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Elusive Year 6 leaving party dress

(23 Posts)
Yvetteballs Fri 02-Jun-17 10:56:23

There seems to be a gap in the market for this. It's either garish prom/flower girl dresses or prim Boden/John Lewis type things.
DD has a leaving party/prom. She is quiet and sensitive and worried she'll stand out so its hard to find exactly what she'll feel comfortable in.
RIver Island seem to have got it right, formal but sort of teen looking, can't see anything right anywhere else. Does anyone have any ideas of where else we can look? ? Thanks

Hulababy Fri 02-Jun-17 11:03:23

When DD left Y6 for their leaver's get together I think she wore a little summer dress from Hollister - they do an XS (size 6) and sometimes an XXS (size 4) which often come up small anyway. Lots are very suitable even for pre teens - ie not all really short, clingy, and low cut.

Yvetteballs Fri 02-Jun-17 11:05:38

Thanks Hulababy. I forgot Hollister (or Dark Shop, as we call it).

LoveDeathPrizes Fri 02-Jun-17 11:07:20


Hulababy Fri 02-Jun-17 11:07:52

Superdry sometimes has XXS too, though some of their dresses are a bit older looking. Not always though.

In Y6 much of DD's clothes were from the more teen like shops in small sizes.

Joinourclub Fri 02-Jun-17 11:07:55

I like Zara for kids clothes

SoupDragon Fri 02-Jun-17 11:16:57

Gap is worth a look.

SoupDragon Fri 02-Jun-17 11:21:15

New look has a few in their 9-15 range.

It's a difficult age to dress! I have a tall Y6 girl and have to be very careful what she wears as she can look older than she is.

naffedoff Fri 02-Jun-17 15:57:53

My dd got a nice outfit from River Island for her Y6 leavers' disco. It was a matching top and skirt - very slightly cropped sleeveless top and a decent length skater skirt. Lovely outfit, and that was two years ago. Otherwise at that age then New Look 915 range has a good selection of trendy but not over-the-top outfits.

Yvetteballs Sat 03-Jun-17 00:25:59

Thanks all. Will have a scan. I like this but DD says too flowery:

user1491572121 Sat 03-Jun-17 00:30:22

I also think Hollister is a good idea...the dresses are pretty but obviously fashionable and DD won't stand out too much.

user1491572121 Sat 03-Jun-17 00:31:14

Yvette it is a nice dress but the high waist and that amount of pink and lace will look a bit babyish on a year 6 girl

Hulababy Sat 03-Jun-17 13:28:45

Nice dress, but agree - I think in Y6 DD would have found that a bit too young looking.

On the RI page - maybe the bardot ones that have straps too? Or the ones with the mesh longer skirt bit - trying to think what DD might have liked.

She would have prob liked something more along these lines - and being younger and less developed than the model, the dress would have been less low cut/cleavage showing: or

Hulababy Sat 03-Jun-17 13:30:17

Superdry also has some dresses in XXS as well as XS.

Yvetteballs Fri 09-Jun-17 14:23:34

Hello again all. DD now has this dress:
It's a little loose as she's quite narrow but might try to hold neck bit up with boob tape.
Dress code is smart. DD is shy and is not going to ask the other girls about what they're wearing so just wondered if you could help me with shoes. Do you imagine 11 yr olds will all be in heels? Grateful for any ideas. Thanks

HairsprayBabe Fri 09-Jun-17 14:33:02

I second Monsoon
These are all nice, not too old or too babyish:,mon_3.3,mon_3.3.10/2155651247,mon_3.3,mon_3.3.10/2153882947,mon_3.30,mon_3.3.1/3141901431,mon_3.3,mon_3.3.10/2155460647

Top two are my faves but there are lots to pick from, what does your DD normally wear?

HairsprayBabe Fri 09-Jun-17 14:34:27

NewLook do shoes with low heels in their teen range, if your DD is tall already heels may make her feel uncomfortably taller than her peers?

bojorojo Fri 09-Jun-17 14:36:45

I would look at Zara. More up to date than Monsoon. Silver sandals are fine. Heels are a bit tarty in my view but some will totter in with full make up !

FlipflopsOrWellieboots Fri 09-Jun-17 14:44:10

In my experience, the year 6's don't tend to wear heels... our lot are more dresses and Converse or Superstars....

Yvetteballs Fri 09-Jun-17 16:50:19

I talked to a couple of mums and the children are wanting heels. Several are getting their hair and make up done and might be arriving in a limo!!! It's only a party with pizza!
I think she knows her own mind well enough so flat or high, we should be able to find something.

Hulababy Fri 09-Jun-17 16:58:50

Even for teens heels seem less popular for parties at the moment. DD tends to wear her dresses with trainers, such as Superstars, in the spring/summer, at the moment.

Though does have heels for more formal occasions.

bojorojo Fri 09-Jun-17 19:04:57

I think 11 year olds in heels is pretty naff. There are great alternatives around. As for the limo - clearly not a jam neighbourhood!

Yvetteballs Fri 09-Jun-17 22:26:28

I don!t think DD will want heels luckily.

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