By Hannah Selinger
Moms of daughters already know how challenging it can feel to help our girls foster a sense of confidence in today’s world. Sometimes, the solution to help our daughters feel their best can be as simple as revamping their wardrobes!
Hear me out: I'm not talking about using clothes and brands as status symbols to inspire false confidence that doesn't stand the test of time. What I'm suggesting is outfitting your girl in pieces that make her feel as strong as you know she can be. Whether it's a printed tight that empowers her to never give up on the balance beam, or a bright tee that helps her leave it all on the soccer field, curating clothing that makes her feel unstoppable is a great first step to building confidence from the outside in.
To help get you started, Romper teamed up with Athleta Girl to round up comfortable, adaptable pieces to keep your girl feeling supported no matter what moves she's making. Read on and start shopping strong.
This easy, breezy cardigan has large pockets, thumbholes, and a long, loose hem that won't hold her back. It's available in four neutral colors so your girl can pick out the one that makes her feel like the best version of herself.
This versatile sweatshirt will keep her feeling good whether she’s in school or at soccer practice. And bonus: it’s totally practical, featuring thumbholes, a pocket with a phone storage area, plus separate internal storage for small essentials. She won’t have to worry about lugging a big bag around, so she’ll be free to focus on living her best — most active — life.
With ample storage space for stashing everything she needs, the Stash Your Treasures tight is made to keep your girl on the go. Drawstrings make them perfect for growing girls, so you don’t have to worry about her sizing out of them any time soon.
Made from recycled polyester, this jacket will keep your daughter warm without weighing her down. Available in black or dark surf teal, it has tons of fun extras like side pockets and a special confidence charm in the right pocket to remind her just how powerful she is.
These jersey-lined pants with large side pockets are great for your student athlete — or for your daughter who just loves keeping it casual at school. Nothing says comfort quite like these joggers, which come in black and light grey heather. Whether or not she’s in the gym, this piece will keep your girl feeling (and looking!) cool, calm, and collected.
Bring outer space indoors with these stretchy capris that go way beyond gym class. The pattern recalls the big, bold galaxy, so your daughter will be reminded of the star that she is, and an adjustable drawstring means she’ll stay supported as she grows.
This bright-as-a-sunny-day tee is made from a non-chafing and seamless fabric, which means she can focus less on uncomfortable adjustments and more on keeping her head in the game.
This buttery soft bra will keep her feeling good from morning to night. Equipped with removable pads, it has a full-coverage scoop neck and stretchy straps that won't dig into her shoulders.
Give your girl the gift of options with this multi-purpose, easy-wearing top. Available in two colors, the Team Up Tank is lightweight and soft, with a built-in bra. It can be worn under a cardigan for school in the morning, then with shorts or tights in the afternoon for practice.
With its little bit of stretch and lots of cozy comfort, your daughter will love this sweatshirt. Fashion meets function with thumbholes to keep the sleeves in place and a back detail that will set her apart from the crowd.