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Where to buy a dress for 13 year old to wear to a wedding??

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Blewitt Sun 05-Mar-17 09:03:13

Hi all,
Does anyone have a suggestion of a good place to buy a dress for my 13 year old daughter to wear to our friends wedding please? She is not into fashion and prefers to wear leggings and t shirts still and certainly doesn't own anything suitable! It's such an awkward age as she is not a little girl but not an adult either. She doesn't want bra straps showing so no spaghetti straps! I have looked at next and johnnie b. She doesn't like anything! Any suggestions of places we could look? Thanks.

BrightonBelleCat Sun 05-Mar-17 09:25:37

Try Chi chi london online where my dd got a dress from recently for a wedding.

GrinAndTonic Sun 05-Mar-17 09:34:01

Monsoon, Boden, Asos all do nice wedding guest outfits for teenagers. Im not sure if you'll find anything suitable but Damsel in a Dress have nice dresses too.

exLtEveDallas Sun 05-Mar-17 09:35:36

Debenhams. I got DD a couple of lovely dresses by Julian McDonald (in the sale) that she wore to weddings. YumiGirl has some great dresses for teens, also J by Jasper Conran and RJR by John Rocha. i wouldn't pay full price for them but they have a lot under £30.

exLtEveDallas Sun 05-Mar-17 09:36:02

Crikey, that was a long link, sorry!

StorminaBcup Sun 05-Mar-17 09:46:25

River Island? They stock a range for younger teenagers.

Blewitt Sun 05-Mar-17 10:50:50

Brilliant! Thanks all, will get browsing and hope she doesn't turn her nose up at one of them. She just asked if she could wear her harry potter top so I feel I am up against it!

ToastVacuum Sun 05-Mar-17 22:44:32

Yes to Monsoon. Also these dresses at John Lewis, or even Laura Ashley?

TheresABluebirdOnMyShoulder Sun 05-Mar-17 22:49:26

Would she be more comfortable in trousers? I hated dresses when I was younger too. There are some lovely patterned ones or maybe some slightly cropped trousers with a smart blouse or top. Try ASOS, they've got loads of really trendy, young styles.

CaurnieBred Sun 05-Mar-17 22:52:23

Quiz?? They do Playsuits that she may find more acceptable. The have shops but also concessions usually in Debenhams

user1487519954 Sun 05-Mar-17 22:59:18

New look maybe? I know they have a teen range. But if she's not into dresses I'd second smart trousers and top.

age81 Sun 05-Mar-17 22:59:54

How tall is she & what size does she wear, Kids or ladies?

NewPantsforaNewYear Mon 06-Mar-17 12:15:23

Would she wear something like this play suit from Zara?

JustDanceAddict Mon 06-Mar-17 18:54:48

Playsuits are great for this.

PerspicaciaTick Mon 06-Mar-17 19:07:53

Have a look at Yumi
They have a girls' range, but by your DD's age my DD was wearing dresses from the ladies range. They do some high necklines, various sleeve lengths, skater dresses, tunics which could go over leggings, a variety of print from demure to whacky (like the flamingo one). Obviously some of the designs are too grown up, but they have a good range of more teen friendly styles.

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