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Clothe my youngest preferably cheaply !

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Helenluvsrob Fri 20-May-16 21:50:19

17yr old dd2 needs summer clothes. Previously we've done ok with an 8-10 in sainsburys 25% off. This time just 1 dress fitted - argh!

She is almost Marylin Monroe curvy. Tiny waist ( and definite hips/bum) - so jeggings work but jeans don't. Her school " suit" for 6th form is a ladies size 10 jacket and an age 14-15 stretch skater skirt !

She'd like shorts and dresses I guess. She is not tall. Reliably fitting vest tops would be good but I guess that's very hot and miss.

Where should I try to avoid the " I'm a terrible shape, it's horrible " comments. She's a bloody gorgeous shape but the clothes aren't !

Badders123 Fri 20-May-16 21:57:40

H and m

OneMagnumisneverenough Fri 20-May-16 22:00:58

Maybe something here?:

OneMagnumisneverenough Fri 20-May-16 22:03:30

High waist shorts and jeans are probably a better fit than those designed to sit on the hips:

OneMagnumisneverenough Fri 20-May-16 22:05:38

Maybe something like a playsuit would be a good fit:

OneMagnumisneverenough Fri 20-May-16 22:10:45

These style of shorts would work as they are loose round the bottom but with an elastic waist.

This style of dress - jersey so a bit of stretch and skater style bottom

Helenluvsrob Sat 21-May-16 09:35:49

That's ! Thry look really interesting smile

Helenluvsrob Sat 21-May-16 09:39:15

I think I'll dive into H&m today and grab a load of stuff. It can go back if it's no good. We can have a fun afternoon trying on if I can get her to take a revision break.

Badders123 Sat 21-May-16 11:25:26

I do an online order from h and m for ds1 and then he has a try on and we just send back what doesn't fit/he doesn't like.
I'm VERY lady though and clothes shops scare me 😁

Badders123 Sat 21-May-16 11:25:46

Sadly not.

Badders123 Sat 21-May-16 11:27:29

And they have a sale online ATM

jessplussomeonenew Sat 21-May-16 11:59:02

I find being able to take in clothes at the waist with darts is an absolute godsend - buy the size that fits hips and bust and take in the waist for a nice hourglass fit. Can you teach her, or take her to someone who can? Could be a real investment for the future.

MrsT2007 Sat 21-May-16 18:16:31

Bravissimo clothes fit perfectly if you're a real 'in/out' curvy girl but they might be too old for her.

That said the classic cotton shirts and vest tops with built in bra are bloody marvellous for any age.

Oly5 Sat 21-May-16 21:59:44

Fat Face? Quite pricey but the best tops are fab

Oly5 Sat 21-May-16 22:00:07

Vest tops not best !

Littlelondoner Sat 21-May-16 22:18:12

I am a very curvy size 6/8 with a tiny waist but very curvy bum and hips with thick legs. Small sizes are always designed asif you have skinny legs so I struggle.

I find gaps curvy line or levis curvy line a god send. You basicly pick your waist size and then your curve level out of a choice of 3 gap do trousers and jeans levis just jeans but best fit I have found.

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