Tasteful Tween Girl Clothing Brands

Tasteful Tween Girl Clothing Brands


Tasteful tween clothing

I get SO many requests for posts on tasteful tween clothing so today I’m sharing some of my favorite tasteful brands, including some of the cute things I bought my daughter for spring. Plus a special DoSayGive event in Dallas for moms and their tween and teen girls! You’ll get lots of gift ideas in this post as well!

Tasteful tween clothing

I don’t know about where you live, but tween girls in Dallas mostly wear athletic shorts and t-shirts. My daughter wears uniforms to school, but I still make my her wear nicer clothes if we are going out to dinner or she’s going to a friend’s birthday party. Church as well. Hopefully this is forming the habit that it is respectful to the people we are around if we don’t look like we just rolled out of bed – ha! One can try!

If you’ve browsed our Classic Children’s Clothing Guide you know the brands we love for these types of clothes.

Tween Brand Favorites for Church/Nicer Clothes

  • Crewcuts – A staple for us and goes up to a size 16. Whether it’s a cute dress or white jeans and  nice top, Crewcuts is a great source especially when you can get on sale.
  • J. Crew Factory – They size up to a 14 but but a size 00 in adult sizing fits my 12 year old. These scallop skirts are great with a plain shirt or blouse.
  • Vineyard Vines – Nordstrom online carries it and free shipping/free returns makes it easier. Another brand for cute tops, nicer shorts, and dresses.
  • Lilly Pulitzer – They go up to size 14 and have 00 in adult size. Great for church dresses and don’t forget about them in the fall because they have great things! Lilly is a brand you will pass down to daughters and nieces.
  • Rose Hill Classics – A new brand I am loving!
  • Bella Bliss – Love their cute tops with white jeans!
  • Florence Eiseman – Dresses up to to size 16.
  • Busy Bees Kids – Up to size 14. They have SO many cute dresses, shorts, swimwear, and more.
  • Gap – Hit or miss when it comes to appropriate clothing but we definitely find some things.
  • Many of the trunk show and special occasional companies listed in our classic children’s clothing guide go up to a size 12 or 14.
  • Boden – A British clothing company that makes fabulous casual wear for all ages. Cute sundresses.
  • Petit Bateau – A French clothing company that makes great quality, modest clothes.
  • Dillard’s –  I’m always pleasantly surprised with their dress selection!
  • Neiman Marcus – pricey but have some beautiful occasion dresses.
  • Nordstrom – Our go-to source for church shoes My girls have liked these gold flats sandals (available in many colors!) when still in child sizes. Older girls like the Sam Edelman brand.
  • Jack Rodgers
  • Walmart and Target – Can you believe the cactus dress is from Walmart? It runs on the larger side. My daughter who is a size 12-14 wears a 10-12 in this. It also comes in this pattern which I also love!

Tasteful tween clothing

Tween Brand Favorites for Casual Clothes

Tasteful tween clothing

So this spring so far I bought one of these Scalloped Skirts mentioned above to go with a few plain t-shirts and this darling Cherry Top, which also goes with white jeans. I bought this Cactus Dress from Walmart for our beach trip which she will wear all summer. This white dress coordinates with Busy Bees dresses I bought for my younger girls. Jack Rodgers work well all summer with church dresses. She got these Adidas Swift Run for Christmas which she wears for “nice” tennis shoes (i.e. not PE).

Her birthday is coming up and she wants a Kavu crossbody backpack and Chacos for camp. And I think I might get her a Kendra Scott Elsa necklace (on our tween gift guide for future reference!).

Speaking of Kendra Scott, if you’re in Dallas I hope you and your tween/teen will join my daughter and me for a fun (free!) event we are hosting with Long Cove on April 13th at the Plaza at Preston Center location. Each guest will get a $15 gift card! RSVP here

What other “tween” things do you need help with? Swimsuits? Skincare? Comment below to help me plan for future posts!


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5 thoughts on “Tasteful Tween Girl Clothing Brands

  1. My daughter is about to turn seven, and I already dread navigating clothing as she gets older. She’s already outgrown most smocked brands and it hurts my feelings! So glad to have posts like this to reference!

  2. Love this post! And just a head’s up, have seen some really cute Jack Rogers knock offs at Shoe Carnival for kids and toddlers.

  3. Joules which is a UK brand like Boden (sizing to 11-12) is also lovely. John Lewis (a British brand with Boden and their own line) is also great. Both shops ship to the US. Boden is my go-to but these brands are in 2nd place for classic, yet unique girls designs. Enjoy!

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