View Full Version : help with dress for dd

01-17-2008, 07:50 PM
Help!! I am searching for a dress for dd for a Feb event. A dress such as she might wear to church is fine. She usually wears a skirt and top. The dress styles are very interesting right now. Any good websites? She is 14, tall and skinny if that helps. I have tried looking at Dillards, Nordstrom, etc but we are looking for something a bit different than I see on their site. Everything seems to be sleeveless or shortsleeved and all seem ultra short! Thanks for your help. Budget would be great but I'm just looking for something decent right now. We are not ultra conservative I just don't see anything that seems right for the event.

01-17-2008, 08:30 PM
have you looked at tj max, value city
or other discount stores?

01-17-2008, 08:34 PM
Iam on the same path as you. My DD 14 is making confirmation in April, and graduating in May from 8th grade. I need to find something suitable as well. They have some ugly dresses out, and the ones my DD likes are a little too revealing for what she needs it for. When my oldest DD went through this we got her dress at Jessica McClintock. I think Iam going back their to check out what they got. They also have a website, Iam sure if you google it, you'll find it. Good luck.

01-17-2008, 08:48 PM
We had the same prob and end the end hired a friend to sew our dd a dress. Good luck finding one that isnt revealing.

01-17-2008, 11:42 PM
Check J.C. Penny's. We needed a dress for DD13's first dance and ended up with 2. One for the dance and one for 13th b'day party on New Year's Eve. Rather on the $$$ side, both were over 80.00 each, but happened upon a sale that day and both were 40% off.

01-17-2008, 11:47 PM
Try Delia's, Wet Seal, dillard's, Macy's and if your looking for inexpensive try Rave!

Good luck!

01-17-2008, 11:49 PM
Not cheap but storybook has a wide variety of nice dreses.

01-18-2008, 09:04 AM
My dd also needs a dress for Confirmation in April and 8th grade graduation. I have started to look but she isn't interested in the sleeveless, short dresses that are in fashion today. She also doesn't want anything too babyish. Please post if anyone finds anything.

01-18-2008, 09:41 AM
Delia's was a favorite of mine when I was in high school (although then there was no website.. had to order out of a catalog! oh the horror), and it still has very cute and appropriate items! Here are a few I thought you might like:

Brianna Shirt Dress (http://store.delias.com/item.do?categoryID=424&itemID=49205&sizeFilter=&colorFilter=&brandFilter=)

Audrey Dress (http://store.delias.com/item.do?categoryID=424&itemID=48301&sizeFilter=&colorFilter=&brandFilter=)

Angela Dress (http://store.delias.com/item.do?categoryID=424&itemID=49111&sizeFilter=&colorFilter=&brandFilter=)

Emily Dress (http://store.delias.com/item.do?categoryID=424&itemID=48296&sizeFilter=&colorFilter=&brandFilter=)

Jocelyn Kimono Dress (http://store.delias.com/item.do?categoryID=424&itemID=48589&sizeFilter=&colorFilter=&brandFilter=)

Ella Shirt Dress (http://store.delias.com/item.do?categoryID=424&itemID=48207&sizeFilter=&colorFilter=&brandFilter=)

Viviana Dress (http://store.delias.com/item.do?categoryID=424&itemID=48462&sizeFilter=&colorFilter=&brandFilter=)

Madison Dress - SALE (http://store.delias.com/item.do?categoryID=489&itemID=48209&sizeFilter=&colorFilter=&brandFilter=)

Old Navy is also a good place to look. A lot of their things are work-appropriate, so they'd definitely be on the more modest side for a young girl.

Cap-Sleeve Wrap Dress (http://www.oldnavy.com/browse/product.do?cid=15292&pid=562681)

Tie-Front Wrap Dress (http://www.oldnavy.com/browse/product.do?cid=15292&pid=562680&scid=562680002)

I hope these help, or at least give some ideas! :)

01-18-2008, 10:43 AM
Does Wooden Solider have dresses for that age group, or would they be too formal. How about Kohl's junior's department. I also have a 14 year old and we can get size 0 in Kohl's.

Green Tea
01-18-2008, 11:25 AM
My DD that age is tall and twig like. Se loves Delia's, Forever 21, Free People, Papaya. They all have websites. She also likes H & M but they don't sell online.

01-18-2008, 11:35 AM
Lands End has a pretty velour dress on sale right now:

01-18-2008, 06:04 PM
Thanks everyone!! I'll check these out this weekend!

01-18-2008, 06:44 PM
Talbot's is very classic. My girls have gotten their Easter dresses from there, and what I loved about the older one's was that it looked appropriate for her age.....

01-18-2008, 07:02 PM
I always order special dresses from Wooden Soldier or Storybook Heirloom.

01-18-2008, 07:51 PM
Here's a dress from Target that also comes in black or white.


01-18-2008, 08:57 PM
This seller on Ebay has beautiful dresses... I have bought a few from her for our cruises formal night. Great quality and great prices!