Buying clothes for all the family as well as yourself can really add up.
One mum has come up with a smart way to save money on department store clothes, which might have you checking out the kids’ section next time you’re in need of a new outfit.
Anne-Marie Makin, 24, from Queensland, told Femail that she was out shopping for her two-year-old daughter’s clothes when she noticed some of the older girls’ sizes could be made to fit grown ups.
She said: "The main reason I really started it is because after I had my little girl obviously you start shopping in the kids section more and a few things just caught my eye and I thought ‘wow, that’s nice’".
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She said that not everything is a guaranteed fit and the sizes she needs varies a lot, depending on the outfit.
"I’m a size 10 women so I vary between a 12 to 16 kids depending on the outfit. You really need to try them on," she said.
Anne-Marie said that being petite works in her favour, as she’s 157cm tall. She said this means she doesn’t have to hem trousers she buys from childrenswear.
Recently, she bought a stylish white dress she said she thought would be expensive in boutiques, but it only cost her $25 (£13) from the kids’ section – so says her smart trick saves her money.
"The best part is this dress comes in an identical style in the smaller girls section so now my little girl and I can be matching".
Anne-Marie also said that she finds the adult section a much "older style" for someone in their twenties.
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