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I couldn't work out where to put this, but thought I'd try all you S&B gurus
Dd is about to go to her first ever school disco and we don't have a clue what she should wear. On the grapevine I've heard that it'll be an eye-opener for us Apparently there'll be high heels, make up etc
Dd is very much into what's comfy and pretty, and still likes dresses etc. I don't want her to look out of place, when she already lacks confidence.
when my oldest was 7 she would still have been in pretty dresses etc. Now my middle one is 7 she seems much more grown up and more clothes conscious. Would probably suggest skinny jeans and funky t shirt, or denim skirt with sparkly leggings. No heels - perhaps ballet pumps from eg monsoon and definitely no make up but maybe I'm old fashioned
I'd let her pick out a party dress she likes/owns. I would say no to heels and makeup. Talk to her about why it's not appropriate to wear them at her age. Don't follow the crowd if it's not you so that your dd fits in. It's a slippery slope ime.
My 7yr old pretty much goes to all parties/discos in tunic dresses and leggings with flat ballet pump shoes, generally silver ones. Sometimes a cardigan. No heels or makeup - I wouldn't allow heels, if she wanted makeup I'd be ok with some of the kiddy sparkly stuff but she's not interested. She's definitely on the 'younger' side of some of her friends but luckily it doesn't bother her.
A bit of sparkle goes a long way I think. And purple rather than pink seems to be 'the' colour for her age group. I'm not keen on black on my girl (she's very fair and it's too harsh), but black leggings or tights instantly make an outfit more 'grown-up' and again some glitter or sequins helps.
Yes, no heels and no make up are a definite, and tbh, she wouldn't want them either. I like the idea of adding sparkle with leggings... She already has a denim skirt, I'm sure we can find a suitable T-shirt. Good idea about the ballet pumps, will get looking.
Don't suppose you've seen anything suitable in the shops? I haven't been shopping for ages...
Am very relieved you're all shocked by the heels/make up thing I know I'm an old fogey, but it seems very much too much too young. Am satisfied that we'll be able to stick to her old favourites for a bit longer, if this thread is anything to go by!
DD (Yr 3) would probably wear something like this with plain black or white leggings or jeans, and flat silver pumps. She would also probably wear a bit of sparkly eyshadow and lip gloss that she would have put on herself (very badly!) as I tend to be pretty relaxed about make-up.
I was helping out on the PTA for a year 3 disco, the majority wore jeans and sparkly tops for the girls, a few girls wore party dresses, along the lines of satin with net underskirts, one or tow though did wear glittery heels, tight tops and mini skirts wiht footless tights and make up. the consensu seemed to be a small amount of neautral eyeshadow and a slick of gloss was acceptable on the whole, but full on make up like a couple had was a bit too far.