Opinion: Stores need to offer more modest clothing

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Having a wider range of clothing would result in more profit for the stores and happier customers, benefiting both the producer and the consumer, Ferkett argues.

Hannah Ferkett, Club Member

In recent years, clothing items such as crop tops, ripped jeans, and low-cut tops have become popular in fashion for junior girls. These clothes dominate the juniors clothes section in major department stores, with many different styles and colors.

More modest clothes, meanwhile, have become increasingly difficult to find. Places like Kohl’s and Macy’s are well liked for their fashion and clothing options, but they now offer less variety for teens who prefer to or have to wear more modest clothing.

While crop tops, ripped jeans, and low-cut tops are popular, many schools have dress codes that do not allow clothes that show more skin. Additionally, there are many girls with personal or religious beliefs who wear more modest clothes.

Manufacturers make clothes that follow the trends to make the most profit. However, if they continued to produce clothes that were more modest as well as the more trendy clothes, they would make even more profit. 

Having a wider range of clothing would result in more profit for the stores and happier customers, benefiting both the producer and the consumer. Stores could provide much more variety for customers by selling modest clothes as well as trending clothes.

Another option would be for entrepreneurs who are interested in fashion to create a store focused only on modest clothes. This opportunity for specialized clothing could be quite profitable.

There are many online stores that offer lots of variety in all types of clothes. But brick and mortar stores give customers the opportunity to try clothes on before buying them.

While modest clothing might not be the most popular, it is still a necessity for some people, and it should be more accessible in stores.

There are many girls with personal or religious beliefs who wear more modest clothes. ”

— Hannah Ferkett