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Posh outfit for dd aged 3 - where should I look?

(19 Posts)
Clayhead Sun 09-Jan-05 13:48:59

We're going to a wedding later this year and I'll need a nice outfit for dd. I've had a quick look at Vertbaudet and Next...any other ideas?


Gomez Sun 09-Jan-05 13:54:49

Monsoon - very nice 'girlee' things!

LIZS Sun 09-Jan-05 13:55:27

Laura Ashley ?

pupuce Sun 09-Jan-05 13:57:29

I agree with Monsoon! Laura Ashley is a bit of a gamble.... not always great. Are there no children shops (not big brand) where you live ? I found gorgeous christmas clothes for my kids in one of those (and they were 50% off too!)

nailpolish Sun 09-Jan-05 13:59:10

bit of a gamble but h&m have lots of dresses

monsoon is brill tho

Clayhead Sun 09-Jan-05 13:59:12

Thanks, great ideas.

I'm not aware of any independent shops but then I haven't really looked, not good at RL shopping, better on the internet . I'll ask around though.

Beetroot Sun 09-Jan-05 14:13:20

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WestCountryLass Sun 09-Jan-05 18:45:52

Yeah, Monsoon, lovely! Also John Lewis has nice things too

Newbarnsleygirl Sun 09-Jan-05 19:20:18

When I got married last year I got dd outfit from monsoon along with my wedding dress! They have some gorgeous things in!

tamum Sun 09-Jan-05 19:21:45

I got dd a really beautiful dress in Monsoon this week, half price in the sale. Gorgeous red velvet with heavy beading

lockets Sun 09-Jan-05 20:01:23

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warmmum Sun 09-Jan-05 20:08:36

If you are splashing out then try Kent & Carey (shops in SW LOndon), Tati (shop by main order/online). Can you sew? I made two VERY VERY simple skirts by simply sewing together two very long rectangles of silk with a fat piece of elastic through the top which looked fab. with a cream top/cardi/jersey and cream tights and polished shoes.

(HOpe this doesn't sound too Martha Stewart)

Pifflobotomy Sun 09-Jan-05 20:13:54

I too second third... Monsoon
Stunning occasion wear...
OR browse Ebay for some of the more well known designer brands...
Not all of it is 2nd hand
And H+M for accessories,

aloha Sun 09-Jan-05 20:24:01 has a sale on now and posh clothes for kids. Also Tati & Monsoon.

rickman Sun 09-Jan-05 20:25:13

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Millie1 Sun 09-Jan-05 20:27:00

Try for some French makes - bit pricey but some lovely stuff.

Hulababy Mon 10-Jan-05 08:53:14

Monsoon is great for lovely, girly, posh looking outfits

Or a little children's boutique type shop. DD's great grandparents have bought her some very lovely outfits from places like that, although not cheap at all.

HappyNewCardigan Mon 10-Jan-05 08:54:35

Laura asley or monsoon - wonderful. John Lewis can have nice outfits as well.

Hulababy Mon 10-Jan-05 08:54:36

Oh forgot too. If you want party type dress, try BHS. They have a wedding range, which includes girl's dresses. Most are for Bridesmaids dresses, but some could easily be used as a wedding guest wear too. And very reasonable prices generally.

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