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Thinking of buying some lilac dc marteens for my dd (5)..Is it appropriate ?
I would love to buy some for my DSs (i am an addict and have 4 pairs) - but their feet ar growing so quickly at the mo it would be a waste of money. This would be my only worry - otherwise, go for it - it will set her in good stead for future sartorial class
Absolutely, yes! Dd (now 6) has had a variety of DM's throughout her life, most fondly remembered (by me) are a metallic purple pair and a red patent pair that she wore to nursery. They were fab, they were boots with velcro so no worry about laces. She also started reception in DM mary janes. I love DM boots, they are solid. My only concern if she were to wear them to school is the laces.
Yes - DD1 (9) has had a pair every year since she was 4. Mainly dark pink/purple. I also still have some. They're not great for slim feet though. Dd2 will get some for the winter - she's 5 and can't wait. They just look cool on girls, especially with dresses or skirts.
Dd looked at her funkiest one year when she wore mad stripy tights, metallic dark purple DM boots and a denim skirt - she loved that outfit (and so did I) and wore it at every opportunity. Every now and then the denim skirt was substituted for a ballet tutu which made the overall effect even funkier (well, she was only 4!) But now she has shot up in height and her feet are very very thin so sadly DM's don't fit her any more
My dd had flowery ones when she was a little - they were a gift when she was born from a friend who knew me in my own DM days - took her a few years to be old enough to wear them. I think they are one of the things I've kept from her baby days...