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#1 Excentrique Feral

Posted 21 November 2012 - 02:39 PM

DD needs a nice dress for upcoming events/ xmas. She is 7. She is to big for the little girls section in Target, and it seems to me, everything size 7 and up is not nice!

I take it this means that she is too old to wear those cute little girl dresses anymore, its too bad the bigger girls ones are so ugly  sad.gif

What sort of dresses do you put on your no longer little girls? Where do you find nice dresses?

#2 *Enigma*

Posted 21 November 2012 - 02:56 PM

Go to Myer. Plenty of really girly dresses there and the prices are about the same I found. My DD is 9 and still loves to wear petty girly dresses  biggrin.gif

#3 YodaTheWrinkledOne

Posted 21 November 2012 - 02:57 PM

There a few lovely dresses at Ezibuy (for older girls).  This floral print dress is lovely for a variety of occasions, as is this floral print tea dress.  I like the sequin tunic dress for something a bit more glam!

#4 giggleandhoot

Posted 21 November 2012 - 03:06 PM

Yeah i'm just looking at  Myer online...and there's some pretty one's on there original.gif I don't do target really for DD1 their 7 year old stuff is not that pretty. I've got a gorgeous one in my cart for DD4 and tossing between 2 for DD1.

#5 Majeix

Posted 21 November 2012 - 03:13 PM

My dd is 8 nearly 9 and I have found this to be an ongoing problem. Sometimes I can find something at Myers in their formal section although it's not cheap. We lucked out this year and have a dress that was brought back from overseas thats still fits. I'm dreading next year.


#6 SkeptiFERAL

Posted 21 November 2012 - 03:35 PM

Another vote for Myer. My 11 yr old DD is in size 14 now, due to being tall. I cringe to think where we go from here.

#7 mintpatty

Posted 21 November 2012 - 03:40 PM

There's a really nice website for girls dresses called www.eternalcreation.com.  I used to buy my daughter's dresses from there when they had sales/free postage as unfortunately everyone else shops at Myer, and everything else is IMO inappropriate.

Now that's my daughter is 10, and quite tall she fits into XS adults clothes.  I can find more appropriate clothes from young adult shops than say Target.

#8 Guest_3Keiki_*

Posted 21 November 2012 - 03:40 PM

I also have got some things from nextdirect which are quite pretty....

....although this is another reason I sew!

#9 Schmig

Posted 21 November 2012 - 03:41 PM

There are lots of amazing ladies out there who make gorgeous dresses for girls of all ages. This is something I have seen  made up for an 8 year old and it was stunning if you like this sort of thing I can give you some names of pages you can visit http://violettefieldthreads.com/products/e...-sewing-pattern

#10 Shanski

Posted 21 November 2012 - 03:50 PM

Not too sure of your price range but Bardot junior have some pretty dresses and accessories.
http://www.bardot.com.au/Girls.aspx?pl&...1005-c0_&o=

I have two tall girls so I'm always in the lookout for longer pretty dresses.

#11 whipmix

Posted 21 November 2012 - 04:01 PM

Yes Bardot junior! I was in there today and they have some beautiful things for older girls!

#12 weepingangel

Posted 21 November 2012 - 04:05 PM

Stevie & Me have some beautiful dresses ( And other clothes original.gif )

http://stevieandme.myshopify.com/collections/girls-dresses

#13 beaglebaby

Posted 21 November 2012 - 04:06 PM

Gumboots, Myer and even Big W have some nice dresses at the moment.

#14 Guest_3Keiki_*

Posted 21 November 2012 - 04:17 PM

QUOTE (Schmig @ 21/11/2012, 04:41 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
There are lots of amazing ladies out there who make gorgeous dresses for girls of all ages. This is something I have seen  made up for an 8 year old and it was stunning if you like this sort of thing I can give you some names of pages you can visit http://violettefieldthreads.com/products/e...-sewing-pattern



I have that pattern!
I have made it for my niece but shortened it so it was more tea length. I also have some great vintage patterns that just make up so pretty, sort of a la audrey hepburn as a matter of fact I have made this one http://violettefieldthreads.com/collection...e-dress-pattern several times and it is BEAUTIFUL!

