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post #61 of 111
My gut reaction is HELL NO! But, thinking about it, yes.

I wouldn't buy it. I would be really frustrated. I sincerely hope that I raise my daughter to have a lot of respect for her body.


On the other hand, I also hope that my daughter thinks she is beautiful, no matter how she dresses or if she wears make up or not. I want her to be confident and proud of herself. If she thinks she look beautiful in something, I want her to feel like she can wear it. I am not going to forbid her to wear something when she is 16. I remember being 16, and if my parents had forbidden me anything like that, oh my gosh, I would have done everything in my power to wear it every damn day for the rest of my highschool years! I remember wanting to wear things that my father told me made me look, and I quote, "Like you're a g*dd*mn whore." I remember how much it hurt to hear that. If he would have just discussed it with me, reinforced how much he loved and trusted me, if he would have expressed his own opinion without the disgusted and condenscending tone, I might have valued his opinion.

I would probably give my opinion, and not too gently. The most disgusting part is the pricetag!
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post #63 of 111
I would say NO but I would hope my DD has enough values and respect for her self and would say NO to wearing it. I think it inapprpriate for women to wear stuff like that it just doesnt flatter the human body what so even I dont think.
post #64 of 111
If my dd actually WANTED to wear that dress, I would tell her my feelings, but in the end, it's her money (I agree, I wouldn't buy it!), it's her body and it's her decision. I can only hope that her tastes are a bit better.

To me, the bigger issue is that our society is actually marketing dresses of this nature to our teenage women. AND someone has let their daughter decide to wear this dress, it's the top selling dress (from this company) this prom season.
post #65 of 111
I am with the group here that first would NEVER pay that much for a dress. I can't imagine any way my kids could or would either.

Beyond that I also agree that I would hope my daughter would have more self respect. If she didn't I would step in and say no way to that dress.

Collette
post #66 of 111
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Originally Posted by skellbelle
Thankfully, neither of my daughters would WANT to wear a dress like that.

Yeah, but that model's ugly, misshapen implants look HOT!
post #67 of 111
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Originally Posted by Justice2
If my dd actually WANTED to wear that dress, I would tell her my feelings, but in the end, it's her money (I agree, I wouldn't buy it!), it's her body and it's her decision.
But where would she keep her axe?


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post #68 of 111
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Originally Posted by Charles Baudelaire
Yeah, but that model's ugly, misshapen implants look HOT!
And just WTH does that have to do with my daughters?
post #69 of 111
Um, no. Never. Ever.
post #70 of 111
Another vote for 'no way in hell' here. :LOL

I don't care if she's 16, 17, or 18 -- she's still my kid and needs guidance. Just cause you're a teen doesn't mean you don't still need your parents to draw the line for you, even about something like clothes. I remember lots of times shopping w/ my Mom as a teen when she wouldn't let me get something cause it wasn't appropriate. Know what? Looking back I remember being annoyed by it at the time, but now I'm grateful she had the backbone to do that!

Oh, and FWIW I'm pretty open about things like clothing, hair color, etc for older teens. But there's a line & that dress definitly crosses it.
post #71 of 111
No, no NO!

Just... no. I have never seen a hooker, but I could imagine one wearing a dress just like this one.

Annette
post #72 of 111
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Originally Posted by Kirsten
Not in a million years.... and I think I am fairly liberal about teens and their hormones and sexuality.

Besides, I think she has it on backwards.
ROTFLMAO!!!! I totally agree with everything you said!
post #73 of 111
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Originally Posted by skellbelle
And just WTH does that have to do with my daughters?
Whoops, Skell! Nothing at all, actually. I just pressed "quote" reflexively. My bad. :
post #74 of 111

Oh My

OH MY OH MY OH MY.... now i dotn claim to be perfect. When i was in High School going to prom i woudl have wanted to be the one wearing this dress, simply for the attention, and hey since everyone already thought i was a wh*re then why not on the last big event? but NO WAY would I ever let my kid wear it. I would be deeply dissappointed at my own skill at mothering if my daughter even WANTED to wear it. (generally speaking, and from personal experience, if a girl wanted to wear a dress like this it would be because she felt unloved by her own parents, and was looking for attention in all the wrong places.) IMO.
MAN O MAN. I pray I never see the day ....


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post #75 of 111
My dh seems to think that any girl who wore that dress would be "called out" by her peers. I don't know...
Annette
post #76 of 111
Quote:
Originally Posted by skellbelle
But where would she keep her axe?


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I think the skirt is floor length...bwhaaaaaa bwhaaaaaa

T

How ya doin sweetie...how's the family?

Back to your regularly scheduled thread
post #77 of 111
oh no absolutlynot
post #78 of 111
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Originally Posted by Justice2
How ya doin sweetie...how's the family?
Update near the end of the thread We're doin' OK...thanks for asking, hon.
post #79 of 111
That dress is really ugly, not even sexy. Maybe if it was all black.........Anyway, I would let my daughter wear it (if I had one), but the school probably wouldn't. I'm liberal.

Kristi
post #80 of 111
NO NO NO.... I graduated from high school only 5 years ago.. (got married young, I know) anyway, I say that because I know exactly what high school guys think AND say about girls that dress like that. They SURE arent' thinking of them as nice girls who are probably quite smart. They all talk about how cheap and easy they must be. It sends the wrong message.

I hope that my girl will never WANT to wear something like that. I know I didn't.
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