Mini skirts for kids

United States
November 4, 2007 12:58pm CST
I was shoping for picture day outfits for my daughters just a couple of months ago and had them try on a number of outfits. They both really liked the skirts and dress' which was fine but their favorites were SHORT short skirts. My girls are 7 and 4 and these skirts were too short to even where normal shorts under. Why in the world to manufactures make things like that for such little kids??? I understand that the outfit is cute but come on, the only thing that the outfits do is attract all those weirdos out there. I guess what I want to know is Has anyone else noticed how kid's clothes are changing and if so what is your opinion on it.
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@mamasan34 (6520)
• United States
5 Nov 07
Right now those short short skirts are supposed to be worn with leggings. My daughter has a couple of them, and when she wanted to get them I was about out of my mind. She is 13 and I told her absolutely not. She told me that she would never wear those skirts with nothing under them (she's a tomboy). She said the style is to wear the short skirts with knee length leggings and ballerina flats. When I saw the outfit together, I was ok with it. I do understand your apprehension though, it's pretty crazy what the manufacturers do to sell clothes. I was shocked at the Mary Kate and Ashley line a while back. They were selling the kids shirts that looked like lingerie. They were so skimpy and you couldn't really do much to cover that up except wear a shrug, but that didn't even look right. My daughter normally wears hoodies, tshirts and jeans other than her uniforms for school. She refuses to wear a dress or dress clothes to church. I am just happy that she goes! LOL
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• United States
5 Nov 07
This is something I also don't understand. It is our job as parents to teach our children to respect themselves and not the current fashion. I have seen so many little girls wearing SHORT shorts, short shirts ect. There was this little girl 8/9 yrs old at the bowling alley who was wearing a little ruffled skirt and every time she bowled her panties were visible!! I was appauled, what is the matter with people these days? I am a full believer that people should wear whatever they want to wear, it is their perogative. But this should only apply to adults.
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• United States
5 Nov 07
That is horrible! It makes you wonder what in the world is going through the parents head when they not only buy the clothes but when they see the outfit on their kid and let them go out in public like that! My kids wouldn't make it out the door of our house!
• United States
6 Nov 07
No kidding! I feel the same way, a young child's appearance directly reflects the parents. I am thankful that I have 2 boys and I shouldn't have the fashion issues that I would with girls. I just hope that as they grow up neither one of them will wear their pants hanging off their rear! That's my least favorite boy style.
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@maddysmommy (16232)
• United States
5 Nov 07
I think kids wearing mini skirts is not appropriate - I have never liked them myself and have only worn one once as part of a costume we wore to a sevens rugby game dressed as WonderWoman and I was 35 years of age. As they get older then ok, they can dress however they like, but nowadays I see lots of girls at my sons school (kindergarten class) wearing short mini skirts and just imagine what happens when it comes to PE which they have four days a week? not good I think. Just as well I don't have a daughter!
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• United States
5 Nov 07
Lol...yeah, I figure that after getting through two little girls, once my son gets to their age I should be able to handle about anything fashion can throw at me. It seems little boy clothes never get quite as bad.
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@smints8985 (1594)
• United States
5 Nov 07
Yeah I feel the same way, I know my cousin enjoys dressing up her daughter and she usually buys her skirts. It does look cute but sometimes I don't find it that cute anymore. It is different to see kids wearing kids clothes that makes them look really adorable. And I am not a fan of dressing up young girls in such a way that they look like mini women. The halter tops or tube tops are cute if they are designed for kids when if the design is that of what a grown up lady would wear only sizes smaller then I don't find it cute.
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@lynnchua (3414)
• Singapore
5 Nov 07
I think mini skirt for 4 is ok but for 7 is abit too short. I won't let my girl wear something that is shorter than their shorts.
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• United States
4 Nov 07
That is so true. I agree that they do attract the wrong kind of people!
@lightningMD (5931)
• United States
6 Nov 07
I agree,little kids clothes are changing for the worse. Our daughter is nine. She gets mad when we wont allow her to wear the short skirts or even the really short shorts. The other thing i cant figure out is all the clothes with writing across the butt. We refuse to buy them. Why would you want to draw attention to your daughters butt, I personally hope it is many years before people start checking out her backside.
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• United States
6 Nov 07
I agree. I have had to sit my mom down and my oldest daughter's dad and step mom and explain to them why they were to never purchase those again. She kept the shorts but they are pajamas to where under her nightgowns. They are never to be seen by anyone but herself. I have a huge issue with the way people let their little kids dress up to look like mini-women simply because usually they look like mini-slu!@. Its not right for the parents to cause that child to be labled as somthing like that at such a young and inoccent age.
@SHAMRACK (8585)
• India
7 Nov 07
Hi, I hope the mini-skirts if used most. May be in future the child may like to use it only which create more uncomfortable. Any there are various other dresses also were the child can be more attractive and comfortable. If relying only on mini skirt that is bit not well. Hope it would better to give better dress to child so as it may also go through when grown too. Hope so.
@blueunicorn (2408)
• United States
5 Nov 07
We've been having this fight with my 6 year old for 2 years now. She consistantly wants these clothes that the other girls have that are "so cute". Nope, not going to happen in our house. For awhile those skirts with the words written on the behind were really popular. I gave in and got my daughter one, not thinking about my husband's point of view. He took one look at the skirt, said, "I don't want creepy men reading my daughter's rear end" and out the door the skirt went. I hadn't thought of it that way until he brought it up. At this point the skirts are getting so short, and I don't care if they are supposed to be worn over leggings- that's not how they are actually being worn around here, I just don't allow my girls to get skirts. I tell them I would prefer that they be able to move, run, jump, and be a kid. They can wear skirts later on in life when they learn to be lady like.
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