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Smart outfit for 9 year old who won't wear a dress

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Ifounddory Sun 16-Oct-16 16:28:34

I have a wedding to attend soon and a 9 year old dress refuser. She wears jeans leggings or black school trousers every day. She had the odd dress when smaller but really hates them now and I don't want her to be self conscious and uncomfortable.

My sil suggested I get her a nice blouse type top and a blazer she could wear with the school pants. The problem is I've no idea where to even start looking as I have zero fashion sense. I usually pick up bits in Tesco or Asda and they have zero things like this in store.

If anyone can help I would be hugely grateful. We have most shops in the area but they are all spread out in different towns and I've no clue which are good for kids stuff.

Thanks in advance lovely mners.

LIZS Sun 16-Oct-16 16:31:11

Zara , h and m or river island do smart separates which could go over black trousers. Maybe with patent shoes or boots.

CaroleService Sun 16-Oct-16 16:35:43


MrsLettuce Sun 16-Oct-16 16:37:37

Jumpsuits are certainly worth looking at. I'd check out Mango and Zara first off.

CointreauVersial Sun 16-Oct-16 16:40:53

Black leggings and a nice top (tunic or long shirt).

usual Sun 16-Oct-16 16:42:51

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Maudlinmaud Sun 16-Oct-16 16:42:56

Shorts with tights? Some nice ones in Zara.

pieceofpurplesky Sun 16-Oct-16 16:43:21

Nermerner Sun 16-Oct-16 16:43:32

I have one of these! She did black jeans, a black and white striped top and a black jacket. She looked pretty cool.

Buttercupsandaisies Sun 16-Oct-16 16:44:45

Go to river island - some lovely outfits there are hardly any dresses

DubiousCredentials Sun 16-Oct-16 16:45:42



katienana Sun 16-Oct-16 16:46:12

What about shorts with tights? And a nice blouse or top.

OutDamnedWind Sun 16-Oct-16 16:52:35

Would she go for something like this?

gettingtherequickly Sun 16-Oct-16 16:53:34

sophisticated navy

Hulababy Sun 16-Oct-16 16:59:14

Would she consider a longer tunic and leggings, or a short?

Hulababy Sun 16-Oct-16 17:04:41

Pumpkin Patch, Next or Debenhams maybe?

Cocolepew Sun 16-Oct-16 17:09:25

New Look 9-15, both my DDs got lovely blazers for a wedding here

cathaka15 Sun 16-Oct-16 17:17:26


Ifounddory Mon 17-Oct-16 08:49:41

You are all bloody brilliant thank you I will show her later.

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