My daughter is going through a Phase. She wants to wear a dress, Mummy, a pretty party dress. She is not terribly pleased when I say that she’ll be climbing / painting / getting muddy and wearing her favourite dress will just mean that it gets filthy.
So I ended up buying this from Boden. It is a pretty dress – but it’s also made of towelling material! Good for the beach! Good for the playground! Easy to wash! Hurrah!
I also had a little look at Question Everything and ended up buying this dress. It is made of corduroy so is more of a dress for autumn but that is okay. I really like that it is black – it’s hard to find black clothes for children. Perhaps the manufacturers find dressing children in black morbid.
Speaking of summer dresses, I found the short story The Girls in Their Summer Dresses online. I’d read about it in Elizabeth Wurzel’s book Bitch but now that I’ve read it, I can’t really see what the fuss was about.