As girls get older, clothes shopping can prove one of the biggest challenges they will face. It directly impacts their body image perception and how they see themselves. This may be especially true if a girl is larger (or even simply believes that she is larger) than other girls in her grade. Sometimes it isn’t always easy to find clothes that both fit and “fit in.”
It is possible to make shopping with your daughter more fun and enjoyable…for both of you. The key to a successful shopping day? Help her stop focusing on the negative and start focusing on the many gifts that you can accentuate. Think of the show “What not to Wear” where any size or shape looks great simply by highlighting the person’s features and finding clothes that best fit their figure.
Six Tips To Make Shopping Easier And More Enjoyable
When you hit the shops, keep these important tips in mind:
Find Your Best Color
Find out what color your daughter is by taking this quiz by Color Me Beautiful. Knowing which colors are most flattering will really make a difference when selecting tops and accessories
Get Ideas Online
Look on Instagram and Pinterest for ideas of different ways to wear accessories and have fun putting an outfit together that looks like the picture.
Shop At The Right Stores
Going to stores that have a variety of sizes makes a big difference. Some of the best we have found are Forever 21, Deb, Torrid and Wet Seal are stores that have great selections. One of the things to avoid is making a point about the size; instead, focus on the outfit and finding a style and cut that looks good.
Ask An Expert
Department stores like Sear’s offer free clothing consultations. After completing a brief survey, multiple outfits are placed in a dressing room specifically designed to help fit the body type and also address any concerns.
Choose Flattering Over Fad
Don’t buy something you know isn’t flattering. Everyone talks about having a pair of skinny jeans. The reality is that this style isn’t for everyone; another cut might be better and feel better in the long run.
Accessorizing is one of the easiest ways to feel good – this can be with scarves, bows, earrings, necklaces or even painting nails and getting new haircut. It doesn’t have to be a major makeover. Little things can go a long way. Finding clothes and accessories that gives them a sparkle can prove just the thing to give them a boost.
How do you and your daughter get ready for a day of retail therapy? Join us in Girl Talk and tell us about your fashion tips and style pointers. Leave us a comment below – we can’t wait to hear from you!