Maybe I'm a little old fashion, but I want my little girls to look like little girls. I came from a very modest family. I wasn't able to wear a 2-piece bathing suit until I was 16-17 years old. My sister and I were allowed to wear tank tops but nothing that was form fitting or shorter than an inch or 2 above our knee.
I look at little girls today and so often I'm so sad by what I see - a generation of girls who don't know the meaning of the word modesty. I see little girls wearing clothes that grown women wear to look sexy, but for some reason on a child it's overlooked and excused away. I hear so many mom's say "So-and-so looks so grown up!" Well let's not dismiss the fact that you buy that little girl clothes that allows her dress like a teenager or young woman in her 20's.
I just don't understand how moms can let their 9, 10, 11, 12 year old daughters wear clothes I see on Abercrombie and Fitch advertisements. I want my little girl to stay and look innocent and wholesome for as long as possible. She'll have her whole life to dress like a woman.
This is the ad for Hollister. Are you okay with your little girl wearing clothes that represent this?
Even more, I want to instill modesty and self-value in her. I want her to understand that she's beautiful inside and out but all of her outside beauty isn't for the whole world to see.
I wasn't even close to being "in style" when I was growing up. I was a homeschooler in a homeschooler community and dressed the part. I don't want to put that on my child. However, if being stylish means letting my little girl (and by this I mean preteen) wear form fitting dresses, halter tops, off the shoulder shirts, mini skirts and daisy dukes then bring on the denim jumpers!
Maybe I'm too judgmental. But when people look at my 8 year old, I want them to see an 8 year old, not a little girl trying to look like a 16 year old.