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For the young and young at heart, the juniors' section is the best place to shop for women's dresses—starting with the wide assortment available at thredUP. Find your thrill shopping for your favorite brands at up to 90% off estimated retail.
Who Can Wear Juniors' Dresses?
Many stores now include a juniors' section, so you're probably already familiar with the term. However, defining junior sizes can be a bit trickier because there is some overlap. For instance, those who wear a 14 or 16 in girls' clothing can often shop in the juniors' section as well. Similarly, women on the lower end of the misses or women's sizing spectrum may still fit into juniors' clothing. What really sets juniors' clothing apart is the fit (less room in the waist and bust than women's clothing) and style (more grown-up than girls' clothing).
Although juniors' clothing is designed primarily for tweens and teens, both younger girls and older women often find themselves at home in this section. After all, age isn't a size. You'll notice, however, that unlike other categories, junior clothing uses an odd-numbered sizing system. The general rule is to size one number down from what you wear in women's or misses.
Popular Brands and Styles
Several of the most popular designers of girls' and women's dresses have expanded into junior sizes, and these are in addition to brands that specialize in clothing for teens and tweens. That means you'll have plenty of options when shopping for juniors' dresses. Lush, Minuet, Guess Jeans, Un Deux Trois, Express, and PINK Republic all offer stylish little black dresses for juniors—and the list goes on. Other popular brands include Charlotte Russe, American Rag, Bebop, Double Zero, Rampage, Roxy, Hollister, and XOXO.
Because of the target demographic, junior styles change frequently. Fortunately, you can easily change the look of a dress by wearing it different ways. Throw a jacket over a contoured dress for a more casual look or use a belt to make a looser dress look more fitted. Make dresses more practical for fall and winter by adding leggings and an infinity scarf. Long vests, booties, heels, statement necklaces—a variety of accessories can be paired with different styles to make several distinct outfits from a single dress.
Get It First at thredUP
Whether you want to browse little black dresses for juniors or find an airy sundress for summer, thredUP has what you're looking for. If you find something you like, don't wait! Each piece in our inventory is one of a kind, so there's no guarantee it will still be available later. Fortunately, if you do miss out, you can check back later for new options. Our selection changes daily as new pieces are sold or received.
No matter what you choose, you'll never have to worry about quality. At thredUP, we maintain high standards, accepting only gently-worn, like-new clothing. We also offer quick shipping and prices that are up to 90% off estimated retail—which means you can update your wardrobe as often as you'd like!