I am hoping you can help me with my latest shopping challenge – my 11 year old daughter!
She is graduating from 5th grade and needs a dress. She hates pink, ruffles, and anything “too girly” AND shopping for an 11 year old girl is awful!
Oh, how I can empathize—I have a tall 10 year old who will be attending a wedding in May, and also hates anything that is too frilly. I hope these ideas will help you find something you both will love. –Christina
Ses Petites Mains, one of Cool Mom Picks’ favorites for lovely little girls’ clothing has big-girl sizes too. For something not “too frilly” or pink, I adore this Rose dress in denim (here and at top) which looks dressy enough for a special occasion but is easy-wearing so my active tween could still run around comfortably with her friends.
as “little girl” but was pleasantly surprised to see that their sizes
often go up to a 12 (though many of their larger sizes are sold out
online). This Midsommar Sky Sweater Dress is the most beautiful shade of blue, and isn’t quite as casual as some of their other styles.