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post #21 of 100
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Originally Posted by JesiLynne View Post
do you have a link for tea garden ?
It is actually Tea Collection. lol Our playgroup went to the tea gardens today so I guess that was on my mind.

http://www.teacollection.com
post #22 of 100
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Originally Posted by nevaehsmommy View Post
: explain to me why a little 2 year old (per there size chart) needs to be dressed like this http://www.kidsurplus.com/itemDetail...earch-true.asp
Well I saw it was on sale so I ordered it, can't pass that kind of a deal up! I mean, 2T is the smallest size they had but I figure bbDD will grow into it. I was bummed though, it didn't come WITH the hat, you have to buy it separate! Stinkers. Now to go find some nifty hooker high heels for a barely walking infant...you think they'd have a link for some matching calf boots, but nooooooo :
















.............KIDDING....................:

It doesn't add up for me either.
post #23 of 100
I don't have a little girl, but I know some moms who dress their daughters in things like smocked dresses with bloomers and smocked rompers. They are NMS (as in, I wouldn't choose them if I had a daughter) but I do think they are really sweet and adorable. Very classic and age appropriate. www.bestdressedchild.com has a lot of cute things.
post #24 of 100
Lands End has nice clothes for kids.
www.landsend.com
post #25 of 100
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Originally Posted by Biscuits & Gravy View Post
I don't have a little girl, but I know some moms who dress their daughters in things like smocked dresses with bloomers and smocked rompers. They are NMS (as in, I wouldn't choose them if I had a daughter) but I do think they are really sweet and adorable. Very classic and age appropriate. www.bestdressedchild.com has a lot of cute things.
Ummm am I crazy that I refuse to pay FIFTY DOLLARS for one toddler jumper?? Tell me that this isn't me being a ruthless pinchpenny. Tell me there are other people who blanch at the prices on this site. holyfreakingcow!

I went to the thrift store and found plenty of appropriate, modest clothing (nothing different than the sites suggested here), outfitting both my bbDD AND my 7yo DD for the summer. Spent less than $25. And it all looks great, no holes, not trashy, no stains, just really cute summer stuff.
post #26 of 100
we shop at Hanna Andersson and Gymboree mostly...Gymbo has mostly very modest clothes (there are occasional exceptions to this rule) and they have GREAT sales and it's good quality clothing. HA is wonderful and wonderful quality but it's spendy. Good luck, we have this problem too.
post #27 of 100
ok, maybe its just me, but I dont get trying to be modest for toddlers. Now, I am not talking about dressing them like mini adults (tight short skirts, heels, writing on the butt, etc) but we are saying that tank tops are not appropriate? To me, thats just comfortable. Short skirts too, my dd gets all caught up in longer skirts and dresses while playing.....plus, she usually takes all her clothes off as soon as she can anyways
post #28 of 100
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Originally Posted by greenmagick View Post
ok, maybe its just me, but I dont get trying to be modest for toddlers. Now, I am not talking about dressing them like mini adults (tight short skirts, heels, writing on the butt, etc) but we are saying that tank tops are not appropriate? To me, thats just comfortable. Short skirts too, my dd gets all caught up in longer skirts and dresses while playing.....plus, she usually takes all her clothes off as soon as she can anyways
I think tank tops are fine. I thin kthe problem is that it usually doesn't end there. It's always a tank top with a suggestive saying. Or a short skirt with something written on the butt. I've had great luck finding modest young toddler clothing, but not for older toddlers.
post #29 of 100
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Originally Posted by LeighB View Post
I think tank tops are fine. I thin kthe problem is that it usually doesn't end there. It's always a tank top with a suggestive saying. Or a short skirt with something written on the butt. I've had great luck finding modest young toddler clothing, but not for older toddlers.
That I get...its just several posts seemed to suggest that it was the tank top, or spaghetti straps that made it inappropriate
post #30 of 100
I try to avoid the dresses that are sewn with little runched breast shapes on them. For 2T sized dresses. Another dress can show the exact same amount of skin, like, be a strappy sun dress, and look WAY less sexualized.

