clothing for children

Tara - posted on 11/04/2010 ( 53 moms have responded )

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Along the lines of the other thread about Miley.

In your opinion which fashion style or trend do/did you find most unappealing or inappropriate?

For me it would be the baggy baggy ass jeans on guys and girls with their thong showing over a pair of sweats that say something like "Cherry" or "Naughty" etc.

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Desiree - posted on 11/08/2010

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Tara I am right there with you. If the man upstairs had wanted me to see someone bum all day he wold have put it where it would be for all to see.... besides that is those damn micro mini's that leave absolutly nothing to the imagination and again when they bend over we have full view of what shouldn't be on show....YUCK!!

I would rather the silly bubble skirt, the horrible hair and the sholder pads that could poke your eye out, from the 80's come back into fashion

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I like crocs for the kids at work because they go on easy and they're easy to clean if they have an accident and wee all over them! But I agree, Crocs on adults should be outlawed. Though I am biased because I think anything other than sneakers should be outlawed. But that's another debate LOL....

Nikkole - posted on 11/07/2010

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i hat when girls have there thongs hanging out of there jeans and boys that have to hold up there pants when they walk!!!! i also HATE skinny jeans on guys some are so tight they probably cant have kids after they wear them!!! and i think rompers are hideous no offense to anyone just my opinion!

Tah - posted on 11/07/2010

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i haven't read any other post, but the almost thong like panties for little girls make me uncomfortable, buy briefs for your 5 year old already, shirts that say things like "how many licks" with a picture of a blow pop in the juniors section makes me wanna run through with bleach in a water gun...those hip hugging jeans that are 10 sizes too small for your daughter and the belly shirt you bought her to go with it...just take her to get her antibiotics now....the shorts that match those jeans....same here....boys with pants that sag...i just told my son if i see his underwear and he's not coming out of his bathroom, i will stick my foot so far up his butt he will be coughing up converse signs for a week....shirts that don't leave anything to the imagination for little girls...tight and low cut...if i think of any more...i will let you know...

Stifler's - posted on 11/07/2010

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Hahaha I am a massive fan of Target pluggers and sadly wore them and a mini skirt all winter but it was hot here. Boots that look like platform Ugg boots make me laugh too. I can't believe people are wearing gum boots again loll

Johnny - posted on 11/07/2010

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Crocs are fine for small children I suppose. My daughter has some and loves them. She likes that she can get them on and off herself. I don't like them on adults though, looks silly IMO. In the garden I'd just end up with dirt squished in my toes. I love my rubber boots for gardening. Keeps the feet clean. Not much of a fashion statement though.

Speaking of which, I've noticed a fashion trend amongst urban mommies here that I can't stand. Rolled up jeans over those "fashion" rubber boots. One day at kiddie gym, I must have been the only mom not wearing that particular uniform and it wasn't raining out.

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LOVE my skinny jeans. I pretty much have no butt so it makes me look like I've got something there.

And I love crocs for my kid. She can get them on and off herself when she's in and out of the house all day. Plus for toddler sizes they come in 5/6, 7/8 so she wears them long and they don't wear out!

Charlie - posted on 11/07/2010

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I HATE high waisted jeans or shorts do people not realise how huge they make your ass look even if your a tiny size six those pants will give you the longest drooping looking butt ?

I love skinny jeans and crocs are great for camping and gardening ,

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I love my skinny jeans...I'm a size 18, 5 foot 11 and have such long legs and I just saw a photo for the first time of me wearing them and they make my legs look so skinny lmao! I hate people walking around in tiny short skirts or shorts especially when it's winter...lol!

Jenn - posted on 11/07/2010

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Oh yeah, I forgot about crocs. I HATE them on anyone and will NEVER buy them for my kids.

Stifler's - posted on 11/07/2010

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Haha that's true but I don't tend to think anything really looks good on beach ball style bodies lol

Krista - posted on 11/07/2010

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Nah, Emma...straight/skinny jeans definitely don't suit everybody. If you're big around the middle, then skinny jeans make you look like a life-sized ice-cream-cone.

It's not a good look.

And yeah, onesies with risque sayings are just classless.

