The Stages of Getting Dressed By Age
What were you thinking when you wore that “PRINCESS” T-shirt in your fourth grade class photo? You were thinking you were #Flawless, duh. From the #OOTD-worthy hits to the major fashion #fails, relive what it was like to get dressed at every age!
Ages 3 to 4
You’re not letting your mom dress you this morning, NO WAY. That’s because today you are a dinosaur princess, and everyone knows dinosaur princesses are grown ups. (Grown up = at least 10.) This stegosaurus pajama top and tutu you pulled from your dress-up box is a really good look. Wait, what did you say, mom? I have to wear a coat over this fabulous outfit? NOOOOOOO. ::cries forever::
Ages 5 to 6
SPARKLES! Sparkles, sparkles, sparkles. And pink! The pinker and sparklier the better, is your motto. Bonus points if whatever pink, sparkly thing you’re wearing has your favorite Disney princess on it. Or a unicorn.
Ages 7 to 8
Your friend Katie’s babysitter painted her nails with glitter polish and now Katie is, to you, the epitome of AWESOME. Ugh, why won’t your mom let you wear glitter polish? It’s NOT FAIR! Oh well, at least you have these sweet Silly Bandz.
Ages 9 to 10
Packing for sleepovers is serious business, and you spend hours deciding which pajamas to wear. Will everyone think you’re a baby if you show up your rubber-duck-print flannel PJs? Better go with your summer camp T-shirt and rolled-down shorts. Womp. Next time, duck PJs. Next time.
Ages 11 to 12
OMG it’s picture day!!! ::faints:: You spend 20 minutes in your school bathroom applying just the right amount of pink lip gloss. Should you tuck your hair behind your ears? You just got them pierced and you really want those dolphin studs to shine. Of course you’ll still want to be a marine biologist by the time you apply to college, why would anyone even ask that?
Your eighth grade dance is coming up, and it’s, like, a really big deal. Josh asked if you were going, and then said, “see you there,” so he’s your date, right? Right? Whatever, you’ll probably just dance with your friends anyway. Your mom is letting you wear makeup tonight, so you want to go BIG. Teal eyeliner it is! You take off your kitten heels after about 20 minutes, and Josh is like, “What’s that stuff on your eyes?” You decide his friend Matt is way cuter, anyway.
Freshman Year of High School
Ahh, everything is new and nothing makes sense anymore! Are those…models? No, those are just impossibly cool seniors. Ugh, why did you wear a cardigan? ::stuffs cardigan in backpack:: Like, everyone has an ear cuff except for you. You are going to take this up with your mom when you get home.
Some of your friends can drive now, which means you spend a lot of time at the mall. Goodbye, babysitting money. Hello, four different rhinestone-covered phone cases and skinny jeans in six washes. Should you get…bangs? You ask literally everyone you know but are no closer to knowing the answer.
PROM!!! You spend four months plotting your hair, nails, makeup, dress, heels, clutch, and spray tan. Is your date coordinating his boutonniere with your corsage? He better be coordinating his boutonniere with your corsage. You’re texting him about it right now.
Senior Year (First Semester)
Are these jeans crumpled up on your floor clean? Great. What about this volleyball T-shirt from ninth grade? Awesome. You have an outfit. Class starts in 15 minutes but you decide to stop for coffee anyway because #YOLO.
Senior Year (Second Semester)
You are never taking off this sweatshirt from the college you were just accepted to. Oh, it has a stain on it? Whatever. ::hair flip::