Where do I find plus size clothes for 10 year old?

Melani - posted on 07/18/2011 ( 138 moms have responded )

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My daughter is a heathy "chunky monkey" -- our challenge is finding 1) clothes that are plus size for a 10 year old and 2) when we find the size - they are not age appropriate!
I am struggling in preparation for school starting to go clothes shopping -- she is a plus size junior size (17) but can also wear an adult 1x. Please help. She is getting frustrated which is breaking my heart. She is at such an age that I don't want this to be such a huge issue - but it quickly becoming one - for me! HELP!!!

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Martha - posted on 07/24/2013

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To all parents who struggle with this issue, I too have a 13 year old who battles with her weight. My friend (Designer) whom also has a "plus size" daughter and I have created a line of clothing designed exclusively for girls who struggle finding clothes that are not only "in-style" but are confortable. We are trying to let all parents out there about or line of clothing. I will post our website soon for all those who are interested.

Theresa - posted on 08/12/2013

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i have the same issue with my Allison; her tummy is very large so unless she wears leggings she walks around with her butt crack showing (she doesn't seem to care but I do}

I really feel like the leggings and oversized tops are becoming too young for her going into 5th grade...

Also, you can only wear athletic clothing so often!

Theresa - posted on 08/12/2013

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My ten-year-old is also a plus size. Besides Mudd (kohls), Lands End, Gap, Old Navy and Sears; which all carry "plus size". I have found a few brands that work at Nordstroms; SGT. Fletcher makes cute wrap dresses that fit around a big tummy, Ella Moss Girls makes generous sized tops which are very "on trend", Splendid Girls also makes stylish great quality tops which always fit.
Lastly, Zella is an activewear line that makes very top quality, stylish jackets, capri's, legggings, t-shirts that fit and wear so well. I always buy all the groupings offered, they are fabulous and unique.

I love some of the other suggestions and will check them out soon.. Also, I find it best to shop on line with my daughter, the store can be so discouraging. We always make a trip to Justice; but can't fill the closet with all that bling
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Theresa - posted on 11/19/2013

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all three of my kids got fat at that age. NEVER did I call them anything like chunky monkey.
I did stop buying bad food.
I began with the.meat
turkey burgar
turkey bacon
and then the fruits and veggies
bought popcorn instead of chips
all three of them are normal size now.
buying bigger clothes will make them bigger.
then chunky monkey will be an obese, unhealthy, depressed adult.
just the facts. like it or.not

Lisa - posted on 05/28/2014

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TO THE RUDE COMMENTS ON THIS SITE.

I can NOT BELIEVE the crud comments of some of the posts. Over eating is not the only issue for heavy children. Further more, try to find clothing for children, who are the ultimate Skinny Minnies. Not easy either. Are you going to say, feed the kid. I had both. And they sat at the same table.
You air-agent asses. What your posting is another form of BULLING.
GROW UP

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Valerie - posted on 08/28/2014

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www.thepinkbow.org

I will fit your daughter with fun, girlie, youthful tunic tops and leggings. If you don't see what she'd like, or the sizes are confusing or you have any questions, call me! I can make what will fit her in a relatively short time. 585-738-9289.

Good luck! The other suggestions are great, too! I want to check out the jeanz site. hey mom it fits is good, but seems to have more dressy clothes, which wouldn't fit my daughter's tastes. I love that there are options!!

Heather - posted on 08/27/2014

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I would also like to be notified when it is available.
My email is bargohr@gmail.com

Melissa - posted on 08/19/2014

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So sorry that people jump to the convulsions that parents allow. Their child to eat out of control. Every child is different. Which is reason for us to ask for help. I personally have a very active child that eats healthy and is still growing faster than most kids her age. So simply reach out and help or keep negative. Remarks to yourself.

Patti - posted on 07/01/2014

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PLUS SIZE CLOTHING FOR GIRLS!!!~~ SEARS & KOHLS!!!~~ I spent 3 hours online trying to find my granddaughter a bathing suit that was appropriate for her size and body. I cannot believe in a country where most Americans ARE overweight that is was so difficult! Children should not be excluded in the plus size category just because some people think it is shameful that a child is overweight. There are many department stores that have womens & mens plus sizes. Nevertheless, KOHLS had a great selection of tops & other clothing while SEARS had an AMAZING selection of swimwear~ADORABLE!~ for up to size 18 1/2~ (Joe Boxer)~TIP: Take your child's measurements & contact customer service or see size charts for any sizes above 18 1/2~(they are VERY difficult to find), for the best fit for your child. You may need to go into the teens/tweens departments. Good luck to all!

