond uncomfortable heat as well as choosing a few pieces for our upcoming vacation. Comfort is our top requirement for summer with style/looks coming in a close second.


The first dress Emma picked was the Tassle Tile Print Linen Blend dress.

Airy linen blend design features a vibrant allover tile print in fresh ocean hues. Finished with a poplin banded hem with fancy tassel accents plus poplin straps.

  • 57.4% linen/42.6% cotton
  • Elasticized neck and waist for easy dressing
  • Approximately knee length
  • Machine washable
  • Imported
  • Collection Name: Aqua Summer

Emma practically lives in dresses during the summer. I love that this has the same comfort of a sun dress with a little extra “dressiness” for when we want to head out to dinner or just want her to look a little nicer. With no sleeves Emma will be able to catch the breeze and cool off the upper part of her body easily. I love that the waistline is somewhat fitted, but it’s not snug so she won’t get uncomfortably hot underneath it.


Her next dress was the Tropical Flower Ruffle Halter Dress.

So vibrant and sweet. Our light and airy cotton batiste halter dress is prettied up with ruffles at the neck and a full shirred skirt. Elasticized back and waist make dressing easy.

  • 100% cotton batiste
  • Halter neck
  • Cotton batiste lining
  • Below-the-knee length
  • Machine washable
  • Imported
  • Collection Name: Surf Adventure


Halter dresses are the ultimate in comfort for Emma. I picked this dress in a size larger because I knew that with a halter I could easily adjust the straps while still giving her room to grow and extend the wear a little longer. The description is spot on with the “airy cotton” and even in July/August Missouri heat I know she’ll be comfortable. With no sleeves and a low back she will have maximum air movement. When I asked Emma what she liked about the dress she said the ruffles and flowers on the dress. She is all about “anything girly”.


Emma’s last outfit choice was the Belted Dip Dye Sundress.

Ready for sunshine. Our trend-infused sundress is brightened up with multicolor dip-dye stripes. Elasticized ruffle straps and tie belt finish the sweetly stylish design.

  • 100% cotton rib
  • Elasticized straps and waist for easy dressing
  • Detachable belt
  • Approximately knee length
  • Machine washable
  • Imported
  • Collection Name: Surf Adventure

This dress is made of a stretchy cotton material that moves and gives with Emma as she dances around the house. Again, we’ve continued with the sleeveless style for maximum comfort but also went for the tie dye look for a little more casual fun. Barefoot on the beach or with the cute sparkling purple Bow Glitter Sneakers she found on the site she’ll be comfortable and adorable to boot.

When shopping for summer clothes for Emma I focus on quality, versatility, comfort and affordability. I am excited that Emma enjoys dresses as much as she does because I sometimes come away paying much less for her dress (outfit) than I would for a two piece outfit (shorts and a top).


Ethan is a little harder to dress for hot weather extremes. We tend to gravitate towards the “cute” factor or try to find a print of something he really enjoys.

This first top, the Grand Slam Baseball Tee, is roomy, comfortable and features baseball (one of his new passions). We also picked out a couple pairs of the Drawstring Denim Cargo Shorts for him. Ethan is still a little clumsy when it comes to buttons and snaps, so the pull on feature gives him a bit more confidence while dressing himself while the roominess of the shorts allows him to be “all boy”… squatting, rolling, jumping or curling up in a ball these shorts won’t cut into his belly or legs making them the perfect part of a summer wardrobe for him.


Ethan looks up to his big brother who plays high school soccer, so this Soccer Player Tee was a no brainer. I love the background color, Ethan likes that the boy is running and kicking a soccer ball. The contrasting color on the sleeve cuff and neck give a little more visual detail and dresses it up a little bit.


Again with the soccer theme, Ethan picked out this Soccer Ball Tee. I tend to try to stay away from shirts with a white background (because Ethan is talented at making stains) but he was adamant about this particular shirt. I love the contrasting color sleeves and Ethan loves the “BIG SOCCER BALL!”.


