I also wanted a babydoll dress in elementary school. All the cool kids had them. I begged my mom for one (I guess I did ask for specific clothing...), and she said that it's too American, so she got me something similar to this instead. In orange. With shoulder pads.
Remember when PacSun t-shirts were all the rage? I wanted one so I could be cool like all my American friends. We went clothes shopping, and I never asked my parents for specific clothing, but I asked my mom if I could get a t-shirt. She said that I couldn't because it was too expensive (~$20) and they were out of money. The next store we went into was the Versace store and my mom bought a $1,000 dress. I will never forgive her for that.
This is probably going to be my whiniest post ever.
My parents would always get me some weird knockoff gifts instead of what I wanted. I asked for a black LG Chocolate phone, I got a red one because it was cheaper. I asked for an American Doll, I got some creepy cheap-ass doll. I asked for a Barbie....99 cent store doll.