HELP!!!My Daughter Is So Picky About Clothes

United States
January 16, 2008 10:20am CST
I need help. My daughter who is 15 and very picky needs new pants and I can't find the kind she likes. She went from liking the bell bottoms to what they call the EMO pants that are tight all the way down. It is so hard to find these pants because the boot cut, bell bottoms and flare are really in style. I'm at my wits end. She only has like 2 pairs of pants because of this. Does anyone know where you can find these type of jeans?
4 responses
@sedel1027 (17851)
• United States
16 Jan 08
Go to old navy they carry what they call the skinny fit. I have the opposite problem of your daughter. I love bell bottoms, wide legged and the larger flare jeans and I have problems finding ones where the bottoms flare out as much as I like.
• United States
16 Jan 08
I didn't think of Old Navy. I will be checking that out aslo. as for you likeing the bell bottoms they have a bunch at J.C.Penney and they are having their 70% off sale. You could check there.
@sedel1027 (17851)
• United States
16 Jan 08
JC Penny...they are on my "hate" list right now. I am not a mall person whatsoever (closest I usually get to a mall is running into Target that is attached to a mall for more work shirts). My in laws gave us an $100 gift cert to JC Penny for christmas, my first trip to the store I tried on about 25 different things, nothing fit right; took me about 30 minutes to find pants for my son and about the same to find a pants/shirt combo for my husband. Afterwards I felt like I wasted about 3 hours of my life! I did try on a few cute pairs of pants at pennys, but the waist were huge on all of them - too large to even get altered - some of them were too long for me to even think about wearing. Since I hate the mall, I bet you are wondering how I know about Old Navy. Well, I never really liked Old Navy but I had ripped my last pair of jeans that are acceptable to work, I decided to take a chance at Old Navy which recently opened a stand alone store right by my house. I lucked out. I had to buy a size smaller than what I normally wear, found a pair of jeans I could live with, and an awesome pair of wide legged pants.
• United States
16 Jan 08
I'm sorry you had such a bad experience at Penney's. I used to be able to shop there for my daughetr. This tome of year they have great clearance and could get a whole wardrobe for about $100. Well now I can't find her anything because as she has grown up her tastes have changed.BooHoo!! I'm not big on malls but it used to be worth it for me. I always went in the entrance that was from the outside so I didn't have to go through the mall. the only reason I know about what they have know is because someone got her a pair of jeans there for christnas and I had to return them. She would not touch them much less try them on. Have a great day
@hd1027 (257)
• United States
16 Jan 08
another teenager running the show ,.............spoiled ? let me ask you, did you ask or DEMAND from your parents the same? let's put the shoe on the other foot , unless you got plenty of money offcourse in that case I am wasting my typing overhere .............or am I?
• United States
16 Jan 08
Nobody said dhe was running the show and nobody said that I spend lots of money either. Let me ask you this. IF YOUR CHILD WON'T WEAR IT THEN WHY WAIST YOUR MONEY? Have you ever thought of that.
@sedel1027 (17851)
• United States
16 Jan 08
Don't let hd1027 bother you. Sounds like they are a bit jealous LOL I am the same as you, why waste your money if they won't wear the clothings. I know I wouldn't buy pants that I didn't like.
• United States
16 Jan 08
Exactly. I thought i'd give a taste of his own medicine.
@cher913 (25865)
• Canada
16 Jan 08
my daughter is quite picky also...we go to a lot of thrift stores to buy her clothes because there is no way that i would pay $100- for jeans!
• United States
16 Jan 08
I undersatnd that. Thankfully I have found one pair at Ross for abot $10 but that was the only pair they had. Thanks for the responce.
@ahgong (10064)
• Singapore
10 Jul 08
I am sure if you reason with you daughter, she will listen. Kids are people too. If you explain to them nicely, they should be able to understand that the clothes they like so much is no longer on sale. If they are willing to try and wear something else, then there will be more choices. If they keep wearing the same thing, in no time, wear and tear will spoil the pants. Then she cannot wear them no more. If she is still defiant and insist, then let her. Wear them till the pants are worn out. BY then, she would have no choice but to wear something else cos there are no more pants to wear!