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Over the top party dress

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TwinSetAndPearls Tue 14-Jun-05 14:38:18

My dd needs a party dress for her show next month, I want an over the top party dress, a bit like the american pagaent beauty queens. Have been looking on e american ebay, seen a few although the postage tends to be hefty. Haven't got time to make one - any ideas?

TwinSetAndPearls Tue 14-Jun-05 14:42:12

But not like this How scary???

Gobbledigook Tue 14-Jun-05 14:44:07


Miaou Tue 14-Jun-05 14:46:27

Do you have any shops selling asian clothing/fabric near you? They quite often have OTT party dresses for little girls, with lots of frills and lace.

Nbg Tue 14-Jun-05 14:48:54

Have just added that store to my favourites.

Thanks TSAP.

Miaou Tue 14-Jun-05 14:49:22

Oh, you don't want one like that, TSAP? But they're soooo beautiful.....

TwinSetAndPearls Tue 14-Jun-05 14:53:15

How can a kid walk in all that polyester and lace??

I might try a trip to Blackburn - Miou

Miaou Tue 14-Jun-05 14:54:53

Ah, but just think - if they fall over they'll just bounce upright again, like a weeble

acnebride Tue 14-Jun-05 14:57:42


In fact, S780 is quite nice...

TSAP, where are you? A charity shop near us has a lovely but bit dated small bridesmaid's dress with huge blowsy print, a bit laura ashley on mescalin. Maybe not OTT enough. I'm in Oxford, could check out size etc for you...


logic Tue 14-Jun-05 14:58:49

OMG those dresses. I must not let my mum see those because she would buy one for dd. Really.

TwinSetAndPearls Tue 14-Jun-05 15:04:30

I am in Blackpool, i want silk, net puffy skirts but just not that much.

TwinSetAndPearls Tue 14-Jun-05 15:05:08

I quite like s780 but that may be because we are compring them to the others!

Miaou Tue 14-Jun-05 15:10:38

Don't forget the frilly socks lol

nailpolish Tue 14-Jun-05 15:11:22

why not just get a bridesmaid dress? or are they too obviously bridesmaid. debenhams have great ones

Miaou Tue 14-Jun-05 15:11:59

How old is she?

TwinSetAndPearls Tue 14-Jun-05 15:12:15

oi I love frilly socks!

Is this sick or cute

Not a great picture!

TwinSetAndPearls Tue 14-Jun-05 15:14:00

or this one?

Miaou Tue 14-Jun-05 15:14:20

I think that one ticks the boxes - would the colour suit your dd?

nailpolish Tue 14-Jun-05 15:14:43

the pink ones ok

nailpolish Tue 14-Jun-05 15:16:18

yes i like the pink one, are you going to buy that one or just one like it (sorry im a bit nosy sometimes!)

TwinSetAndPearls Tue 14-Jun-05 15:16:55

do you mean the first one? Yes due to her rather flamboyant mother she wears most colours!

The American one is $35 postage!!

nailpolish Tue 14-Jun-05 15:17:17


TwinSetAndPearls Tue 14-Jun-05 15:18:10

So maybe will look for one like it! DD would love it anything pink and swirly and she is in heaven, might thik about asking my Mum to make her a dress.

TwinSetAndPearls Tue 14-Jun-05 15:18:42

Although if I can get one on ebay will be cheaper, nice material is so expensive.

Miaou Tue 14-Jun-05 15:20:21

TSAP, I think if you are going to go the "whole hog" with the pageant queen look, and it is for a competition, I would go with the red and white one - it's a bit different and will make her stand out more!

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