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to not like red school uniforms?

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SheMovedThroughTheFair Sun 20-May-18 12:49:33

Especially at this time of the year, when the red is all faded.

I like a navy jumper/blue shirt combo. A Catholic school near me has emerald green jumpers and white shirts, which is lovely. Another one has brown- not so much.

DisgraceToTheYChromosome Sun 20-May-18 12:50:48

They're the devil for shedding in the wash. See Paddington 2.

gamerwidow Sun 20-May-18 12:50:53

You can swap with me. I really like the red but DDs is royal blue.

ilovesooty Sun 20-May-18 12:51:29

You can like whatever you like and dislike whatever you like.

AvoidingDM Sun 20-May-18 12:52:04

I wish we had any colour of polos but white. They are a pain to get stains out off.

passmetheloppers Sun 20-May-18 12:54:20

I had bottle-green school uniform and I absolutely hated it with a passion. That was over 40 years ago and I have never worn the colour since. Vile.

Never had an issue with dd's red uniform fading, there was always a pink/red wash on the go and I used the washing powder for colours.

immortalmarble Sun 20-May-18 12:56:17

Mine was bottle green too smile

My children had navy.

SheMovedThroughTheFair Sun 20-May-18 12:56:58

The makers of those whiteboard markers must be in cahoots with the stain remover people. Pencils don't make half as much mess.

AlonsoTigerHeart Sun 20-May-18 12:58:25

Navy fades too, it goes a little purply

GeorgieTheGorgeousGoat Sun 20-May-18 12:58:57

My niece has lilac- awful!

AlonsoTigerHeart Sun 20-May-18 12:59:37

Whiteboard markers are my long term nemesis

Whoever decreed school polos shirts should be white clearly never met a child.

MuddyForestWalks Sun 20-May-18 13:00:02

Green uniform here too. I was out of school 15 years before I wore green again.

TheSecondOfHerName Sun 20-May-18 13:01:01

My children had to wear pale blue sweatshirts for infant school (ages 4-7). And had access to black dry-wipe markers.

firawla Sun 20-May-18 13:01:10

I don’t mind red. We have burgundy which is harder to find in the shops!

KitXi Sun 20-May-18 13:04:25

My eldest had royal blue at primary which I loved, always looked smart and didn't seem to fade at all. He's in bottle green now.
Younger ones have jade green which is nice but I don't think it's as smart as the blue.
I would love a different colour polo shirt too, white are a real bugger!

Bippitybopityboo Sun 20-May-18 13:04:27

I like yellow but I bet they're a pain to keep nice!

pointythings Sun 20-May-18 13:15:47

Meh, I hate all uniform. But at least DD2's school has blazers, which means pockets, which is helpful.

FizzyGreenWater Sun 20-May-18 13:17:13

Blue is by far the nicest

Carycach100 Sun 20-May-18 13:19:13

i think red looks cute on littlies, but not quire right on 10/11 yr old boys

BertieBotts Sun 20-May-18 13:20:52

I had red as a child and liked it. Then I moved to a school with blue which I found very inferior - it seemed like blue was a much more common colour and I liked the unusualness of the red! I was envious of the one yellow school though grin

When I went to secondary school it was yellow shirts for the girls, which were awful because they would get progressively more and more see through throughout the year. Just what you want as a self conscious teen in a mixed sex school.

Juells Sun 20-May-18 13:21:09

Bottle green here, too. Didn't mind it, though.

Carycach100 Sun 20-May-18 13:21:39

Those of you complaining about white board markers, wait til they get to secondary and you discover the joys of acrylic paint and much more expensive uniform!

babybythesea Sun 20-May-18 13:21:52

I hate navy. Looking round a sea of navy on a dull winters day just adds to the dullness. My children used to have royal blue which was lovely. But then I love bright colours on kids.
Now they have navy. It's just so nothingy and bleugh and dull.

ikeepaforkinmypurse Sun 20-May-18 13:22:26

I like red, and I don't think it fades any worst than other colours. A school nearby has burgundy, they look like they work in Sainsbury's.
Dark Grey and dark blue or dark green would be my preference.

I quite like white shirts, the only ones I can bleach and keep spotless.

MrsHathaway Sun 20-May-18 13:23:17

Navy polo shirts here <fist pump> They can wear white but you tend to see them only under a jumper or pinafore.

I like blue and mildly dislike red but I don't know if that's comfort/familiarity because my school had blue (and DB's had a particularly vile red).

A local school has red with navy and I think it looks awful. Red with grey/black is fine but I don't like the navy and can't work out why.

My secondary school used to run a y7 ish science challenge so each year we'd have a gaggle of invited 11yos in various ugly uniforms. "Brown plus" is definitely the ugliest - brown plus mint green piping, for example. By comparison a plain red jumper is perfectly delightful!

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