Originally Posted by smeisnotapirate
Yup, sleeved shirt underneath. Not overreacting at all. If it's easy to modify, that may be better. Then you don't have to fight over it every time she wears it.
Sorry about those links. These
girls are wearing the style I was trying to show you in the link. For a variation, there's also this.
wow. Kind of weird, and yet, TOTALLY cute! Thanks
I may have to make a couple of those.
Originally Posted by Liquesce
You all are making me feel bad about my sense of modesty.
For me a child's clothes are a child's clothes, with very different standards than an adult's. Spaghetti straps for a two and a half year old would be a total go in my house. Just goes to show "modest" has a wide range of interpretations ... my kids might uncover things yours don't, and I might cover parts of myself that you don't, all under the same terminology.
I'm with you on that. To me, spaghetti straps on a child's dress is not a problem at all. To be perfectly honest, I doubt that I will "enforce" modesty of any kind on my kids at any age (beyond sort of standard "No, you are not going out in a skirt that shows your butt and a shirt that shows your entire stomach"). Just talk to them about it, and why I dress more modestly, and to a certain extent let them choose for themselves.
For a two year old... well, at least from my experience with my sister, if a two year old is running around stark naked, in some contexts, it doesn't matter. At the beach for example. They're 2. (When my sister was 2, it was IMPOSSIBLE to keep clothes on the girl The moment you put them on, she'd take them off.) Certainly not around town or anything, but at home (even outside, in the backyard) at the beach, I don't know. They're kids. I think I am both modest dressing while still partly retaining a European sensibility about nudity. I think its partly the way our society views our bodies that influences me to dress more modestly. I don't like being objectified, so I dress to avoid it. Not that it always works...
I mean, I would certainly talk to my kids about modesty, but to me, modesty is sort of... de-emphasizing the sexual, and thus reducing objectification. I wouldn't be worried about that in a 2 year old. Spaghetti straps or none. (something like a bikini however, I would have issues with, because to me, a bikini is a "sexual" piece of clothing, and inappropriate for a little girl, modest or not.)