I tend to do garage sales, get hand me downs from the AP playgroups I attend, and go to the nice resale shop around the corner. There are some fancy people around here, and I buy their no-character sensible kids clothes for a few bucks instead of $50 When I really need something, Target can be really good.

We do a lot of buying plain clothes or even stained, and then using nontoxic fabric paint to decorate them. A toddler is easier to dress when picking out the shirts with cats, rockets, rainbows, and frogs on them that she helped make, I find!
post #31 of 100
Boden makes great clothes.
post #32 of 100
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Originally Posted by angelika13 View Post
It is actually Tea Collection. lol Our playgroup went to the tea gardens today so I guess that was on my mind.

http://www.teacollection.com
VERY nice clothing, and their website is so attractive looking! I bet the price is high though. LOL
post #33 of 100
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Ummm am I crazy that I refuse to pay FIFTY DOLLARS for one toddler jumper?? Tell me that this isn't me being a ruthless pinchpenny. Tell me there are other people who blanch at the prices on this site. holyfreakingcow!

I went to the thrift store and found plenty of appropriate, modest clothing (nothing different than the sites suggested here), outfitting both my bbDD AND my 7yo DD for the summer. Spent less than $25. And it all looks great, no holes, not trashy, no stains, just really cute summer stuff.

I wouldn't even pay $50 for a shirt for myself. And yeah, the thrift store does have a lot of options. They have a mix of styles and brands and such.
post #34 of 100
Yeah me either LOL
post #35 of 100
I do think the short skorts are cute and comfortable for play ... and the longer skirts interfere with biking.

But, we get lots of long, classic dresses at the thrift store in excellent condition. We also shop at the Children's Place and you can get leggings and adjustable waist clothes there and we have some longer skirts from there. Maybe thin sizes on the web site -- but those may be only for older kids sizes.

As far as bathing suits, go for a sun protective style.
post #36 of 100
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Ummm am I crazy that I refuse to pay FIFTY DOLLARS for one toddler jumper?? Tell me that this isn't me being a ruthless pinchpenny. Tell me there are other people who blanch at the prices on this site. holyfreakingcow!
Ahhhhhhhh but you need to look at it this way.

1 dress -$120

Say a mom has 4 girls. Plus they go to church every Sunday.

$120 divided by 4 girls is $30. Plus how many times are they going to wear. Tack on the fact that this is a really good quality dress that will last 4 girls and then some. You could probably hang on to it for your dd's or ds's girls.

So now it is no longer a $120 dress, it is an investment.

My mom did this, she had 4 girls, we all wore the dresses, and now my dd's are wearing them.
post #37 of 100
Plus I am also a ruthless penny pincher.
post #38 of 100
Ditto the Gymboree. OP, if you search Google you'll find a Gymboree buy/sell/trade message board where you can get amazing deals on new and used clothing. Also for lots of the brands listed here: GAP, Hanna Andersson, Janie and Jack, Boden, Naartjie, etc.

Also, my personal favorite is Matilda Jane. Their clothes for girls are modest and adorable.
post #39 of 100
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Originally Posted by JesiLynne View Post
Ahhhhhhhh but you need to look at it this way.

1 dress -$120

Say a mom has 4 girls. Plus they go to church every Sunday.

$120 divided by 4 girls is $30. Plus how many times are they going to wear. Tack on the fact that this is a really good quality dress that will last 4 girls and then some. You could probably hang on to it for your dd's or ds's girls.

So now it is no longer a $120 dress, it is an investment.

My mom did this, she had 4 girls, we all wore the dresses, and now my dd's are wearing them.
But if mom only has one child and cant have anymore it is frivolous.

My issue with tank tops and spagetti straps is that there ARE clothes out there that are more age apprpriate.

I have been checking out a local store "children orchard" it is a consignment store they have good prices and the kids clothes look like kid clothes, not teenage clothes sized down.

As for bathing suits we have pond in our front yard that we swim in but motly just in panties and a tee shirt.
post #40 of 100
You know, honestly, the best thing I've done is learn to sew. Today I made a very cute dress for Dd to wear to church. And I've added length to one of her dresses from last year and it looks like a brand new dress. I know that's not what your thread is about, but if you have the time to tinker around on a machine it really makes a difference.
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