Post # 1
Curious what others think because I’ve been planning shopping trips and just thought to myself “What if one day I become the creepy old lady shopping with 13 yr olds?” .
Personally I’m 23 and feel a little like I’m getting too old for trendy stores but I still like the Jrs section for casual things…not the glittery, neon, rhinestone, shredded stuff or pants with words on the ass but their clothes just seem more fun overall. Plus I’m tiny and it’s easier to find things that fit the way I like. And it’s cheaper, lol.
Post # 3
I’m 5’10, 130lbs, and 22. I shop in the juniors department.
Hangs head in shame.
Post # 4
I recently turned 24, and I’m beginning to think I’m getting too “old” for the juniors section. However, I also think I’m too “young” for the misses/women section. It feels like whenever I go shopping, I don’t belong in EITHER section haha!! So I know what you mean…
Post # 5
When I was 21? I remember trying a bunch of stuff at abercrombie last year and realizing I looked silly in all of it.
Post # 6
@doxielove: Seriously. I think I’m going to start a store called “Twenty-Somethings” and sell out.
Post # 8
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hahaha Good question. I’m 25, but I’m super short. I do a mix of juniors for hanging out clothes and the petite section for my work clothes. Though, many times, I feel too young for the petite grown up section.
Post # 9
@doxielove: I’m beginning to think I’m getting too “old” for the juniors section. However, I also think I’m too “young” for the misses/women section.
I go into juniors and they have a lot cute stuff, but I’m finding that I increasingly raise an eyebrow at more and more of it the older I get. But then I go into Misses and it all looks so much more plainer and more blah. And when I find stuff I do like, it’s often in sizes 4+ and I need a 2.
I kind of browse both sections and hope I find something that works lol.
Post # 10
I am 26 and I feel like being in your mid twenties is kind of a transitional time…the juniors stuff looks too young, but a lot of women’s stuff looks too old. I like the contemporary section (like “savvy” at Nordstrom–I think that’s what it’s called there).
There are still some things in the juniors section I think are cute, but in general I think I’ve aged out of it. The only thing I can’t seem to shake is the shorts. I always find myself gravitating toward cute little jean shorts and the like during summertime. I know I should tell myself to back away from the juniors section, but they go with everything…must…resist…age-inappropriate jean shorts….
Post # 11
I think for me it depends on what stores. Macy’s Jr.’s section is very young. I stopped shopping there while still in college.
Nordstrom is a little bit more trendy and not as teeny bopper. Plus the quality isn’t as bad. So I shopped there until I was about 25 and sometimes I still peruse it for a random find.
H&M’s junior section just recently lost my interest in the last two years or so, (i’m 28).
I still shop in the junior’s section at Target because their women’s section is too conservative.
But then there are stores like Bebe, Arden B, AE, etc that are geared towards the junior market that I haven’t stepped foor in since end of college. I think it’s not just the styles that I’m too old for but the quality sucks compared to “adult” clothing.
ETA: I think there is a difference in merchandise based on the location of department stores. Most department stores here like Macy’s, Nordstrom, Bloomingdales, have large contemporary sections that are in between women’s and juniors. In fact I would say they are the bulk of the merchandise. They’re full of clothes that are trendy and cute but cut for a 20/30 something body. Don’t other bees have that in their department stores? I’m a little surprised by some of these posts saying there is nothing for the transitional age.
Post # 12
Yikes…I’m 30, and I’m STILL in that weird stage of in-between-ness too (in all fairness, I am always carded and people think I’m 22). I feel like I shouldn’t be in the juniors section looking for the crazy glitter tops or shirts with sayings on them. But the women’s department still seems so “frumpy” to me. I don’t want to be frumpy, and I don’t want to look like I got stuck in a time warp. I want to look sexy and professional. I still buy my jeans in the juniors section, and more “subdued” tops. But tops are kinda hard to find to fit my ta-tas (nothing with buttons works for a 32Dear Daughter….grrr). I don’t want to resign myself to jeans with elastic waist bands or sweater sets in putrid colors just yet…
Post # 13
I have the same problem in department stores, so I typically don’t shop there. I like buying clothes at places like J. Crew or The Limited. I feel like their clothes match my age (mid 20’s).
Post # 14
I am 26…5’1 and 118lbs and I still shop in the juniors dept. I don’t do all of my shopping there and I don’t get ridiculous looking stuff but it fits me.
Post # 15
I must say in your 20s it’s really hard to find that in-between fashion. It’s either too young or too old. I try to shop at The Limited or The Loft. I also thrift clothes from ebay & Plato’s Closet but I only stick to certain brands (limited, loft, banana republic, j crew, gap, express).
@Meowkers: I totally agree about Target!!!
Post # 16
I’m 29 and shop in both the juniors and misses departments. I think it depends on what it is and the style of it, rather than the fact that it’s jr’s. I like shorts from the juniors, jeans I buy from both, and work tops I get in the misses section.