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HELP! Someone help me find an outfit for a wedding/christening for an extremely particular 9 yr old DD before I eat my own foot...

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siscaza Thu 14-May-15 16:22:24

DD (9) is very difficult to buy clothes for and I need a complete outfit (incl. shoes) for a wedding and christening. What she won't wear is listed below:

Sparkles or glittery or shiny
Flowers/fairies/girl prints
Short shorts
Anything with fussy stitching i.e. pleats or even a cap sleeve
Weird hemlines or cuts
Satin/Silky stuff
Shoes relating to any of the above

I'm tired of looking so any help would be much appreciated grin

SoupDragon Thu 14-May-15 16:25:04

A hessian sack and jeans? grin

siscaza Thu 14-May-15 16:28:23

Tempting!!! wink

She's a bloody nightmare at the best of times and has been known to reject clothes on the basis of two stitches being in the wrong place... sigh...

SoupDragon Thu 14-May-15 16:28:38

OK, you said no dresses, but would she wear something like this perhaps with leggings so it looks more like a long top?

TheOriginalWinkly Thu 14-May-15 16:29:16

Would she wear a jumpsuit or tunic and leggings?

siscaza Thu 14-May-15 16:30:30

Oh I forgot she hates anything tight like leggings and wouldn't wear a tunic. Jumpsuit is a possibility..

siscaza Thu 14-May-15 16:31:36

and no hearts sad too girly ... hmm

SoupDragon Thu 14-May-15 16:34:37

a top like this with white Capri trousers? Might have a "funny hemline" though.

SoupDragon Thu 14-May-15 16:35:15

Possibly has a cap sleeve.

tethersend Thu 14-May-15 16:35:17

does leaf print count as floral?

CMOTDibbler Thu 14-May-15 16:36:47

Would she like this blazer?

SunshineOnTheBalcony Thu 14-May-15 16:37:33

I used to be just the same when I was 9 grin.

I used to wear white trousers with a smart blouse/shirt.

Maybe cropped white trousers with a sleeveless blouse would be acceptable?

tethersend Thu 14-May-15 16:38:49

this with trousers?

siscaza Thu 14-May-15 16:43:22

OOh thanks for the ideas, the blazer might be a goer - leaf print jumpsuit considered to be flowery. That exact jumpsuit I was initially considering for her!

sunshine please tell me you grew out of that phase quickly... ?? <clutches straws>

THankkfully DD2 and DS are much easier to please with DD2 loving party frocks and DS would wear a bin bag if offered to him!

siscaza Thu 14-May-15 16:44:23

Tethersand that Kin top has pink on it... I do like the Kin range though, meets DD's requirements quite often.

tethersend Thu 14-May-15 16:46:20

no black?

SunshineOnTheBalcony Thu 14-May-15 16:47:38

Tie front blouse with trousers?

birkiekid Thu 14-May-15 16:48:03

I have a similarly fussy dd. She likes these type of pants. Would they work with a simple top and blazer?

tethersend Thu 14-May-15 16:48:11

too lacy?

birkiekid Thu 14-May-15 16:49:26


siscaza Thu 14-May-15 16:49:39

I'd have to cut the ribbon of the shirt but that could work... jumpsuit is cool, I like that. I think the 'girly' print might rule it out though. I personally don't mind black as long as there is some colour somewhere.

TheOriginalWinkly Thu 14-May-15 16:50:43

This jumpsuit surely can't be too girly? Don't know about the quality though.

2boys2girls Thu 14-May-15 16:51:20

Omg you could be talking about my daughter she suffers terribly with how they feel ! Its a nightmare
what does your daughter like wearing ?

TheOriginalWinkly Thu 14-May-15 16:52:09

Ah just saw the colour requirement. Could you match it with a green blazer and sandals or similar?

SunshineOnTheBalcony Thu 14-May-15 16:52:18

Errrm... sorry to say, but actually I think I was about 18 before I really started embracing "feminine" clothing grin.

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