(Closed) impossible to find clothing in your mid 20's

posted 9 years ago in 20 Something
Post # 17
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

Me too!  Nothing fits right and I get to pick between slutty teen or grandma clothing. It doesn’t help that all of the cute blouses and dresses tend to make me look pregnant or fat when I am neither. It seems the only fashionable clothing for people in their mid to late 20s is ridiculously expensive as well.  I refuse to pay $70 for a pair of jeans. 

Post # 19
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

ASOS has some pretty clothes for women in their 20s – can you shop online for it?

Post # 20
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

what?!?! I think there’s tons of great clothes for my age!! JCrew, Banana Republic, Loft, Ann Taylor, Express…. SOO many options. I think your problem might be that you’re in Pittsburgh? I go there a lot and many of the malls don’t have young people stores that I like. My cousins live there and complain about the options (Sears, Belk, Dress barn, etc).

I feel like other ages have it bad. Like if you’re 60 and don’t want to look dumpy and matronly, there’s hardly any clothes. My grandmas have the hardest time finding dressy shoes too (they can’t wear high heels and sandals are too casual for dresses).

Post # 21
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I like some brands that Dillard’s carries – Antonio Melani, BCBG, Gianni Bini, MSSP, Kensie.

They can be a little pricey – but they’re typically well made and look classy, IMO. 

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@caits615:  I feel your pain – I’m 5’1” on a good day and I also have problems with fit… everything is too long!

Post # 22
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

@Stace126:  I’m surprised you’ve had a hard time at Ann Taylor. I LOVE their dresses- they always fit like a dream on me. I wish I had more money to spend there!

Post # 23
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I have this problem too!  The selection of reasonably priced clothing stores is small. I usually shop at the Limited.  They are pricey, but if you hit the sales right then it’s not bad.  Macys can occasionally have good stuff, but you have to search for it.  I also like getting tops on-line at Victoria Secret (you can usually find good sales there too). 

Oh, H&M can have some good things too!  Sometimes it’s slutty but other times you can find nice and cute pieces.

Post # 24
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

American Eagle and Victoria’s Secret have great in-your-20s outfits. My issue is styling. I’m so fussy about how the style is supposed to look and how I would wear a bra with it that I end up not buying jack.

Post # 25
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I would def try Zara, they can be a little pricey but I love their clothes!  You may also want to try H and M. WHile they do have clothes for teens they def have clothes for ppl in their mid 20s to 30s.  And their prices are unbeatable.

Post # 26
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

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@MLDoddie:  RIGHT??? Explain to me how a “petite” or a “short” pair of jeans brushes the ground, unless I’m wearing a 3″ heel- that is not petite or short! The average woman is 5’4″. IMO, I should buy regular length in order to wear heels and petite for flats.

Post # 27
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

“: 1) “I’m a 17 year old slut” or 2) “I’m a 55 year old part time librarian/nun, whose torso/arms have never seen the light of day.””

-LOL!!!!

 

Girl I know EXACTLY what you’re going through. I’m 24 and i’m in this horribly uncomfortable stage where I don’t want to look young but I also don’t want to look too old. I just kind fo want to look like a grown up woman? Y’know what I mean?

 

Apparently nobody makes close for us.

 

The best solution for me was online shopping.

Victorias Secret makes some great “wom1en” clothes. I also love Pinupgirlclothing.com, some of the clothes are way out there but they also have some great staples like pencil skirts and cocktail dresses.

 

I honestly have a new love for SEARS and the BAY as well. If you search long enough I find you get some decent clothes there as well.

 

 

 

Post # 28
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

I’m 43 and it doesn’t get better…it gets worse! Shirts too short, low low looooow rise jeans (one low is enough really), frumpy matronly stuff my mother wouldn’t even wear, etc….what happened to just nice dressy/casual clothing?

Post # 29
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2012

OMG I AGREE!  Clothes just suck for us. I am 27 also and can’t find anything this year at all. I just got done saying the Jrs. clothes look too young and small and not attractive and the ‘adult’ clothes look old and lacking any fun. I dread going shopping these days.

Post # 30
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Honey bee

I felt like this when I first started working. I was 22 and had no idea what “business casual” meant, so I dressed like a 40 year old for a couple of months.

I’m a huge fan of Loft, NY & CO, Khols, and the Limited when I can get their sales.

Post # 31
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Wow. I wish I had this problem! People regard me as someone with good style, and I can’t stop shopping. I don’t dress in keeping with my sort of boring styled city necessarily (DC area), but have developed a personal style from many of those places you mention. I’m a sale/clearance shopper, too, so it isn’t something that has to do with money spent!

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