Ethan let me pick his last shirt, so I went with the West Coast Surfboard Shirt. I love surfer themes for summer and Ethan is all about the ocean right now as we plan our cruise for later this year.

All of the boys clothing impressed me. The shirts are a nice weight (aka won’t fall apart after the first washing) and as with all previous Gymboree items we’ve owned they wash well, hold up to hard play, and fade very little (or not at all) in the wash.

So you like the clothes but think you still can’t afford to shop at Gymboree? I used to think that way until I learned how to shop there during sales. I got 3 dresses, 1 pair of shoes, 4 t-shirts and 3 pair of jean shorts with this order for $125.xx. I shopped during a sale, used a coupon from a magazine and got free shipping. Why shop “the marts” and get clothes that fall apart after a few washes when for almost the same money you can get quality, style, durability and just plain cute from Gymboree?


ONE OurKidsMom reader is going to win a $75 gc to Gymboree to stock up summer styles!

This giveaway ended at 11:59 PM EST on July 12, 2013.

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  1. Kelly R. says

    I like the girl’s Bow Glitter sneakers!

  2. Mary Happymommy says

    I like the preppy peach collection.

  3. Laura Miller says

    I love the brand new baby collection!

  4. Julie says

    I love the aqua summer collection love the blue so pretty

  5. Maria Iemma says

    I would love to get the Pretty Polly Mix and match outfit for my granddaughter. I love they have gift wrap!

  6. Wild Orchid says

    I would love to get this outfit–

    Thanks for the chance to win!
    wildorchid985 at gmail dot com

  7. Laura says

    Their red balloon sale is fabulous! Such great deals on pants! I’d be stocking up for sure!

  8. Stephanie Phelps says

    I would love to have the Fourth Of July Sweetie girls outfit

  9. Ashley Morrow says

    I like the Sea Of Stripes outfit for boys.

  10. tina m says

    I like the beep beep jeep outfit for baby boy

  11. heather eg kaufman says

    Protect Our Seas Hoodie

  12. mary renshaw says

    I LOVE the skate park line for little boys!

  13. Mayla M says

    I love the Beach Days outfit for my son.

  14. I love the plaid flip flops for boys!

  15. I love their whole strawberry collection. I could happily get every piece in it!

  16. Sheryl says

    I would like to get the Ric Rac Crocodile outfit for my niece. She would look adorable in it.

  17. Marissa F. says

    I love the tiny blossom bubble.

  18. Jennifer says

    I love the baby boy alligator rash guard with matching swimming trunks and hat!

  19. Christine Cox says

    I love the shark patrol collection for boys and the tropical petals collection for baby girls!

  20. Lena N. says

    I love the Safari Flower Belted Dress! So cute and colorful!!!!

  21. Danielle Papsis says

    I like the All-American Mixed Print Skirt and glitter star cowgirl boots

  22. Jen says

    I want $5 Knit Tanks, Tees & Shorts

  23. Sylvia White says

    I like the Tassel Tile Print Linen Blend Dress

  24. athena d. says

    i am absolutely IN LOVE with the Strawberry Chambray Dress !!! soo cute

  25. anastasia b says

    I like the Dot Trim Tiered Dress

  26. Janice Auna says

    I like their Bow-stripe one piece swimsuit.

  27. Kelly D says

    I like the Embroidered Chambray Dress for my daughter.

  28. Brandy says

    I learned you get a $30 enrollment bonus for signing up for a Gymboree Visa.

  29. Adrienne Gordon says

    I like their swim wear

  30. Tabitha P. says

    I’d love the Stripe Girls Dress.

  31. Kathy S says

    I like the Big Wheel Pull On Jeans.

  32. sarah oswald says

    I love the fourth of july sweetie outfit so cute.

  33. Jennifer says

    Would like to get pajamas

  34. shannon oelrich says

    I love the Colorblock Pique Polo Shirt for my son.

