Do you think clothing for young girls is too sexy?

United States
August 31, 2007 9:41am CST
I have gone shopping for my daughter, and now that she has moved into a new size 4T-5T everything is so sexy! Shoes too, a 1 inch wedge for a 4 year old is outrageous!! I cant stand to put my little gitl in an off the shoulder glitter brats top! Short skirts high heels its too much what do you think? Are our yourg girls being too sexualized by the clothing being sold in stores?
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@uath13 (8207)
• United States
31 Aug 07
You need to push past all those racks at the front where they put the "popular" stuff. You'll find the nice moderate ( and probably cheaper ) stuff hiding in the back. I won't let my girls wear the stuff from the front racks. I'm not raising Paris Hilton.
• United States
31 Aug 07
Yes there are some out there, but so few!! its going to be so hard to keep her from these things especially with her starting pre-school, and other mothers not sharing our views.
@uath13 (8207)
• United States
31 Aug 07
Not necessirily sharing our views as not letting the kids pick out their own. Parents don't want to argue about it so they just let them choose. My job is a testament to how many kids have been given their parents credit cards. We sell some of the ugliest junk to teenages and rediculeous prices. My kids don't get to shop at the stores we supply. If they brought it home somehow I'd probably burn it.
@carlaabt (3505)
• United States
1 Sep 07
I have a 6 year old niece that is really tall. She's wearing a size 10 or a size 12 sometimes already. It's a nightmare to buy clothes for her. I can't imagine what my sister goes through doing it for her all the time! I know that when we go to buy her something for Christmas or birthday or whatever, it takes me a LONG time to find anything suitable for her. She has an almost 3 year old little sister. She's in a size 3, and it's already becoming hard to find clothes for her at some places. It makes me glad to have a little boy! At least little boy clothes still look like they are made for little boys (for the most part anyway!).
• United States
1 Sep 07
I love boys clothes! I would dress my husband like a 4 year old if he would let me! Big numbers and pockets!! Van like sneakers, but , he wont let me shop for him any more
@theprogamer (10539)
• United States
1 Sep 07
Yes it is. When I saw a 8 year old looking like Britney along with her ultra obese needs to put on some real clothes mother, I reached my limit. I call them "prostitots". And thanks to the Parises, the Olsens, the Lohans and society's worship of them we have this problem. I'm guessing people don't want to say "No, stop doing that stupid nonsense" anymore. All of it really bugs me.
• United States
1 Sep 07
Its awful, but, I love it!!.
• United States
1 Sep 07
I agree with you about the clothes. If i had a daugher i definitely would not buy anything like that. And i see girls prancing around the store wearing things that a 19 or 20 year would wear! Parents should not be letting their children wear stuff like that out in public or anywhere else for that matter. It definitely is way too much.
@Gemmygirl1 (2870)
• Australia
1 Sep 07
Absolutely they are, it's disgusting & is very much the same here in Oz. I have avoided most stores that sell things like that coz i don't think it's appropriate to put my 15 month old in to clothing like that. Try going to your general stores (target, K-Mart etc) & they usually have a pretty decent selection of nice & respectable clothing for kids. If you cant find anything, try going online - eBay has everything & you're more likely to find something suitable on there, especially if you do a world wide search! I wouldn't have ever worn half the clothes they're selling for little tackers myself - it's pretty disturbing.
• United States
1 Sep 07
I love ebay and I hate it though, I don't like the competiotion! But, I just buy a little at a time when I find something acceptable.
@alfecris (181)
• Philippines
1 Sep 07
yeah the clothings of today is too sexy if you compare the clothing of the past. yeah most of the kids or even teenager or just turned to teens wear too sexy stuffs that you will be amazed that at that age they are alreadyweaing thos kind of stuff like that. i know they have been imfluenced by the people in the show business like of their favorite actresses or actors for that matter is wearing, than they would love to immitate it. for some i know they would prefer just jeans and shirt but most of the girls would prefer to wear open stuffs and short cute pants and blouses.
• United States
1 Sep 07
My daughter isnt at the age yet where she cares, but I dot let her watch High School Musical or shows for tweeners. Its going to take all i got to keep her a little girl!
@CatsandDogs (13964)
• United States
1 Sep 07
Oh my gosh YES!! My husband and I have 3 God kids in which one is a girl. We get them every summer for the whole summer and we buy clothes for them. Shopping for our God daughter is a nightmare! Shorts are waaaaaay too short and the tops are so revealing that I hate buying them but can't find anything else. It's the style but I hate it nonetheless. I'm not a shopper and if made to shop for better things or more coverage then I'm a capital "B" by the time I leave the stores so I don't shop much. I've almost come to the point of taking the clothes to a seamstress to have them sew more material on them clothes! When is this trend going to stop, I ask!