Anna Blakely Rose - posted on 06/30/2014

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try Justice, ordering online, Forever 21 Plus Size, or TJ MAXX and Marshalls plus size department. Or maybe help her get interested in a sport that could help her loose a little bit of weight :)

Theresa - posted on 06/02/2014

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I have the same problem and an added extra to one of my children. One has cerebral palsy and she can't wear any bottoms with zippers or jeans materials...all stretch type. I have to order online through several different stores and online only or go to large chain retailers such as jc penny or Sears or justice and others to buy clothes for my girls who are both overweight. I agree shopping in the adult sizes results in inappropriate type of styles for a child in my opinion, but sometimes I run across a t-shirt that one can wear only to find she hates it.i google 'online plus size girls clothes' and find a lot, and I see the stores I can shop in as well and check out what they might have in the stores near me. I hope that helped some with ideas. I struggle too with the same problems but if you can't find it in stores you probably can online.

Patrice - posted on 04/21/2014

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My cousin is 12 and wears a size 24 . Please tell me what is the website. she need clothes ASAP. she only has two pair of pants and five shirts

Steve - posted on 04/17/2014

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I can help out with plus size boys and girls. Built a company in 2013 called Big Kidz Jeanz to help out folks who struggle with this problem. I have 8&11 year old boys and know the deal. The girls are tougher as they usually want a more tapered design but we offer custom length jeans from waist sizes 26" through 44" that can be hemmed to any length inseam. Please visit us at: http://bigkidzjeanz.com/

Evangelist Tajuana - posted on 04/13/2014

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I just looked at the www.shopjustice.com love I have a 7 year old granddaughter is this site is perfect check it out

Evangelist Tajuana - posted on 04/13/2014

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Thank God you did something about it. But you don't have to be so MEAN. What every happen to speaking with LOVE

Kerry-ann - posted on 03/02/2014

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Omg, well my daughter is 9yo and she is in 12/13 yo clothing! Size 5 shoe. She is my chunky monkey!! Would I ever call her that?! No. Of course not!! But I'm not gonna come on here and say my fat daughter. Some people need to think before they speak! My daughter is beautiful. She is tall as well as having some puppy fat!! Which when she is older she will grow into. Right now though,, I need to find girly clothes that fit rather than woman clothes xx

Theresa - posted on 02/02/2014

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What size is your daughter? I am unsure of agency help but I could certainly pass down Allison's clothing...
Theresaschloer@msn.com

Cortney - posted on 01/21/2014

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Try heymomitfits.com. They just launched their website. They will do special request. give them a call at 630-235-3233.

Cortney - posted on 01/21/2014

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heymomitfits.com is reaching out to plus size kids. Give them a try. They do special request.

Cortney - posted on 01/21/2014

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Hey Mom, It Fits just launched their website for plus size kids. She is just getting started. I'm looking for dressy wear and things she can wear to school. The website is heymomitfits.com. You can reach them at 630-235-3233 and speak with her or leave her a message.

Joyce - posted on 01/14/2014

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My Granddaughter is only 6. We struggle with pants.(and tops) She is only comfortable in leggings or sweat type pants but really wants jeans. The only jeans we can find to fit her are sizes 8-10 that I have to bring home and hem. Sometimes they look ok but most of the time they look terrible around the waste. I have searched high and low for "husky" size and have no luck at Pennys, Kohls, Target, etc. I was told to buy from these stores online but still have NO luck. I want to get her some clothes that fit, that she is comfortable in and that look nice on her. I noticed most of these questions were for 10 yr olds or so. We are working on her weight. The dr says she is "only" 10 lbs over weight so not to worry too much about it but to me a 6 yr old being 10 lbs overweight is a lot. She really does eat healthy-fruits and vegetables but she loves to eat so she probably eats more often than she should. She is a very active 6 year old, does not sit in front of the tv or video games. Is in swim club and loves it. She is just a big girl! HELP!!!

