(Closed) When should/did you stop shopping in the juniors section?

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Post # 47
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

This is why I hate shopping so much (plus I’m a bigger size so that doesn’t help matters).  I’m 23 and I’m not sure where I’m supposed to shop and to add, I’m not a petite size and I’m on the larger end of the Women’s section, so I go and look in the plus size and all the stuff there is for women in their 40’s with weird prints and the stuff just hangs off of me.

Post # 48
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

Im 33 and pregnant and I still shop for cute tops in the Jr’s department.

Post # 49
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

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@beekiss:  Exactly…the weird prints are usually what turn me off, too…and some of the “boxier” cuts…

Post # 50
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

@harleyq:  I’m 33 and still venture out in the juniors department.  Granted there are some things that I simply say are too young for me, but I say you like something, go for it!

Post # 51
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2019 - City, State

two words….online shopping. yep i still buy stuff from forever 21 and im 28. mostly shoes and a thing or two here or there. I refuse to think of myself as too old to be trendy. Im not letting anything hang out and I am not buying like club dresses or something. so I dont see anything wrong with it. I feel like the women’s sections in a lot of department stores are just too matronly for me still. But again it doesnt bother me much to shop wherever i want because ill just do online shopping so no one sees me πŸ™‚ going into the store….whole other story.

Post # 52
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

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@mrs_pugetsound:  Agreed, they do seem quite boxie and I like longer tops and I have a much smaller chest than most plus size women so that doesn’t help matters either.

Post # 53
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

I’d say around 23, when I was past my crazy ” I need a new cute top to wear to the bar every night” stage. Usually at places like Macys I just stick to the brands I know aren’t going to be frumpy; I like Calvin Klein, Lucky, DKNY, etc. I still shop at places like Express or the Limited for some things too, but places like Forever 21 and abercrombie I don’t care for any more.

Post # 54
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

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@mrs_pugetsound:  and
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@beekiss:  

i actually like the boxier stuff, and i’m small chested too.  as i got older, I became less comfy with form fitting stuff, so i love the loose tops and i’ll just wear a belt at the waist.  i feel like i can manipulate my figure better with this by setting my own waist.

Post # 55
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I just don’t think I’ll ever wake up one day and be happy if my entire closet is full of this:

Not that there is anything wrong with that if it is your style, but I don’t think I’ll ever want it to be mine.  πŸ™  And that I feel like that is what a lot of the clothes I’m digging through in the Women’s sections look like.  I think as long as you are dressing in a way that flatters your body type, isn’t obscene, and makes you feel happy and comfortable…it shouldn’t matter what section you are browsing.

Post # 57
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I’m almost 29 and still sometimes end up browsing the juniors section for certain things.  For things like summer dresses and basic tee’s the juniors section offers low cost options.  And in some stores (like Kohls or Pennies) have little to offer the late 20 and 30 year old crowd, but sometimes you can find a win in there Juniors section.  

Post # 58
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2011

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@mrs_pugetsound:  hahaha  hilarious.

If you’re shopping in the section that carries that, it might be the reason you aren’t finding anything.  Most department stores have a misses department with brands like rachel roy, bar III, lucky, free people, etc.  

I think those departments are specifically geared towards 20 and 30 somethings and I would be surprised to see a 50 year old in there.  Impulse at Macy’s TBD at Nordstrom and pretty much all of Bloomingdales.

Post # 59
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

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@mrs_pugetsound:  Ok.  I see your point.  You’re right.  I would be unhappy too.  When you said boxy, I pictured something entirely different, haha.  Just loose, squarish, and not form fitting at the waist.

Somethign like this 

http://www.bcbg.com/product/index.jsp?productId=12687334&cp=4213681.4364320.2768995&view=all&parentPage=family’ defer=’defer

or http://www.zara.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/product/us/en/zara-us-S2012/189508/631979/EMBROIDERED%2BBLOUSE

or this without the cutout back.  http://www.bcbg.com/product/index.jsp?productId=12687388&cp=4213681.4364320.2768995&view=all&parentPage=family’ defer=’defer

Post # 60
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

WOW!! Im 30 and I still do the majority of my shopping in the juniors department. I’m a jeans and tee shirt kinda girl and the junior size clothes just fit better. I stick to the plain stuff though. When I wonder over into misses everything is too big. I need an extra small in misses and that’s kinda hard to find. Reading these posts makes me feel really old πŸ™

Post # 61
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

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@Meowkers:  LOL…okay, I admittedly picked an “extreme” version of what I sometimes see.  I get what you are saying though!!  It is there, perhaps just in different stores.  πŸ™‚

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@harleyq:  I laughed at “hot grandma.”  πŸ˜‰  I had a conversation about this with an older coworker the other day.  She is in her late 50’s and also refuses to ever fall into the QVC, arthritic fingers, elastic jeans trap!

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@vanextras:  All those tops are actually very cute, and I’d wear any of them!  Maybe I should borrow some of you ladies to do some online shopping for me!  πŸ˜‰

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