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.
Our absolute favorite pieces for the cool-weather season.
Sally Miller takes design advice from her own daughters when crafting these tween-pleasing styles, so even the fussiest fashionistas will love this selection. The colorblock dress with ruffle detail shows that a little embellishment goes a long way. Plus tweens can mix and match the casual V-neck tees with any type of bottoms, and complete the look with stud earrings or an initial necklace.
Casual-cool basics with retro graphics.
Summer-ready steals adorned with pretty prints and embellishments.