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Help! Outfit for 14 yo at Ascot

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Libertymae Wed 04-May-16 13:51:13

My 14 year old DD is being taken to the Royal Enclosure in Ascot by her Grandma as a special treat but finding a suitable dress for her is proving impossible - please help us if you can!

DD is tall - about 5ft 7 - and a women's size 10 to 12.

She needs something knee-length but all the dresses that she likes (skater-style/lace/pretty/'young') seem to be too short, whereas dresses that would be knee-length on her all seem too 'old' e.g. more likely to be the kind of thing I would buy for myself.

Budget was supposed to be £50, although I was hoping to get her a jacket for that as well. Her birthday is coming up, however, so I can spend a bit more for something really lovely.

Really grateful for all and any help!
Thank you.

UntilTheCowsComeHome Wed 04-May-16 13:54:58

Something like this? £29 from ASOS bridal

MrsLettuce Wed 04-May-16 14:35:58

Have you looked at chi chi, they have quite a few that would be suitab;e I think.

Libertymae Wed 04-May-16 17:51:33

UntilTheCowsComeHome - that's lovely! Exactly that style is perfect, although I know my DD will want a brighter colour...

MrsLettuce - haven't heard of Chi Chi - I'll google now.

GinIsIn Wed 04-May-16 18:00:41

How about this one, if you want a bright colour? Comes in green and in orange....

Libertymae Wed 04-May-16 18:07:06

She'd love the green, but straps have to be an inch thick (sorry, should have put that in OP)

GinIsIn Wed 04-May-16 20:10:16

liberty - no worries! You mentioned a jacket, if she wore one to go in and out they won't notice if she doesn't have it on in the enclosure itself. Have you thought about hats? She will need a a full hat or "substantial fascinator" for the RE.

GinIsIn Wed 04-May-16 20:11:00

If you search asos for 'midi skater dress', there are lots of really nice ones that could work and would leave budget for a hat or jacket?

MrsLettuce Wed 04-May-16 20:42:32

this is really lovely but it's over budget

jimmybim Wed 04-May-16 20:50:55

blue dress

AgathaMystery Wed 04-May-16 21:41:19

She can wear any size fascinator as she is under 17. We took our niece last year into the RE & they were fine about it. They def don't expect children to wear hats. There is a children's dress code.

Have you looked at Monsoon?

MrsLettuce Wed 04-May-16 21:57:51

From what I could see the only difference in the dress code for girls under 17 is the headwear thing, ladies dress code for the rest. Here.

Libertymae Thu 05-May-16 08:31:37

Thank you so much for all the suggestions. Had a good look last night - found one I loved on Monsoon, but my DD didn't like the beading sad

At the moment the only one we can agree on is

MrsLettuce Thu 05-May-16 09:08:01

That's a great dress!

Libertymae Thu 05-May-16 09:14:17

Thing is, I quite like it for me smile

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