GVR Report cover Children's Dresses And Skirts Market Size, Share & Trends Report

Children's Dresses And Skirts Market Size, Share & Trends Analysis Report By Type (Dresses, Skirts), By Distribution Channel (Offline, Online), By Region (Asia Pacific, Europe) And Segment Forecasts, 2022 - 2028

  • Report ID: GVR-4-68039-924-9
  • Number of Report Pages: 75
  • Format: PDF, Horizon Databook
  • Historical Range: 2017 - 2020
  • Forecast Period: 2022 - 2028 
  • Industry: Consumer Goods

Report Overview

The global children’s dresses & skirts market size was valued at USD 14.31 billion in 2021 and is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 5.2% from 2022 to 2028. The increasing population in the Asia Pacific coupled with the rising consumer spending are mainly accountable for the growth of the market. Increasing organized retail sector in developing countries and fast fashion increases product demand thereby driving the market growth. A surge in demand for animal and floral printed dresses and skirts is expected to boost the market growth. Moreover, dresses and skirts are now considered basic clothes, which further supports the market growth.

U.S. children’s dresses & skirts market size, by type, 2019 - 2028 (USD Million)

The global apparel industry produces a huge amount of waste and is second to oil in polluting the environment. Due to its long supply chain and energy consumption, the fashion and apparel industry contributes to Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions by 10%. Moreover, water pollution by microfibers, soil pollution by landfills, and chemical release into the air are other impacts of the sector. Rising awareness about these adverse effects is likely to restrain the market growth. The global market experienced reduced sales due to the restrictions and lockdown caused by the COVID-19 pandemic across the world.

With the resumed trade & business activities and relaxed restrictions, product sales and demand are expected to recover in the coming years. Key players operating in the global market are using various strategies to widen their customer base by offering great deals and discounts through their online distribution channels. Moreover, the online channels offer a variety of products at reasonable prices, which again attracts more customers. The kids’ skirts & dresses are part of the fashion industry, which is a major consumer of water. A huge amount of fresh water is used for the dyeing and finishing process of clothes.

Untreated poisonous wastewater is directly let into the rivers, which causes water pollution. This is the major factor restraining the market growth. On the other hand, the rapidly growing number of social media users is expected to drive market growth during the forecast period. Vendors are using social media channels to connect with influencers and fashion icons to increase the customer base. This factor is going to present growth opportunities to the market players as customers get aware of the latest trends and fashion in the market.

Type Insights

The dresses segment dominated the global market in 2021 and is estimated to retain its leading position throughout the forecast period. The segment accounted for the maximum share of more than 55.5% of the global revenue in the same year. Various types of attractive dresses, such as shirt dresses, wrap dresses, denim dresses, patterned dresses, ruffle dresses, etc. are available in the market. In addition, animal printed, floral printed, motif-detailed dresses available with plain, embroidery, or embellished designs drive the segment growth. Manufacturers are innovating and launching dresses with characters printed on them to increase product sales.

Global children’s dresses & skirts market share, by type, 2021, (%)

On the other hand, the skirts type segment is expected to register the fastest growth rate of more than 5.00% from 2022 to 2028. The demand for skirts is increasing due to their growing popularity among consumers. A variety of skirts is available in the market some of which include, flared skirts, pleated skirts, midi skirts, tulle skirts, sequin skirts, etc. Skirts with prints or embroidery have the highest demand. In addition, a new style is emerging in the skirts category, i.e. skort, which is a combination of shorts and a skirt, aiding the segment growth.

Distribution Channel Insights

On the basis of distribution channels, the global market has been further segmented into online and offline. The offline segment dominated the global market in 2021 and is estimated to retain its leading position during the forecast period. The segment accounted for the largest share of more than 70% of the global revenue in 2021. Offline distribution channels, such as departmental stores, superstores, wholesalers, and hypermarkets, are well-established. These channels are the primary choice and are used profoundly for shopping by elderly customers.

Moreover, these offline channels’ footprint is expanding quickly on account of the rapid urbanization and industrialization in developing nations. On the other hand, the online segment is expected to register the fastest growth rate from 2022 to 2028. The expansion and penetration of large-scale online retailers in the new geography and demography as well as the emergence of new company-owned shopping websites are likely to boost the segment growth. In addition, online channels experience a decade’s growth in one year as a result of the global COVID-19 pandemic-induced lockdown and several other restrictions.

