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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. Help!
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?
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.
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.
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.