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To not want to dress DD in vomit-inducing pink?

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WhoahThere · 26/05/2011 07:44

Sure this has probably been done to death already but I'm new, so does anyone have any tips for bright/less conventional clothing? No kittens please...

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littleducks · 26/05/2011 07:47

How old?

I find vertbaudet (shop with a code unless you are super duper rich, and size up) and H and M offer more choice in colours.

Places like Boden and P-o-P look good but are too expensive for more me with fast growing children who tend to wreck their clothes.


kreecherlivesupstairs · 26/05/2011 07:49

My DD wore whatever I could find. We lived in Oman and natural fibres were a rarity. Some days (in fact most days) she would just have a vest on. If we were going out somewhere special (seldom) I'd get her a white dress or a yellow dress or a green dress or a blue dress.
I honestly doubt you'll find it difficult to find some really lovely outfits. I am in England at the moment and have been struck by the variety of clothes.


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SuchProspects · 26/05/2011 07:53

It's depressing isn't it. There are some fun T-shirts in the boys sections of some shops with bright cartoon characters etc.

I just keep a constant eye out for anything not pink and without little hearts all over it! Also try Zara Kids and independent stores (e.g. ). I haven't found anything at the cheaper end of the market.


WhoahThere · 26/05/2011 07:54

Only 4 months and small for her age - still mainly in babygrows so far as she looks a bit odd in proper clothes! I seem to be finding that the more acceptable stuff is very much top end cost-wise, it's difficult to justify the cost for such a short period of time.

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jeckadeck · 26/05/2011 07:56

A word of warning: my mother was like you, phobic about pink, refused to allow me to wear any pink at all, lectured me on the negative connotations etc. The result has been a lifetime love affair with pink. To this day I still love it and am frankly bemused by its bad reputation. If your daughter has a remotely rebellious streak about her, banning it is likely to backfire. and make her run to it with open arms. Let her go through a pink phase and she'll probably get bored of it and move on.


mypersonalfavourite · 26/05/2011 07:59

My daughter wears a lot of pop. She's small too so wore it rolled up for ages and their sizes are big. It's such good quality that it still looks new on dd2. I do try to shop in the sales though!

Gap are often good. Sometimes they have a sea of pink but they tend to change their lines every few weeks.


Sirzy · 26/05/2011 07:59

Asda often have cute little dresses which aren't pink. Unfortunatly I don't think they would suit Ds we we have to stick with the same old boring selections most places have!


GrimmaTheNome · 26/05/2011 08:06

Easy - look at the 'boy's' aisles too. (mind you, in Next you'll find pink there). Most of DDs favourite t-shirts are 'boys', as she likes blue and would rather have a tiger than a kitten Grin.

Honestly, there is so much choice nowadays its really not hard to avoid pink if you want to. Except for twin packs of shorts in supermarkets, they always seem to pair one good colour with a pink.

I don't think they do baby stuff, but Lands End kids comes in lots of colours and is good quality (my beef with 'girls' clothes esp t-shirts is they are often much flimsier cotton than the 'boys')


LordOfTheFlies · 26/05/2011 08:06

Be warned-you will get away with this while she is a little girl.
I hated pink-especially that Barbara Cartland pink- so refused to buy it( Although I did get pink things given).
H&M,Mothercare(when they were good!) Tesco.Lots of peach,lemon,peach.

Now madam has her own mind and chooses her clothes she has a wardrobe full of pink.Like living in a bubblegum factory!
BTW WhohThere do you make jackets out of the kittens or what?


GrimmaTheNome · 26/05/2011 08:10

Not necessarily - my DD did have pink clothes up to about 5, and then she hated it (pale pink anyhow, fuchia is fine). Hence learning to trawl the 'boys' clothes as well as the 'girls'.


Callisto · 26/05/2011 08:10

Thank the Lord my DD does not like pink - her favourite colour is blue. She wears Joules, Seasalt, Next, M&S etc, all of whom do bright, funky clothes. I found Next baby/toddler clothes were great - comfortable, partical, very cute and not pink. Also the Next online range is very good.