Stifler's - posted on 11/07/2010

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I disagree, I think straight/skinny jeans suit everyone :S I hate flare jeans they make me feel short and fat

Jessica - posted on 11/07/2010

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For kids, I have to agree that I'm not actually offended by most things- it all comes down to personal preference. I tend to like more modern/hipster style stuff for my son... I LOVE Baby Gap and Gymboree. But, I'm not really a fashion nut- the vast majority of his clothes come from garage and consignment sales :) The only things I actually get offended by for kids are overly-sexualized clothes/styles... like the pants with words written on the butt for girls... I don't know about anyone else but I wouldn't want to encourage anyone to look at my child's ass..

For adults, the only thing I don't get at all is this 80's-revival thing I see. Bleh! And skinny jeans. I know a lot of people wear them, and no offense, but most of the people I see in them can't pull them off. At all. You need to be at the gym for 2 hours a day for skinny jeans to look good- they just aren't very flattering on most people at all! They make MY ass look fat and I'm 115 lbs (or was before I was pregnant lol).

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"In your opinion which fashion style or trend do/did you find most unappealing or inappropriate?"

For adults: high waisted pants (especially the short, tight, high waisted denim shorts that are 'fashionable' for women at the moment); one-piece suits/playsuits for anyone over the age of 10; uggs, thongs (flip-flops) or crocs as acceptable footwear outside the home/beach/garden/quick trip to the shop etc. For men, in Australia we call them 'stubbies', but they are short, baggy, shapeless work shorts urgh, I can't stand them. Same with non-football players wearing footy shorts (sorry this is all a bit culturally specific to Australia and New Zealand, I guess). Young guys with tight pants and either no underwear or insignificant underwear; actually any amount of ass crack showing on either women or men disturbs me, no matter how attractive the ass or the person attached to it. I would much prefer the "baggy 'sagging' jeans and boxer shorts showing" look that others so despise than a 'whale tail' g-string or ass cleavage anyday.

For kids: not much really offends me with kids, except inappropriately sexualised clothing for young girls/tweens. People are always using their kids as some kind of 'statement' and I find that ridiculous and unappealing and reflects poorly on the parents. I think kids should be dressed comfortably and appropriate for what they do best/most: play. Rompers/onesies, overalls etc, just so cute and can't be beat until someone goes messing with them by adding too many frills/collars/details or ridiculous slogans.

Stifler's - posted on 11/07/2010

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Hahaha I've seen "I'm a tits man" suits and LOLed but I don't think I'd buy it or make the baby wear it.

Corinne - posted on 11/07/2010

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sorry, she co-ordinates THEIR stuff to what she's wearing. (lack of sleep!)

Corinne - posted on 11/07/2010

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I hate seeing litle girls slobbing about in trackies with obcene things written on their ass. A 9yr old with a 'juicy' butt? I also hate the 'baby gangster' look that sooo many boys around here are into. trying to lokk cool in their burberry tracksuits, sideways hats and ten tonnes of fake gold chains and sovereign rings. Chavtastic! Guess I just don't like trackies for every day wear, I feel scruffy if I go out in mine unless I'm going training.
Where my daughter goes to school, there is one Mum who makes me laugh every day. She dresses her non-identical twins in identical, big fluffy dresses, shoes, same hair do (even though one girl has masses of hair and the other poor duck hardly has any) hairsprayed to the max, big fake fur coats with matching massive hats etc... BUT, she co-ordinates her look to what she's wearing?! If the girls are in black and pink, so is she. I feel so sorry for her other kids cause they are always in bog standard jeans and jumper or skirt, no co-ordinating for them. :(

Charlie - posted on 11/07/2010

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I bought a onesie / romper for a friend that said "all daddy wanted was a headjob " of course it was a joke and never intended for the baby to wear she thought it was hilarious but i couldnt imagine a baby actually wearing it .

I love cotton on kids they have great clothes im not a huge fan of the slogan clothes remember the " they shake me " onesie what an uproar !

Johnny - posted on 11/06/2010

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Perhaps tart was the wrong choice of words. I think in my mind it just described the overly sweet silliness of those rompers. Dork probably would have been a better choice.

