since she is the oldest really I try to steer clear of any styles that could be seen as "babyish".
enter the roller skate dress from oliver + s.
a classic style perfect that's for a third (but soon to be fourth) grader, we just made one simple adjustment: swapping out the pendantic bow on the front center for a gentle forest green ribbon from stonemountain & daughter looped through thread chains and tied in a bow. (thanks for helping lois!)
It was a perfect dress for a nine year old!
even if the girl wearing it thought the the bride and groom kissing was a little gross. (it is! all boys have cooties nora!)