Children’s clothing is too mature

September 17, 2012 Blogs, Former Pioneer Staff Print Print
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As my daughter gets older, it seems harder and harder to find clothing that I want her to be wearing. She will be 7 years old this October, and I notice most of the clothing made to fit her is a little more mature than I would like.

I’m sure some people think it’s cute when little girls can dress just like mommy, but judging by the outfits I’ve seen in the children’s section, mommy could use a little more modesty too.

For example, over the summer it was all but impossible to find a suitable swimsuit for my daughter. There was a whole plethora of child-sized bikinis. I mean, really? These things are meant for 6 or 7 year olds? I remember thinking that I would never dress my little princess in something so small and revealing.

Speaking of revealing, what is the deal with the low-cut v-necks and ultra-short shorts for children? Sure, a grown woman looks sexy in them, but sexy is absolutely not the look I want for my 6 year old. I find it slightly disturbing that these clothes are even sold for this age group.

Maybe, I’m just a father unable to adapt to the fact that his baby girl is growing up, but I think, or at least hope, there are still a few more years of Little Mermaid and Wonder Pets t-shirts left in my daughter’s future.

Disclaimer: The opinions and views expressed in this blog are the opinions of Chris James and do not reflect the opinions or views of any other Pioneer employees.

To contact Chris James, email pioneerphotog@occc.edu.

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