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Where can I get a nice cheap prom dress for an 11 year old?

(18 Posts)
AlmightyCitrus Sat 11-Jun-11 17:28:23

Yes, I know Proms for kids etc etc

Anyway. Primary school does a leavers prom. I think we're fairly lucky compared to some as no-one wants "Big fat gypsy wedding" dresses or limo's. It's just a nice do, held at a local nice hotel rather than the school hall.

She wants something along these lines however none in her size online or in store. Acceptable colours are black or silver. Can't be too costly. I don't really want to spend more than about £40

There's not much in the way of good shops round here. I've tried bhs/debenhams/next/h&m/and local dress agencies.
Obviously I've got my eye on a few things on ebay, but I'm having a baby on wednesday and may be stuck in hospital for a few days.


NieuweBuurvrouw Sat 11-Jun-11 17:40:54

link goes to home page...

NieuweBuurvrouw Sat 11-Jun-11 17:50:03

silvery gray

white with black spots

HettyAmaretti Sat 11-Jun-11 18:02:56

Do you mean this one?

HettyAmaretti Sat 11-Jun-11 18:07:56

ruffled satin but teal not strapless.

HettyAmaretti Sat 11-Jun-11 18:09:58

FFS, damn Flash. Was this the dress?

AlmightyCitrus Sat 11-Jun-11 20:41:27

That was it Hetty.

I didn't think of M&S. It's nice but her size is out of stock.
Emo 11 year old has just raised an eyebrow at spotty and teal!

HettyAmaretti Sun 12-Jun-11 09:31:26

black with butterfly print, maybe a bit emo


maxi. too sexy IMO, but maybe OK with you


one shouldered

Clure Sun 12-Jun-11 12:32:51

this from next

GreenTeapot Sun 12-Jun-11 12:40:24

With a cardi?

GreenTeapot Sun 12-Jun-11 12:44:55


GreenTeapot Sun 12-Jun-11 12:55:10

expensive but pretty

GreenTeapot Sun 12-Jun-11 13:02:05

not my scene but who knows what kids are into these days? grin

herbietea Sun 12-Jun-11 13:25:20

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herbietea Sun 12-Jun-11 13:28:22

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PlanetEarth Sun 12-Jun-11 16:24:09

Do you have a TKMaxx? Or Republic (at this time of year clothes are probably not v. prommy but you can get trendy dresses quite cheaply, stuff like this).

AlmightyCitrus Sun 12-Jun-11 16:25:35

Ooh, nice suggestions. Thanks!

She tried that debenhams dress on Hetty, but in real life it's not so nice. Looks like a vest and a skirt with a big thick elastic waist.

A couple of the new look suggestions seem to have hit the mark, and there is a shopping centre about an hour away with a new look, open till 9 in the week, so I think we might drive down tomorrow after school.

Glad there wasn't all this palaver when I was at school, although at 11 you'd of not got me within 100 yards of a frilly frock! grin

AandK Sun 12-Jun-11 16:52:49

ebay take a look its amazing what you find on there grin

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