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Sil and designer clothes obsession

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Jayep Wed 13-Jan-16 22:53:20

Probably am being U. Dh accused me of being bitchy about it earlier.

My sil had her first baby (girl) 8 months ago. I don't think I've ever seen the poor little thing in anything high street. Designer stuff (think Dior, Chloe, Burberry). This isn't personal, my sil has always been v lovely to me. I just can't see the point. Even her changing bag is Gucci or something similar. The excuse that is constantly trotted out on her behalf is that it took her 3 years to have her and why not. I just find it a bit odd. I don't think it's that she buys labels for the sake of it because most of it isn't obviously branded if that makes sense. Dh thinks I'm being unreasonable, but am I?

SalemSaberhagen Wed 13-Jan-16 22:56:08

Why do you even care what she chooses to dress her child in? Is she asking you to cover the cost?

YABVU. (And perhaps a touch jealous)

MiddleClassProblem Wed 13-Jan-16 22:56:15

YABU it's her money, she can spend it how she likes. If she is flush enough to spend it on a top her DD will only wear once with a limited window of 3 months available it's her choice.

Still think it's silly though but I'm a bitch

thelouise Wed 13-Jan-16 22:57:31

YABU. It's not harmful to the child and totally her choice.

P.S. You're going to get a thread full of people telling you their kids only wore white baby grows till they went to school now. grin

ElsaAintAsColdAsMe Wed 13-Jan-16 22:58:04

'Poor little thing' because her mum doesn't buy clothes from high street shops for her? confused

Why do you care what she wears?

Your DH is right, YABU.

DoreenLethal Wed 13-Jan-16 22:59:05

Not being funny, but what has it got to do with you?

SalemSaberhagen Wed 13-Jan-16 22:59:14

I'm expecting a substantial dripfeed here.

Jayep Wed 13-Jan-16 22:59:15

Re-read my post and see how it comes across that way. I didn't mean to sound so serious, I just wonder why she can't just put her in normal stuff! It's become the family joke, "ooh I wonder what X will be dressed in today?" When we all visit mils. Mil thinks it's hilarious (sil is her only daughter and this is the first grandchild). grin funny thing is that sil spends very little on clothes and actually hates shopping! I just wonder if the money is better spent else where. I'm only being light hearted btw. I'm obviously not losing sleep over this and I adore my niece

PaulAnkaTheDog Wed 13-Jan-16 22:59:44

Ummmmm.... Precisely what has it got to do with you? Your dh is right, you're being bitchy. Unless she is buying clothes instead of necessities then I really think you need to stop being so judgemental.

AnnaMarlowe Wed 13-Jan-16 23:00:19

Well it's not what you (or I) would do, but if she can afford it and it makes her happy - why not?

Strangeoccurence Wed 13-Jan-16 23:00:54

Yabu as it has nothing to do with you in the slightest. I dont understand why you are letting it get to you? There must be something...

PaulAnkaTheDog Wed 13-Jan-16 23:01:28

I just wonder if the money is better spent else where. I'm only being light hearted btw.

Well that comment right there shows you are not being light hearted.

AdoraBell Wed 13-Jan-16 23:01:50

As long as the clothes are clean when they go on the baby it's no One's business where they come from.

I'm with your DH, YABU.

HamaTime Wed 13-Jan-16 23:02:14

Why does an excuse have to be 'constantly tripped out'?

There are a shit load of things I find a big odd but I figure that I don't need to 'get' everything and not everything needs to have a point beyond 'because'.

Alisvolatpropiis Wed 13-Jan-16 23:03:07

I think babies in top to toe designer clothes is a bit pointless and tacky (yes, I could dress my baby in designer if I wished to), but each to their own.

My cousin puts enormous head band bows on her daughter to emphasise she's a girl. I find it hilarious, but appears to make her happy so whatever.

Strangeoccurence Wed 13-Jan-16 23:04:11

Oh so its just general chit chat and curiosity over this kind of thing...
I know a few people who do the same, and i do personally find it pointless. Each to their own though, if they and their child/ren are happy that is all that matters.

I have avoided brands at all costs with mine as i knew the age would come when they wanted them. Age 11 hits and there it is. Thankfully, its only trainers...for now.

Jayep Wed 13-Jan-16 23:12:27

For perspective, this is the dress she bought for her to wear at our wedding a few weeks ago (sil and niece were bms)

OttiliaVonBCup Wed 13-Jan-16 23:14:05

It's a bit sad and entirely pointless.

what if she had a second baby and it only took a month of trying?
Would that baby be deserving of her own designer finery too or would she have to do with the hand me down?

MiddleClassProblem Wed 13-Jan-16 23:14:40

The baby was a bridesmaid at your wedding so she bought a nice dress for it and you think that's silly...

PaulAnkaTheDog Wed 13-Jan-16 23:16:14

No one needs pictures of clothes. hmm It is bugger all to do with us or you. Seriously, get a grip about this. If you don't you will end up obsessing. Let it go. It has zero to do with you and has not bearing on your life.

Jayep Wed 13-Jan-16 23:16:29

Oh god no! It was a beautiful dress and she looked adorable but my point is that tk max (to name just one place) do things v similar for 150£ less!

SuperCee7 Wed 13-Jan-16 23:16:50

I think your getting a hard time OP. I get what PP are saying but in the real world I think you'll find 95% of people would agree it's madness to be spending such money on clothes for a kid that won't be in them more than 5 minutes. It's not as if you've confronted your SIL so I don't get why YABU for having an opinion.

PollyPocket100 Wed 13-Jan-16 23:17:19

You sound like my sil.
Baby isn't even here yet but she happened to be here when a few designer bits and bobs arrived (first, long awaited baby + sales = too much temptation) and she's been making bitchy comments about it ever since. No idea why it's bothered her!

ExasperatedAlmostAlways Wed 13-Jan-16 23:21:16

My friend tried for her baby for five years (there won't be another) and buys designer and spends loads more than I do, I'v not even thought twice about it till now. Why does it matter. Are you jealous of the money they have to spend on the babies clothes?

NerrSnerr Wed 13-Jan-16 23:23:25

It wouldn't be my choice to buy designer baby clothes as I would rather spend my money elsewhere but each to their own.

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