Okay, so it's early days for us - we've only been engaged for two weeks and have yet to set a date, but it will probably be late next year or sometime in 2013. My stepdaughter-to-be has already (very enthusiastically!) agreed to be one of my bridesmaids. I'll be having up to three adult bridesmaids. My SD2B will be eleven-ish on the day, and I'm struggling to find ideas for her dress. I know I'm jumping the gun a bit, and I do have ages to sort this out, but it's one of the few things that I have strong opinions about at this stage.
She was a flower girl at a family wedding earlier this year, with the frothy frilly white dress & basket of petals, and completely stole the show - I'm not sure anyone noticed the bride! Yes, she was very cute, but what works at nine won't necessarily work at eleven. She is small for her age, but definitely already beginning to develop typical teenage behaviour - absolutely desperate to be allowed to wear high heels, and knows exactly how to throw a strop when she wants to! I don't think either of us are interested in putting her in a little-girl dress.
I've been looking around at possible dresses for her, but everything seems to be either too young or too old for her. A lot of "junior" bridesmaid dresses seem to be either strapless or halterneck, which don't really seem to work until they've developed slightly more in the chest department, and I don't particularly like long dresses as I think they'll just drown her as I'm leaning towards quite dark colours for my maids.
I've spotted one dress that I like the look of;
What is anyone else is putting their not-quite-teenage-bridesmaids in?