Say Yes to the Dress
Looking back to grade 8 grad, it was really an anthill compared to prom or let alone your wedding. But when you’re a 14-year-old girl, it means the world. My dress back in the day was a simple white cotton dress with capped sleeves, something you would wear to church on Sundays.
Maybe it’s me but boy how times have changed. For girls, finding the perfect grade 8 grad dress is the name of the game. There are so many decisions to be made – dress style, colour, fabric, shoes, hair, makeup —yikes! The consensus from what I’m hearing, is that most girls prefer a short dress as they graduate from elementary school. The “rule” these days is for grade 8 dresses to be short and long dresses are for grade 12 prom.
As my daughter begins the hunt for that perfect dress, her research starts where else but the Internet. So we thought we’d share a few cute age appropriate dresses that caught our eye (listed from $ to $$$).
Speechless Juniors’ Sheer-Top Jeweled Party Dress – $135.53 CAD
Love the rhinestone bling waist, pleated bodice and sheer yoke on this elegant yet age appropriate dress.
Lace Fit & Flare Dress – $169.95 CAD
A cute, fun, young teen dress. Love the pretty lavender lace/black colour combination. Made in Canada.
Blondie Nites Juniors’ One-Shoulder Beaded Dress – $245.06 CAD
The one-shoulder style with intricate beading along the waist and wire ruffled hem makes this a fun dress to twirl in.
Xscape Embellished Strapless Babydoll Dress – $381.96 CAD
The combination of the jewelled bodice and ruffled skirt makes this very cute babydoll dress a winner.
Sherri Hill Embellished Silk Fit & Flare Dress – $499.80 CAD
Metallic sequins paired with a jewelled waistband glams up this cute silk dress.
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About Wendy Morelli
Wendy loves her 2 kids and her iPhone, not necessarily always in that order. She is an app obsessed mom who loves everything tech and is (unfortunately) old enough to remember the brick Motorola cell phone and the Commodore computer. Her love for technology stems back to the 10+ years of working for technology based companies. Wendy's alter ego, "AppHipMom" has been featured in Canadian Family, iVillage, Women in Biz, EverythingMom, BlogHer and Savvy Mom.