Originally Posted by missbuns
and like i said and suggested, the clothes appropriate for this woman's culture are right under her nose: at old navy, gap, and TCP, etc. i wasn't going for the "omg all toddler clothes are sleazy! where do i find normal stuff" because i quite simply am not buying it. between the mall and the internet it's not hard to find cute clothes to cover your little girl how ever you want.
and i brought up speedos because somebody was complaining about how the length of shorts means we are training 18 months olds to "show legs". i was just saying it's a style, nothing less.
and i have NO CLUE what "circles" dress their toddlers in halter tops and high heels. i've only seen that stuff in beauty pageants.
Well I don't know who is wearing that either, but SOMEBODY must be buying it, because they keep selling it!
And I agree that there are a lot of decent clothes, but I know when I first came back to the U.S. (which I suppose would be slightly more overwhelming than first stepping into the toddler section) I was shocked by the styles of clothing and many times was so turned off, I just left the store and went somewhere else and went online. I just made the assumption that this was the style of the line and that collections would be more or less, how shall we say, coherent. Well the ON and Gap collections are not really coherent, not like Gymboree, Petit Bateau, or even Baby Zara. But I did not know that until I had to really scour for items that are in Europe, standard (plain white tees with delicate edges, but which do not have princess decals on them) but which here, apparently, are only allowed after you turn 12.
|I really didn't like was the trend of putting little boys in swim diapers and no shirt, and little girls in swim diapers with a little bikini top that went across the chest to cover their nipples. One time I had to buy a swim diaper because we forgot a suit, and I bought a boy's bottom. There is just no reason for a girl to wear a bikini top and a boy not to, IMO.
Well that trend (no bottoms? why? what if your toddler is potty-trained, are they the only one in a suit?) is not going on here, but I totally agree. I was thinking about this thread and how really, a little girl swimming in just a pair of plain white cotton panties is much more modest than in, say, a one-piece with flowers on the nipples. Again, it's not a question of skin, it's a question of what the clothing is meant to draw attention to.
Nothing wrong with a halter-top dress nowadays on an innocent-looking sundress... I think what people are objecting to are the halter-top tanks with mini-shorts, etc.
Gymboree has some really nice sales on right now with free shipping for orders over $100 which sounds like a lot but if you buy for the next two seasons you can easily manage if you buy most of your stuff there. I already shopped the outlet store
so bought nothing, but OP, check it out, very nice stuff and knee-length skirts for under $13...