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Summer Fashions for Girls 2009

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This style, which has been popular for the last few seasons is still going strong. It's a great look for girls of all ages. To achieve this look, shop for loose fitting tops with high waists and pair them with slim-fitting leggings, capris, skits, shorts or jeans. Or choose empire-waisted, roomy dresses with hemlines that come above the knee. The idea is to create a look that has volume and swing. For an up-to-date look, steer away from last year's graphi prints and pick up swinging tops and dresses that have a more boho/earthy look.

What She'll Need for the Look

Empire-Waisted Tops

Summer Fashions for Girls
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Empire-waisted tops look fantastic on girls of all ages. They look sweet and childlike on younger girls and romantic and feminine on tweens. For summer, think floral inspired colored tops made from breezy materials such as light cottons or silk. Toss her lovely top over leggings for a comfortable, casual look. Or take it up a notch and pair her top up with some dark-washed denim capris.

Buy Direct: Dainty Crochet Cami featured here at 77kids.com.

Sleeveless Tunics

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Sleeveless tunics are in for Summer 2009. I just love this look on younger girls as well as teens. This one from Juicy Couture, with its eyelet heart pattern looks fresh and modern this season.

Buy Direct: Juicy Couture Eyelet Tunic Top featured here at Nordstrom.com.

Breezy Dresses

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For summer, choose easy-wearing, roomy dresses that blow in the breeze. For this look, remember to keep the silhouette free and flowing. What could be easier than tossing on a comfortable, pretty dress and some sandals and running out the door? Dresses make instant outfits and are a refreshing alternative to winter's all-bundled-up looks.

Buy Direct: Bright Tropics Maxi Dress featured here at 77kids.com.

Bottoms: Leggings, Denim, Skirts, Capris, Shorts

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On the bottom side of things this year, almost anything goes. So let her choose the bottoms that are most in tune with her syle from short shorts to boyfriend jeans to capris to skirts, it's all fair game for Summer 2009.

Buy Direct: 7 For All Mankind 'Dojo' Crop Jeans featured here at Nordstrom.com.

Flat Shoes or Sandals

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To maintain the balance of this look's slim silhouette, finish this look off with a pair of flat shoes. Skimmers, sandals, ballet flats, or even flip-flops work well.

Buy Direct: The Aster Kids Visiere featured here at Zappos.com.
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