- topicPre Teenstagged by System, 10/24/12
Related Forum Threads
- Shy and quiet 5th grader and "normal" behavior Last post on 12/3/13 at 3:21pm in Preteens and Teens
- A very unpleasant situation Last post on Yesterday at 5:31 pm in Preteens and Teens
- Truth or Dare: a poll Last post on 11/30/13 at 4:49pm in Preteens and Teens
- Pre-teens: gossip, involvement in friends' relationships, "who likes who", setting... Last post on 11/28/13 at 10:11am in Preteens and Teens
- My daughter has been spending way to much time with her Boyfriend. HELP!!! Last post on Today at 12:08 am in Preteens and Teens
Would You Let Your 9-Year-Old Shave Her Legs?
Last edited: 8/2/13
- Five Tips for Helping Tweens (Re)Discover Pleasure ReadingLast edited: 4/18/13
- Baby, baby, baby ohhLast edited: 3/30/13
Suggestions for 7-16 girls clothes that aren't babyish or too girly?post #1 of 1110/24/12 at 12:53pmThread StarterMy younger dd will be 12 tomorrow and wants to do some shopping this weekend, one, since its her birthday, and two, because she still hasn't gotten all her back to school clothes. Oh, we've spent 12+ hours looking, but she hates everything in her size. She has been stealing shirts from her 14 yr old D cup sister that do not fit at all and she ties knots in them or uses hair bands to make them "fit" her. Not a good look, and her sister is fed up also. She likes to dress like an older teenager, her aesthetic is very Veronica Mars for Forever 21, so no pink, nothing little girly, no glitter, no graphics, basically nothing offered in 7-16 sizes. We have been to Target, Macy's, Kohls, TJ Max, Old Navy, Justice (she hates glittery things), everything at the mall including Gap kids, I am out of ideas!! And she wears an 8 in jeans and 10-12 in tops, so she definitely cannot do juniors yet.post #2 of 1110/24/12 at 1:39pm
Some Forever 21's have a girls department. We've had good luck there... lots of different styles and looks available. My DD is 15 and never been into the glittery stuff either but I'll be honest, I didn't even think that was the style right now. Or maybe it's not the style in our area. Even our Old Navy doesn't have much in the way of glitter.
You might try a nice good-will too. They pretty much weed out all the glitter and logos. You can get some high quality, simple design clothing there for cheap.post #3 of 1110/25/12 at 12:30pmpost #4 of 1110/25/12 at 12:53pm
Is there an H&M and/or Zara where you live? They both have a pretty good range of styles. H&M is less expensive than Zara. The sizes at Zara run really small and are junior-ish so she may even be able to get some things in an XXS or XS in the ladies sections and not just shop in the kids sections.
I feel for your daughter. 12 is a tough age if you don't run to the "girly" and don't fit womens clothes yet. I was the same at that age, and skinny like a bean pole and remember struggling to find clothes that fit and that I liked.
Good luck, I hope you find some stuff to make her feel really specialpost #5 of 1110/25/12 at 3:09pmpost #6 of 1110/26/12 at 9:44amThread StarterThanks, great suggestions! Part of the problem is that she is quite tall and skinny and all legs like many girls at this age, so pants are particularly problematic as she likes them skin tight but really can't reasonably fill them out. We don't have an H&M yet but there is one opening soon. I looked at the Forever 21 girls site and it still has way too many cutesy graphics for her but the jackets might work. Those Lands End sweaters are perfect, though. Think I'm gonna get her one right nowpost #7 of 1110/30/12 at 9:56am
Dsd likes aeropostale-I believe they have a girls department some places, though our mall only has the juniors sizes. FYI she may fit some of the juniors shirts in a size 00 or extra small, which is equal to a 10/12 kids. Dsd is also very tall and skinny (though not so much as your dsd, she is 11 and wears a 12 or 14 slim in pants), but she likes the skinny jeans from Target and says they are the best fit, might be worth a try if she hasn't tried them on yet! I was going to recommend H&M as well, or Gap/Old Navy for more classic stuff in kids sizes.post #8 of 1111/2/12 at 6:52ampost #9 of 1111/4/12 at 10:46ampost #10 of 1111/4/12 at 4:28pm
One of my DD's is in high school and still wears children's sizes.
She likes sports stores -- especially REI. Most of her pants are miniatures of clothes made for women to hiking in. I've found that its worth the money to get something well made that she really likes. She prefers to have a few nice things rather than tons of clothes.
post #11 of 1112/19/12 at 6:47amHave you tried Supré? I am pretty sure they have an online store, in which you could measure up and fit that way. It's all modern teenage girl stuff, and they have the essentials like singlets and that. That might be the way to go, they fit size 6-16 I'm pretty sure (these are Australian sizings). And does she like the baggy things (in the top), because I know I do, and many of the teenage girls around me too, prefer to go for a baggy t shirt, not too baggy that its massive, but enough. I hope this helps.
- Five Tips for Helping Tweens (Re)Discover Pleasure Reading
- › advice please - dh strict & controlling attitude 2 minutes ago
- › Plus Size and Pregnant 10 minutes ago
- › The "Progressing / Positive / Impending / I'm in Labor" Thread 13 minutes ago
- › Is anyone planning on EC with their newbie? 29 minutes ago
- › Christmas gift ideas for ourselves? 37 minutes ago
- › Trouble Dealing with Teenage Girl Materialism 40 minutes ago
- › DP says no presents--just coal in stockings this year! 42 minutes ago
- › Possible Eosinophilic Disorder 47 minutes ago
- › depakote or lamictal side effects 53 minutes ago
- › December chat thread! 1 hour, 23 minutes ago
- › The Diaper-Free Baby: The Natural Toilet Training Alternative by Fembot
- › The Snow Queen by Astraia
- › The Polar Express by Alyssa Eisner
- › The Night Before Christmas by 1love4ever
- › The Snowy Day by janonia
- › Bear Stays Up for Christmas by Melanie Mayo
- › Christmas in the Big Woods by Melanie Mayo
- › Diva Cup Diva Cup #2 Post Childbirth, Cup by Taqah
- › GroVia Cloth All In One - Pudge by Taqah
- › North American Bear Company Rosy Cheeks Baby Tan by Taqah
- › Holiday Books Giveaway Rules by Melanie Mayo
- › Developmental Milestones to Marvel At by Marcy Axness
- › 15 Fun and Enchanting Holiday Tales for Children by Melanie Mayo
- › To Santa or Not To Santa by JillVettel
- › Three Low Cost Holiday Gifts to Make with Kids by Monica S
- › Mothering with Mental Illness: The Natural... by OliviaHinebaugh
- › A Difficult Conversation by Melanie Mayo
- › Does Motherhood Matter Anymore? by Melanie Mayo
- › Terms and Conditions: Holiday Cards Giveaway... by Cynthia Mosher
- › Mothering's Natural Toy Guide 2013 by Melanie Mayo