The Children's Hour

Last week at Marc Jacobs, we were surprised when the saleslady tried to sell us children's clothing, instead of a sundress or a Stam. We discarded t
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Last week at Marc Jacobs, we were surprised when the saleslady tried to sell us children's clothing, instead of a sundress or a Stam. We discarded t
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Last week at Marc Jacobs, we were surprised when the saleslady tried to sell us children's clothing, instead of a sundress or a Stam. We discarded the idea of children's clothing at the same time we stopped using crayons in restaurants [editor's note: Faran and Sarah still use crayons in restaurants.] But with the saleslady's prodding, we checked out the boys' Little Marc shirts—and really liked the styles and colors. Although we're used to borrowing our brother's shirts, we also realize that he's 21 and 6 feet tall. Surely clothing made for boys half our age wouldn't fit. Yet it did. The secret is that Marc's XL boys' shirts are similar in size to a Small in his women's. They won't fit every Marc fan; but if you're on the slimmer side, consider browsing the boys XL and XXLs in Little Marc. The stuff is simple, adorable, and way cheaper than Marc by Marc. Plus, if you pair the boys’ shirts with the girls’ barrettes and hats, you can easily achieve that tough-but-sweet look. You can also find the same type of items at J. Crew Crew Cuts and Gap Kids. But stick with tops and vests: Fitting into a boys XL vest is a great, but if you try to squeeze into a pair of shorts, you probably won't get them past your ankles. --NATALIE MATTHEWS