I thought I'd never do a good amount of things before I had children. And then of course I had children and I pretty much did every single thing I thought I never would. That includes letting my child wear character clothing. Ugh.
My opinion of character clothing has not changed. They're still the tacky things they were years ago. Nevertheless my son owns three, yes 3, shirts with Elmo on it. And as much as I try to only purchase tasteful character clothing, let's face it, nothing with Elmo on it is tasteful.
And then there's bedding. What's worse than a Disney character plastered all over your child's comforter? Possibly nothing. I did manage to compromise in this realm by purchasing character sheets, which happily can be covered by a bedspread of my choice.
What can I say? I learned fairly quickly that it's better to see your child smile than it is to see them well dressed.