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Suitable dress for 11 year old to wear to funeral

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sanitygirl Mon 12-Feb-18 14:42:13

I am going to my uncle's funeral with my two children later this week. I have no idea what to get for my daughter to wear - she is about to turn 11 and mostly wears a sporty look of leggings, sweatshirts etc. I've had a look at M&S/ Next/ Boden/ River Island/ Tu/ Florence & Fred/ George and can't see any suitably sober dresses. Can anyone help and point me in the right direction?

Crispbutty Mon 12-Feb-18 14:43:48

Does it have to be a dress? Dark trousers and a dark coat would be acceptable at a funeral.

ShowMeTheElf Mon 12-Feb-18 14:44:06

School uniform. Polished shoes.

Lancelottie Mon 12-Feb-18 14:44:15

Sorry for your loss. School skirt, grey or black tights, white shirt and a plain cardigan?

Sometimes, though, the specific request is for cheerful colours.

VandelayIndustries Mon 12-Feb-18 14:45:06

www2.hm.com/en_gb/productpage.0594898004.html

VandelayIndustries Mon 12-Feb-18 14:47:10

www.marksandspencer.com/cotton-rich-sweat-dress-3-16-years-/p/p60130807?image=SD_04_T74_9798S_Y0_X_EC_90&color=BLACK&prevPage=plp&pdpredirect

OuchBollocks Mon 12-Feb-18 14:48:08

Does it need to be a dress? What about a dark skirt like this one from Next, a vest top and a black cardigan?

Mummybo88 Mon 12-Feb-18 14:49:16

That m&a dress linked above would be perfect. Sorry for your loss flowers

EllenJanethickerknickers Mon 12-Feb-18 14:55:16

www2.hm.com/en_gb/productpage.0315352006.html

H&M do this very plain jersey dress. They deliver quite quickly too, though it is the dreaded Hermes!

sanitygirl Mon 12-Feb-18 14:57:27

Thank you all. She tried the M&S dress linked above but it looked awful. The Next skirt looks nice so that would be an option with a dark top. She's quite image conscious and there's no way she'd wear her school uniform! I'll also have a look at H&M - forgot about them. My uncle was quite traditional so I'm thinking dark colours would be most suitable.

Millipedewithherfeetup Mon 12-Feb-18 15:00:15

Is this any good ?

www.houseoffraser.co.uk/kids-and-baby/dkny-girls-pleated-shine-dress/d826933.pd#272392205

Mummybo88 Mon 12-Feb-18 15:05:06

www.debenhams.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/prod_10701_10001_62575+GD00066460_-1

This is nice.

Millipedewithherfeetup Mon 12-Feb-18 15:05:27

Or this ?

www.houseoffraser.co.uk/kids-and-baby/karl-lagerfeld-girls-fancy-jacquard-dress/d832330.pd#272474049

PlanNumber Mon 12-Feb-18 15:08:10

Does it matter? I'd have thought her normal clothes are fine.

Millipedewithherfeetup Mon 12-Feb-18 15:11:57

Not a bad price

www.houseoffraser.co.uk/kids-and-baby/yumi-girls-girls-floral-embroidered-knitted-dress/d818525.pd#273315400

prettybird Mon 12-Feb-18 15:35:13

Young teenager at the funeral I was at a couple of weeks ago wore a dark flowery skirt and a dark (but not black) top. She didn't look inappropriate.

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