Valerie - posted on 01/10/2014

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Okay, here is my website for my business, to fit all of those kids like ours! I am testing this out to see if there is a need, and hope I can help out all of you! Let me know if there is anything else I can do for all of our girls out there! Doing this has really reinforced my daughter's self confidence! She loves getting dressed every day, and enjoys being a size "marvelous"

thepinkbow.org

Valerie - posted on 01/05/2014

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I wish I had seen this post years ago!!! I have the same issue - and I just developed a line of clothes for kids like ours!!!! I'll pm you at the email you posted below. I hope it helps!

Ann - posted on 01/03/2014

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Really????? My daughter is plus sized due to Steroid treatments that she endured for almost three years as part of her treatment for Leukemia NOT pigging out on chips. Just want to find cute shirts that help her celebrate her fantastic personality and the fact that she is alive and well! I thought this site was here to help Moms not to bash kids!!!! Learn some manners!!! Sad Day!!!

Alexis - posted on 12/12/2013

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WOW!! After reading some of the negative comments from some of the mothers I have to say that y'all are rather judgmental!! Let me ask those, have you ever walked in our shoes, do you know why our girls are "plus size"? NO, you don't know why, how about offering some encouraging words instead of condescending comments!!

Just so others know my daughter and I have made changes to eat a healthy organic diet and she is still "plus size". In our case we have learned to accept the way God made us and work with what we got!

I hope everyone has a very Merry Christmas!!

Alexis - posted on 12/12/2013

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JCPenny has just about wiped out their "plus size" section for preteens. My 11 yo is "plus size" and it is very hard to find clothes for her. So glad to see that I'm not the only one!!

One place that does have clothes to fit my daughter and they look very good on her is New York & Company. The prices are great and she can look stylish without looking like shes in her 20's.

Justice for girls does have some plus sizes, but is very hard to find them,

Amina - posted on 12/04/2013

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OH WOW.....I honestly thought i was the only mum going through this dilemma of my daughter who is a little on the big side..However on the issue of scholl uniforms BHS have a range of Generous Fit which is brlliant as I rem myself i was subjected to nasty bullying because of my label showing my large size...
The only problem is Party wear and casual clothes i hope someone would be able to do a range without being too pricey...
I feel a lot better after reading some of these posts and would like to thank all.

Rose - posted on 11/29/2013

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I would love to know the website. My granddaughter is only 7 but she needs a 7.5 in jeans. I can't find anything out there that size. Thanks! My e-mail address is: teacher1951@yahoo.com

Theresa - posted on 11/19/2013

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Why not introduce your "chunky monkey" to healthy choices? Diabetes is very real and no 10 year old should have trouble buying clothes mom.

Martine - posted on 11/14/2013

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To Martha.. where is your new line of clothing?
I am actually not sure this is a UK site?? Nevertheless, I still have not found larger clothes for my 9 years old. I am struggling every single morning where she says 'everything is tight' and upon her return from school, I clearly see her tummy showing despite the leggins and a stretchable top that is never quite flattering. Kids that age need school casual wear without making them feel incomfortable or self-conscious. All I find on most websites are 'skinny' jeans and leggins....?? Martine

Theresa - posted on 11/12/2013

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One way to help overweight girls feel trendy *like their peers, is to accessorize! Fun, little extra's with sparkles, necklaces, hair bows etc. Also, you can't go wrong with leggings, sounds like a womens medium and oversized top *Maurices is a great place to keep the youth.

20H is a boy size (Husky) It would be like an 18 1/2 (eighteen and a half) Lands End, Justice, Sears, JCPenny

God Bless

Donna - posted on 11/12/2013

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I'm a GM whos helping raise two GDs ages 6 and 8. The 8 yr old is in size 16 now despite all my and dad's efforts to watch and guide her eating habits. Most we hadn't given her fruit, which she loves and lots of veggies (most of the large kids love food, period) she'd be in much worse shape. Now she's at the age to sneak food - any food - and it's getting harder all the time to monitor her. The experts can say all they want about good eating habits and blaming parents for their kids weight, but after raising two chubbies of my own and now this one, I'm convinced DNA has a lot to do with it. Her dad is big as was my whole family except for me and they have a desire for food that some others don't have. One suggestion no one has mentioned - learn to sew. I taught myself as a 30ish housewife and it wasn't hard at all. I made all my clothes. It's much harder if you have to work all the time, but if you can find the time on weekends, a pretty skirt or jumper is a cinch to make. I'd do it myself if I could see to thread the machine needle, but I'm pretty old with cataracts. Just for fun, look at the pattern books in the fabric store and pick out an "easy" sew pattern . It's loads of fun picking out fabrics. You can find a basic machine for $150-$200 and you'll love being creative. For a top, a smock-top jazzed up with trims and even sparkles would be cute and a pair of leggings and you're in business. Try it. You just might love it.

