I miss all of the options that are available for babies and toddlers. There are so many beautiful options to put on babies that they look so cute! Once the kids reach 8, it’s like the designers think that kids only use short, T-shits and sneakers and are rolling in mud all of the time. I want my daughter to dress accordingly for the occasions and places we go to.
The clothing from toddlers to size 12 you can find really pretty dresses like this one from Janie and Jack (I miss them).
We go from the beautiful option above, to the dress below, for example. Sorry if you like it, but I am simply not a fan. This dress does not even compare in style or material. The previous dress has structure, you can tell from far away that the material is of good quality with lining giving great cover. The blue one? Not so much, at a time when girls between ages 11 and 14 really need some lining IMHO.
Then when we look for clothes past size 16 and I just find clothes for girls ages 16 and up. Like this dress from Lulus, I LOVE IT, but it is not for my almost 12-year-old.
So why are the tweens being ignored and not having nice pretty and quality options? What is up with that?
I usually look for dresses that are age appropriate but modern, good fabrics, not see through, AFFORDABLE and nothing that is made out of T-shirt fabric. I. HATE. THOSE dresses even more than I dislike the blue type of dresses. I call them T-shirt dresses and unfortunately it is what I mostly find when shopping online. No wonder it can take me a while to find anything for my daughter and at a reasonable price.
My daughter usually makes the honor roll and the school holds a special ceremony for national honor roll society recipients which requires semi-formal attire. Since I know it takes time for me to find something we both like, I start searching months in advanced.
Hopefully the market will take note and offer more options for tween, we can only hope.
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