Posts tagged "clothing"

Girls short shorts? Not my tween daughter

Girls short shorts? Not my tween daughter
Who wears short shorts? While the Royal Teens sang that question in the 1956 song of the same name, it’s a question many parents are asking today as hem lines, particularly on shorts, creep up higher than parental minds could ever imagine. From what I can tell from friends and the blogosphere that is buzzing... Read more »

Websites offering tween clothing for older kids and in bigger sizes

Websites offering tween clothing for older kids and in bigger sizes
Dressing a tween is not an easy proposition, and the challenge of finding clothing that both tweens and parents like, or at least find appropriate, only gets harder as tweens grow. Many clothing stores stop carrying kids sizes after size 12, but some stock kids clothing in larger sizes. Some parents prefer that option over... Read more »

Finding a sport for my tween daughter was all about the clothes

Finding a sport for my tween daughter was all about the clothes
For my tween, it is all about the clothes. She’s always loved skirts and dresses. That’s just who she’s been since she could speak enough to voice her opinion. Since kindergarten, I have tried and failed to find a sport that my skirt-clad girl liked.  Bitty basketball was a bust when she decided she’d rather... Read more »
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Tweens can live out dreams of fashion designing

Tweens can live out dreams of fashion designing
Do you have a tween girl who loves clothes? or would like to be a fashion designer, at least for a day? Looking for a fun alternative to the mall for back to school clothes shopping? I answer “yes” to all of those.  And I don’t think I’m alone, based on the popularity of FashionPlaytes.com,... Read more »

Back to school shopping tips to save your money and your sanity

Back to school shopping tips to save your money and your sanity
According to a National Retail Federation report released in June, the average American family with children in kindergarten through 12th grade will spend an estimated $688.62 for back-to-school shopping, up from $603.63 last year. That’s a lot of dough.  If you’re looking to save a little, a sales tax holiday can help. Here in Illinois,... Read more »

Size 11 does not exist in kids clothing

Paging size 11 in girls clothing.  Size 11, where are you? If only I knew the answer. My tween is turning 10, and she’s of average size, perhaps a little taller than average. With school starting soon, we’ve started restocking the wardrobe for the coming academic year.  I realize it’s very much a first world... Read more »
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Justice stores rely on tween nagging and sensory overload to boost sales

The clothing store Justice caters to tween girls and their appetite for trendy clothing.  The store targets kids ages 7-14 and fear not, they’re launching a new line of boys clothing, known as Brothers.  (For those from way back, anyone remember Limited Too?  It morphed into Justice.) Tween moms seem very split on the store. ... Read more »

Clothing your tween while maintaining the peace and your peace of mind

A few readers have asked about the issue of clothing tweens.  It is a big deal. Big. Deal. You want your daughter clothed and not looking like a hoochie mama. You want your son wearing something that doesn’t make you cringe.  And they have their own ideas of what they should wear. I’m still trying... Read more »