Padded Bikinis For Eight Year Old Girls?
So we've had a little bit of sunshine, and seems that all retailers are shoving flip-flops, bikinis, and sunglasses down our throats. Retail giants Abercrombie & Fitch are no exception to the rule, and they have stated selling their new season swimwear range featuring padded bikini tops... No biggie, right? WRONG!
They are selling them for eight year olds! You saw correctly. Eight year old girls can now get padded bikini tops from Abercrombie. Will someone please tell us how this is in any way shape or form appropriate for a child?
ABC News filmed a story about this latest fashion “trend,” which set the blogs alight, as Huffington Post noted. One commenter wrote “the push-up bra is, effectively, a sex tool, designed to push the breasts up and out, putting them front and center where they’re more accessible to the eye (and everything else). How is this okay for a second-grader?”
However, Abercrombie & Fitch are not the only retailers promoting child cleavage. A British chain, Primark showed off their lovely range of padded bikinis for young girls... and to make it "right", they would donate all monies made to children's charities. Yeah, we laughed too.
As a parent, what do you think about your daughter(s) wearing or even asking you to purchase padded bikinis?