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Old 06-23-2002, 11:42 AM   #1
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Clothing sucketh

[color=royal blue]*TIME TO RANT*

Please don't tell me I'm the only one fed up with the clothing they sell fer girls these days. And I'm not even the parent of one. I AM A TEENAGE GIRL and I cannot STAND like 95% of what is sold.

Am I the only 17 yr old on the face of this planet who does NOT want to be constantly adjusting her clothing every 2 seconds? What they call the Juniors' section in stores is just recockulous. I could buy a large shirt and it would still be too small. And I'm not even a huge person! At all! Then mom's like OK well why don't we try like the regular womens' section. Nnnoo everything there is weird and too big fer me or ugly or all three....

I am going to put my head through a window now. I'll be the one wearing a paper bag

PLEASE someone else must understand this. I'm gonna start sewing my own clothes, I swear.

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Old 06-23-2002, 12:00 PM   #2
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YES. I agree completely. Everything is tiny, trashy or ugly (or all three). It is so irritating. I can't ever find any clothes I like, and what clothes I DO like is usually at Hot Topic, so naturally it's too small if it isn't one of those XXXXXXXXL size t-shirts. Oh, and I forgot to mention my personal problem.. I know I can't be the only person out there who has a fairly slim waist but has a *cough* big chest. ARRGH. I have to get large size t-shirts when I could be getting small, and it makes me look a lot worse than I already do, and a lot shorter as well.
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Old 06-23-2002, 12:17 PM   #3
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I completely know what you mean. I have pretty much stopped shopping in juniors' departments because so many junior styles are...well...slutty. I'm nineteen and not at all what you'd call conservative, but I just wouldn't go out in public in some of that stuff.

And I have the problem of being small-boned and fairly slender, but being very curvy and, um, busty. I have to buy a large just so there's enough room for my chest. And why does EVERYTHING have spandex in it these days? Are we in the 80s again? What happened to 100% cotton with French darts?

AND: I'm only five feet tall, and because of my humongous hips, I have to buy at least a size nine in pants. Of course, these pants are consistently too long and I have cut three inches off the bottom. My seamstress loves me. The only jeans I have found that fit my on top AND bottom are L.E.I. petite cut flares; I think I have four or five pairs of them.

Here are some good places to shop that have "young"-looking clothes without being too slutty or running too small:

Eddie Bauer
Old Navy
Boscov's (on the East Coast)
Many, many consignment shops (Greene Street Consignment in Philadelphia is one of my favorites...I've gone to Philly just to shop there)
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Old 06-23-2002, 12:21 PM   #4
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No freakin kidding...and I'm 26! Not that it's really an age issue, but I don't want to look like I'm 80 either! Good thing my tastes are for the most part t-shirts and jeans...although I've been perusing (however you spell that) the more trendy clothes in an effort to reinvent myself (for the hundreth time). Maybe I'll just stick with what I've got.
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YES. I agree completely. Everything is tiny, trashy or ugly (or all three). It is so irritating. I can't ever find any clothes I like, and what clothes I DO like is usually at Hot Topic, so naturally it's too small if it isn't one of those XXXXXXXXL size t-shirts. Oh, and I forgot to mention my personal problem.. I know I can't be the only person out there who has a fairly slim waist but has a *cough* big chest. ARRGH. I have to get large size t-shirts when I could be getting small, and it makes me look a lot worse than I already do, and a lot shorter as well.
[color=royal blue]YES! That's ME exactly!! I'm like small all over but I have big boobs and a big brain and it scares ppl and it scares myself. *punches a wall*

Maybe it's not clothes that suck. Maybe it's just women parts.
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ok, so for someone who is 25 I have a similar problem shopping. Can't find jeans right now because I don't want to be wearing pants that flash my crack. And yeah, large shirts are running small now. Really small. And I don't think that's just because of my boobs.

There was a story in the Wall St. Journal in August I think about parents going school clothes shopping and how they couldn't find anything in stores appropriate for their 8-year-old daughters! How is that possible?

And I remember reading a quote from Tara Reid [stupid actress that dated Carson Daly] talking about she loves her extra low cut jeans but she always has to sit with her back against the wall so she doesn't flash anyone. well, what's the point of that?
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Okay sorry I'm a bit out of topic here: But for the girls who have large breasts, you could try buying a minimizer bra, and maybe you would feel more comfortable in your clothes and the clothing would fit better. They really do make a difference.
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Okay sorry I'm a bit out of topic here: But for the girls who have large breasts, you could try buying a minimizer bra, and maybe you would feel more comfortable in your clothes and the clothing would fit better. They really do make a difference.
A woman I know is DDD or EE, so she uses a minimizer...it makes her look so much better!
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I hate shopping for clothes because I'm built funny too, so nothing fits. I'm 5'2'' and have a small waist, but have a large ribcage and muscular legs. I'm flat-chested, so I can't fill out a shirt, but small shirts don't fit because of my ribcage. With jeans, I can't find pants that fit on my waist and hips that aren't really tight on my legs. I need my own seamstress.
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try Hot Topic
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I'm not exactly a skinny minnie, but I know how you feel.... most normal clothes fit me, however certain brands of clothes are just weird.

Jordache jeans for example.

I get a pair that is "my size" and try them on and they are too tight so with blown ego I try on the next size up. The only difference is the length of the legs in those two jeans, the waist line is exactly the same

Low rider jeans also bug me, because I have that little pooch at my stomach that sticks out and it looks horrible. You have to be skin and bones to look decent in a pair of those
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Ha! I can totally join in on this rant too. Buying summer clothes for me is really annoying because so many shirts for people my age (19) are more hoey than I would like. Also, there are a lot of shirts that you either have to wear a strapless bra with or no bra at all, and that's really not possible for me. Death to strapless bras! I have yet to find one that actually works for someone with a fairly large chest. Argh.

I usually can find good clothes at places like Old Navy, American Eagle Outfitters, and Express, though.
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[B]I completely know what you mean. I have pretty much stopped shopping in juniors' departments because so many junior styles are...well...slutty. I'm nineteen and not at all what you'd call conservative, but I just wouldn't go out in public in some of that stuff.
I thought I was just getting OLD....

But yeah, I think once you hit the age of 20 or so your body changes drasitcally whether you put on weight or not....I haven't really gained weight, but I certainly cant fit into the same pants I did when i graduated HS ....and have givin up trying cuz stuff just --CHANGED!

I like GAP jeans, they fit my small waist and stocky legs
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[color=royal blue]ALSO...... apart from size and cut.....why can't I go into even like HECHT'S without seeing shirts or pants emblazoned with retarded phrases like "sexy" or "foxy" or "flirt" or whatever it is people think 12 year olds should be wearing. How do people think that's OK? That's who ends up buying that garbage. Middle schoolers! (not all middle schoolers, I know) Clothing that's targeted for my age group -- my mom wouldn't let me out of the house like that. Heck I wouldn't even let myself outta the house like that.[/color]
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I totally agree with u, Mona. I am 19 and I have the hardest time finding things that will fit me right, let alone things that allow me to look my age. I dislike that all of the clothes out there are for girls that are extremely skinny and are as flat as board. I just have the hardest time shopping because nothing ever fits me right. I always end up wearing something that an older woman would wear.
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