Aunt Madge might think a long, pink flannel nightgown with ruffles says 'young and fresh.' But to a 14-year-old girl, it says -- how to put this gently? -- 'disaster.'

Now here are some clothes teens might actually wear.

Opposite page:

Hooded zipper-

front cashmere

sweater with

phoenix graphic

by Raw 7, $506 at

the Denim Bar

(1101 S. Joyce St.,


This page:

Multicolor hooded

cashmere sweater

by Lacoste, $250

at Sherman Pickey

(1647 WisconsinAve. NW).

From left: Yellow-and-brown nylon/

corduroy down vest

by True Religion, $196 at Urban Chic (1626

Wisconsin Ave. NW) over long-sleeved

brown wool/cotton

blend shirt, $39.50 at

Abercrombie & Fitch

(area stores); brown hooded cotton sweat shirt with faux fur

lining, $148; khaki brushed-cotton coat with faux fur collar, $198, over orange

cotton polo shirt, $59.50; denim jean jacket, $79.50, all

at Abercrombie &

Fitch (area stores).

Styling :

Kristen Dandalides


Nicci / MAC at

T.H.E Artist Agency


Audrey Bethard/

T.H.E Artist Agency


From left, Kerry Morgan/

Next Models New York;

Alise Willis and

Sam Debrule/

Ford Models New York;

and John Bonavia /

T.H.E Artist Agency

Opposite page: Left:

olive polyester jacket

by The North Face,

$229 at Bloomingdale's (White Flint and Tysons Corner Center) and

The North Face (Tysons

Corner Center); brown-

and-white synthetic

messenger bag by Ben Sherman, $65 at Pop (1803 14th St. NW),

Apple iPod Nano, $199 at Apple (area stores). Right: brown cotton hooded sweat shirt

by Le Tigre, $68 at Pop.

This page: Cafe-au-lait wool/cashmere blend sweater by Maya, $242

at Saks Fifth Avenue

(5555 Wisconsin Ave., Chevy Chase, Md.).

This page: Merino

argyle sweater by Lacoste,

$175 at Saks Fifth Avenue

(5555 Wisconsin Ave.,

Chevy Chase, Md.) and

Lacoste (Tysons Galleria); black cashmere/wool

newsboy cap by Borsalino, $75 at the Hattery

at Georgetown Park

(3222 M St. NW).

Right page Left: chocolate-brown faux-leather

cropped jacket by Deep

Los Angeles, $69; bronze

metallic handbag with grommet detail by

CMZ, $48, both at

Commander Salamander (1420 Wisconsin Ave. NW); yellow enamel Pop Art print choker, $68 at Pop ( 1803 14th St. NW). Right: Purple velvet jacket by Isaac Mizrahi, $35; pink metallic polyester handbag by Mossimo, $17, both at

Target (area stores).