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Help! - Gingham dress - which shade of blue?!

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FaithHopeLove Sat 27-Jul-13 19:26:24

Hi, my dd starts reception this September. She can wear a blue gingham dress for the beginning of the Autumn term. I found a gorgeous one from Tesco, ordered a blue online but when it arrived it turned out to be a dark blue/navy. Anyone out there, with child at a school where they wear blue gingham, found that the school's are not fussed which shade of blue?? Because I so love the style and shade of the dress!! smile Thanks

friendlymum67 Sat 27-Jul-13 19:29:00

My DD's school aren't fussed whether it's light or dark blue. She wears both. Unless the school are particularly rigid about uniform, I would think it would be fine.


simpson Sat 27-Jul-13 23:18:01

My DC school state that kids should wear light blue gingham summer dresses and white socks.

However DD has just finished reception and there has been a child wearing a red gingham dress all summer term, so they can't be that strict grin

3MonthMaid Sun 28-Jul-13 08:54:42

I think on the whole if the school colour is navy, then the dresses should be navy. If its royal blue, they wear light blue.

Having said that- our school doesn't seem to care!

RobotBananas Sun 28-Jul-13 08:56:46

Have you looked at the school website? There are probably pictures of some of the kids, so you might be able to tell from that.

Xihha Sun 28-Jul-13 14:28:59

Some schools are quite strict on colour and stye, but if they are the uniform list will generally either say a shade in the description or say something like 'Blue gingham summer dress as available from [name of school uniform shop]'

If it just says 'blue gingham dress' then you should be fine

BikeRunSki Sun 28-Jul-13 14:36:38

If it isth school your DD will be going to, then you must have visited or at least seen girls walking around in the uniform?

SuperiorCat Sun 28-Jul-13 14:37:56

Our school specifies navy, but as the light blue is more readily available, most girls wear that.

Towanda Sun 28-Jul-13 15:35:39

Ours aren't particularly fussy - the girls can wear light blue, navy or yellow. I prefer navy as the cardigan/jumpers are navy, it suits my dds better plus if its cold or wet I can chuck navy tights on them and have them match.

turkeyboots Sun 28-Jul-13 15:42:35

Another school which specifies navy, but most girls wear light blue. None of the local school wear shops sell navy.

FaithHopeLove Sun 28-Jul-13 20:22:28

Thanks all! I feel reassured to stick with the navysmile

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