Childrens Clothing

?? - posted on 07/01/2009 ( 22 moms have responded )

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I just saw a lil girl walk by who couldn't have been more than 6 years old and she was wearing a belly baring tube top and what could be classified as short short booty shorts. I wanted to go wrap her up in a towel, tell her to go home and cover herself up. There's far too many perverts out there for a girl that young to be dressed so... scantilly!!! (spelling?)



I don't understand how any mom or dad could allow their lil girl to go outside wearing clothes like that. I know the intention isn't to dress your lil girl "sexy" and I know it's hot outside... but... it scares me!!!



Do you think lil girls should be able to wear whatever they want, whenever they want? Do you think it's a parents responsibility to make sure their lil girl is covered up more than adequately? I think lil girls need to be told about the dangers of dressing that way - in one way or another - and should be very carefully watched when they go outside wearing clothing that perverts can alter into the idea that the lil girl was TRYING to be seductive.

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~Jennifer - posted on 07/03/2009

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Quoting Esther:



Quoting Jennifer:

The thing that really bothers me is just how hard it is to find a ONE piece bathing suit for a 2 year old. I don't see any reason to put a toddler in a string bikini.
*shudders*






I do all of my clothes shopping online and one of my favorite stores is www.bodenusa.com. They are not cheap unfortunately but they almost always have discount coupons available (15-25%) and they have cute girl clothes (I buy there for my friend's girls) and several one-piece bathing suits.






Thanks for the link, it looks like a great store!

?? - posted on 07/03/2009

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Last night, I went to see if I could find a 1 piece bathingsuit for myself! I could find string bikini's, two pieces for like $3-5....... the ONLY 1 piece bathingsuit that I could find that wasn't one of those super granny bathingsuits... it was almost $75!!!! It made me sad. I don't want to have to wear a shirt and shorts to go swimming... I just want a respectable 1 piece bathingsuit :(

Esther - posted on 07/03/2009

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Quoting Jennifer:

The thing that really bothers me is just how hard it is to find a ONE piece bathing suit for a 2 year old. I don't see any reason to put a toddler in a string bikini.
*shudders*



I do all of my clothes shopping online and one of my favorite stores is www.bodenusa.com. They are not cheap unfortunately but they almost always have discount coupons available (15-25%) and they have cute girl clothes (I buy there for my friend's girls) and several one-piece bathing suits.

~Jennifer - posted on 07/03/2009

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The thing that really bothers me is just how hard it is to find a ONE piece bathing suit for a 2 year old. I don't see any reason to put a toddler in a string bikini.

*shudders*

?? - posted on 07/03/2009

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There are some exceptions with those shirts lol my sister has extremely large breasts, she blossomed over night... and she's a total tomboy... she has a few shirts that have sayings like that on the chest - she finds them amusing cause she's a very smart girl and she never wears skimpy clothes lol I hate those pants that have the sayings on the ass... any saying... even the ones that are like the school name or whatever.

Esther - posted on 07/03/2009

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I could not agree more. I can't stand it when I see pre-teen girls walking around with Juicy on their behinds. Or "who needs brains when you have these" on their chest. What kind of message is that sending to the world or to them? I have a son, but if I had a girl she would wear that kind of stuff over my dead body (and my husband's).

JL - posted on 07/02/2009

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My daughter is tall for her age..she is 6..and has very long legs. I measure the skirts and shorts on her before I will buy them but unfortunately everywhere you turn now every store is selling short booty shorts and mini skirts for little girls and halter tops. I refuse to buy that crap so I end up purchasing a lot of adjustable waist stuff so I can buy larger sizes so the shorts and skirts are longer on her and I buy a great deal of capris and bermuda shorts. I don't get why stores like Justice for girls sell practicallly nothing but booty shorts and mini skirts for girls age 6-12. It is beyond inappropriate. My daughter wears trendy clothing..she is a fashionista.. but it is appropriate for her age because I am hoping she becomes a lawyer or doctor not a pole dancer or hooters girl, lol!

?? - posted on 07/02/2009

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Maybe she does Mary! Pole dancers make a lot of money... just not in this town hahahaha

Mary - posted on 07/02/2009

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1st off, I think tube tops are a fashion disaster that should have stayed lost in the 70's, regardless of the wearer's age, but this opinion may be clouded by my own lack of the appropriate anatomy to carry it off! But, seriously, on a 6 y/o?????? WTF?? just gotta wonder what her momma hoping she'll be when she's older - a pole dancer?

Sarah - posted on 07/02/2009

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I agree with you ladies. My mother always said to me, 'you either show off your legs or your chest, not both!!'