Theresa - posted on 11/11/2013

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Chunky Monkey is a term of endearment used between mothers. I feel I can safely say that none of us use the term to our daughters. These are people who care enough to seek out clothing to actually fit and flatter our daughters; we are not uncaring. As a side note, I would not try calling someone else’s daughter a Chunky anything, it is a term we use for our own daughter.
Should you need to refer to a child without knowing their name, something like the one with the beautiful long hair, or the one wearing the smile all the time; weight and size is a discussion open to those who are trying to help their daughters self esteem by dressing them like their peers.
I find it very helpful and encouraging thanks to those who have contributed and not judged.
Theresa

Candace - posted on 11/06/2013

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Hi Everyone,

I'm not a mom, but I need help, and this community seems like a good group to reach out too. Each year I buy Christmas presents for less fortunate kids through a program at work. This year, one of my kids is an 11 year old girl who is a "chunky monkey". The shirt and pant size listed for her is 20-H, which from what I can tell, is a boys size. Her undie size is a child's 14 and her coat size is Woman's Medium.

I have been shopping on line to try to find clothes in her size, but am so confused. I have found lots of junior plus sizes, but are they the same as a child's plus size? Also, is there a girl equivalent to a 20-H? The other option I came up with was to buy her all her clothing in a Women's Medium, but I don't know if that would work either. I'll include a gift receipt so that in any case she can go shopping to get something she likes and is happy with - which is the ultimate goal in all this.

Thanks in advance for all the help!

Carysmom - posted on 10/25/2013

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There is a brand that I came up on Etsy-

lolli + ollie I believe. The lady who owns that shop makes incredible clothes for children larger and regular sizes..

I ordered a christmas dress for my little one who does not fit into ANYTHING around her torso. I have major difficulty finding something that fit her. I saw a dress on some little gal at church and pent more time looking at it than the Pastor! Ha!

The best part is a lot of this ladies stuff is adjustable in the shoulders (like a smock dress) - it grows with the height of the child for up to a year+.

Otherwise I am stuck with Old Navy - but the quality is terrible and both my boys have to wear it all of the time.

Susan - posted on 10/23/2013

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JC Penny in Buffalo took out their Plus size girls section a year ago and you have to go hunt for the few pieces they have in plus sizes. They took away a fun experience of shopping into a miserable and frustrating experience.

Jenny - posted on 10/21/2013

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i hate to ask this but why r u all calling ur kids chunky monkeys? i would think thats rude
i dont have a 10 year old girl but i have a 10year old son and a 10 month old girl and i dont understand why if your girls r having such a hard time with there weight why not help them lose some instead of telling them they r perfect and watching them cry over there weight and clothes and or life? my family have struggled with weight but not to the way it seems ur kids r, i hope ur girls find the clothes they like and start on a some what of a healthier life and no im not skinny or fat but i wouldnt tell my kids that their fine just the way they r

Mary - posted on 10/21/2013

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I have the same problem with my 10 year old granddaughter. The clothes I have to buy are usually in Junior teen sizes and they are not age appropriate so I am tacking and adding to make them look more for a 10 year old. Help

Rebecca - posted on 09/21/2013

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My daughter love Land's End Plus size. Their bootcut yoga pants are great for a girl that has sensory issues and is plus sized.

Pam - posted on 09/16/2013

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i have found that kohls and Justice have half size clothes online..Justice sizes also go up to 20..pretty plus sizes can also be found at sears and and jcpenny..

Sheila - posted on 08/28/2013

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I also have an 8 yr.old daughter and I am having a real problem finding clothes that if her, I have heard that a"child place" stores have plus size clothes. So I am going to give it a try on Friday, wish me luck! I will let all know how it goes.

