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    Default WWYD......7 y/o choosing own party outfit

    My DD is having her 7th birthday party tomorrow, with about 20 people coming. It is going to be at a local pub for lunch. She has chosen an outfit to wear that is hilariously mismatched, and looks, well hideous.

    Think leggins with coloured balloons on them, a black/red/white paisley printed dress, and a yellow cardigan.

    My comment was "honey, I think you've probably got a nice dress you could wear" and her response was "I dont care. I love this outfit and its not ugly so I'm going to wear it".

    So, WWYD? Let her wear it or not?

    I know what I will do, just wondering if others think the same.

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    I'd let her wear it! Who knows, could be the next big trend and your DD is destined to be the next awesome designer! Haha

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    I would let her wear it

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    Unless it's revealing or otherwise inappropriate I always let my kids dress themselves. In whatever they like.

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    I would let her wear it! My DD2 is 6 and wears some hideous combinations too but they are only like this for a short while, until they grow into fashion conscious teens!

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    I'd let her wear the outfit she's chosen.

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    Thank you everyone. I'm definitely in the "let her wear it" camp. Her chosen combo makes me laugh so much, but she loves it which is the main thing.

    My MIL is going to have a fit. She asked me the other day if I'd bought DD a party outfit yet. MIL once bought her 30y/o DD an outfit to wear to a family function so she would "look appropriate".

    ETA: I should fess up though, that up until about the age of 4 (when I still chose her clothes) DD always looked gorgeously immaculate at parties, if we were going out etc, then she developed some independence and suddenly I had to pick my battles. The clothes battle was probably the first one I let go, as PP said, as long as it's not inappropriate, it's a case of anything goes these days.
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    @GirlsRock she sounds exactly like my oldest who is about to turn 10. She was immaculate for the first few years then the next few were interesting. Now she's choosing really nice outfits again. I deal with it by buying her clothes that j know will work together. It's still a little random but she loves dressing up.

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    I would tell her that power-clashing is sooooo 2013!! lol

    Seriously though, this sounds exactly like my 7yo DD and I'm in the "let her wear it" camp. Though if what she's chosen is stained or worn out, I will point it out and ask if she wants to choose something that looks a bit more "special" but don't push the point.

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    Let her wear it and tell her while it's not your style it suits her to a tea and she looks great. I think it really important to set up that independence and that knowing mum has your back even when she doesn't particularly agree with her.

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