As tween girls make their voyage towards their teen years, they begin expressing themselves through clothing choices. Unfortunately, the media perpetuates very impractical images of what young women should look like. Ultra-thin models wearing scant and tight fitting clothing with plunging necklines adorn magazine covers and are flashed over many network television stations. As a result, the clothing options for tween girls tend to be styled and suited for much older women.
Apparel geared toward elementary school-aged children can make a tween feel babyish and awkward, while clothing for teens can be inappropriately revealing at this juncture. A transitional line of clothing that offers trend-right styles yet is cut appropriately for young girls, can empower tweens to feel confident and strong and encourage a healthy style sense. Tween-friendly lines like Ragdoll and Rockets and T2Love offer great pieces-cardigans, tunics, jeggings etc.- bursting with colour and bold prints that allow girls to express their individuality while looking stylish and most importantly feeling comfortable.
Tween bottoms can be another headache to shop for if you’re not looking in the right places. A ruffled hemline on a skirt in primary colors might feel too young for your tween, while a jean skirt that doesn’t leave much to the imagination is outside of your comfort zone. Pinc Premium offers an amicable solution. Their Bubble Skirts have an appropriate length and a bit a flounce adding a touch of sophistication and style without giving away the farm. Their leggings, jeggings and skinny jeans are super soft with lots of stretch allowing for ease of movement.
Social events can also pose wardrobe conundrums, but if you know where to shop, finding the perfect look can be a cinch. Blush by Us Angels designs gorgeous special occasion dresses specifically cut for tweens. They use beautiful chiffon, impeccable design and craftsmanship to create pieces that will make any girl feel like the belle of the ball while still allowing her to look her age. Pair dresses with a slight wedge heel or a patent ballet flat for a look that’s not only in vogue but also appropriate.
Finding clothes that both mom and daughter can agree on doesn’t have to be a cause of stress and frustration. There are some fab options out there. You just need to know where to look.