Suddenly Darling



Christian-oriented fashion site promotes style and modesty.
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What parents need to know

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."

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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.

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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.

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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. 

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.

Families can talk 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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Parent of a 13, 15, and 17 year old Written byparents4lyfe November 10, 2011


This is very nice. Go Christians! (: My daughters know have a site to look at for age-appropriate clothing!
What other families should know
Educational value
Great messages
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 style sense. Other important issues come up, such as fitness, skin care, eating well etc. Pros: positive self image, user content, great style ideas. Cons: it's really all about buying clothes. Every outfit page features the separate clothing items used in the outfit, showing the store from which it was bought and the price. Most of the outfits cost well over $100. The site design itself is a-okay. The comments are clean and free of profanity. But overall, the message that being modest is #1 outweighs the rest.
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Too much consumerism
Great messages
Kid, 12 years old October 14, 2010


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