An orange dress~Help. please?

Sunday, April 3, 2011
UPDATED~  I feel so blessed.  A reader in Austin picked up some of these for me and is sending them to us to try.  Thank you for all of these suggestions.  A few people suggested dresses that I really love  and would be perfect for the occasion (thanks jennifer, jill and katie) in case one of these does not work out.  I am full of gratitude for this thoughtful blogging community.

Usually, I am a shopper extraordinaire (much to my husband's dismay) but I am kinda stumped.  Kate needs an orange dress for her pre-K graduation next month.  I know...orange?  Apparently, they assign each pre-K class a color and ours is orange.  Honestly, I was planning on her wearing a beautiful white or cream dress.  Luckily, she looks gorgeous in orange with her dark hair and her dark skin.  But I have had the toughest time finding a cute, summery orange dress. I have looked at Crewcuts, Gap, Old Navy, growing up Garnet Hill, Tea, Janie and Jack and everywhere else I can think.  It needs to be a little dressy but not too dressy.  So, if you come across a cute orange dress that comes in a 4T or 5T, please share the source with me:)  Also, I do not want to spend a fortune.  These dresses below are all between $29-40.

I found photos of these darling dresses from Zara.  But they don't sell on-line and our local shoppe does not carry the children's line.  Any suggestions? Thank you:)

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I LOVE this one above, but would pair it with a gold belt and gold sandals for Kate.

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This one has a darling ruffle down the back.

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Classic, simple and linen.  What's not to love?

38 comments:

  1. I could buy you the zara one here on my online zara and ship it to usa if you have a paypal account ?
    IT4S ABOUT 18 EUROS HERE !

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  2. Have you thought about giving an old or inexpensive white dress a new look with dyeing the dress.

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  3. Look at this darling Orange ruffle Crewcuts dress on ebay. It's a 4/5 ends in 5 hrs and is $5.

    http://cgi.ebay.com/CrewCute-Orange-Multi-Tiered-Ruffled-Dress-Size-4-5-/260759654697?pt=US_Childrens_Clothing_Girls&hash=item3cb67c9129#ht_702wt_1141

    I am sure the color coded end of year celebration is darling but sure hard to buy for!

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  4. I live in Austin, Texas and the Zara store here carries the children apparel. I will check to see if they have that dress available.

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  5. Wow, orange is tough! Here is one I found:

    http://shop.nordstrom.com/s/peek-flamenco-dress-toddler-little-girls-big-girls/3162985?cm_cat=datafeed&cm_ite=peek_%27flamenco%27_dress_%28toddler,_little_girls_&_big_girls%29:347306&cm_pla=dresses:women:dress&cm_ven=Like&mr:referralID=d2723854-5e10-11e0-9f53-001b2166becc

    If that link doesn't work, go to Nordstrom.com and type in item #347700 in the search box.

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  6. Goodness, orange?! Good think she looks great in it - hope you find a great dress!

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  7. Have you tried The Tea Collection? They may not have a solid one though...

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  8. here is a cute one

    http://www.etsy.com/listing/70251346/orange-polka-dot-pillowcase-dress?ref=sr_list_36&ga_search_query=orange+dress+girl&ga_noautofacet=1&ga_page=2&ga_search_type=handmade&ga_facet=handmade%2Fclothing%2Fdress%2Fchildren

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  9. What about Etsy? Most will make a pillow style or A-Line dress. I find them reasonable and it is great to have a one of a kind dress for the little one. I'm sure Kate will look beautiful in orange. She is always so cute! Caroline :)

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  11. If the dallas store has it and won't ship....Maybe they will let you pay for it over the phone and I can grab it and ship it to you.

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  12. There is an idea from an Etsy shop. She has these different patterns in orange.

    http://www.etsy.com/listing/68718191/custom-boutique-reserve-easter-dress

    Caroline

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  13. 1. I am in LOVE with orange
    2. I love that first dress...so cute! We don't have a Zara in Seattle...bummer!

