Kathy - posted on 10/04/2012 ( 80 moms have responded )
What do you think of pre-teen girls wearing skimpy clothes?
Lets define pre-teens for this post as between 9-15, old enough to make their own clothing choices, but young enough that they are not "women"
I don't really want to discuss toddlers in tiaras or a 19 year old in thigh high boots……
I have really mixed feeling on seeing girls/young teens in skimpy clothes.
On one hand:
-it is their body and they can dress how they want
-no one should judge them or how they dress, and if boys or men (eww….) are distracted or turned on by how they dress, that is not on the girls, that is the boys/mens issue.
-I do not for one minute think how a woman dresses causes or excuses any sexually aggressive behaviour.
On the other hand:
I don't think we need to be ashamed (at all!) of our bodies - but I do think modesty is a good virtue. When it is hot out, I dress in less clothes, when I dress up for a party, etc, I might accentuate a few attributes ;) but as general rule, I do not run around in skimpy clothes. I want attention for my brains and charm - not my looks, you know? Most preteens I know who dress really skimpily do seem to be looking for love in all the wrong places. I am more than a body - young girls are more than a body - so deliberately dressing in a way that makes them come across as being mostly about "bodies" bugs me a bit.
What do you think?