Designing couture for preteen girls gives Sally Miller a unique perspective on fashion. Not only must Miller take into consideration that tweens quickly outgrow their clothing — both literally, and as a matter of taste — but she must also appeal to the preferences of her customers’ equally particular parents. Rather than shrink grown-up designer clothing styles down to size, Miller pays closer attention to girls’ changing figures. Launched in 2007, her collection includes lace baby-doll dresses, paisley print tops, leggings, and other designs inspired by Miller’s own free-spirited daughters. A shirred panel here, a cascade of ruffles there, layers of chiffon: each detail reflects refinement and modernity while remaining age-appropriate.
Colorful sneakers and sandals from the trendy Spanish brand.
It’s never too early to getting budding fashion hounds dressing in trend-perfect ways. Layering, for one, is both a statement of right-now styling and an easy way to keep kids manageably dressed for the changing weather. Choose among this well-edited lot, for tunics, sweater vests, patterned crewnecks, lightweight dresses, leggings and more, all of which pair nicely with starting layers and added toppings.
Casual-cool basics with retro graphics.
Sally Miller takes design advice from her own daughters when crafting these tween-pleasing styles, so even the fussiest fashionistas will love this selection. A little embellishment goes a long way: frocks boasts ruching, ruffled necklines, layers of lace, and bows, while these tops feature beaded necklines and stud detailing.