Regional Insights

The global market was dominated by Europe in 2021 and the trend will continue during the forecast period. The Europe regional market accounted for the largest share of more than 30% of the global revenue in 2021. Key players have a strong presence in the region with a well-established and widespread distribution network. Moreover, higher per capita disposable income and higher spending on clothes drive the market. Asia Pacific is anticipated to witness the fastest CAGR over the forecast period. The high growth potential of the region is credited to the new entrants and increasing expansion of global as well as local brands.

Increasing population and per capita income levels in India, China, Vietnam, etc. are creating favorable conditions for the apparel industry, which, in turn, is driving the market. North America accounted for the second-largest revenue share in 2021. North America is the largest textile industry in the world, which contributes to the market growth. In addition, the presence of renowned apparel companies, such as The Children’s Place Inc., Calvin Klein Inc., and GAP Inc., in North America is contributing to the revenue generation of the regional market.

Key Companies & Market Share Insights

The main focus of the manufacturers is on business expansion and product launches to increase sales. Moreover, manufacturers are focusing and investing in sustainable, green, and environmentally friendly solutions, considering the current customer inclination and demand. Manufacturers are focusing on using ecologically grown cotton and fibers from sustainably managed forests. For instance, Hennes & Mauritz AB meet its customer’s needs by offering high-quality fashion at a low price by controlling transport and labor cost to their possible. They built a multi-channel promotion strategy that includes internet promotion, advertising, and sales promotion to make its brand known worldwide.

Moreover, the company attracts customers through brand awareness and displaying low prices on the products while marketing them. Burberry, a luxury fashion house, and Tencent, a Chinese technology powerhouse, have partnered with an aim to develop the retail sector in China and establish a concept, which combines social media and retail to create a digital and physical space for the communities to shop, share, and interact and thus expand their business with new technologies. Some of the prominent players in the global children’s dresses and skirts market are:

  • Zara SA

  • Hennes & Mauritz AB

  • Benetton Group

  • Marks & Spencer Plc.

  • The Children’s Place Inc.

  • Burberry Group Plc.

  • Tommy Hilfiger B.V.

  • Calvin Klein

  • GAP Inc.

  • NEXT Plc.

  • Uniqlo Co. Ltd.

Children’s Dresses And Skirts Market Report Scope

Report Attribute


Market size value in 2022

USD 14.91 billion

Revenue forecast in 2028

USD 20.34 billion

Growth rate

CAGR of 5.2% from 2022 to 2028

Base year for estimation


Historical data

2017 - 2020

Forecast period

2022 - 2028

Quantitative units

Revenue in USD million/billion and CAGR from 2022 to 2028

Report coverage

Revenue forecast, company ranking, competitive landscape, growth factors, and trends

Segments covered

Type, distribution channel, region

Regional scope

North America; Europe; Asia Pacific; Central & South America; Middle East & Africa

Country scope

U.S.; Canadas; U.K.; Germany; France; China; India; Japan; Brazil; Argentina; Saudi Arabia; South Africa

Key companies profiled

Zara SA; Hennes & Mauritz AB; Benetton Group; Marks & Spencer Plc.; The Children’s Place Inc.; Burberry Group Plc.; Tommy Hilfiger BV; Calvin Klein; GAP Inc.; NEXT Plc.; Uniqlo Co. Ltd.

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Segments Covered in the Report

This report forecasts revenue growth at global, regional, and country levels and provides an analysis of the latest industry trends in each of the sub-segments from 2017 to 2028. For the purpose of this study, Grand View Research has segmented the global children’s dresses and skirts market report on the basis of type, distribution channel, and region:

  • Type Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2017 - 2028)

    • Dresses

    • Skirts

  • Distribution Channel Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2017 - 2028)

    • Offline

    • Online

  • Regional Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2017 - 2028)

    • North America

      • U.S.

      • Canada

    • Europe

      • U.K.

      • Germany

      • France

    • Asia Pacific

      • China

      • India

      • Japan

    • Central & South America

      • Brazil

      • Argentina

    • Middle East & Africa

      • Saudi Arabia

      • South Africa

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