I don't like little girls dressed in 'boob tubes' and 'hot pants'.
There's just no need for it! :)

Iris - posted on 07/01/2009

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Quoting Jennifer:

No no no... although if my daughter were a teen i wouldn't expect her to wear turtle necks and skirts past her knews... i think i would definitely draw up some lines for what is appropriate and what isn't...
also... i think it's very important to involve young ladies in as many hobbies... activities... sports and other self esteem building activities in hopes she wouldn't feel the need to show off her body to get attention!


I agree, it doesn't have to be a turtleneck and such.  There are many really fashionable clothes out there for girls without them having to bear there belly or show part of there butt cheeks.  And I also agree that getting them involved in activities is very important.  But a 6 year old dressed like that says more about the parents then the poor child...

Jenni - posted on 07/01/2009

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i posted my own question similar to this one the other day... i had witness two "11-teen-yr-olds" leaving a fast food restaurant with who i assumed was their mother... the were wearing tons of make up, tube tops and skirts that barely covered their bum cheeks... i swear if they had moved just an inch forward i would have seen London and France... i don't think i've ever even seen teens dressed this scantily... and they were with their mother... dont get it... bad lesson to learn about 'healthy' attention... i've been there

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Blame the manufactuers and clothing designers. Hollywood moms also set the precedents for sexy toddler clothing under the notion that it's trendy, fashionable, boutiquy, etc. There's a fine line between a cute and darling little girl's outfit versus a slutty looking 6 year old!

Erin - posted on 07/01/2009

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I totally see why you reacted that way! I physically cringe sometimes when I see young girls dressed inappropriately like that, and can't understand what their parents are thinking!?!?! People place different emphasis on fashion for their kids and that's fine, but there is plenty of age-appropriate fashion. I see no need to dress girls older - they are little for such a short time as it is.

Jenni - posted on 07/01/2009

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No no no... although if my daughter were a teen i wouldn't expect her to wear turtle necks and skirts past her knews... i think i would definitely draw up some lines for what is appropriate and what isn't...

also... i think it's very important to involve young ladies in as many hobbies... activities... sports and other self esteem building activities in hopes she wouldn't feel the need to show off her body to get attention!

Iris - posted on 07/01/2009

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I think it is sooooo wrong. Sexy and little girls does NOT go together, it makes me cringe. Even on teenage girls it bothers me, all those dirty men out there and teenage boys with hormones flying everywhere.....
I have a 10 year old and thankfully she doesn't go for these kind of clothes, she mostly picks out the clothes for herself when we go shopping. If she would ever choose this type of outfit I'd simply tell her to put it back and find something else, end of discussion.

Christa - posted on 07/01/2009

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I agree, men are visually stimulated, more so then women. If you don't want to stimulate them don't show them everything! :-)

Traci - posted on 07/01/2009

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Absolutely agree! If you don't want men and boys to think about your daughter in a sexual way, don't let them dress like that! I bet you that little girl's parents would be the first to say "I honestly don't understand why my little girl was molested,etc".



I know this conversation will evolve into "a woman isn't asking to be sexually abused when she dresses in a sexy way"... Which is true, but you cannot be surprised when something bad does happen if you dress your kids in a sexy way. If you want people to look at your kid as if they are a child, then dress them that way. If you want people to look at your daughter in an adult way, then dress them that way, but don't go crying to anyone when something unfortunate happens. It's like an advertisement.

Christa - posted on 07/01/2009

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I can't stand it when I see girls like that. I've also seen girls with leather skin, hair highlights and more make up on then I wore on my wedding day and they are maybe 10. They are in string bikinis at the pool and talking on their cell phones. Their parents must have more money then me because you can be sure my daughter won't be getting any of those luxuries until she is old enough to have a job and pay for them herself. I don't understand what the big hurry is to grow up, I would give anything to go back and not have to worry about anything except what time to be home.

Amie - posted on 07/01/2009

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OH good lord. I do not get why parents buy that crap for their kids! Mine have tank tops and shorts that keep them cool enough as it is! They sure don't look scantily clad that's for sure. As it is I worry about the sun exposure. I always make sure they have sunscreen, a hat, bug spray, loads of water and snacks when we go out too. You should see my purse it is huge! LOL!!!

Off topic a bit but can tie into the discussion....

My hubby was sitting outside yesterday keeping an eye on the neighbors kids (ya neighbors, not ours~ours are with my sister until Friday) and over heard one of them talking to a boy. She is 10 years old and was talking about walking around the mall with her parents and having some "old guy checking out my ass". My hubby then told them to go home and came inside. I couldn't believe it! She is one too that wears those stupid shorts and pants with the sayings on the butts. How on earth does a 10 year old even register in her mind that checking our their asses, looking at boobs, etc. is acceptable at that age?! Makes me shudder. Our oldest is turning 9 on Friday and you can bet she will not be hanging out with that kid as much anymore.

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