Tips on Finding The Right Chihuahua Clothes
If you're feeling lost or just having trouble finding clothes for your Chihuahua, don't panic - I'm going to share some tips on how to find the perfect apparel that suits your Chihuahuas needs.
Finding Comfortable Clothes
When it comes down to it, there's no wrong or right way to dress your Chihuahua as long as they're comfortable and happy. Just as people like you and me wouldn't wear something that irritates us, neither should our Chihuahuas.
Poorly constructed garments can chafe and rub your Chihuahua, causing irritated skin and rashes. Before you dress them in a new garment, give it a good inspection and look for and defects that could cause discomfort when worn. Things like stitching and seams protruding out can be a sign of a poorly made piece of clothing that may be uncomfortable.
Clothes that don't fit will be uncomfortable for your Chihuahua to wear and should never be forced on them. If you dress your Chihuahua up in something that's too small, it's likely to constrict on their body, limiting their movement and making them unhappy and far from comfortable. Clothes that are too large can drape on their small frame, making it a challenge for them to walk as they normally do. Whether you're ordering Chihuahua clothes online or in person, you'll need to read the items description to determine if it will fit your Chi or not. Some clothes are one size fits all, but most have a size range they are suited for.
If you keep looking down at your Chihuahua and thinking they just don't look right after you dress them, then maybe you need a little help in the styling department.
It's a lot harder to style your Chihuahua than you may think. Most of us have only dressed ourselves and have no experience in styling canines and other pets. But, once you start finding some things that look right on your Chihuahua, you'll have a better idea of what's going to look food on them.
Style Tip #1 - Using Colors To Make Your Chihuahua Look Their Best
Colors can be your best friend or your worst enemy when it comes to styling. Try matching the color of your Chihuahuas clothes to the color of their coat. An alternative method is to dress them in colors that contrast their coat. Just as matching colors look good on us, they also look good on Chis!
Style Tip #2 - Keep It Simple!
To start with, try simple outfits and avoid over-doing it with multiple article of clothing and accessories. Something simple like a nice shirt or sweater can be all your Chihuahua needs to really look nice and stay comfortable.
You've probably seen Chihuahuas strutting around in necklaces, shoes, and other accessories. This can oftentimes be a bit much for a Chihuahua to comfortably carry, so just stick with basic garments at first. As your Chihuahua grows used to having new clothes on them, then try adding some accessories if you wish.
Style Tip #3 - Try New Things
This should go without saying, but I'll say it anyway - you never know what looks good on your Chihuahua until you start trying new things. Sure, it's easy to always want to dress them up in a shirt or sweater that looks good on them, but you should always try new clothes. Don't worry, you're Chihuahua can STILL have their favorite shirt.
Style Tip #4 - Match Your Chihuahuas Personality
Another way I like to dress up my Chihuahuas is to match their personality with their style of clothes. If you have a ferocious little boy Chihuahua, look for something like a skull and crossbones shirt. Or, if you have a princess Chihuahua, try dressing them in something pink that tells the world they are a spoiled Chi!
Finding The Best Selection of Chihuahua Clothes
It's no secret that our website offers one of the largest selections of Chihuahua clothes available online, making it a breeze to find just what you're looking for. To start, scroll through our categories on the right hand side of the page and click on the ones you're interested in. You'll then be taken to our page with dozens of recently updated listings. We've categorized the products by shirts, sweaters, hoodies, dresses, etc. If you don't see what you're looking for, type it into the search box at the top right of the page.
You can, and should, look for Chihuahua clothes at other places as well. Check pet stores around your town. While their prices may be higher and their selection fewer, you can sometimes find a diamond in the rough. I've come across a number of clothes that I simply love and sometimes they may be on clearance.
Finding Warm Clothes
A lot of owners dress their Chihuahuas up for the simple fact that they look cute after doing so. Seeing your Chihuahua in a cute tiny sweater and other accessories is sure to brighten anyone's day. However, clothing can also provide valuable protection of warmth to your Chihuahua, and being the smallest dog breed in the world, they need it.
The Chihuahua breed originated from the state of Chihuahua, Mexico. As you may know, Mexico is a hot climate to live in, and as such Chihuahuas haven't adapted to cold weather.
What Clothes Should My Chihuahua Wear For Warmth?
Any type of clothing will help keep your Chihuahua warm, but sweaters work exceptionally well. They add a thick warm layer of material that will insulate your Chihuahua, preventing their body heat from easily escaping. Look for sweaters that are made with soft material such cotton or wool.
If you're location receives cold winters, you'll want to be sure your Chihuahua has some form of clothing on them when you take them outside.
Chihuahua Clothes For Any Occasion
T-Shirts are a great choice for the warmer seasons, such as summer, spring, and fall. They are usually constructed to be thin and lightweight, offering minimal protection while keeping your Chihuahua looking fashionable. There are many different styles and fashions of Chihuahua t-shirts to choose from.
An alternative to the t-shirt is the fashionable hoodie. They can be found both thin and heavy, making it a great choice for any season. While having the ability to cover the head and torso, hoodies offer great warmth, protection, and style for your Chihuahua.
While your Chihuahua may not need this item frequently, raincoats are great for those rainy or snowy days. They offer waterproof protection for your Chihuahua, keeping them dry and warm, while still giving them an undeniably fashionable look.
Chihuahua costumes are more of a novelty clothing item and don't give much for warmth or protection. They are best for Halloween, parties, or just showing them off to friends. If plan on dressing your Chihuahua up in a costume, make sure it's comfortable and well made. Some pet costumes are made in such ways that they can't be comfortable for your pet.