  35. Rose says

    I like all their sports theme clothing for little boys, my son is huge on sports right now !

  36. Christy I says

    I love the shark pals tee!

  37. I adore the baby girl sailor collection…adorable! 🙂

  38. Sarah VM says

    I would love the Gem Embroidered Tiered Dress for my daughter. So cute!

  39. Janet F says

    I would like Gem Flower Flip Flop Sandal for my granddaughter.

    janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

  40. nicole seekell says

    I love the summer safari collection

  41. Christina says

    I love the Embroidered Safari Flower Dress and the All-American Bow Dress

  42. Emily says

    I love the tile print one shoulder shirt for my daughter.

  43. michelle koerner says

    I like the pom pom ruffle smock dress.

  44. Rachel says

    Sting Ray Shortie Two-Piece Pajama Set

  45. Danielle says

    I really like the brand new baby girl outfits.

  46. Leann L says

    I want the Awesome Style outfit for my son.

  47. Rachel B. says

    I’d love the Butterfly Zebra and the Street Surfer Outfits!

  48. Jenny Sims says

    There are so many things I want, starting with the Tiny Blossom bubble romper for baby girls!

  49. Coral says

    Thank you! This would be a great blessing!

  50. Miranda Welle says

    I’d like to get the Gem Embroidered Tiered Dress.

  51. Jennifer Reed says

    I really like the girls Toucan Twirl outfit with the Gem Toucan Mock Halter Tee and the Stripe Smocked Skirt.

  52. courtney hennagir says

    i love the whole strawberry sweetheart line,especially the strawberry button chambray shorts. so cute!

  53. Carrie Phelps says

    My grandson would super love the Skateboard Tricks Tee.

  54. Jenna Oo says

    I absolutely love their dresses! 🙂

  55. Tari Lawson says

    I like the Hydrangea Ruffle Dress.

  56. Debra Hall says

    i like the Strawberry Bib Halter Romper and the flip flops

  57. dawn k says

    I love the crocodile collection for boys!

  58. ReggieMann says

    I would love to have the girls Ric Rac Crocodile Pique Polo Tank and Ric Rac Crocodile Jean Skort

  59. Marcia Goss says

    I like the First Matey Collection for newborn boys.

  60. Kristi C says

    I like the Kickflip Master outfit for boys.

  61. kelly says
  62. Cynthia C says

    I like the Bow Peach Dress

  63. Tegan L. says

    I like the Christening Gown

  64. barbara n says

    As a soon to be first time grandma….I want it all for my new grandchild….will definitely be shopping here!

  65. courtney b says

    I like the cowabunga dude outfit

  66. Jennifer Rogers says

    We like the embroidered Chambray dress!

  67. Michelle C says

    I would love the Crocodile Cutie outfit for my daughter. Thanks for the chance to win!
    mrsmchappell at gmail dot com

  68. Ruby Yoshi says

    I like the Citrus Ruffle Bow Short

  69. Ashley C says

    I’d love to get the Swimming Seal Chambray Dress for my daughter!


  70. Tamar says

    I like the pull on knit shorts for my son.

  71. Katherine says

    I love the different collections and the top Tipped Bow Ruffle Peach Top. By the way your kids are cute cute cute!~

  72. Bekah Kuczenski says

    I want the baby and me outfit from the newborn uni section 🙂

  73. Courtnie says

    I like the Splashy Stripes outfit

  74. KJ Skib says

    I like the wild for zebra collection

  75. Rita M says

    I so want the $5 Knit Tanks & Shorts for my granddaughter – great colors & styles.

  76. Sarah says

    I like the Ocean Buddies outfit for my son and am drooling over their newborn lines for our baby on the way!

