Suddenly Darling

Website review by
Dana Anderson, Common Sense Media
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Christian-oriented fashion site promotes style and modesty.
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Parents say

age 12+
Based on 3 reviews

Kids say

age 10+
Based on 10 reviews

A lot or a little?

The parents' guide to what's in this website.

Positive Messages

Dress modestly and with style without breaking your bank account is the message here. Also, "If we want guys to respect us, then we need to respect ourselves."

Violence
Sex

If you're looking for an entirely "modest" website in the strictest sense of the word, this site may not pass the test. Some of the teen models' strike-a-pose attitudes and some of the swimsuit photos may be considered by some to be too suggestive or at least not entirely modest. But generally speaking, nothing overtly sexual here by any means.

Language
Consumerism

Lots of ads and product placements for fashion sites and stores, a contest sprinkled here and there. Still, there's lots to read, watch and do that doesn't require buying anything.

Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that SUDDENLY DARLING is a girls' fashion and beauty site that encourages modesty and creativity. Started by a Christian teen girl named Katelyn Rose, the site carries some big-name store advertisers and a rack full of teen or early-20s celebrities who promote modesty, too. 

User Reviews

  • Parents say
  • Kids say
Parent of a 13, 15, and 17 year old Written byparents4lyfe November 10, 2011

Great!

This is very nice. Go Christians! (: My daughters know have a site to look at for age-appropriate clothing!
Parent of a 2, 4, 5, 9, and 11 year old Written byJaciesSix May 19, 2010

Great for tween fashionistas

looked at it with my 11 year old and she's really excited to be a member and check out the outfits and add in her two cents!
Kid, 12 years old December 6, 2010

Safe site for girls interested in fashion

This is an awesome website for girls who are interested in fashion, and dressing modestly. Though targeted toword teens, middle schoolers can enjoy other girls... Continue reading
Kid, 12 years old October 14, 2010

Is it any good?

SUDDENLY DARLING is a colorful, hip beauty and style site intended for girls who love fashion but want to learn how to look good while dressing on the tame side of the fashion equation. Through photos, articles, discussion boards, interviews with celebrities and product ads and descriptions, tween and teen girls can learn that fashion and modesty don't need to clash. There's a subtle Christian bent to the message, but overall any girl who is into fashion and is looking for support to dress her age could find a lot of helpful information and fun here.

Online interaction: Message boards appear to stay close to topic and tone of site. Girls can and do include photos of themselves next to their posts.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • How one girls' interest in fashion prompted her to create this site. If your tween or teen wanted to start a website of her own, what would the subject be?

  • Why a site like this is rather unique in the world of fashion and online images of women. Read Common Sense Media's Tips on Girls and Body Image.

  • Discuss why beauty isn't all about right fashion choices (modest or otherwise) and beauty tips. Read with your tween or teen daughter Common Sense Media's True Beauty Discussion.

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For kids who love girly stuff

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