Was there ever a day when you were shopping in the Junior's department and suddenly realized that you felt too old to wear anything there?
I'm still a small/medium or 1-3 pants size Juniors, which makes it very difficult if not impossible for me to shop in the "grown up" section....but sometimes I go shopping and I just don't buy anything because even though I really like the stuff I would feel silly wearing it. I I'm 27 by the way.
This is especially true with this whole late 80's, early 90's thing going on lately...
I can. I still may pick up a shirt or jeans but thw majority of my shopping is for work clothes which there is not an abundance of. So honestly I haven't stopped shopping in that section, especially for cute summer tops, and I am quite a bit older than you.
I'm 26, pretty much ALL of my clothes are from the Juniors department. Its very rare that I find anything that fits right in other departments. I'm 4'10" and wear a 0-3 depending on brand, I'm 105lbs. I've tried the petite sections, but it seems a lot of the petites assume that petite means short and wide and aren't very flattering styles...
I've had a little better luck here in Korea. Except for shoes. I'll always be cursed with shoes. Most of my shoes ALSO come from the kids section (size 4 - 4.5 womens, 1.5 - 3 kids) Which is why I mostly wear DC, Osiris and Vans.
I try to avoid "trendy" items in the junior section and anything that's too tight. I still buy shorts from the junior section because even shorts in the petite section feel like mom jeans. I want them to sit below my belly button, not above my belly button.
This is great because sometimes I am paranoid about shopping in the junior's section.
I am 28 and I still shop there, but mostly for jeans and shorts and dresses. I will buy shirts there, but they have to be a classic style. There are quite a bit of neon colors out right now which I don't like, and I don't typically purchase "trendy" clothing.