  77. Amanda Alvarado says

    I like the Sequin Flower Pique Dress

  78. Stephanie Larison says

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

  79. rachel travis says

    I like the Aqua Summer Collection 🙂

  80. Tarah says

    I like the Kangaroo Cool outfit

  81. sarah hirsch says

    i like the Poppy One-Piece Swimsuit

  82. Ashley says

    Australia Adventure

  83. Melanie Montgomery says

    I love the first matey collection

  84. Addison Kat says

    I love the rainbow cabana Ruffle Sunhat

  85. Christine Mayfield says

    I learned that their Knit Tanks, Tees & Shorts are on sale for $5!

  86. Racquel S says

    I like the Rainbow Cabana collection for my daughter!

  87. Mihaela D. says

    the Sea Of Stripes outfit for boys is too cute 🙂

  88. Jessica Snow says

    I love the Elephants Bodysuit.
    Thanks for the giveaway! =)

  89. Jeanna says

    I love the Wild for Zebra collection! Especially the Zebra Glam dress!

  90. Jessica Cox says

    I love all the outfits from the Surf Adventure line

  91. I love all of their baby rompers, especially the Flower Button Romper.

  92. Jessica H says

    I love the Mr. Windsurfer outfit for boys!

  93. Carla says

    I like the Tipped Pique Polo Shirts

  94. I like the Wild for Zebra tee and skirt

  95. Lyn says

    I learned they are having a great sale right now! Love the Adventure series for little boys

  96. Cheryl says

    I like the Fourth Of July Sweetie dress.

  97. BeckyM says

    I like the Sting Ray Shortie 2 Piece PJ’s

  98. Les Johnson says

    My favorite is the All-American Mixed Print Dress.

  99. lisa says

    I love the strawberry collection!!

  100. I am crazy about the Dot Trim Tiered Dress-so pretty!

  101. Stephanie Hirsch says

    First off, the kids are just too cute! Love all the adorable outfits! My girls would really love the Safari Flower Belted Dress , but I would flip if my younger one would wear the whole Fourth Of July Sweetie outfit! We live in TX, so it kind of fits, lol.

  102. nicole says

    I would love their bubbly whale dress for my daughter!

  103. tam childers says

    love the boys outback truck tshirt

  104. I like the boys Skate Camp Collection!

  105. Kathleen says

    like the Bow Sand Dollar Short

    kport207 at gmail dot com

  106. Crystal Rose says

    I like the All-American Mixed Print Skirt.

  107. Heather Hayes Panjon says

    I Learned That Gymboree Offers Free Shipping With A Purchase Of $75 Dollars Or More!

  108. Fawn H says

    I like the boys All Revved Up outfit

  109. Carla Flaig says

    This is a great brand!!! Aqua summer collection!

  110. Monique Rizzo says

    I love the adorable crocodile outfit.
    Thanks for the chance.

  111. amy rouse says

    Stars & Stripes Swim Trunk ♥

  112. I want the Hooray USA outfit for my boys!

  113. Nicole says

    I love the Wild for Zebra collection for my daughter!

  114. Mel B says

    Love the coordinating outfits to mix and match. Gymboree makes it so easy to build a wardrobe with several pieces.

  115. Kelly H. says

    I love the rainbow cabana collection.

  116. Tanya White says

    I like the All-American Mixed Print Skirt.

  117. Rhian says
  118. Sarah says

    I’m very much in love with everything “Wild for Zebra” for my little girly girl!

  119. Stephanie Grant says

    I would love to get my son some new clothes for school and I really love the Australia Adventure outfit

  120. kelley wood says

    i like the fiercely cool outfits for boys 🙂

  121. love the 4th of july girls outfits. thankyou, ken

  122. pinky sade says

    I like the Wild for Zebra collection and the Jungle Jaunt outfit

  123. Darlene Ysaguirre says

    I liked the embroidered zebra dress and the Gem Zebra Flower Espadrille Sandal

  124. Ashley says

    I like the hammerhead shark set.

  125. Molly Bussler says

    I like the Adventures Ready Collection

  126. nannypanpan says

    i like the strawberry sweater cardigan

  127. K.Pugh says

    I like the Boys $5 Knit Tanks Tees and Shorts for mixing and matching
    Thanks for the chance

  128. Karen A. says

    My granddaughter loves the Wild for Zebra items.

