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My niece, who will turn 11 years old next month, will be my junior bridesmaid. We’re having a difficult time finding a dress for her because she is already 5’6" tall, but skinny as a rail – and she’s already "blossoming", as my mother says. Ordering something from a bridal shop is out because the wedding is in 32 days and nothing will be ready in time. We need something blue, that is in a junior’s or women’s small size, dressy yet modest enough for an eleven year old girl. Everything we’re finding is either too precious, more like something a flower girl would wear, or far too mature looking for her — eleven year olds should not wear strapless dresses in our opinion, or anything remotely low cut. It should be at or just below the knee, and not too heavy a fabric as the wedding is on the beach.
Anyone have any ideas? I’ve been scouring department store websites to no avail.
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Thanks for the ideas… Please keep ’em coming. Remember, she is 11, so nothing low cut, and no strapless
Post # 5
I know it wouldn’t be my first choice but have you tried David’s Bridal. Or you could get something that might be to low and take it to a seamstress and have them add in a panel (if it is a v-neck you could put a coordinating fabric to cover it up)
Post # 6
We actually brought her there, and to a couple of other bridal shops, but everything has to be special ordered and will take 4-6 weeks. The wedding is in 31 days. My sister is a huge procrastinator.
Post # 7
this is actually the kind of situation where I’d go to the seamstress, but it will take some organising to find a seamstress and source the fabric if you don’t already know a seamstress. if you can find someone within a week, I doubt a dress for a young girl would break the bank.
Maybe you can look for people who make clothing in your location via etsy and arrange a commision.
Post # 8
We had the same issue with my youngest sister – she’s 15 and 5’6" but stick skinny – size zero or smaller?
So, I got her the other wedding color dress (my bridesmaids wore brown and she wore light blue and the dress actually came with straps – the bridesmaids went strapless and little sister wore them with straps):
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