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For a special occasion I would go with the suggestion of getting a long dress and cutting it. Also check some of the regular department stores like Macy's, JCPenney's, or Sears. The special occasion dresses in these stores may have a better length.
I work at Kohl's and have noticed many dresses this year are very long, you could always get a dress that is long and then shorten the dress. Another thought would be find someone who sews and have a dress made for her. What ever you do make sure the hem is double folded because hem to big does not look right and then you will have extra to let down if she keeps growing. Girls usually stop growing around 14 to 16, so she may end up over 6 feet, which will cause its own problems as well.
Good Luck. God Bless.
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My daughter is 13 and 5'8 and I am 5'9. I do notice at koles some of the dresses are so short. But they are also made like that. There extremely sexy. I don't buy the real short ones, but we do find them. We also go shopping at Goodwill, American Way stores for fun just about every weekend. My daughter just bought a beautiful dress yesterday for two dollars. Some people that might bother going to stores like that, but I have so much fun at them. Most of my clothes I where are from these stores and I never have a problem telling others. You would be amazed at how many dresses are new or almost new at these stores. Its just an option. I know I am not alone when I can't even get into or out of the parking lot very quickly.
My oldest daughter is incredibly tall. She is 13, 5'10" (she literally grew 2" in the past 10 weeks), and weighs about 115 lbs. She is eating constantly and yet has lost 10 lbs in the past 12 months. She just keeps growing!
I took her shopping with me yesterday to find a dress for my BIL's wedding. She wanted to try on dresses too because its fun. She tried on 2 that were the same as what I was trying on. The dresses hit me just above the knee and they hit her mid-thigh!!! My husband would have had a heart attack if he had seen her.
When we got home I had her try on her dress than we bought 8 weeks ago for a Bar Mitzvah and it was going to run double duty for the wedding. Its too short now and there is no extra fabric in teh seem to make it longer.
Where in the world am I going to find dresses and skirts, that aren't floor length, to fit this leggy girl? I don't want her dressing and looking like she is 18 or 25. I want her to look 13. Does anyone have any ideas as to what we can do?