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My parents bought my DD this dress for xmas, and I really don't like it. DD has already seen it, and likes it, but it's way too short for my liking. I suspect they'll be offended if I take it back for something else, so I'd like the collective MN wisdom to tell me if I'm just being a bit fussy, or if the shortness would be an issue for anyone else.
DD is 7, the dress size is 8-9, but in all honesty, DD is probably more a 9-10. However, I don't think getting a bigger size will eliminate the issue I have with how short it is.
Hmm, I did think leggings when she told me about it, but the thing is it's quite dressy and leggings seem to clash if that makes sense? By that I mean leggings are quite casual, and the dress not so. Tights would be OK, but then the shortness still bothers me.
I think it's a very adult style and I'm a but confused by it really, specially from m&s! I'd get some super thick tights to wear with perhaps? On the plus side, it's a party dress, so won't get worn that often.
I'll see if I can find sparkly leggings - only problem is we had a pair a few years ago and they were itchy for DD. I think the kind of material used doesn't go down well with DD and her eczema. We have a pair of black leggings I bought with another dress - I'll try those 1st and see what it looks like. I just know I'll have my cats-bum face on when DD tries it on. I really don't like it at all.
Ginger, that was my 1st thought when I saw it - why would M&S do a dress in this style for a 8 yr old? It's the kind of thing I think of cheryl cole/tulisa wearing with ridiculous high heels, not really a suitable style for a child.
Spuddy, I like your thinking there. I think DD would love that look, she's developing a very 'non-girly' style of her own at the moment, and that might work meaning we keep the dress, but style it so that the shortness isn't a focus/problem. Thanks!
Dancegirl I mean that she has her own likes/dislikes, and happens to like non-girly type of styles. She doesn't need style advice, you are right, but I was torn over how to deal with a dress I would never have bought for my DD, and whether my objections were enough to warrant me taking it back and offending my parents, or if I could get past my objections somehow. The style advice is for me as I'm clueless. I'd never have thought of Spuddy's suggestion, and knowing my DD she would like that 'take' on her dress as that's what she is showing an interest in liking to wear herself.