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Help me dress my tom-boy for the school disco!

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SpermThroughASashWindow Tue 24-Jan-17 12:58:39

My 10 year old DD is a complete tom-boy. She only owns (apart from her uniform) joggers, harem pants, sweat shirts, hoodies and t shirts.
Her school disco is coming up and I've said she can have a new outfit. Last year she asked for a red dress for the disco, and she wore it with a denim jacket and black ankle boots.
This year, she says she doesn't want a dress. But, a boy has asked her to go with him, and she says she wants to look 'pretty'. I know she won't be keen on anything feminine. She has rejected the dress, biker boots and biker jacker I suggested. She is also a bit overweight at the moment, and has a wee tummy. Leggings and a tunic would be ideal, but I can't seem to find any online. I'm at a complete loss. I deally I'd like to show her ideas online before we go shopping.

reallyanotherone Tue 24-Jan-17 13:07:36

Mine would wear jeans or jeggings and a top of choice. She wears what she's comfortable in. She might use some hair chalk or sparkly eyeliner (she's a bit older though) as a nod to the "party".

As an aside, i dislike the term "tomboy". She's not a boy, and it "others" her, marking out that she's not a girl, in the stereotypical sense at least.

We have a lot of issues where people assume she's a boy. She isn't, not even a tomboy. She's a girl, who happens to dress how she likes, be active and have short hair. It doesn't make her any less of a girl, or more of a boy.

Where does tomboy come from any way? A tom is an unneutered male cat asfaik, so what't that got to do with anything?

NewPantsforaNewYear Tue 24-Jan-17 13:13:45

Have you looked on Pinterest? I just did a quick search of Tween Fashion and lots of different things come up.
This blog has quite a lot of pictures to look at. I like the black dress and footless tights.

NewPantsforaNewYear Tue 24-Jan-17 13:18:04

Zara and Vertbaudet are good for girls' clothes that aren't too girly.

1happyhippie Tue 24-Jan-17 13:18:25

My youngest dd doesn't like wearing dresses or skirts either. She normally goes for skinny jeans or leggings and a top.
She does sometimes wear shorts and tights too.
For her Christmas disco she wore skinny jeans and a checked shirt.

LiefieLiefie Tue 24-Jan-17 13:20:07

I was like her at the same age. For discos, I used to wear shorts over tights and a sparkly top or, if I had to wear a dress, denim was acceptable - because I associated it with jeans!

Would she wear a playsuit?

Can't link rn, but Next have a denim shift dress and a couple of tencel playsuits that I'd love to wear right now! grin

CycleOnTheLEFT Tue 24-Jan-17 13:20:17

My dd is similar, and usually wears leggings with shorts over the top (eg denim shorts), with a nice t-shirt/sweatshirt.

lia66 Tue 24-Jan-17 13:23:17

What about ripped jeans and docs? My 11 year old wears her docs with everything, ha she them in a few colours. She's not a particularly girly girl in the way she dresses, she doesn't give a toot about how other girls dress either.

9 year old with Aspergers wears bright leggings, I get a lot of them from river island, wears them with wears them with trainers, always. NONe of the 3 younger girls own girly shoes. even my 5 year old wears her docs with everything.

herecomesthsun Tue 24-Jan-17 13:27:26

dungarees,in the clearance there are also navy broderie dungarees, navy velvet dungarees, pink cord dungarees and green short velvet dungarees, plus black velvet playsuit

lia66 Tue 24-Jan-17 13:31:53

Dd 11 And dd 9

SpermThroughASashWindow Tue 24-Jan-17 13:33:42

Thanks everyone
NewPants Zara is my usual shop of choice, but their current items haven't inspired. Hadn't thought of Vertbaudet. I'll have a browse.
1HappyHippy a checked shirt is an axcellent idea.

SpermThroughASashWindow Tue 24-Jan-17 13:46:21

Lia I think she would love ripped jeans and docs.
Great ideas here. Thank you

lia66 Tue 24-Jan-17 13:58:17

My 5 year olds favourite outfit.

PrimalLass Tue 24-Jan-17 14:22:37

My DD (nearly 9), like cuffed trousers (harem pants without the MC Hammer bit) and a lace tshirt.

NewPantsforaNewYear Tue 24-Jan-17 15:00:36

Ive just remembered M&Co. Their Kylie range is definitely non-frilly

WyfOfBathe Tue 24-Jan-17 15:08:09

The biker jacket and boots you suggested, but with dark skinny jeans/leggings and a sparkly or colourful top?

Is spray in hair glitter still a thing? That was a necessity for all school discos when I was at primary school.

FauxFox Tue 24-Jan-17 15:56:59

camo playsuit?

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