Ivy - posted on 08/27/2013

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I have a PS 10 y.o. And we have always had problems finding real jeans and real pants. I found that the jeggings skinny jeans which are basically like a stretch pant that looks like jeans are wonderful! We can find any to fit in the girl sizes but my size 16-18 daughter fits into an women's size 10, short skinny jeans at Old Navy! We bought 4 pair! I also found that buying plus size most of the times means things are WAY too long so I've opted for crop or capris in her size and they look like normal jeans :)

Carysmom - posted on 08/26/2013

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There is a line coming out that will now feature girls and boys. The designer was a chunky monkey themselves. The products I got were great. Just simple clothes nothing major. Infact it was great cuz there was alot of screen printing like a car or something cool for my sons t-shirts. I know the brand that tackles this very issue. I too have been looking for PS clothes for my girl this year - and no way am i dressing her in "older" clothes. I needed them for my 11 Y/O son last year.

The "shop" is closed cuz they are decorating their "window" last I checked but I can look for it and let you know. I usually have it ear marked on my lap top but not on my ipad. or send me a message and I can let you know. :)

Lori - posted on 08/23/2013

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My daughter is not only a chunky monkey, but she has special needs as well. So, it's very difficult to dress her stylishly so she fits in as much as possible. I have found Justice stores to have a great selection, but most of the tops are tight around the mid-section and drop off the shoulders. The pants never stay up because she need elasticized waist bands and Justice doesn't provide the proper elasticity to stay around her belly.
I usually shop Kohl's online for their plus size clothing. I am able to get leggings to fit, but once again, the shirts are tight around the mid-section. I loved the swing tops they had in the years past, but now, well, we just have to get larger tops & layer with tanks.
I usually spend hours upon hours researching online shops because there just aren't any stores our girls can go shop and try on the clothing. It would be wonderful if there was something out there for them to feel good about themselves.

Michele - posted on 08/22/2013

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I am I a similar boat. My daughter is 8 and wears a size 18/20. My heart breaks because I too was "Large" I had a gastric bypass after many years but I do not want my daughter to believe she is inferior. It is so hard. It is difficult to find age appropriate sizes. Any suggestions, please help. Thank you, Michele

MARY - posted on 08/17/2013

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How fantastic that you are coming out with clothing for our "chunky monkeys". I would be MOST thrilled when you open. Do you have any idea how long it will be? My name is Mary Holmes. My email address is:
quiltz@cableone.net Hope you hear from you soon!

Laura - posted on 08/17/2013

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As with most of the replys on here , I also have an 8 yr old daughter who is a " chunky monkey". I never realized so many others were dealing with the same issue. My daughter is one of about 7-8 girls in her class every year & the rest are boys in a class of approx. 28 students. She is always the " big girl" in the class as all the other girls are usually average size or quite thin. Just yesterday we went shopping for school clothes & she completely broke down sobbing in the old navy change room as nothing fit or did not fit her properly. The main issue is her tummy. Her legs , arms etc , are not so much a problem. Instead of her baby tummy thinning out with her as she grew it just stayed the same & grew with her. I am beyond frustrated with the lack of clothing options for children who do not fit into the cookie cutter type clothes. We live in Canada & it seems from what I've been reading on here that there are at least a half dozen or more stores that mothers with bigger children can shop at in the US. We live in Edmonton & other than lucking out & finding some bigger sizes of regular clothes at the odd store or finding athletic clothing that will fit properly , we have nothing here. Does anybody know of any stores like the ones from the US that have been mentioned on here or anything similar that is available in Canada and/or in the Edmonton, Ab area? I try not to buy online as it rarely works out. The clothes are either too big or to small & then it is a giant hassle repackaging & sending back & waiting for a refund.

Kenia - posted on 08/17/2013

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I too have 9 year old chunky monkey and this past weekend while shopping in justice she broke down crying because she can no longer wear some of the clothes from her favorite store. I am so interested in your clothing line please give me the info.

Victoria - posted on 08/12/2013

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I'm going through the same thing, with my daughter, same age and all. I know exactly how you feel with this situation. I call her chunky monkey too, i thought i was the only one. I haven't found a store myself fits them. I'm looking for your the same help.

Amber - posted on 08/04/2013

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My daughter is 11 and has always been chunky. Ive done ok with controlling it but my grandma has been a major problem with her weight issues. Now it's back to school time and she's starting 7th grade and I need ideas where to buy her cute age appropriate clothes for her. She currently wears about an 18 in womens pants but they are too long and still don't fit her very well. Instead of jean pants she has to wear capris. I love my daughter but it breaks my heart when it comes to shopping for clothes. She wants clothes like her friends but they for most part still wear kid and junior clothes. Please help suggest ideas for where to shop for her.

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