Jump to content

Gah! Girls dresses!


  • Please log in to reply
61 replies to this topic

#1 Bluestocking

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 SkeptiHandsOnMum

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 Bluestocking

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 Guest_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*Filly**

Posted 23 November 2012 - 09:23 PM

----

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.





0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users

 

'I will defend my son's right to wear a tutu'

Three-year-old boy Roo likes to wear tutus and, until now, it hasn't been a problem.

Chinese sign up toddlers for chief executive classes

CHILDREN as young as three are being enrolled in "chief executive courses" in China as pushy parents become obsessed with giving their offspring an advantage over their young peers.

Free ticket offer

Pinky Mckay joins us again at the Essential Baby & Toddler Show presented by Blackmores with her expert baby settling advice. Register now for your free ticket.

The 'best little baby' and the police officer who rescued him

"And just in my head, I'm a father myself, and I couldn't sit there and let him ... I couldn't let him sit in that."

Olympian sells medal to pay for child's cancer treatment

An Olympian has sold his medal to help fund cancer treatment for a 3-year-old boy.

Family of mum who took her own life speak out about PND

From the outside it looked like Allison Goldstein was blissfully happy. She had a new baby, a loving husband, and was part of a close knit-family.

For the festival lover in all of us

Pre-book & Save 50%. Get your tickets now for Kidtopia Festival. 7-9 October 2016 Parramatta Park, Sydney.

BuggyCart solves the dilemma of shopping with a pram

Ducking to the shops for some groceries is a whole other ballgame once you have a baby.

Viral photo shows powerful moment before second baby's arrival

While our second baby was very much wanted, I wondered if I could love another baby as much as I loved my first.

What does a baby with whooping cough sound like? Sometimes like this

It's a heartbreaking video that's difficult to watch, but that's just what Sydney mum of two Sandra wants people to do.

Cheers! Why we're all happy to be bad mothers now

A new generation of mums is resisting the pressure to be "perfect" - and revelling in their naughty side?

Dealing with mealtime fussiness: mums share their tips

It can be frustrating, worrying, and turn into a battle of wills - but it doesn't have to be like that

Why having a puppy is like parenting a child

Despite being a dog owner and a parent, I've never been able to relate to the idea that the two have many similarities – until now.

Baby Joey is sleeping star in adorable photos

When photographer mum Laura Izumikawa puts her baby daughter down to sleep, the last thing on her mind is rest.

The necessity of 'Do not disturb' signs for napping babies

Needless to say, the last thing any mum wants is for someone to loudly knock on the door and wake their sleeping cherub.

Mum's brutal truth about c-section: 'This is not the easy way out'

A new mum has shared photos of her caesarean section scar to prove she did not "take the easy way out" when giving birth to her son.

Twins give birth in same hospital just hours apart

Leanne went into labour on July 28, and remarkably, her twin sister Natalie soon followed.

Goki Ride-On cars for toddlers

Toddlers just love to ride on anything with wheels but will often reject the pram once they can walk.

Letting your health slide as you look after the kids? Here's how to get out of the trap

It's time to start prioritising our own health, as well as the health of our children, to avoid longer lasting health challenges.

How to child-proof every room in your house

A guide to making your home a safer place for little ones.

Portable pool safety reminder after toddler's death

The drowning of a Hobart toddler has prompted a coroner to remind the community that even inflatable and portable pools must be fenced.

I have a clingy toddler - help!

"Nothing stops the clinginess - he cries when I put him down, no matter how long I hold him."

Woman sues after botched termination leads to motherhood

A 23-year-old mother is suing her GP and the public health system for thousands of dollars to support her son after her termination went wrong.

 
Advertisement
 

Top 5 Articles

Advertisement
 
 
 

What's hot on EB

For the festival lover in all of us

Pre-book & Save 50%. Get your tickets now for Kidtopia Festival. 7-9 October 2016 Parramatta Park, Sydney.

Ex-Perth model stuck with 12kg leg after limb doubles in size during pregnancy

"I often have strangers coming over to me when I'm out asking bluntly what's wrong with my leg. I often just laugh now and tell them I've been attacked by a shark and walk off, it definitely stumps people."

Same sex couple 'blessed' with triplets via surrogacy

They feared they would never get to be parents, but a same sex couple is now adjusting to life with newborn triplets.

Should children be given antibiotics in their first year?

Here are the the pros and cons of giving antibiotics to young babies.

Baby born on mum AND dad's birthday

The birth of a baby is always a special occasion, but one couple who welcomed their first child earlier this week had more reason to celebrate than most.

The joys (and benefits) of show and tell

Show and tell has been around for donkey's years. Well, at least since I was a kid, and according to my own children, I'm pretty old.

Loyal dog dies saving baby's life during fire

A baby was rescued from a house fire after her family's loyal dog used his body to shield the little girl from the flames.

How having a young baby or toddler changes your home decor

What to expect when living with an older baby or toddler - and how to manage the chaos.

I'm trying to keep my child-free friends in my life, but it's tough

I tried to prove to my single friends that I was the same I'd always been. But marriage did change me - and motherhood has, too

'There's a giant picture of BOOBS but I can not feed my child'

A mum was ushered out of an US department store's underwear section after discreetly breastfeeding her baby.

How baby Evelie was saved after being born without a heartbeat

Bethanie Millar didn't believe in miracles - until baby Evelie was born, that is.

How an Aldi staff member made one exhausted mum's day

It was a simple act of kindness, but one that made an exhausted mother's day.

OvuSense: the new internal monitor helping predict ovulation

When a couple is trying to conceive it is easy for a woman to become obsessed about when she ovulates.

Mum-to-be surprises husband with big news in joy-filled photoshoot

When Bri Dow learnt that she was expecting, she immediately knew she wanted to break the news to her husband Brandon in a special way.

How a homemade wheelchair is giving baby Evelyn freedom

Like all one-year-olds, Evelyn Moore is keen to get moving and explore the world around her. But a battle with aggressive cancer left the little girl paralysed from the waist down.

Adorable: App captures special moments of pregnancy and motherhood

There's something about motherhood that turns even the most reluctant photographer into a keen shutterbug as they strive to capture all the best moments of life with a baby.

Dad shares horror tale after Roomba's run-in with dog poop

It's the poop story that's been shared hundreds of thousands of times around the world.

 

SYDNEY SHOW - 23-25 Sept

Essential Baby & Toddler Show - Sydney

The Essential Baby & Toddler Show, presented by Blackmores, will be held in Sydney on 23-25 September. Register for your free ticket now to save $20!

 
Advertisement
 
 
Essential Baby and Essential Kids is the place to find parenting information and parenting support relating to conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids, maternity, family budgeting, family travel, nutrition and wellbeing, family entertainment, kids entertainment, tips for the family home, child-friendly recipes and parenting. Try our pregnancy due date calculator to determine your due date, or our ovulation calculator to predict ovulation and your fertile period. Our pregnancy week by week guide shows your baby's stages of development. Access our very active mum's discussion groups in the Essential Baby forums or the Essential Kids forums to talk to mums about conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids and parenting lifestyle. Essential Baby also offers a baby names database of more than 22,000 baby names, popular baby names, boys' names, girls' names and baby names advice in our baby names forum. Essential Kids features a range of free printable worksheets for kids from preschool years through to primary school years. For the latest baby clothes, maternity clothes, maternity accessories, toddler products, kids toys and kids clothing, breastfeeding and other parenting resources, check out Essential Baby and Essential Kids.