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I am looking for cute and modest little girl clothes sites. So much of the clothes her size are getting way to mature in theme and design....

She wears 18 months in the waist and 3t in length... I am not a seamstress so the cloth need to be pre sewn...

I have found this "movement" of modest clothes that look like what the duggar children (18 and counting, early shows) or what the texas compound women wear Like they walked out of the early 1900's.That is not what I want .I guess jut cute dresses with out characters and with modest cuts....bloomers and slips. Anyone know of a site like that? clasic design I think is the term
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thanks mama!

There are modest clothing, I grew up LDS and we are encouraged not to wear tank tops, short shorts or tshirts that showed your belly. My mom was a big fan of LLBean and Lands End.

Also, 18M? Girls are dressing worse and worse earlier and earlier

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Sorry I will change my wording....

18 month clothing with tank top and short skirts that dont even hit little girl knee. two peice bathing suits....not something I want my daughter to wear.
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I don't put my daughter in clothes that mimick adult clothes, nor does she look like she just stepped out of Little House on the Prairie.

Try Hannah Anderson for ideas. I find a lot of DDs clothes at Target. Some has characters or phrases written on it, but most of their clothes are solids, stripes, bright fun colors and patterns. DD is 2.5 now and in 4T clothes. It hasn't been hard to find her dresses with sleeves and more modest neck lines, long enough to hit mid-calf, etc.
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Speesees has super-cute organic fairtrade (kinda pricy..but they have good sales) clothes for up to 4t.
http://www.speesees.com/prod/shop/home.php
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hanna anderson dresses are darling
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target has a lot of options

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Janie and Jack have cute clothes.
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I have a boy so I was shocked when I went Christmas shopping for a cousin this year. She likes skirts. I thought no problem. That was until I went in three different trendy kid stores and all the skirts were minis! I finally went to Kohl's and found a ton of cute skirts that were at or below the knee. That's my suggestion. You can shop online with them, but really I just can't buy kid clothes online. You just never know how it's going to fit until it's in your hands. IMO

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This is a big problem for me as well. The clothes for women and girls here in Italy tend to be even more suggestive than in the U.S. I had a very hard time finding a one piece bathing suit. I've even seen thongs for little girls! It is so upsetting. Why do people want to dress little girls up that way?
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Check out some of the handmade clothes on Etsy:

Foo Foo and More

Twigs Boutique, of Provo, UT
Palm Tree Princess

I am sure there's a ton more, these are just a few examples. You also support WAHM, made-in-America clothes if you are buying from the maker directly.

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I've even seen thongs for little girls! It is so upsetting. Why do people want to dress little girls up that way?
I feel like I've dodged a bullet having a son! All I have to worry about is his butt hanging out over his jeans, but I'm sure that won't be trendy once he's old enough to have a butt!

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I am looking at the dresses on Foo Foo and More....I may be in trouble....o durn cute. Just.looking.do.not.unfreeze.the.credit.card.
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Personally, I am a big fan of The Children's Place. They're clothes are really colorful with bold prints. They are a bit on the trendy-side, but I don't think they're too mature-looking for my 20 mo. old. The dresses are right at knee-length on Lily. There skirts might be a bit shorter, but most are skorts. Much of their stuff reminds me of things I wore as a child in late 70s and early 80s. The other thing I like about them is that the prices aren't too high and they have good sales and offer coupons.

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We are big HA fans at my house. I like my girls to look like little girls, and their dresses are cute and girlish. I shop the sales, e-bay, I could never afford to pay full price, and the best part is that once the girls reach 2 or so, I can always get at least 2 years of wear out of one dress for the same child. Then they are still in excellent condition for the next child.

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: 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
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We really love Hanna Andersson, Janie and Jack (really expensive but awesome sale rack and often found on ebay) and Tea Collection. All seem really nice and classic for boy or girl. I don't want my girl looking like she is going to night club, nor do I want my 2 year old boy looking like a skate punk.
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I love dresses, and since most of them have short skirts, I just put leggings or baby-sweats under them. It sounds tacky when just say it like that but it looks really cute.
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We really love Hanna Andersson, Janie and Jack (really expensive but awesome sale rack and often found on ebay) and Tea Garden. All seem really nice and classic for boy or girl. I don't want my girl looking like she is going to night club, nor do I want my 2 year old boy looking like a skate punk.

do you have a link for tea garden ?
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I have the same problem. Where we are all the shirts are sleeveless or spaghetti straps and the skirts/shorts are super short. I end up buying adjustable waist pants 4 sizes to big so they are long enough then it looks weird.
I don't understand why people want to dress their kids inappropriately either.

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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
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: 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 :
















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It doesn't add up for me either.

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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.
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Lands End has nice clothes for kids.
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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.

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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.
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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

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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.

Trying to balance a preschooler and peace....
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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

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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!
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