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i have tried and failed to find DD2 a suitable outfit for a posh wedding. help.

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DisasterAreaIsOffToCostaRica Wed 17-Sep-08 22:55:39

she is 10.
won't wear dresses or skirts. won't wear pink or flowers. or sparkles. or anything tight. and she is tall and very skinny.
posh wedding is next week
any suggestions? please?

barking Wed 17-Sep-08 23:04:13

Ummm - monsoon

Lots of other lovely stuff as well as the sparkly. Could you reach a compromise perhaps wear dress over trousers - especially if she's tall.

JackieNo Thu 18-Sep-08 12:06:28

Maybe Velvet trousers, I'm guessing that this would be too ruffley?

nailpolish Thu 18-Sep-08 12:07:39

i have a cousin who is 11 and recently refused to wear a dress or pink sparkles etc

she wore a suit and tie! she looked fab actually

JackieNo Thu 18-Sep-08 12:08:59

I've been looking for a trouser suit, but couldn't find one - did she have to get a boy's one, NP?

nailpolish Thu 18-Sep-08 12:12:29

i dont know im afraid

does she like peaches geldof? r is she too young to notice

peaches wears blazers all the time and looks cool

try to not think of traditional wedding attire

nailpolish Thu 18-Sep-08 12:16:07


or what about a waistcoat and trousers?

slug Thu 18-Sep-08 12:16:19

Would she wear something like this? My blond, blue eyed DD looks stunning in the one her BF gave her.

snorkle Thu 18-Sep-08 12:31:02

Agree slug, I wqas wondering about a salwar suit

DisasterAreaIsOffToCostaRica Thu 18-Sep-08 17:36:38

srry. little ratbag has vetoed all of those.
still stuck.

JackieNo Thu 18-Sep-08 17:38:02

So what sort of things does she normally wear?

DisasterAreaIsOffToCostaRica Thu 18-Sep-08 17:39:22

jeans. tshirts. rugby shirt. shorts.
has about 3 outfits will always wear and nothing else.

JackieNo Thu 18-Sep-08 17:43:26

Would she wear city shorts, with a shirt, maybe? It would mean tights though <on shaky ground>.

JackieNo Thu 18-Sep-08 17:45:59


charmander Thu 18-Sep-08 17:48:12

what does she think she should wear?

MamaG Thu 18-Sep-08 17:50:07

these sort of trousers in navy or cream

a white T shirt or shirt

plainish cardigan similar to this

Not exactly dressy but they are smart and its a compromise of sorts?

Prob won't help, but I have to confess if my 9 year old DD was being fussy after I'd suggested loads of outfits, I'd just insist she wore something of my choosing (without putting her in a frilly monstrosity of course!)

DisasterAreaIsOffToCostaRica Thu 18-Sep-08 17:52:27

oh my god.
we have lift off.
she thinks she might like those shorts.
also have joules in town so can pop in and try on.
you are a bleeeding genius

JackieNo Thu 18-Sep-08 17:53:23

shock. Wow. Resultgrin.

JackieNo Thu 18-Sep-08 18:01:20

Boden had an outfit idea with shorts, and some rather funky silver converse-alikes, no doubt sold out, but might work? As long as they're in a sufficiently festive fabric/material.

DisasterAreaIsOffToCostaRica Thu 18-Sep-08 18:08:37

Rihght - there was me thinking DD1 would be easy. time to dress her.
is 12. doesn't want to look too 'little girly' but does hanker after sparkly fairy type frocks. not mad keen on anything monsoon or next.

JackieNo Thu 18-Sep-08 18:57:37

Hmm - Prom type dress? with a cardi?
This is pretty
A bit glittery?

DisasterAreaIsOffToCostaRica Thu 18-Sep-08 19:15:23

she likes the orange.

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