DD2 is small, but like her mom, more endowed in the bust. Black dresses were hard to come by in the stores that were the right length, and cut in a way that they weren't overly exposing herself. Because she is so tiny, but needs room on top, so many dresses looked like sacks. We took to the internet where there are tons of options. We weren't sure if small or extra small was best so ordered three, one extra small on clearance, last one, and two in small. Because cuts were slightly different, all three worked! At sale prices of $42, $37, and $32, free shipping and returns, plus Kohls cash, it was a painless process. I'll end up with $10 in Kohls cash once I take two dresses back today. She chose the $37, and the style will be one she can get years of wear out of, the shoes potentially as well. Still not cheap at $67, but loads better than last years dress cost, which will hang in her closet unless some other tiny person decides they can get some use out of it. Here's the dress-it is longer on her because of her height compared to the model, going just past her knees, so the perfect length. It looks lovely with the shoes and I'll get a full picture at her concert next week.
The expenses for her keep wracking up, but I'm proud of her having a level head about things financial. Now, she needs to figure out how to walk across the stage in these.