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Paige P
04-18-2011, 10:26 AM
A good friend of mine is in desperate need of some shopping help. Her dd (12) is tall and very thin (probably a Jr's size 0 ). She's finding it virtually impossible to find anything decent church-dress-wise for Easter. Our church dresses conservatively, btw. Everything she's finding is SHORT, slinky, strapless, etc.

Any links? Helps? Ideas?

HeatherS
04-18-2011, 12:16 PM
Is a strapless dress with a shrug an option?

Stacia
04-18-2011, 12:27 PM
Maybe something like this w/ a cardigan?
http://shop.nordstrom.com/s/maggy-london-stretch-cotton-twill-dress/3161139?origin=category&resultback=3565

or

http://www.talbots.com/online/browse/product_details.jsp?id=prdi26181&rootCategory=cat70010&catId=cat80018&sortKey=Default&section=Regular&conceptIdUnderSale=cat70010

Size 2 seems to be the smallest size, though.

How about this in a girls size 16 (maybe equivalent to a Jr. 0?):
http://www.landsend.com/pp/SmockDress~219742_1187.html?bcc=y&action=order_more&sku_0=::OYP&CM_MERCH=IDX_Girls-_-DressesSkirtsSkorts-_-16&origin=index

You can search for girls dresses on Lands End by size & specify a size 16. They also apparentely carry 16 slims, so perhaps she could find something in a slim size?

Paige P
04-18-2011, 12:39 PM
Is a strapless dress with a shrug an option?

Yes, Heather, it is.

Stacia, thanks for the links. I think the 16 slim idea might be a good search idea, as well.

Just searching a bit online for her, I understand the frustration. Literally, every Jr. dress I've seen is SHORT and strapless or spaghetti straps. :eyes:

Melissa Crabtree
04-18-2011, 12:52 PM
Could she do a shirt and skirt option? A flowery flowing skirt should be easy to come by.

Stacia
04-18-2011, 12:55 PM
Btw, my dd has always been really tall for her age. When she moved out of girls sizes, I found that women's petites fit her. Just another option your friend might want to look for....

Gwen in Texas
04-18-2011, 03:15 PM
Lots of maxi dresses at Kohls and lots of little shrugs too.

Jodi B
04-18-2011, 03:23 PM
Lots of maxi dresses at Kohls and lots of little shrugs too.

I was just going to suggest Kohls as well. :)

Paige P
04-18-2011, 03:58 PM
Lots of maxi dresses at Kohls and lots of little shrugs too.

Okay, I'm going to confess that I'm not a fashion diva. I have no idea what a maxi dress is :perplex: All my mind goes to is maxi pad :lol:

Jenifer
04-18-2011, 06:17 PM
We always do a shrug if a dress that has straps. This year my dd has decided to go with a white prarie style skirt, with a floral tank top and a jacket. She is a 13 yo, 5' 2" size 00.

Gwen in Texas
04-18-2011, 06:59 PM
Okay, I'm going to confess that I'm not a fashion diva. I have no idea what a maxi dress is :perplex: All my mind goes to is maxi pad :lol:

Well, I almost just said "maxi" but thought it might be misconstrued! :lol: Maxi is the opposite of mini. It's a floor length dress or skirt.

Paige P
04-18-2011, 07:25 PM
Well, I almost just said "maxi" but thought it might be misconstrued! :lol: Maxi is the opposite of mini. It's a floor length dress or skirt.

That's kind of what I figured, but I just wasn't sure......

Chalane (FL)
04-18-2011, 08:02 PM
Do you have a Belk? They care clothes similar to Khols. I frequently add a sweater to strapless or spaghetti strap dresses to make them appropriate for church.