girl's clothing today! this shocked me!

Canada
September 13, 2008 7:46am CST
ok, i get we are in the britney spears era, and little girls feel the need to be "cool" thats fine. Yesterday, i was in the grocery store and saw a little girl who couldnt have been more than 5. she had on little daisy duke shorts, a halter top and high heels, not to mention was in FULL make up. i mean this little one was wearing more make up than i have ever worn in my life. Now while im all about letting kids choose thier own clothes( to a certain extent) i found it rather disturbing that older men were looking at this little girl and the mom seemed to have NO PROBLEM WITH IT! NONE WHAT SO EVER. now i have a daughter, granted she is only a year old, but i would never in a million years allow her to go out of the house in such attire.What is most disturbing to me about this, is this is a common thing around here to see little girls dressed in such a mannor.what do you think? are parents not paying enough attention to what kids are wearing these days?
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@klaudine (3652)
• Indonesia
13 Sep 08
I know how you feel. I don't have a daughter, well... I don't have any children but I am still a girl and I don't like how my friends dresses everyday. I mean, how they want people to look at them, they got it in negative meaning. I don't like people looking at me like I am a cheap girl, if people looking at me, I want them think that I am a good person not a cheap person. If I have a daughter, I won't let then choose their own outfit until they are 13. You would never know what the fashion 20 years later, but I have to be careful when that day comes
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@klaudine (3652)
• Indonesia
13 Sep 08
Maybe it was because of my family culture. My mom doesn't like something like that, she told me and taught me about that and makes me think the way she thinks. Like the way people would think about girls who dressed up like that. And LOL, my mom never let me wear even any sleeveless blouse and taught me how to choose a decent outfit according to the age. But your topic is wonderful, Good luck with your cute daughter, and happy myLotting :)
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@sudalunts (5526)
• United States
13 Sep 08
are parents not paying enough attention to what kids are wearing these days? In this case, the parent seems to have been paying attention, the kid is only five. At five, I would say the parent is the one to blame. At five the child is not buying their own clothes, and I am sure they do not know how to apply makeup.
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• United States
14 Sep 08
i'm only twenty years old and i don't have any children but when i do i don't care if they are 5, 16, or 40. as long as they live in my house they will abide by my rules and they will not be walking out of that house looking like some trashy model. if i have a teenager who has a job and wants to buy her own clothes thatsfine but she won't wear anything trashy while she is living in my house.
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• Canada
14 Sep 08
Well I think this all boils down to how you dress your children at a young age. I have a sister that has a 2 yr old daughter and she puts her in bikini's and all these kinds of grown up clothes. I completely disagree with this 100%. I have a 2 year old daughter as well and I would NEVER allow her to wear anything to make her look older than she is. She wears clothes that are for her age group not mine. I think it is disgusting to see a small child looking like paris hilton or britney they haven't even had a chance to be a child yet and their parents are forcing them to grow up. What if one of these girls gets raped? their parents are going to have to live with the fact that they dressed them in a way that makes them appealing to men which is friggin sick.
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@palonghorn (5486)
• United States
13 Sep 08
I raised two girls, both grown now, but I wouldn't have let them leave the house the way you see young girls dressed now. But, take a look in the stores, it's whats hanging on every display. I wouldn't let my teenage daughter dress the way half of them do now! I'm not against letting girls dress with the latest fashion in mind, but letting them dress looking like they should be on a street corner somewhere....out of the question. I just have to ask, how old was the mom and how was she dressed?
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@zykon84 (165)
• Portugal
13 Sep 08
it's the society of aparences that we created. it's the way they belive that are beautiful. But is in constant mutation, in a few years, will be diferent, and no shorts
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@underdogtoo (9599)
• Philippines
14 Sep 08
I think parents should protect their children whether they be boys or girls. These days we find news reports of things that should never happen and the victims are young children. I worried about my children when they were young and now I am done with that and I am thankful that I have steered them away from harm.
@vimaal (3365)
• India
14 Sep 08
hi suzi, i understand yourself. mee too also saw more girls like this. what can we do for this. ok thanks for your reply.take care have a nice day.
• United States
14 Sep 08
we aren't in a britney spears era... she is played out. we are in an era where parents don't care. they want to be friends instead of parents. and then when their children get molested they wonder why? well could it be that because you were too scared to be a parent and you let your children do whatever the heck they wanted to they were too busy being self absorbed brats to see what was coming. when these parents let their kids dress like that all they are doing is pimping their kids out to the child milesters and rapist of the world. and i think that is just as bad. you're 12 year old looking like she's 22 is not cute and you should be smacked on the head for that.
@Sarah1108 (310)
• United States
13 Sep 08
Yes i am very shocked at what they sell for little girls these days. Me and a friend were shopping at a department store and we were looking at the kids clothes really because it was next to the bathroom and one of us had to go. but we were just looking at the clothes because some of them are very cute but it became VERY uncute when we saw a thong in the young girl section. and we thought maybe it just go stuck here but it was too small to fit any one other than a 9-11 year old girl. i thought it was poor taste for the store to even be selling that. I would also like to know what parent would buy that for their child
@apples99 (6564)
• United States
13 Sep 08
Yep i know what you mean i dont think its appropriate for a child that young to dress like that, little girls should dress like little girls and like you said the wrong people might get the wrong idea, and you hear about bad things happening to children a lot these days i just think that dressing a child in adult clothes sends and teaches the wrong message, im not a parent but if i was i wouldn't dress my child in such a way, my mom would never let me dress that way especially as a kid.
• United States
13 Sep 08
I have two daughters ages 5 and 10. We live in a rural setting and there aren't a ton of clothing stores to choose from and we aren't rich, so we mostly shop at places like Walmart. I have to say with all honesty that the clothes my 10 year old tries to talk me into buying are horrid. I think our children would have better sense if it wasn't for "Hannah Montana" and "Mary Kate and Ashley" tags all over these horrible clothes. These children are being exploited by clothes marketers and they're exploiting our children in the process. Kids are very easily influenced and these people are taking advantage. Not to mention how overpriced they are for the fabric and quality of what you're actually getting (a paper thin belly-shirt with a bad gel-paint of Hannah Montana on the front). My children will NEVER be seen in clothes like this as long as I'm the one buying them, even if I have to start making their clothes at home.
• United States
13 Sep 08
I work in retail by a fitting room and I see it all. I see how the Mothers of these girls dress and it doesn't surprise me. I hear them telling their girls, "Oh that looks so good on you". The kids sometimes mimic the Mother. The mothers look totally stupid in some of the outfits they wear. Everything is showing. Alot of these mothers are the illegals that invaded our country.