#15 Expelliarmus

Posted 21 November 2012 - 04:44 PM

Yeah, I sew dresses if I need them. They wore Pumpkin Patch too for a few years after they grew out of Target's 1-6 range.

#16 FeralLIfeHacker

Posted 21 November 2012 - 04:49 PM

It's crap isn't it, I've been having this with dd since she was about 6 because she is a bigger girl, she's 12 now and it's not much better, especially when your on a budget, PP's Urban Angel usually have some okay things or I find a lot secondhand but htat's probably not what your after.

#17 Guest_Maybelle_*

Posted 21 November 2012 - 04:51 PM

I have bought some lovely BNWT cotton dresses from eBay.  You do have to trawl through a bit, and I always limit to natural fabrics to get rid of some of the dodgier stuff.

#18 Excentrique Feral

Posted 23 November 2012 - 08:37 PM

also, I'd like to add shoes to this. They suck. I'd get her the ballet ones as they are usually ok but she can't keep them on her feet. All the rest are ugly.

#19 aprilrain

Posted 23 November 2012 - 08:48 PM

QUOTE (Schmig @ 21/11/2012, 03:41 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
There are lots of amazing ladies out there who make gorgeous dresses for girls of all ages. This is something I have seen made up for an 8 year old and it was stunning if you like this sort of thing I can give you some names of pages you can visit http://violettefieldthreads.com/products/e...-sewing-pattern



Wow! That site is amazing. It has never occurred to me that I could find patterns online. Those dresses are gorgeous. Thank you. original.gif

#20 ednaboo

Posted 23 November 2012 - 08:50 PM

I hear you OP. My 5yo needs a dress in sz 6 or 7, but 7 is in the tween section.  ohmy.gif   I might have to make her that Maxi dress - how much fabric does it use?

As for shoes, I have been buying her Stride Rites from the US - they are cute, great quality and come in Wide (which my DD needs).



#21 Paddy2

Posted 23 November 2012 - 09:01 PM

Me too! Been looking for size 6 dresses appropriate for a 4 year old. Shopping in my area for kids clothes is awful.
Does anyone know where I can get dresses made?

Schmig, that is a great pattern. You mentioned you might know some sites to look at -was that to get it made?
Paddy biggrin.gif



#22 **Tiger*Feral**

Posted 23 November 2012 - 09:23 PM

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Edited by Tyrone Finkelmeyer, 26 March 2013 - 08:54 PM.


#23 KristyMum-

Posted 23 November 2012 - 10:52 PM

I'll second the OP and variations on it.

For us - OP shop and/or online.

My DD doesn't like to dress in the 'denim undies' style (her term for the short shorts where bums and pockets hang out) be it shorts, dresses or anything else and there's a lot of that out there at the moment.
She wanted a dress that went to her knee or below and didn't have everything hanging out.  hard to find.

Edited by KristyMum-, 23 November 2012 - 10:53 PM.


#24 Sweet like a lemon

Posted 23 November 2012 - 10:56 PM

I got some really sweet dresses from pumpkin patch for my 6 yo who is nearly as tall as your average 8 yo.

#25 YodaTheWrinkledOne

Posted 23 November 2012 - 11:16 PM

QUOTE (ednaboo @ 23/11/2012, 08:50 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I hear you OP. My 5yo needs a dress in sz 6 or 7, but 7 is in the tween section.  ohmy.gif   I might have to make her that Maxi dress - how much fabric does it use?

I am so hearing your pain on this one!  Same for us.

Target is stocking size 7 in the younger kids range, so that's been helpful this summer.  There are currently quite a few dresses in the shops now, but they are going very quickly.

I also struggle to find dresses that have sleeves.  Another bug-bear of mine when shopping for daycare clothes for the girls (need to have sleeves to cover the shoulders to be considered 'sun safe') rant.gif

Edited by YodaTheWrinkledOne, 23 November 2012 - 11:44 PM.





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