I thought I would try the exercise of letting my girls pick a dress and see how far off it would be from my choice. We went to one of my favorite children's clothing sites, milkshop.com, and I opened their dresses+skirts page, letting the girls scroll through and make their selection. I was actually quite impressed!
Here is what they chose:
Anna, 6: "I can wear it to gym and I like it because the colors are not too girly."
Courtney, 4: "I like the color yellow and the leggings and the dress."