Jenn - posted on 11/06/2010

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How does a romper make you look like a tart? Maybe that word has a different meaning where you live? Around here a "tart" is a girl who dresses provocatively and/or wears a lot of makeup. I guess I didn't see the older boy wearing it on the page, but I would have to agree that if there was a 10 year old boy wearing a romper that might looks silly - why would a preteen want to dress like a baby?

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Gotta admit I'm a little shocked about those slogans on babies clothes. That's as good as saying "I was an accident"

Ez - posted on 11/04/2010

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See that's exactly what I'm talking about. There was also one that said 'the condom broke'. That's just tacky as hell.

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@Erin - I love cotton on kids. But I agree the slogan onesies/tshirts can be a bit much. I saw one once which said something along the lines of 'proof my mum is easy'. Who would buy that? I can only guess a divorced Dad.

Leah - posted on 11/04/2010

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Fortunatly, my kids are only 3 years and 12 months so they just wear whatever I put them in so I don't have to buy them heinous and inappropriate clothes (yet...). I get irritated when I see toddlers in high heal boots, imo waaayyy too young to wreak their backs. I (also) hate the 'jeans around the thighs' look, just want to go up to one of them and pull their pants down lol and the best is they couldn't run after me b/c their pants would be around their ankles!! (laughing just thinking about it!)
Havn't noticed anything too inappropriate for tweens or teens around here, at least nothing that would actually stick out in my mind. The only thing (as stated earlier and stating again b/c it gets my blood boiling) is high heals on toddlers!! Urgh!

Ez - posted on 11/04/2010

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Risque slogans on kids' clothes is not cool. We have a store called 'Cotton on Kids' that has some gorgeous stuff, but they also do the kiddie slogan onesies and t-shirts. Some are funny and cute, and some REALLY are not :-/



Anything with underwear showing is a no-brainer for me. It's called underwear for a reason kids. Jebus..



The rest is more just personal preference, rather than me thinking it's inappropriate. I've always tried to dress Milla like a baby (as opposed to a mini-adult, and minus those hideous rompers lol). Someone gave me a camo denim mini-skirt in a size 000 (3mths) and I nearly died! She never wore it. Now, at almost 2, I still try and keep it age appropriate. But it is getting harder because she is a big, tall girl and wears size 3. Which means the range I have to choose from caters up to size 7s. I'm fine with a 7yo in a little denim skirt for summer, but I'm not that keen on my not-even-2yo weariing one.

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@Sara AHAHAHAHA LOL *wipes tear from eyes* That is the funniest thing I have seen in awhile. No child, girl or boy, could get away with wearing that in New Zealand. And I loved the haircut that went along with it. ROFL

But back to the question...my daughter is 12 months and it's not so much the style of clothes for her age range that annoys me as the colours or combinations of colours. Too much pink/apricot/turquoise/purple all on the SAME outfit! It's too busy and hurts my brain. I don't pay much attention to what older children are wearing. For teenagers, and I'm not sure if they're still doing this, I hate ugg boots worn with short skirts. Ugg boots being a kind of cold weather boot (think eskimos). I think they're sold here as slippers for mooching around the house in, but I keep seeing skanky girls wearing them with short short skirts in winter. They must be freezing.

Stifler's - posted on 11/04/2010

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Oh ew I don't like slogan clothes either. Even for older people that says Angel etc. it's just lame. I hate the new trend of those man style undies on girls that are made to show. And i hate the boys pants sitting under their bum too.

Johnny - posted on 11/04/2010

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It is totally possible to go gender neutral without making your kid look like a tart, which is what I think those rompers do on any child older than 2 of either gender.

Hannah - posted on 11/04/2010

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1. I don't need to see your thongs thank you very much so please hike up those pants a little more....

2. Boys who wear baggy pants and the belt around their thighs, or maybe it's the a** I really can't tell, I just know that if I went over and tugged at them a bit they'd prolly come down....

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pink was historically a masculine colour and blue was a feminine colour until the 20th century. And pink is worn by so many men/boys where I live, so I wouldn't have that problem, no.



*edit: I totally didn't see the part about the dress, I apologize. I wouldn't dress a boy in a dress, but I wouldn't also put him in über-boy-type clothes and make him play with trucks and stuff.

