Trying to dress a 5 foot 6, 11 year old girl with a 34C bust in age approprate clothes. Help!!!

(37 Posts)
chuffinalong Wed 08-Jun-16 19:54:26

Hi, as you could see, my daughter is very big for her age! She is an adult size 12, but can also wear age 16 from Boden or Next. These are the only two children's shops I've found that I like, that do her size.
She likes dresses, skirts and girly looking things. She has no interest in shopping, so she's always happy to wear what ever I choose.
If any of you know of any shops or websites that I could try, that would be great. Thank you. smile

Tanaqui Wed 08-Jun-16 19:59:57

Um... Not to be a mumsnet cliche but have you done a bra intervention?!

Also uniqlo and gap do nice plain women's things that might work for her? Or white stuff has "pretty" clothes if she prefers- but probably need to size down.

Tanaqui Wed 08-Jun-16 20:00:59

Or maybe fat face? Jack Wills? superdry (size up!)? Just trying to think of clothes suitable for 11 year olds!

Superjaggy Wed 08-Jun-16 20:07:38

My DD is 13 and 5'8", for the last couple of years she's mostly worn play suits in summer - she has lots from Primark and New Look in a variety of bold prints and plain pastel colours. Before she discovered them she hated clothes shopping too - she knew the clothes her smaller friends were wearing wouldn't suit her and it put her off. Might be worth showing your DD some of those?

Primark also do great ladies' size t shirts with emoji, Harry Potter, Hunger Games and Disney slogans and prints, which go well with leggings or skinny jeans - again, these are a good length on my DD and she's a size 10.

Superjaggy Wed 08-Jun-16 20:08:19

Oh and yes to Superdry / Hollister / Wills t shirts too!

chuffinalong Wed 08-Jun-16 20:08:51

Thank you. smile Sorry, I don't know what a bra intervention is? She was fitted recently and I almost fell off my chair! grin

GooodMythicalMorning Wed 08-Jun-16 20:10:28

Saltrock stuff is good for that age range.

KatharinaRosalie Wed 08-Jun-16 20:11:49

Fitted by M&S?
Measure her like this - thebetterbracampaign.blogspot.fr/p/fitting-advice.html
Most size 12 people don't need a 34 bra.

chuffinalong Wed 08-Jun-16 20:12:07

Thanks everyone, so me great ideas. I'll enjoy hunting through some new shops.

chuffinalong Wed 08-Jun-16 20:13:46

Oh yes, she was fitted by M&S. I'll have a look at that in a mo. Thank you.

sjane03 Wed 08-Jun-16 20:17:20

I know the issues my 11 year old is the same size almost exactly and I have the same problem. She mostly wears primark t-shirts with jeggings or stuff from h and m (14+ size).

BCBG Wed 08-Jun-16 20:18:20

Think a 34C bra is possibly correct - that was my bra size (size 12) for years, and its currently DD's bra size, and she's a size 10-12 aged 14, but she's six foot tall. Aged 11 she was 5'7". We have had to use Old Navy (Gap owned US site that caters for tall girls), Johnnie B until she grew too tall, and ASOS tall now. I sympathise - its really hard. American Eagle do great long legged jeans. Personally we've never found age appropriate clothes in Toyshop etc. SuperDry is great but pricy.

chuffinalong Wed 08-Jun-16 20:20:58

Thank you, I'll have a look at those playsuits and she already has some T-shirts from Primark, we were delighted to find a Despicable Me one once which she loves! I've also bought some things in H&M as their 14+ seems to come up very big.

AndNowItsSeven Wed 08-Jun-16 20:23:27

BCBG your dd is more likely to be a 32D .

LIZS Wed 08-Jun-16 20:24:12

Next go up to age 16 online, agree New Look and H & M are worth a look too. Also Boden teen range Johnnie B often have reductions.

chuffinalong Wed 08-Jun-16 20:24:54

That's brilliant, loads of new sites to explore . smile

KatharinaRosalie Wed 08-Jun-16 20:25:15

If M&S fitted her as 34c my bets are on 30DD

chuffinalong Wed 08-Jun-16 20:34:56

She really likes the look of these 50's style dresses, but at her age, I'm not sure if they'd look right? Either like she's dressing like an adult or trying to look like a toddler? She has no interest in fashion at all, but is drawn towards cute, girly and young looking things. She hates being tall, so I think she's trying to say 'I'm young!' with that she's wearing.

chuffinalong Wed 08-Jun-16 20:38:11

Interesting that M&S are bad fitters! Groan, I just spent £16 on two bra's thinking they were a perfect fit. I looked at the chart, and the straps do fall down a lot! I keep having to tell her to pull them up. which really pisses her off.

IsItGinTimeYet Wed 08-Jun-16 21:24:27

DD is 12, 5'3" and a size 8-10.
I like primark for t-shirts (hogwarts ones are popular atm), tunic dresses with leggings etc.
H&M jersey dresses, knitwear and tops are good.
Debenhams red herring were great for jumpers in the winter.

chuffinalong Wed 08-Jun-16 21:29:59

Thank you, yes she has a Harry Potter one. She's a big fan of that at the mo.

fridgepants Thu 09-Jun-16 12:11:33

I'm 5ft 10 and took a 34 band when I was a size 16. It is a bigger band size than it sounds. A D cup on a small frame is actually not very big at all - [][[www.brabandproject.com/gallery/search?band=30&cup=DD&age=&brand=&sister_sizes=0&sister_sizes=1&search=Search ]]this is what a 30DD looks like.

fridgepants Thu 09-Jun-16 12:11:43

www.brabandproject.com/gallery/search?band=30&cup=DD&age=&brand=&sister_sizes=0&sister_sizes=1&search=Search

Catanddogmake6 Thu 09-Jun-16 12:40:19

Lindybop do all 50s style clothes. You could have a look. Perhaps one of the skirts with a plain top for a party if that's what she likes. Obviously some of it probably isn't right. but you might find a couple of pieces Also I don't know what size Lands End kids go up to but it is an American firm so would imagine larger. Also agree Fat Face.

slug Thu 09-Jun-16 12:48:29

Uniqulo is fantastic for basics. DD dresses almost exclusively from there.

I agree, a bra intervention is needed. DD is a 30D and a size 10. John Lewis do some perfectly acceptable teenage bras in suitable sizes

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