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.
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.
It may feel early to be thinking about temperatures dropping come fall, but one can never be too prepared: The picks we've rounded up here include timeless classics like peacoats, cardigans, and adorable hats, plus jazzed-up scarves, faux-fur-lined parkas, and super-warm snowsuit. We've also got an array of spring-appropriate gear that they can wear right now, from playful windbreakers to cute raincoats.
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.
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.