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Wedding: What does one put on a seven year old girl who rather be put in a cat of her own mucus than in a pretty dress?

(52 Posts)
HoneyDragon Thu 29-Jun-17 19:48:05

Preferably that will still be considered acceptably cute and adorable by those members of the family that have "standards".

HoneyDragon Thu 29-Jun-17 19:48:52

Vat, vat of mucus. Google doesn't think it's a word hmm

EnidAlexandraRollins Thu 29-Jun-17 19:50:37

Jumpsuit? You can get some super lovely ones these days that are easily smart enough for a wedding.

KeiraTwiceKnightley Thu 29-Jun-17 19:50:48

Funky jumpsuit, ballet pumps, blazer. That's what my 12 yo DD wears for formal occasions and she looks ace.

Soubriquet Thu 29-Jun-17 19:50:57

Oh god that's a tricky one...any nice looking play suits? Would she be ok with that?

KeiraTwiceKnightley Thu 29-Jun-17 19:53:03

DD all poshed up.

Refilona Thu 29-Jun-17 19:55:36

What about a suit with suspenders and all? Maybe in a cool bright colour. Or a jumpsuit.

CuppaTeaAndAJammieDodger Thu 29-Jun-17 19:56:22

Would she do culottes?

CrazedZombie Thu 29-Jun-17 19:57:06

Would she wear a top with sequins/sparkles with leggings? What are the little boys wearing? Would she wear a suit like them?

Refilona Thu 29-Jun-17 19:57:20

Love this kind of stuff! Sorry im a bit weird myself

HoneyDragon Thu 29-Jun-17 20:00:48

God I love you guys. Would playsuits jumpsuits be acceptable?

HoneyDragon Thu 29-Jun-17 20:01:21

Keira that's lovely

Soubriquet Thu 29-Jun-17 20:02:20

I say yes, they would. They can look very smart really

munchkinmaster Thu 29-Jun-17 20:03:50

My 5 year old wore the outfit in the right to something formal the other week. Depends on weather.

HoneyDragon Thu 29-Jun-17 20:10:30

I've just spoken to her as the wee fecker is showing zero intention of sleeping with your suggestions.

She's asked if she can wear a smart shirt waistcoat and tie like her brother does, but with shorts.

Do you think that would work? Obviously tailored ones.

I can put her hair in a bun and pretty it up.

I'm so utterly relieved no ones said she ought to wear a dress for forms sake.

HoneyDragon Thu 29-Jun-17 20:11:06

I love that munchkin, I'm going to have a proper look at that website.

MrsLettuce Thu 29-Jun-17 20:33:32

No. She absolutely doen't have to wear a dress.

You could put her in 'boys' clothes, she'd surely look great and be really comfy (although maybe a bit hot). But, "those members of the family that have "standards" " will tut, winge and gossip about it. TBH I'd be tempted to let them get on with it, DD picking up on it and feeling rotton would be a worry too though. It's a tough call and I can understand the desire to avoid that sort of nonsense. TBH they'd probably tut, winge and gossip (although possibly to a lesser degree) about anything that isn't an actual, formalish dress.

What sort of thing does she like to wear day to day?

Soubriquet Thu 29-Jun-17 20:34:50

I think she can wear what she said.

Clothes are clothes. Girls can wear shorts and waistcoats just like boys too.

There's no rule that says a girl must wear a dress

SenoritaViva Thu 29-Jun-17 20:41:48

@honeydragon I have one of these in ten year old form! For smart she has a pair of sequin shorts (oddly sequins are ok apparently as long as they aren't pink or girly eg ok in batman logo 😂) and then I'd prob do the jacket thing. I def wouldn't get her in ballet pumps like others have suggested, but she'd wear flip flops.

Lucky you still have a bun of long hair, ours went short a while ago.

No need for dresses and frills.

nuttyknitter Thu 29-Jun-17 20:47:12

You let her choose! It really isn't anyone else's business.

TheWorldHasGoneToCake Thu 29-Jun-17 20:57:49

She sounds wonderful. I'd be tempted to go with what she wants. Can you get tailored shorts, a white shirt and a bow tie?

HoneyDragon Thu 29-Jun-17 21:00:26

Senorita, that exactly dd. She says she prefers looking 'cool' and not girly.

She will wear dresses on occasion if she is hot but t-shirt dresses and only really in the garden and stuff.

It's a long day, and she is genuinely uncomfortable with frills and ruffles and things. She will be expected to be smart so a comfy jersey dress or similar wouldn't cut it.

I think tailored she can get away with though.

PotteringAlong Thu 29-Jun-17 21:04:49

Would she wear this?

kazza106 Thu 29-Jun-17 21:06:23

I have a 4 year old like this. Boden do footless tights which she will wear under a dress for parties. They are a bit like leggings, other than that it's leggings and tunic style tops.

museumum Thu 29-Jun-17 21:10:37

Shorts, shirt and waistcoat sounds really cool!

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