Thursday, April 15, 2010

Mrs. Roper Fashion Trend

I don't think I talk about my children's clothing addiction hobby of dressing my girls on here too much.  Of course, I could be wrong and you're all tired of hearing about their clothes.  I've noticed that over the past two years or so that I've purchased less and less for the girls.  During the fall and winter I'm buying less because I refuse to buy the clothing that I wore back in the 80s for my children. I prefer to buy clothes that look like they're from this century.  The spring and summer clothing presents a different problem.  Apparently there are loads of children's fashion designers out there who think mothers want to dress their little girls like Mrs. Roper from Threes Company.  Maybe some of the moms dig the Mrs. Roper look, but I don't.  I've gone from the mantra of I've never met a sundress I didn't like [and subsequently buy in most cases much to Bryan's dismay] to Mrs. Roper would love that!

Gap, Old Navy, Children's Place and Target are where I do most of my shopping for the girls.  I used to be a hard core Gymboree addict fan, but a series of bad customer service experiences and their uncanny way of recycling the same designs, themes and color schemes turned me away.  Gap has been my go to brand for the Madeline for the past few years, but lately I'm finding that every dress they make fits Madeline like it's the latest and greatest Mrs. Roper special.  I'm frustrated that I'm faced with bad 80's styles and Mrs. Roper's closet every time I go to shop for the girls.  I'm beginning to think that I need to go into designing children's clothing.  And for the record, I'm not going to buy my girls clothes that look like stuff Chrissy and Janet would have worn on Threes Company either.  I've spotted the get-up Chrissy is wearing in the picture above in more than a few stores.

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