Shorts under skirts for little girls?

Valerie - posted on 08/07/2010 ( 13 moms have responded )




My daughter is four, and always make sure the skirts she wears has a built-in short, or else I stick a pair of bloomers or shorts over her underwear. I even have fancy bloomers for under party/formal dresses. A friend of mine commented that it's completely unnecessary because she's so young, and that it's no big deal if people see her underwear while she's playing. My take is she's (1) too young to be taught to sit/walk/move in a skirt so she does not flash her panties; and (2) people (especially those without children) are sometimes uncomfortable with seeing kids underwear flashed inadvertently and I don't want her to pick up on that and be self-conscious.

What's your take on this?


Lyndsay - posted on 08/07/2010




I agree with you. I don't want to see any little kid's panties and I tend to think its a little negligent on the parent's behalf when I see other children running around with their asses hanging out.


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Rachel Louise - posted on 07/21/2016




I think knickers should always be plain and cover ALL the bottom. That's modest

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I agree and at the end of the day, she's your child and you are doing what you feel is best for her and that's the best reason a mom can have for doing anything.

Toni - posted on 08/07/2010




I have my daughter wear skorts or shorts under her dresses so her legs don't chafe. She gets sweaty and ends up with a rash. Plus she loves to hang upside down.

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When I know she'll be out playing some where then I make sure she wears something under her skirt or dress to cover her under wear but I will admit. I forget sometimes because we just hit the fully out of diapers during the day phase of potty training. So I've also been taking to showing her how to cover herself. Basically I just move her dress between her legs and say: Big girls do not show off their undies. we try to cover them.

She's only 2 but she is actualy getting the idea little by little.

Julie - posted on 08/07/2010




in this day and age of cell phone cameras you betcha my girls will not ever have only underwear on under skirts!!! and they are 10 and 12!!!!!

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It is never too early to begin teaching your child modesty and self-respect. My 4 year old would be an panny-flasher as well if we didn't put shorts under her skirts. Not only that but there are pedophiles out there, and who would want to putt their children on display?

Bo Lynn - posted on 08/07/2010




Just tell people that "Oh, I saw this outfit and I just had to have it for her! The little bloomers are sooo cute. I just love them!" Then you will have changed the topic of underwear talk to girl fashion. I find that changing the subject just a little takes the person's mind off the topic.

Krista - posted on 08/07/2010




I think you're being sensible. Girls at that age aren't worried about where their skirt happens to be at any given moment. And it's true...before I had kids, if I saw a little girl whose underwear was showing, I was really careful to look away, because you don't want to look and have someone think that you're deliberately looking, in a creepy way.

Plus, fancy bloomers are cute as can be.

MONIQUE - posted on 08/07/2010




Keep doing it the way you feel comfortable. My daughter is five and short skirts have to have shorts or built -in shorts underneath ,Until she learns to cross her legs and sit without her leggs gaped open this will continue to be my rule .There are too many perverts out there keep her decent i say

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My girls are 8. Sometimes they wear dresses w/ no shorts underneath, but they prefer skorts since they're almost always upside down (gymnastic lovers). ;)

Iridescent - posted on 08/07/2010




We also make sure their underwear is covered. Once their at an age and able to consciously keep it covered, they will continue to have the built in shorts or bloomers.

Andrea - posted on 08/07/2010




If I had a daughter I would make sure her underwear is covered too. It's just my personal preference.

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