  129. Janine H says

    i like the bug hunt line for boys

  130. Jessyca says

    My daughter would love the Zebra Glam Dress. Thanks for the chance.

  131. Cassandra Eastman says

    I love the Bow Diamond Pique Dress !

  132. Paula Michele Hafner says

    I like the Shark Measurement Tee.

  133. Amylynn H says

    I love the new Space Voyager line!

  134. Lisa B. says

    I love their new Space Voyager line coming on July 10th!

  135. kelly tillotson says

    love the berry and stripe baby girl outfit!

  136. June S. says

    I like the cute Toucan Tours shorts & shirt set for a little boy, so cute.

  137. Kristin Miller says

    I love their Outback Adventure clothing line for toddler boys.

  138. Tiffany Hearn says

    I love the Rainbow Dot Stripe Dress!

  139. anne perry says

    I like the Colorblock Pique Polo Shirt

  140. Kristy Thiel says

    I love the Aqua Summer line!

  141. Michelle Small says

    I really like the crocodile country outfit for boys. My son would look so handsome 🙂

  142. Love Gymboree’s Sales, Great prices.

  143. Stephanie S says

    Tree frog leaf swim trunks and tree frog rash guard shirt.

  144. Em Ma says

    I really like the Dot Ribbon Tutu Skirt – my little one would look so cute in that skirt!

  145. Rebecca Peters says

    I like the boys 321 blastoff outfit

  146. Candice Hull says

    I like the boys Leaf Plaid Patchwork Short. I always like their cargo shorts too

  147. JLin says

    I like the Unicorn Cargo Dress

  148. Katie K says

    learned tdhat if you sign up for the email list, you get a special offer! cool!

  149. Daniel M says

    I like the Beach Days outfit

  150. Terry Cross says

    I like the Rosette Tiered Duppioni Dress

  151. Brittney House says

    Stripe Girls Dress

  152. Caron B says

    I like the Belted Cargo Chambray Dress.

  153. Kerry G. says

    I love the girls Wild For Zebra line, especially the Glitter Zebra Sneaker

  154. Eileen Burke says

    I love the Bright Wildflowers collection

  155. Colleen Maurina says

    I like their Boy’s Froggy Friends Outfit giveaway.

  156. I really like the Plaid Roll Cuff Shirt

  157. Amanda Sakovitz says

    I love the safari collection for little girls. so cute!

  158. Betty Baez says

    I like the Crocodile Country outfit!

  159. Jennifer says

    I love the bug hunt collection, so cute with all the plaid!!

  160. Thomas Murphy says

    I like the Kickflip Master outfit.

  161. Erica C. says

    I like the Off to the Star Bodysuit.

  162. Breanne says

    Ladybug Friends Shortie Two-Piece Gymmies

  163. Naina John says

    I liked The Softest Gift in Baby Shower Gift category.

  164. Carolsue says

    I learned they have a sale on jeans — buy 1 get 1 50% off
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  165. Sherry Conrad says

    The Bow Sailor Collar Dress is darling.

  166. susan smoaks says

    i would love to get the island lily outfit and i also like the crocodile cutie!

  167. Carolyn says

    sea turtles rash guard

  168. Tabathia B says

    I like the Gem Peach Pique Halter Dress

  169. Bo says

    I love the Dot Ribbon Tutu Skirt! So cute!

  170. Sara Floyd says

    I love the daisy giraffe collection for newborn girls!

  171. Ellie W says

    I like the Fiercely Cool outfit for my grandson.

  172. Jill L says

    I love the Rosette Tiered Duppioni Dress. Very pretty!!

  173. Laura Unger says

    I’d love to have the Kangaroo Cool outfit for my youngest boy.

  174. I love the Wild For Zebra set.

  175. Lily Kwan says

    I learned that the company is located in Dixon, California.

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