Looking for a stylish or gorgeous dress for a party, school dance or the holidays?
If you’re a Tween or a mom of a Tween, no doubt you’ve all been a little frustrated when it comes to shopping or finding a dress for School Dances, Weddings or other events. Dresses might seem too young, too grown up, and there’s nothing in between.
My suggestion when dress shopping for your tween gets frustrating: Start with the simple ‘Little Black Dress’ and layer it with the right accessories. Whether it be a shrug, jacket, jewelry, funky shoes or glitzy pumps or flats. You can use accessories, purses, shoes and your hair style to either dress it up, or dress it down. A simple sapphire dress like this one by MONNALISA can be worn to a variety of events:
If you are more into finding your own style and you are in the Junior size range, ModCloth could be an excellent option for the Teen Girls.
Watch a video of some of your favorite dresses modeled for you!
Sizes vary based on manufacturer, however, there are a lot of styles offered in XS sizes, which measure out at 31″ bust and 00-0 and 0-1 Junior sizing. The styles are endless!
Where to shop?
modcloth.com (Price Range: $-$$$)
Juniors, Casual Day Dresses, Party Dresses
Size range Juniors XS-S and up Check Out ModCloth’s Holiday Gift Guide
For younger girls, tweens and Juniors up to size 16, Chasing Fireflies offers a very nice assortment, whether you’re looking for a classic party dress, or boho chic.
Girls Sizes up to 16, Price Range: $$
And the ever-popular (my favorite) Zulily, which offers up to 70% off clothing, and a rotating selection of designer brands and special deals. I am pretty much addicted to their sales. 🙂
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Sizes: Girl through Juniors (and Women!) Price Range: $-$$
On a Budget? Forever 21 is always a good idea. The prices are always spot on for budget conscious teens and tweens. Many of the selections for Girls dresses are casual, however, they rotate seasonally, so check back around the holiday time frame for party dresses. Or, work your accessory magic and ‘dress up’ the casual dress! 🙂