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Posted 24 February 2013 - 07:35 AM

QUOTE(Puggie @ Feb 22 2013, 10:38 AM) View Post



And I am with you on how sexualised some girls' clothing is. Gross! I want my girl looking like a girl not a prepubescent wanna be unsure.gif Natural fibers, longer skirts or leggins and nothing that shouldn't be showing, thanks!


And that's why I order lots of Caitlin's clothes from overseas. Much more to chose from that is age appropriate and natural fibers. I'm guessing that when she starts school I'll be able to buy more local stuff like CR and Seed but atm with the volume I need to buy, ordering online is cheaper.

I also think a lot of the custom stuff I see for girls is a bit too cutesy and frilly for my taste after about age 3.

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Posted 24 February 2013 - 08:19 AM

Even though Nina is not school aged, she is in pre-school 3 days a week so a lot of her nice clothes don't get worn. She is also still a really messy eater (lol) so I am loathe to put her in really nice clothes when we go out as I can't get stains out!

And on the topic of sexualised clothes for girls - my god, how hard is it to get longer shorts for girls! I ended up buying 2 pair of coloured denim BOYS shorts in mint green and black from best and less and one red pair from Target (thank god for adjustable waists as the boys cut are way different to the girls, I think I bought a size 2!).

Nina also has a couple of skirts from Target from summer 2011 that still fit that skinny little waist. They are just jersey fabric but nearly to her knee (and she is tall). I also found one that has shorts underneath the skirt which has been good. I hate short things and spaghetti straps for that matter!


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Posted 24 February 2013 - 12:50 PM

QUOTE(Windsor @ Feb 24 2013, 05:35 AM) View Post

I also think a lot of the custom stuff I see for girls is a bit too cutesy and frilly for my taste after about age 3.


I agree. Sophie's tastes have also changed away from frilly to twirly. She lives in shirred dresses, ra-ra skirts and peasant tips with pedal pushers. Perhaps there's a business opportunity here?

(Although presently she's dressed as a mermaid smile.gif )

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Posted 24 February 2013 - 08:37 PM

QUOTE(Monica @ Feb 24 2013, 09:19 AM) View Post

And on the topic of sexualised clothes for girls - my god, how hard is it to get longer shorts for girls! I ended up buying 2 pair of coloured denim BOYS shorts in mint green and black from best and less and one red pair from Target (thank god for adjustable waists as the boys cut are way different to the girls, I think I bought a size 2!).

Nina also has a couple of skirts from Target from summer 2011 that still fit that skinny little waist. They are just jersey fabric but nearly to her knee (and she is tall). I also found one that has shorts underneath the skirt which has been good. I hate short things and spaghetti straps for that matter!



When Cait was back in a size 1 I think, I grabbed some cheap shorts from Big W, held up the boys and girls to compare and there was a good inch difference in length. (As everything has to be pink now, haven't done a comparison lately!)

The stuff I order online from Gymboree has lots of built in shorts, I've only just started finding skorts here at Target.



As I've just got out all of Caitlin's winter stuff that I bought ahead, and discovered a huge order that I forgot to write up and am now completely overstocked wacko.gif , can someone with a primary aged child give me some NUMBERS with their clothes! How MANY party dresses, after school outfits etc. am I going to need?!

I just unpacked 3 new pairs of jeans (mid wash, dark denim and black, all $5 each plus a pair of lighter ones and brown cord that are a small make and she grew into end of last year, both second hand) for the child who will not wear pants without a fight. PLEASE give me some guidance!

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Posted 24 February 2013 - 09:12 PM

I can't say that I have found a lot of little girls clothes to sexified or maybe i just bypass them as they dont fit into the style Mollie suits. Mollie tends to live in dresses (mostly around knee length and flowy) and will wear shorts occasionally. She owns two pairs of shorts lol. sad.gif She loves pretty clothes and that is very much my style too. I think when she starts school her wardrobe will reduce slightly. But honestly it is just far too difficult to do so.

As for my son. The older he gets. The less amount of clothes are needed as he tend to go for the same two outfits. Despite him having 5-10 different pairs of shirts/shorts.

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Posted 25 February 2013 - 10:16 AM


Ah yes, definitely need less play clothes but I have found that laundering hasn't changed much wink.gif
Both girls get out of school uniforms every day when they get home, so most 'around-the-house' stuff is shorts/skirts and shirts. The girls do so much sport after school that they're only wearing play clothes on wed, fri & sundays.

DD2 (6yo) is definitely more girly and picks more feminine clothes. DD1, at 8, is more into sporty wear and denim. We have a few pretty dresses and mostly we'll buy a few a year. Fortunately, the girls are also the same size so we can share clothes biggrin.gif

I tried buying some clothes before Christmas and was horrified that size 7 seemed to be out of 'girl-wear' and into that early teen wear at the major chains (target etc). I've found it fine for the play wear but I've had to buy a few dresses from boutiques/Myers/DJs that are more occasion-appropriate.



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Posted 25 February 2013 - 11:26 AM

My biggest issue is finding boys clothes that don't have skulls and cross bones or pirates on them. Why can't they have non violent things on their clothes? (Or lunch boxes for that matter???) Big W have just bought out a range of cheap simple shirts that have a block type picture of a car, or a plane etc that are good generic ones.

As for what is needed once they go to school. I don't tend to get H changed after school, so he wears his uniform all through the week. Then we need something for the weekend. However I always get caught out on school holidays, suddenly we more clothes than we have. You will probably need some party clothes though as you tend to end up at a lot of birthday parties, especially in the first year.

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