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Christening what a 10yr tomboy should wear..????

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Heartofgold25 Sat 08-Aug-15 13:22:12

My dd is a complete tomboy won't wear a dress or skirt or anything remotely formal. We have my brother's baby's christening coming up and I am wondering what she can wear...any thoughts? I don't want to insist she wears anything girly, but I do need her to wear something nicer than a pair of denim shorts and a polo top. Does anyone have any suggestions wear to find smart trousers or what to suggest....she has said she would consider a playsuit at a stretch, I wondered if there were smart versions. Any advice would be greatly received!

BitterChocolate Sat 08-Aug-15 13:29:36

Would she wear white or coloured/patterned cotton shorts and a coordinating blouse/shirt?

BitterChocolate Sat 08-Aug-15 13:34:42

White Bermuda shorts from Next for instance.

cornflakegirl Sat 08-Aug-15 13:35:40

Chino shorts and a smarter top sounds fine to me. It's just about looking like you've made a bit of an effort, right?

PamBagnallsGotACollage Sat 08-Aug-15 13:36:06

Coloured skinny jeans and a smartish top with a Peter Pan collar?

BackforGood Sat 08-Aug-15 13:37:07

It's just about looking like you've made a bit of an effort, right?

This, in bucket loads.

PamBagnallsGotACollage Sat 08-Aug-15 13:37:34

m.marksandspencer.com/mt/www.marksandspencer.com/peter-pan-collar-short-sleeve-top-1-7-years-/p/p22384666?extid=ps_gglpla_UK_Gen_,Kids%20_PLAKids%20--%3E%20All%20Girls%20--%3E%20Tops%20&%20T-Shirts_M&S%20Peter%20Pan%20Collar%20Short%20Sleeve%20Top%20(1-7%20Years)%20NAVY%20MIX%205-6%20Years&ef_id=VcX35gAABIU9nwUD:20150808123654:s&jsrl=stop&un_jtt_redirect

BitterChocolate Sat 08-Aug-15 13:44:10

Quite a few boys' shirts would work well for a tomboy girl, like this one

butteredbarmbrack Sat 08-Aug-15 13:49:34

Could try leggings with a long top. Looks smart but not too frilly, and you can go for monochrome or navy, no need for pink, sparkles, flowers and the like! Next girl's range at the moment seems to have a fair amount of not-too-girly stuff.

AChickenCalledKorma Wed 12-Aug-15 22:09:51

DD1 is the complete tomboy and has just worn this outfit from Next for a 70th birthday party. She looked great and was very comfortable.

CaptainHolt Wed 12-Aug-15 22:22:06

Lot's of Next boys formal wear is pretty gender neutral. Ditto River Island. I have quite a few things from River Island boys and tbh you can hardly tell the gender of the models on the 'boys occasion wear' bit of the website.

Twolefttoes Wed 12-Aug-15 22:28:01

My similar dsd wore patterned trousers and a plain top to a christening recently, she looked smart but still felt comfortable.

ishouldntsaybut Thu 13-Aug-15 15:23:38

My daughter is a similar 11 year old and we got this from next www.next.co.uk/x6d2562s2# which is lovely, smart but not too girly - its very soft and can be split to wear with different tops and shorts too.

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