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With a family wedding coming up in the next couple of weeks, I'm debating whether or not to buy ds (18 months, but wearing age 2 - 3 years, and running around everywhere) his first suit. Just told my sister about lovely suit I saw, and it took her a good 5 minutes to stop laughing...
Am I pfb? Classless? Just plain stupid? If so (well, judging from dsis's reaction, probably) - what should I dress him in? It's bil's wedding, so ds will prob be on a lot of family pics!
I'd say the M&P item would hit just the right note.
I personally think it's a bit silly to pay money for something a child is going to want to take off the second they can. Which is why for my wedding, I didn't even go for a jacket in the hire suit for my pageboy who was 7, because it would be uncomroftable. He wore a shirt and waistcoat and cravat and smart trousers.
We got a suit for ds as we had two weddings to go to this summer. He/we got loads of compliments on how sweet/smart he looked, (pic on profile) Think it cost a total of £26 (from the net) inc postage for a 5 piece suit so not expensive.
Maybe it's a marmite thing toddlers in suits. I like marmite!
two little lads at my cousins wedding had the cutes outfits on... collarless shirts and waistcoats with scarves tied a bit like this (excuse the pic... finding an image of what i wanted proved harder than i thought and this lad was the closest i could find... obviously the little lad didn't have the fag or drink )
they looked brilliant though and much more comfortable than most of the other kids whilst more formal too iyswim?
i had ds2 in linen pants and a kadin shirt from monsoon and he looked fab too
I agree that is silly to pay such prices for something he is hardly going to use. For DS christening I used something that emulated that look but got the pieces form here and there and at the end I spent less than £20 with the jumper being the only expensive option.
If it's in Southafrica (and summer) is even easier, some beige linen shorts/trousers, a good long sleeved white shirt with brown leather sandals.
Since it's a very strong argument either way, maybe I should play it safe, as it's going to be first time in a year I see almost everyone, and I will feel terrible if half of them think I'm being stupid and feeling sorry for poor ds! Will pick another battle to fight and show I have some backbone.
Oh that's really nice, PinkTulips. Only thing with that - I'm wondering if I go that formal, it's almost the same as suit, not? (Which I love, clearly, but think I'd rather go for the safe option and hopefully still show off my darling ds.)
Alwayslooking - true, true. It's in Pretoria, so at least chances of nice weather is good, but yes, change of seasons and all that. I'll go for something I could layer, and will take casual clothes for oncehe'scoveredinmud during the reception.