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Junior bridesmaids dress for 9 year olds

Katie, on November 13, 2019 at 3:16 PM Posted in Wedding Attire 0 5
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Ok so I need some advice...my 9 yo daughter and my 9 yo niece are going to be Junior bridesmaids. I found a beautiful dress that I want for them at Kohl’s (department store). I actually saw it in person so I know it is good quality. The question I have is, when do you buy dresses for this age? I am 11 months out and I am scared to buy if they grow out of them. For my daughter I figured going up one size but my niece is right at the size they stop offering the dress in. I am going in today to have my daughter try it on to see if it is true to size. I just don’t know what to do. Any ideas? What do you all suggest? I have attached the dress.

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  • earias
    Champion December 2017
    earias ·
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    I would wait a month or two before the wedding. At that age, kids grow quickly and in a year those dresses may not fit if you buy them now.

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  • Jeanie
    Rockstar February 2020
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    I would not buy a dress for a 9 year old for a year from now. Not only are they growing, they are coming close to the age where hormones start kicking in. While it is early for puberty, they will at least start growing into young ladies as opposed to having little girl bodies, if that makes sense. In any case, you're pretty much guaranteed that the one who is already at the largest size will outgrow the dress by next year. It really is a difficult task buying wedding clothes for children. For my own son, who is almost 12, I ended up buying his outfit too big and will have it altered smaller if he doesn't grow into it in the next month. Him and my fiance are wearing linen shirts and pants, so that is definitely much simpler than trying to size little girls for dresses. I wish you luck!

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  • L
    Lady ·
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    I agree that the dress is super cute, but for that age it definitely doesn't make sense to buy dresses for an event one year from now. Wait until closer to the wedding, i'm sure there will be something else you all like!

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  • Cher Horowitz
    Rockstar December 2019
    Cher Horowitz ·
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    I agree with PPs that I'd wait. Kids grow really quickly!

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  • Cyndy
    Rockstar May 2019
    Cyndy ·
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    Kohl’s has a great return policy (180 days) so maybe be a few sizes and then decide before the 180 days since the girls will grow a bit between now and the wedding.
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