I've found it very hard to believe some of the clothes that they have out for children these days. My dd age 9 has friends who are allowed to wear the low rise jeans and the crop tops and she doesn't think it is fair because we won't allow her to dress like that. I have such a hard time finding clothes that fit her that I don't think are innappropriate. It's like they reach a certain size and they stop making cute kid clothes and start making clothes for teenagers in smaller sizes. It is soooo frustrating!
: I don't think it is a matter of the parents not loving their dks enough to teach them how to dress properly(although I must admit the thought DOES enter my mind, but I don't say that to dd) I think it is just a matter of what each parent considers is appropriate for their child. My take on it is that kids seem to be growing up soooo fast these days and I think they should be looking and acting like KIDS not teenagers. They will get there soon enough so why not let them enjoy being kids. I know that my dd has a very different way of acting when she is wearing different clothes. She wants to be like her friends and there have been a few times that she got it past me (her outfit I mean) and she ACTED older in those types of clothes. I want her to act like a kid and have fun like a kid because she is a kid and I want her to enjoy her time as a kid. Why rush them into adolescence?
Shorts on the other hand...she would much rather wear long shorts instead of short ones. Thank goodness!!
She does have a bikini. She is very long in the body so the one piece suits are uncomfortable for her. But her suit is not skimpy. The bottoms are more like shorts and the top is more like a tank top than a typical bikini top.
Sorry this got sooooo long.