First, purity rings became a fashion statement. Now dressing modestly is becoming more and more popular. Moms, rejoice!
The Los Angeles Times reports that the "tame tween" phenomenon is sweeping the nation. Edgy is out, and sweet and sensible is in.
No more bare midriffs. No Bratz-inspired ho wear. Now, tweens are wearing longer shirts and less makeup, and -- GASP! -- looking their age.
(Hold on a second ... the moms in the office are all doing the happy dance.)
The LA Times cites Miley Cyrus as a prime example here. In her new movie, she often wears no makeup. Nickelodeon's research team interviewed tons of tweens before launching "True Jackson VP" (a show set in the fashion world). They found that today's tweens are very conscious of not upsetting their parents with their wardrobe. They say that's because the cultural gap between kids and their parents is now narrower than ever.
Moms of tweens: Do you notice your kids are dressing more modestly?