Mid- to late-20s gals- do you still buy clothes from the Jrs section?

posted 4 years ago in 20 Something
Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@kmaemu:  I absolutely do shop in the juniors’ section. I’m 26, but I am not built for “womens'” clothing. I’ve tried all different brands, styles, cuts, etc. and they just don’t fit. 

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

i still buy jrs dresses and shirts but i dont typically go for the pants. 

Post # 5
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

I will buy occasional trendy pieces from Forever 21. If I’m in a department store then I shop in the contemporary/impulse type of sections (ie: Rag and Bone, Current/Elliott, BCBG, French Connection, etc). My favorite stores are usually Zara, Topshop, or BCBG. I’m 28. 

ETA: my work clothes are from The Loft, Banana Republic, J. Crew, and Zara

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I’m only 23 but I still shop from juniors and probably will for a long time Embarassed

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

Frequently shop in the junior section at Winners, other than that I just shop at wherever I find something I like.

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

Ughh yes … I do… I am 26 but I have a tiny frame. It’s impossible for me to shop anywhere other than juniors. I can get away with Ann Taylor petites every once in a while though. I recently discovered that a size XL in children’s is too big for me!

Post # 9
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

Not really.  The tops became too short while I was in college due to my busty nature.  The pants stopped fitting in my mid-20s when my thighs filled out and I couldn’t get the skinny junior pants over them anymore.  I do occasionally buy a pair of larger juniors jeans though because I don’t have much of a butt and the womens jeans sag.

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I’m 28 and don’t shop in the Junior’s section anymore.  I don’t think there’s anything wrong with it; the junior clothes just don’t fit me as well.  My style has definitely changed the last couple years – I don’t like super tight clothes or skirts above the knee anymore. 

And the answer is NO to the mom haircut 🙂

Post # 11
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Honey Beekeeper

I don’t. I’m 5’11” and have hips so juniors clothes are not for me.

Post # 13
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

Hmmm…I don’t normally.  I’m almost 29.  I mostly dislike Forever 21 but I am 5’11”-6’0″ and I think they make their clothes for super short people.  I tend to shop at Banana Republic, Ann Taylor, Loft, J Crew, Limited, department stores I usually don’t shop in the juniors anymore but I still don’t buy anything that looks middle-aged.  I also love shopping at places online where you can get pricier things at a discount.  I think I stopped around 24.  No to the mom haircut.

Post # 14
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@Artificial-Sweetener:  +1! I bought a dress from Ann Taylor petites and STILL had to get it altered. I just don’t wanna deal with the extra cost lol.

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

Im 32 and I still do. Why? Because womens size 5/6 is highwasted and old womanish looking. I truly hate normal women’s clothes.

Post # 16
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

I’m 26 & shop in the juniors section, still…. I’m not happy about it at all because so much of the stuff is just waay too loud and attention grabbing for my tastes. My problem is that I’m just not built for any other sizes- I’m 5’4″, weigh 110, barely an A-cup, so my body is a juniors body despite the fact that I’m 26 years old. I’ve tried petites, misses, & more and everything in its smallest size is still waay too large for me. 

As a results of having ot shop in the Jr’s sections I just don’t shop very often. When I do I look for basics pretty much- standard levi’s jeans, black/tan/plaid work pants, and then pair them with brighter shirts since it’s so hard to find non-party junior tops. I don’t see any end in sight since my mom has been my size for 15+ years and has also never left the Jrs dept. =(

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