WomanOfMassDestruction · 26/05/2011 08:12

Next do small baby things in all sorts of colours. I refused to have my DD in pink when she was tiny and got lots of lovely, bright or white with bright patterned things on. The baby-gros from Next were excellent and washed well unlike some of others.

Now she's 3.8 and I've relaxed the "no pink" rule considerably. Luckily, her favourite colour is red anyway.


msbuggywinkle · 26/05/2011 08:17

I've found Pumpkin Patch pretty good for general bright colours, there were brilliant bright dinosaur t shirts in a while ago which DD1 loved.


Spirael · 26/05/2011 08:29

The Bluezoo range at Debenhams is good at the moment for non-pink clothes, and the cost isn't too ridiculous. I can second H&M too, which have nice simple tops/bottoms in plain colours without glitter/sequins/etc that aren't bank breaking.

The other day I also discovered M&S are doing a five pack of short sleeved vests for girls in plain, bright colours. One was pink, but the others were red, orange, yellow and even... blue! Grin


RamblingRosa · 26/05/2011 08:32

Most shops do colours other than pink - you just have to look. Some have more pink than others. Next is good for non-pink stuff, as is Boden, Vertbaudet, H&M, and POP. You can always check out the boys section too.

I'm really not keen on pink and hate the head-to-toe pink look that you see some girls (and grown women Confused) sporting. Having said that, I haven't banned pink from DD's wardrobe. I try to avoid buying pink but she does have a few pink things. As long as it's mixed up with other colours (eg. pink top with brown cord trousers) I don't mind too much.


ConfessionsOfAnAchingFanjo · 26/05/2011 08:57

Boots have some lovely girls things at the moment. They still have the obligatory vomit pale pink, but they've suddenly got lots of lovely colours in as well.


B4Beatrice · 26/05/2011 09:46

My DD hardly ever wears pink.
Here is where I go

Cheap stuff- H and M- My local had some beautiful baby stuff in a slightly off-white. Also good for cheap disposables- leggings, plain Ts etc. I normally end up picking slightly "hippy" stuff from there!

Middle of the road smart every day- Gap baby. sometimes limited stock, sometimes loads. Good and frequent sales.

Slightly more fancy- Zara, Joules.


QueenCee · 26/05/2011 10:23

I have to dress 7 month old DD is pink or everyone thinks she's a boy! Even in pink I still have the odd "what a lovely little boy" comment. Grrrrr!


babyicebean · 26/05/2011 10:39

Mine is now at the stage where everything NEEDS to be pink, the pinker and more neon the better.If it has sequins and bling on it all the better.If it has frills and lace even better.

Thankfully the MIL is really really good as finding these items of clothes.


Fennel · 26/05/2011 10:44

As others say, H&M, Boden, Vertbaudet, Gap, the boys' aisles.

H&M under 8s range was particularly successful for my anti-pink dds.


fifi25 · 26/05/2011 10:44

M&C0 and peacocks. 3dds and only one likes pink.


BsshBossh · 26/05/2011 10:49

We shop all over the place for DD (2.11) - H&M, Mini Boden, Gap, American Apparel, Monsoon Kids - and have sucessfully managed to avoid pink. DD does have some pink in her wardrobe - the brighter, hotter shades but overwelmingly her wardrobe is non-pink. However, her "best friend" loves pink and her mother dresses her in pink every day and now DD comes home saying "I like pink, can I have a pink this/that/or-the-other" - the peer pressure has begun.

I'm still in control of the clothes shopping though so I'll buy her some pink but not all the time.


FannyFifer · 26/05/2011 10:51

queencee what does it matter if people think she is a boy.
Dd always gets mistaken for a boy, she is 16 months, doesn't have much hair and is never in dresses or pink.

I just smile and say thanks when people say "what a lovely little boy" Grin


chloesmumtoo · 26/05/2011 10:56

Got to be honest I always loved pink for girls. To my disapointment, I remember dp saying, 'If its a girl we don't want pink stuff!' Well, she arrived and from the start we all went pink mad including dp!! Now I remind him about it and we laugh as dd is still a very girly girl and still wears pink.

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