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Help please! Can you help me find a black dress for 10yo long and lean DD?

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30under Thu 17-Oct-19 17:17:47

Hi all, I'd love to tap your collective expertise. DD needs a dress for her orchestra concerts. She's quite girly but it needs to be black. As she's 10 we'd prefer a more 'innocent' style rather than 'clubwear'!
Can anyone help please?
Thanks in advance.

sleepismysuperpower1 Thu 17-Oct-19 17:22:39

do you mean something like this OP?

BubblesBuddy Thu 17-Oct-19 17:28:10

This is difficult. River Island have a few. Black isn’t really a child colour is it? Try Amazon. JL doesn’t appear to have any black dresses at all for girls. What a shame they don’t have black skirt and white shirt! Far easier!

sleepismysuperpower1 Thu 17-Oct-19 17:33:51

(the one i linked wouldn't be as full skirted on your dd as she won't wear a petticoat and so wont stick out at the back!)

LIZS Thu 17-Oct-19 17:39:09

New look or h and m

Pythonesque Thu 17-Oct-19 17:41:27

You may get longer wear out of a blouse and skirt. Still tricky to find suitable stuff. The first time I needed a long black skirt for my daughter I found an adult style that I could stitch pleats into at the waist and a bit of elastic at the back. That actually lasted her several years (still fits actually, though no longer a "long" skirt age 16), I just let out one set of tucks!

Pythonesque Thu 17-Oct-19 17:49:08

I just remembered seeing this site linked from somewhere in the past, and have tracked it down:
blackdresscode.com/product-category/children/
May help, if not now then in the future.

MissMatchedClaws Thu 17-Oct-19 17:54:32

H&M, really basic plain jersey black dress suits my tall, skinny ten yr old did rather well. She likes black!

JamieFraserskneewarmer Thu 17-Oct-19 18:01:04

We had the same issue - eventually we got this skirt from Amazon [[https://www.amazon.co.uk/Girls-Maxi-Length-School-Skirt/dp/B005FR4M8Y?tag=mumsnetforu03-21 skirt] and twinned it witha long-sleeved thin black jersey - mine won't wear a blouse/shirt. It is fine considered it is only ever worn for a few hours.

We also have a Lilian from here lillian dress but it was a hand-me-down from an American friend. They have a great selection that aren't too adult and it looks as if they ship over here but the cost may be prohibitive

WhiskeyLullaby Thu 17-Oct-19 18:11:45

H&M have this in a 9-10
Possibly too sparkly

You would probably have more luck and choice on eBay, but quality can vary.

LIZS Thu 17-Oct-19 18:25:42

https://www2.hm.com/en_gb/productpage.0762027001.html ?

Lwmommy Thu 17-Oct-19 18:58:00

This one from H&M

https://www2.hm.com/en_gb/productpage.0762027001.html

totallyradllama Thu 17-Oct-19 19:07:16

Next has a really lovely black velvet girls shift dress £10-£15

I would wear it if they made one for adults

Sorry I have had trouble with posting links lately

LIZS Thu 17-Oct-19 19:17:56

Lace dress here
https://www.next.co.uk/style/st440496#485842

LIZS Thu 17-Oct-19 19:25:55

Totallyradllama's velvet one here https://www.next.co.uk/style/ST447817#965740

30under Fri 18-Oct-19 09:21:07

Amazing, thank you everyone. I love the first link and the H&M flounced dress. Off into town....

30under Fri 18-Oct-19 14:40:14

Bought the flouncy H&M dress. I love it, I hope she does!

Miseryisabutterfly Fri 18-Oct-19 17:30:27

I see you’ve got one already but dd has this from Zara and it’s lovely, would look great dyed black.

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