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  14. dayna (love to shop!)April 3, 2011 at 1:41 PM

    this is at crewcuts(you've probably already seen it):

    http://www.jcrew.com/browse/single_product_detail.jsp?PRODUCT%3C%3Eprd_id=845524441810012&FOLDER%3C%3Efolder_id=2534374302037334&srcCode=AFFI00001&siteId=Ee18uo7H7zg-pwcTk4XWBkf8NBxwtCjBcg

    this is at ralph lauren:

    http://www.ralphlauren.com/product/index.jsp?productId=10844889&cp=1760783.1760911.2143107&ab=viewall&view=all&parentPage=family

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  15. Kim,
    I think someone already mentioned this, but the Zara store near me (outside DC) has kids and if you can't get it shipped to you, I could grab it and send it to you...just an option if you find you no luck elsewhere...BUT I am crossing my fingers:)
    Blessings, Ashley

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  16. Have you tried Etsy? This one is very rich and beautiful...

    http://www.etsy.com/listing/69566854/boutique-kantha-dress-in-cotton-size?ref=sr_gallery_22&ga_search_query=girls+orange+dress&ga_page=2&ga_search_type=handmade&ga_facet=handmade

    Jill

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  17. This is the same seller, check her whole store....

    This one is absolutely gorgeous too! In fact, I might pick my girl something up at this store! I love orange! But having 'orange' hair, could never wear it!

    http://www.etsy.com/listing/65817590/boutique-couture-dress-birds-on-a-wire

    Jill

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  18. I have been looking at Brooks Brothers website and I have found one in orange. The zara dresses are really cute!!

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  19. I love all of the zara options. They have such cute kids clothes. The Dallas store also carries the kids' line, so if Austin doesn't have it, check here.

    Also this "melon" dress is from crewcuts.... http://www.jcrew.com/girls_category/dresses/solids/PRDOVR~37969/99102258287/ENE~1+2+3+22+4294967294+20~~~19+4294966775~15~all~mode+matchallany~~~~~orange/37969.jsp

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  20. Luli and Me is my favorite. This does not really fit into your named budget though:

    http://www.bestdressedchild.com/luandmegipio.html

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  21. Here is a pretty little dress from Sears above all places - http://www.sears.com/shc/s/p_10153_12605_077F1253000P?prdNo=18&blockNo=18&blockType=G18

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  22. And this one is just darling! http://www.sears.com/shc/s/p_10153_12605_077F1310000P?prdNo=16&blockNo=41&blockType=G41

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  23. Wrong link on the last one but they do have it in Kate's size. the one I posted was for 7-14 girls. Good luck!

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  24. Hi Kim,

    I just sent you a link via Hartstrings . . . they have an orange shift that is darling - very similar to the ones they sold last year that were so popular. I'd be happy to check my local Hartstrings for sizes, as they are on sale there now. (I know that because I am there on a regular basis!)

    Jennifer

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  25. I wish I had an answer for you. I adore orange!!! I am coveting a pair of orange ballet flats :) Now come back and see which shoe I ended up with!

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  26. Did you check Zulily today? There are orange dresses at Vive La Fete.

    Check I think you might like them.

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  27. I love the first one with a gold belt and gold sandals! I want one in my size, please!

    Good Luck!

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  28. I can't wait to see Kate in her new orange dress!

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  29. The first dress is very cute, I love the 3rd dress the most. Have fun picking one!

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  30. Those are so cute! Can't wait to see Kate in her orange dress!

    Janet

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  31. Kim, how do you decide, these are all darling?! I say one of each, she'll look absolutely smashing no matter what! :)
    Love the last one especially!

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  32. All nice choices! Here is a cute Gymboree one available on eBay - there are a few others if you search on Gymboree orange dress.

    http://cgi.ebay.com/LN-Gymboree-MERMAID-MAGIC-orange-dot-dress-Sz-5T-/110657332465?pt=US_Baby_Toddler_Girls_Clothing&hash=item19c3b0e4f1

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  33. They are all GORGEOUS! Kate will look amazing in any of them! I doooo love the first one! Super cute! Can't wait to see what you all pick! :)

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  34. Hi!
    Just wondering what you all decided to do about the allergy shots? Just curios since I got them for years!
    Hope you found an orange dress...
    Molly

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  35. http://www.olivejuicekids.com/index.php?dispatch=products.view&product_id=2305

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  36. Hi Kim!

    I know several darling blog readers have already saved the day but I'm wondering if you saw the darling solid "orange tulip" dress on Janie and Jack's website. It is from the same line her swimming suit is from and it is on sale for $19.99! That seems like a gorgeous choice for Kate?! It is listed as "Pleated Bow Dress.". Anything you end up choosing will be amazing! Kate is getting so big! ;)

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  37. Janie and Jack, tailored tulip collection has an orange dress on sale.

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