Ask Preppy Girl – The Preppy Size

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Dear Preppy Girl,

I Love your website, it has helped me in many ways. I need your help! I hang with a few preppy people, they are all a size 4 and under. They tell me that I shouldn’t be “preppy” because of my size, I am a size 12. Is there anything wrong with being a size 12? Also, would American Eagle, and Aeropostale be considered preppy?

Thank you!
– A Little Self-Conscious

Dear A Little Self-Conscious,
Thank you for the kind words, I am glad you like my web site. It’s really great to hear from readers like yourself.  Please don’t listen to your friends, it sounds like they don’t know what they are talking about. Preppy is a state of mind, not a clothing size. Size 12 is a perfectly preppy. Preps come in all shapes and sizes. I suggest finding some friends who can better appreciate you and your preppyness.

Since clothing brands offer so many styles of clothing, its hard to classify a brand as preppy. Instead, I like to consider the individual articles of clothing. Both American Eagle and Aeropostale have some cute, preppy summer clothes. Summer is a great time to wear stripes, skirts, and sun dresses. Let me know if you have any more questions!

Have a great summer!

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