• United States
1 Sep 07
Its bad! And I don;t care to shop too much either! Id like to make one stop, where things are affordable and decent. I really loved Sears, but now that Ive had to cross the isle from the toddler section, its a no go!! I got her one or 2 things to get started, but Im going to have to dtretch my budget to go to the more upscale stores where the clothes are less BRATTIE! I wish I could sew, Ive never finished a single thing ive started, I wish I had the patience for it.
@Meljep (1668)
• United States
31 Aug 07
If mothers want to protect their daughters they will find clothing for them that is not provocative. There is no reason why a child who needs size 4T clothing should be dressing like the corner hooker. What message are we sending to our girls? Let's boycott the fashion designers who are perpetuating the skanky clothing, until they get the message that we want clothing that is age appropriate!! Who is with me?????
• United States
31 Aug 07
I already wont buy the clothes!! But its all over and once they start school their peers will be pressuring them to be cool! I hope I can instill the idea that she is more than just a cute thing to look at!
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• United States
31 Aug 07
I definitely think the clothes are too sexy. I'm not sure why it has become so marketable but i find it disturbing. some brands are still making little girl's clothes for little girls. Oshkosh is one brad. Also stores selling several brands together would be a good pplace to find variety, such as Marshall's. The thrift store is another good and inexpensive option since kids are constantly growing.
• United States
31 Aug 07
Yes I will tr marshalls. The caveat is that you really have to look and my little one will be running in and out of the racks, by the time we leave the whole store knows her name!!
@patgalca (14367)
• Orangeville, Ontario
31 Aug 07
These skanky clothes have been on the racks for several years now. As much as it drives me crazy that my 11 year old daughter prefers wearing boys clothes, it is probably better. I did get her to try a pair of capris on in a store. They were low rise and she couldn't stand the feel of them. I hope she will become a "girl" again at some point. My 14 year old dresses like a teenager, but with class, long slendering shirts with a layer or two underneath. Now as she starts high school, a Catholic high school, she is limited to the school uniforms every day which she prefers. She got sick of kids at school all showing up wearing the same clothes. We live in a small town where there is one store that is very popular with the teenagers. The clothing there is much nicer than any department clothing store. Even I shop there now. Where are the designers who have little girls?
• United States
31 Aug 07
A school uniform is great, I know when I was in school I was too invoved with my appearance to pay attention in class. Its easier in the pricy boutiques, but the more affordable you go the more risque the clothes!!
• Philippines
31 Aug 07
I think it's more of the image that media projects. Kids these days seem to want to grow up too fast. They have make up for kids, short short skirts, and what not. I'm not saying everything is bad for them but there still is something called "age appropriate". Plus, if you see certain dolls (especially Bratz), they are toys meant to be played by children but the clothes are too sexy even for adults. And I think all of this stems from TV and the movies where sexy dressing is seen and glamorized almost everytime.
• United States
31 Aug 07
I would not even buy her one of those brats dolls, its not normal. I try to tellher that the time she will be young is much shorter than the time she will be old. I wish someone had told me that! I acted old from such a young age Im exausted already!
@amy0214 (1513)
• United States
4 Sep 07
i think that a lot of it is.
• Canada
1 Sep 07
Honestly. America has no moral stands anymore. I went shopping with my little cousin and all the little girl clothes were sexier than the women's and no one does anything about it. The dance class across from where I work doesn't teach ballet or anything useful, it teaches booty shaking to 6 year old. Is there any way to stop all this?
@Foxxee (3653)
• United States
31 Aug 07
I know what you mean. I know the store called "Childrens Place" has really cute clothes that are decent, but the price is high. So far even Wal-Mart sells clothes for my 5 year old that look like a 14 year old maybe even an adult woman would wear. I don't mind tank tops, but I don't want my 5 year olds belly showing, you know? And the skirts, its so hard to find a decent skirt these days. We as parents just have to work with what we got. It's a pain, but its all we can do for now.
@Meljep (1668)
• United States
31 Aug 07
If mothers want to protect their daughters they will find clothing for them that is not provocative. There is no reason why a child who needs size 4T clothing should be dressing like the corner hooker. What message are we sending to our girls? Let's boycott the fashion designers who are perpetuating the skanky clothing, until they get the message that we want clothing that is age appropriate!! Who is with me?????