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

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Post # 77
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I hope I never stop. Im only 23- Im short, ( 5’3 ) and Im definetly not flat chested ( 34C ) I weight around 110–I do shop in the Jrs section and I dont mind it. I love it actually, and I think it depends what your going for really! you can find cute stuff in ANY section.. psssh, even the mens section could have some ” nice ” stuff that you can feminize right away.. It literally comes down to what your going for and what your looking for.

Post # 78
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

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@mrs_pugetsound:  THIS!

 

I’m 29 and still shopping in the Junior’s section. 5’5″ 145, so I’m certainly not a skinny-minnie either.  I keep seeing things in the women’s section that make me cringe!

Also, I don’t consider things like Theory or Express to be specifically one or the other, and I like those things. 

Post # 79
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I’m guilty of being 29 and still shopping in the juniors section. My problem is that they don’t make women’s clothing that fit me. I’m 5’7 (so too tall for petites), 103lbs, and wear a size 0 or smaller almost everywhere I shop. Just about all the women’s clothes I find that I like only come in size 4 and up, or just don’t fit me right. I stay away from the girlie, sequined, frilly crap though. I usually find a lot of cute stuff in Kohl’s, the Guess sale rack, and Victoria’s Secret clearance stuff. I have the worst time finding pants because my hips are wide, so a lot of the time in order for them to fit me in the hips, they’re then too big everywhere else.

Post # 80
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I’m 27 (yikes) and still sometimes shop int he junior’s section. Sometimes if I need some fun dresses for things I’ll get it at F21. It really depends how you put stuff together. Some pieces can be mixed with more tailored clothing to create a better balance.

My “style” has been consistent since 24 for the most part. My fiance says it’s been refined over the last couple years but I still have my rock and roll on. Not sure what that means. Probably because I still wear Doc Martens with my dresses?

Post # 81
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I’m 27 and I still shop in the juniors dept for some things like jeans, shorts and capris.  The juniors sizes fit me better than the misses sizes.  My mother in law who is in her 50’s buys capris from the juniors department also.

Post # 82
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2010

I’m 36 and I still shop in the juniors! LOL.  but I only look for simple classic clothes, like dark jeans or solid color tops, nothing slutty or dance club looking. 

it costs less and in some cases, it’s easier — like in Macy’s or Nordstrom where all of their clothes are organized in a way I don’t understand (they seem to organize their adult women’s clothes by brand, which I absolutely hate). it’s just easier to head straight for juniors where I can always find what I’m looking for. 

Post # 83
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I shop wherever I can find something that fits 🙂 I check juniors for casual tees and zip-ups. I go to misses for work clothes. Jeans I usually find in misses, too. I haven’t been able to wear juniors jeans since I popped out my kid. Those jeans are NOT designed to flatter leftover baby pooch! lol

Post # 84
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2012 - Glades Pike Winery, Somerset, PA

I stopped shopping at “department stores” like that when I was like…18? 19? because the juniors’ departments were too young, but the missy/petites departments were too old (and mostly still too big for me…I am *really* petite). I started shopping at clothing-specific stores like The Limited, New York & Co, White House Black Market, etc. They have clothes that are “young” enough to be age appropriate, but not teenager-y and not too big for me either!

Occasionally I go into Macy’s and Penney’s because they do tend to have some petites’ clothing geared towards 20-somethings, but I’m usually the youngest person by 30 years shopping in that section anyway, haha.

Post # 85
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

i shop mainly in the junior’s section. i’ll be 28 this summer and i’m short, skinny and have no boobs, so there isn’t a whole lot i can find in the women’s department. i do skim the racks and once in a while i find something, but i feel like everything is too wide for me.

and not only do i shop in the junior’s department, but in the little girl’s section as well, haha! but mostly just for pants and shoes. and i’m very careful not to buy things that look too young for me in both junior’s & kid’s depts. nothing loaded with glitter, nothing that says “princess” or “hottie” on it….i get mistaken for a teen all the time, so i don’t buy clothes that make me look even younger than i already do, haha

Post # 86
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

@harleyq:  Ahh I know what you mean! I’m months away from being 23 and I still shop in the Juniors section! I’m super short (4’11) so their clothes just fit me better, but like you mentioned I dont try looking like a middle school or HS girl lol. Besides, those jeans give me a better shape than misses do. I dont know when I should stop shopping in that section!

Post # 87
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

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@aliavenue:  Try it and I will definitely go!

Post # 88
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

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@TopazWedding:  I used to shop at all those 3 stores, but after a while the smell at A&F became too much, and when I try looking at AE I never find anything my size :/ so now I only shop at Hollister. About 75% of my closet has shirts from those stores! I’m starting to tone it down though.

Post # 89
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: December 2016

Def.depends on the style!! I JUST stopped dressing like I did, like back when I was 22/23  like all those prints and stuff.But I am small,can fit XS to S tops and 2/5 sz pants but not mid rise, I like the lower rise but no butt crack hanging out!   I am giving all my old clothes  to my almost 13 y/o sister lol! She is a bit smaller than me. Pinterest has opened my eyes!! I love the stuff on there but alot is juniors such as from Tillys and AE. I love it but its classic stuff and some floral stuff too:) Definitely trying to dress like I am almost 29. Just got tired of going into stores and looking at stuff and saying ” that is not me anymore but Ill wear it bc its all I know”  Boy oh boy was I wrong! AE is my new fav store. The shorts and pants are very comfy and not too pricey. I love Express now or even Target (juniors)for basics. As long as you feel like you it really doesnt matter where you shop! I feel way more better now that I learned how to put together an outfit,accessorize and I can pull it off too!! Esp.having kids I do not want to look toooo young or old haha!

Post # 90
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I really let it depend on the item, but generally I have taken to shopping at stores like Loft, Limited, Banana Republic, etc. I still don’t want it to look old, but they usually have a good sampling of clothes that I think match my age and style. 

I also have a good sampling of “party” dresses from stores like Express and French Connection. Although I did just find a cute dress at Urban Outfitters that I didn’t think screamed “undergrad.”  It really just depends. 

I’ve realized that my style has changed a lot over the last few years. I don’t think I’m boring by any means, but I think I used to be a bit more out there and now I’m leaning more towards clean and classic.I don’t really wear patterns or anything.

I think you just have to wade through it. Funny story: A few weeks ago I was in Las Vegas for a wedding of one of our best friends. Since it was a Destination Wedding on sort of short notice, all of us went unaccompanied so four of us girls shared a room for the weekend. It was SO OBVIOUS whose clothes/dresses were whose in the closet. We all just have really different styles despite being the same age. 

Post # 91
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: December 2016

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@Mrs.LemonDrop:  Clean and classy…. Great description of my style now!!! Like after turning 28 it was an omg moment that I did not want to and could not wear what I use to even 2 yrs ago.  Not that I dressed badly just not me anymore and I’m happier now!! More confident 🙂 

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