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Not to want my 11 year old DD wearing Miss Sexy trousers for school?

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CambridgeBlue Fri 21-Jun-13 13:08:36

Trying to get ahead with uniform buying for next term has bitten me on the bum because DD doesn't like the trousers she's been wearing any more and wants some 'Miss Sexy' ones instead. Apparently (and I do take this with a pinch of salt) hardly anyone wears 'those baggy ones' (ie normal bootcut black trousers) any more.

Apart from my intense dislike of the name of this brand, I also think they're completely impractical for school - DD is very slim so she'd look OK in them but I know from wearing skinny trousers/jeans myself that they're not that easy to do stuff in and that involuntarily showing off your underwear is often involved.

I'm torn because I remember how I hated my Mum not letting me wear a split skirt when everyone else did but everything in me says buying these stupid trousers for DD sends all sorts of wrong messages - that she has to follow the crowd, that what you look like is important at school (I'm fairly relaxed about what she wears outside of school) and that she can persuade me to do something just by using the line 'everyone else is/has...'.

Have to say I am sick of one battle after another about what other kids are doing just because their parents don't seem to give a toss half the time be as strict as I am.

hackmum Fri 21-Jun-13 17:10:05

I eventually gave into this particular request from DD - after several months of "please can I have Miss Sexy trousers? Everyone else has them" over and over again. Shortly after the school banned them.

Your DD's school will also ban them. Trust me.

plainjaney Fri 21-Jun-13 17:24:02

@Ambrosia, I did have a look and I can't actually see the ones DD had online. I only bought them a few weeks ago so they should be instore. I'll go and have a look at the label in hers....

plainjaney Fri 21-Jun-13 17:29:35

OK, have had a look at DD's and hers have side pockets, they are possibly Bengaline but for some reason they look a lot baggier on the website than they are in real life.
They are quite tight to the knee then flare slightly to the ankle in the bootcut. The rear view is probably a closer representation of the fit in this picture than the front view.

Happymum22 Fri 21-Jun-13 17:36:51

Agree with others, while they may look horrendous or not be the most decent, at that age -as much as you wish it didn't- self-esteem and confidence comes from that sort of thing. Its not going to do any harm. Pick your battles in life.
Agree, search for something similar and see if she will compromise- otherwise Miss Sexy isn't going to do much damage. The name makes me sad though in the same way as when I saw super padded, underwired bras for 8 year olds.
At least it isn't a super short skirt she is wanting.

AmbrosiaCreamedMice Fri 21-Jun-13 17:37:37

@plainjaney Thanks so much! They're perfect. Sorry OP, buy these instead!

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