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Outfit for fussy tomboy ... Grandparent's birthday party

(15 Posts)
AChickenCalledKorma Thu 30-Jul-15 19:27:26

Help! Please save me lots of futile googling.

DD1 is 13. She's a complete tomboy who normally lives in boys' tee shirts and combat trousers.

The list of things she hates includes frills, bows, pink, fussy patterns, slogans or logos. She is also hyper-sensitive to textures - no irritating labels etc. Comfort is everything.

She will consider a dress if she loves it. She'd prefer smart trousers and a nice top.

I will keep looking but if anyone has a similarly challenging daughter and can recommend anything, I will be eternally in your debt!

MamaLazarou Thu 30-Jul-15 20:22:52

What's wrong with tee shirts, combat trousers, smart trousers and nice tops?

Turquoiseblue Thu 30-Jul-15 20:26:10

No recommendations sorry but I have a similar 7 year old and it s horrendous shopping for her, have a family party coming up in September I am dreading dressing her for. So avidly watching this for recommendations......

Past successes I have found has been Massimo dutti girls, or POP, but maybe a bit young for your dd.

ChippyMinton Thu 30-Jul-15 20:34:17

DD is not total tomboy but also hates pink and frills and fuss.
New Look 9-15
Johnnie B (Boden)
Maybe a jumpsuit? Itchy labels can be cut out. DD wears vans or converse with everything, which looks cute, I think.

addictedtosugar Thu 30-Jul-15 21:03:14

I lived in culottes as a child who hated skirts and dresses. They seem to be coming back in?

RemusLupinsBiggestGroupie Thu 30-Jul-15 21:13:51

As the proud 'owner' of a very cool tomboy 18 year old, I'd say let her wear pretty much what she wants tbh. For a birthday party, I'd have thought that smart jeans and a top would be fine.

DD now often wears smart black skinnies, with a boy's button down shirt and a blazer.

AChickenCalledKorma Thu 30-Jul-15 22:44:38

Thanks all - especially ChippyMinton for bringing my repertoire of shops up to date. I didn't even know New Look and Zara had teens ranges and there's quite a bit there she would tolerate!

And there's nothing wrong with tee shirts and combats 99% of the time, but this is for a 70th birthday party and her grandparents will appreciate it if she smartens up a bit so they can show off their grandchildren

Spydra Thu 30-Jul-15 23:05:06 maybe?

ChippyMinton Fri 31-Jul-15 00:41:02 This can be dressed up or down with cardi and ballet pumps or leather /denim jacket, cool scarf and converse.

reddaisy Fri 31-Jul-15 00:46:29

How about a smart version of what she normally wears? Smart trousers, nice top etc. I think it is nice if DC have some autonomy over their appearance.

chumbler Fri 31-Jul-15 05:14:42

Zara, hm, new look - some clothes might fit from women's section too. would she not like to have a browse herself? maybe online if she doesn't like shopping?

chumbler Fri 31-Jul-15 05:15:45
definitely agree with pp, she's 13 so she should be choosing her own clothes now

BikeRunSki Fri 31-Jul-15 05:21:08

My 3 year old DD is just like this. Following this for tips!

kickassangel Fri 31-Jul-15 05:22:47

As an adult who agrees with your DD's clothing taste, I would say that a smart pair of jeans, maybe not blue, with a slightly sparkly jersey top feels like jeans and a t shirt but does in most situations where ball gowns aren't expected.

AChickenCalledKorma Fri 31-Jul-15 08:22:51

Lol - she definitely does choose her own clothes. But she would also happily choose never to go shopping again, given the option, so giving her a kick in the right general direction is sometimes necessary.

She's now found a nice top online, so we may have narrowed the search down to a decent pair of clean smart trousers. I'm also going to point her to some of the links here so she can explore some shops she doesn't normally go to.

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