To my shear shock and horror Madame asked me to buy her some dresses last week. I’m not a girlie girl and usually dress her in jeans and t-shirts, which explains why the first few years of her life she was always mistaken for a boy and having a boy’s name doesn’t help either.
Once I’d calmed down and came to the conclusion that a couple of dresses wouldn’t do her any permanent harm, we hit the shops to try and find some non-frilly dresses. That’s sounds a lot easier than it was. I don’t know why all girls dresses have to be frilly, have kittens on them or practically say ‘I’m Sexy’! She picked up a hideous pink, frilly, shiny one with a big satin flower on it! Barf! I think I might have said ‘over my dead body’! We abandoned the mission and went home empty handed.
Plan B, I hit Google with credit card in hand, with the help of the lovely @lexxclarke. It took some going, but we managed to find a selection of non-frilly, practical dresses (Next, Vertbaudet, Woolworths and The White Company). What do you think? The red one is a bit ‘cute’ for my liking but….
I do hope manufactures of children’s clothing is taking notes!