Tara - posted on 11/04/2010

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@Rhea,
I don't like to push gender roles on children but choosing to dress my children in gender specific clothing is not pushing gender roles, roles being their position in society, their career etc.
You say it's crap for it to be blue for boys, pink for girls, pants for boys, dresses for girls, etc.
I have one question asked tongue in cheek, would you honestly dress your baby boy in a pink dress?
lol
To each their own, but I saved pink for my girls, who didn't really wear dresses much to my delight. :) ( i just found them a pain in the ass when they were crawling and climbing on everything, tights were always falling off etc.)
:)
Oh btw, I personally think the rompers for both boys and girls to be quite off putting, they remind me of fancy doll clothes. No offence Jen or anyone else. (:

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I think the rompers are fine for infants, I really do. But did you see the picture of the 10-ish year old boy? It's a little much. Add a matching dress on his sister and...okay it's too much for me!

Jocelyn - posted on 11/04/2010

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Aww now what's wrong with those Cathy?! I have the leopard print ones for Brooklynn, although to be fair she's only worn them once. They make a cute bookcase accessory :P
And Carol, I much prefer to dress my kids like "mini hipsters" than in one of those awful rompers :P (no offense Jen!)
If only I could get Conner to sit still long enough to give him a mohawk *sigh*
I also secretly hope that Brooklynn will tell me she wants pink hair when she's like, 5 yrs lol. She'll totally get it ^_^

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The rompers are absolutely adorable and are cute for both boys and girls. I disagree with pushing kids into gender roles (blue for boys, pink for girls; pants for boys, girls for dresses--it's crap!)

Jenn - posted on 11/04/2010

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Sara - what's wrong with a little boy being dressed in a beautiful romper? I'd put my son in something like that when he was a baby - I don't see how that is "girl" clothes. Anyway, the only styles I don't like right now that I see kids wearing are shirts with rude messages on them.

Tara - posted on 11/04/2010

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My little man is pretty hip in his jeans and his button down plaid shirt over a nice white tee. :)
My girls are all different. My oldest at 10 loves the skinny jeans, she's super skinny so she looks like Twiggy in them lol. (for those of you who don't know who Tiwggy is please don't ask as it will date me. )
My 8 year old is the one who wants to wear clothes that I find inappropriate. But she can be hip too.
My little 5 year old loves jeans and striped shirts right now, she has 4 of them that make a return trip from the basket to the washer without a stop in the dresser. That's all she'll wear!

Jenny - posted on 11/04/2010

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Now that's my style Carol. Actually my son has sported almost that exact outfit, and my daughter but without the mohawk. Yay I'm hip! lol

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Exactly Carol! That picture is perfect! This particular style is so annoyingly popular around here. I wish I could get you access to some of my friends' facebook profiles, you'd have a good time gqtyourself.

Jocelyn - posted on 11/04/2010

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"Naughty" written on the ass of a 9 year old.
Super baggy jeans on guys/ alternately freakishly tight jeans on guys...no one needs to know which pant leg you tuck your dick into... lmao
Oh and those shiny neon high top puffy sneaker things (not to be confused with neon high top converse--those are always totally acceptable)
There's not a lot that I am totally opposed too--I am totally in love with skinny jeans on girls (I rock a pair myself) but the jean-tights look a little weird. :P

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I'm going to take a different twist on this. I don't know about where you live, but here it is very popular for boy/girl siblings to match. The boys look like girls. Here's a sample...



http://www.littleenglish.com/boys/romper...



http://www.littleenglish.com/boys/longal...



Now, I think the dresses in those styles are totally cute, and I have bought them for Eliza for special occasions (second hand, I'd be crazy to pay full price). But why make my hypothetical son dress like that?

Krista - posted on 11/04/2010

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Yep -- when guys wear their jeans UNDER their ass, it just makes me wonder if they have any idea whatsoever how ridiculous they look.

I haven't seen anything too objectionable on girls lately, but give it time...

And Ebony, I don't know about you, but I think that the tight, skinny jeans with skater shoes is just really damn cute. Hell, I'd wear that if I had the body for it.

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Showing underwear is inappropriate (exception of bra strap, those things always pop out...). Inappropriate logos or words on clothes (I saw a 14 year old girl with SLUT written on her shirt! And she thought she was COOL!!). Uber-short skirts and shorts. Camel toe is always unappealing on all ages LOL

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