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Purple and Black Occasion Dress for DD - age 3.8

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ginnybag Fri 20-Sep-13 11:34:38

I'm a part of the wedding from hell.

This is the bride's colour scheme - her dress is Cadbury Purple, mine is black.

They're struggling for money, so I said I'd buy my dress and my daughter's - she's a flower girl type thing - but nothing I've found is suitable...

The only dress the bride has liked has been a thing on Amazon from America.

I have several objections:

1. I cannot get the seller to give me proper sizes, so I don't know which size to get

2. I really don't want to be paying £14 P&P - especially with the above issue. I'd rather directly spend more money on something that I know fits!

3. It's hideous. wink

I've googled - but all I can find are others of the same ilk, or lilac, or white-with-sash, which is a no.


SilverBellsandCockleShells Fri 20-Sep-13 11:42:40

Could you get her a black dress with a purple sash/accessories or vice versa?

KoalaFace Fri 20-Sep-13 11:42:59

Any of these any good?

Number 1

Number 2

Number 3

Number 4

Charleymouse Fri 20-Sep-13 11:44:15

any good purple dress?

nomorebooze Fri 20-Sep-13 11:44:41

Loads on monsoon heres just a few which could work? not sure what type of look shes wanting for flower girl??????,mon_3.3,mon_3.3.10/4504711627,mon_3.3,mon_3.3.1/4508540725,mon_3.3,mon_3.3.1/4508031623,mon_3.3,mon_3.3.10/4506361226

nomorebooze Fri 20-Sep-13 11:45:41

ooooh look all monsoon! hehe

KoalaFace Fri 20-Sep-13 11:46:58

Haha great minds...

SilverBellsandCockleShells Fri 20-Sep-13 11:47:26

I actually bought my daughter something very similar to this for a big party recently. Considering how cheap it was, it looked brilliant, was fab for twirling and got loads of comments. Could you do something like that and dress it up with a black shrug and shoes?

Charleymouse Fri 20-Sep-13 11:49:21


Buzzardbird Fri 20-Sep-13 13:27:25

Koala's number 2 looks the nearest in colour to Cadbury's, maybe with a black sash?

ginnybag Fri 20-Sep-13 13:47:09

Oh! Oh! Many pretty dresses!

I went in Monsoon and saw none of those.

She's going for a very Gothicy look, I think. My dress is actually


Charleymouse Fri 20-Sep-13 13:57:14

ooh beautiful Ginny I had my heart set on that dress for a recent wedding but I decided on a different cheaper one as I am dieting and for that price would want more than one wear.

It did look and feel nice though.

Good luck with the dress hunting.

ginnybag Fri 20-Sep-13 14:06:25

charleymouse It's fab on... really forgiving.

I've actually had it shortened on a bias, so it trains at the back. (I'm 5 foot - everything is too long!)

In fact, I like it to the point I'm contemplating the shorter burgundy one they've just released for Christmas!

Buzzardbird Fri 20-Sep-13 14:07:50

Ginny I love that!

Buzzardbird Fri 20-Sep-13 14:12:16,or.r_qf.&bvm=bv.52434380,d.d2k,pv.xjs.s.en_US.RJfod4swqLE.O&biw=1360&bih=667&dpr=1&tch=1&ech=1&psi=2kQ8UoS7AuKS0AWm1YDQBA.1379681502400.5&sa=X&ei=M0k8UpfzF-as0QXtvYEY&ved=0CI8BEMATMAw

These tend to do a few velvety type children's dresses

SpockSmashesScissors Fri 20-Sep-13 14:14:08

black dress next

purple dress

or this black floaty dress

fancy black cardigan with a black dress underneath

Charleymouse Fri 20-Sep-13 14:14:26

Oh I agree Ginny, I tried it on (the shorter version in purple) and loved it but could not justify the expense when I hope to be a bit smaller by Christmas.

I found it very flattering and it hid my lumpy bits whilst making my norks look ace. (even though I say so myself) grin

I love the idea of a train, sounds lovely.

Pachacuti Fri 20-Sep-13 14:16:59

Purple dresses one, two and three (although that last one will only work if she's a very small 3.8)

Purple tigerlily dress

littlemisswise Fri 20-Sep-13 14:28:02


tethersend Fri 20-Sep-13 16:54:00


could be paired with a purple cardigan

ginnybag Tue 24-Sep-13 09:31:05

Great suggestions, ladies!

I'll pass them over.

Yes, I love my dress as well. Definitely something I can (and will) wear again.

Now if I can just get her to book her damn car already...!

Charleymouse Tue 24-Sep-13 14:53:56

Ooh if car is not booked and it is a gothicy theme then you can quite often get nice cars from funeral directors at fraction of price of wedding cars as they don't do funerals on the weekend. (assuming wedding is on weekend)

Have a shop around, there are some lovely green and black ones near me.

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