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post #1 of 16
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http://www.cnn.com/2004/US/West/06/0....ap/index.html

I like the fact that she is making clothing companies realise that not all teen girls want to show off their bodies. I am getting tired of getting my eyes full of skin of teenage girls. Why not add some mystery and leave it to everyone's imagination
post #2 of 16
Good for her! Not every teen wants to be Britney. And I know most mothers don't want their daughters to dress that way...
post #3 of 16
Kellye:

I had copied the link to this article for posting here myself. Hallelujah! I am so sick and tired of the current 'show it all' fashion scene. What's worse is that most girls have no earthly business strutting around in some of these clothes. Leave it to an 11 year old to talk some sense into the fashion know-it-alls.
post #4 of 16
Good for her!

This past fall, Jon and I went my cousins Jr. High open house with her. He kept poking me and whispering "would your dad have let you out of the house dressed like THAT?" I was amazed at how revealing the clothes are for kids that age. Some of the clothes you find in the Jr. dept's are downright sleazy.
post #5 of 16
Right on! Not everyone wants to wear Britney clothing, and I KNOW not everyone wants to see it. Fashion need not be sleazy when it can be classy.

Aqua
post #6 of 16
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Originally Posted by Deb25
What's worse is that most girls have no earthly business strutting around in some of these clothes.
That's a thought I have just about every day in school! And a lot of the girls complain about being cold (no wonder - a bare midriff in winter is no joke). I'm all for the more "modest" look, and am glad that some girls are rebelling against fashion dictates.
post #7 of 16
Good for her! It's amazing that an 11 year old is finally taking a stand. I went shopping with my sister looking for some jeans not too long ago and she couldn't find anything except for the low cut style. Sometimes I think it is unbelievable that parents allow their kids out wearing some of the things they do! Not all parents, just some )
post #8 of 16
i agree, this girl has guts. good for her, if she doesnt want to wear these kind of clothes, then why should she have to?
post #9 of 16
Just as bad as an 11 yr old showing midrif is a woman without the body to show it! I am a BBW....a plus sized woman who is proud of her self. But there is no way in God's Green Earth I am going to walk around with jeans that come to my belly button. I have more pride and respect for my self. Besides, I wouldn't want people gouging their own eyes out! I went shopping for jean the other day and every jean I tried on was made to ride 3-6" below my waist!! I am glad someone finally showed the world how to dress!!

Sandy
post #10 of 16
As a big girl myself, I can tell you that none of those fashions would look anywhere near acceptable! I would never leave the house if that were the only choice.

We keep hearing about how overweight the US has gotten, and how the kids are getting as bad as the adults. Why should we set up these girls for humiliation because that's the only thing available?? Let's face it - most people don't have the bodies and personal trainers to keep those bodies like Britney and Christina do. Very few people actually look *good* in those outfits.

I was thinking about this, and when I was a pre-teen/teen there were quite a few styles to choose from, even within the same store. When did that change?
post #11 of 16
Having a rather zaftig figure, those styles don't suit me, either. MY belly is best kept covered.

I DO have a gripe about adult women's pants, though - they are cut too big in the butt! I don't have a big butt and I don't want pants, with enough room to raise a family in the rear. Jeans fit OK but I need dress pants, too. I've been buying my khakis in the men's department, to get a good fit in the butt.

As for the kids - I'm sick of seeing slutty-looking kids. No daughter of mine would be allowed out of the house, like that and, if one of my sons had come home with girl, like that, I'd have grounded him, too.
post #12 of 16
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Originally Posted by katl8e
As for the kids - I'm sick of seeing slutty-looking kids. No daughter of mine would be allowed out of the house.
Yeah! Back in my day we had to sneak around to look slutty! AND be creative with our clothes, they didn't just come like that!
post #13 of 16
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Originally Posted by valanhb
I was thinking about this, and when I was a pre-teen/teen there were quite a few styles to choose from, even within the same store. When did that change?

Good question. When I was a teen, I was a PIB (person in black). I could find the clothes I wanted, but there were also preppy styles, funky styles and even "slutty" styles.

Even now, as an early 30-something plus-sized woman, I find the styles are limited. Although I appreciate that clothing stores are recognizing that all body sizes are sexy, I'd like to find stylish but professional clothing. Unless I spend lots of money on "big name" labels", my clothing choices are limited. I've learned to pick up a few staple items (nice black pants, pretty tops) and make them last as long as possible. It's a good thing there is a dry cleaner on the first floor of my building!

Although I have to say the low-rise style isn't all that bad. I have very short legs, and the waistline of normal pants usually ends up somewhere around the bottom of my ribs. I've found that very moderate low-rise pants hit me right on my waist.
post #14 of 16
I get tired of seeing those type of clothes too. My 8-year-old sister wears pretty decent clothes, but I had to put my foot down when she picked up a thong in HER size at one store...I don't think so! Keep those in Victoria Secret not in Limited TOO!
post #15 of 16
Way to go!

I know teens like to look different, but when I pass through the Juniors section of a department store (a section usually dedicated to girls of an age which is commonly considered too young for sex and marriage) & 95% of the clothes look like they came straight from a Frederick's of Hollywood catalog, things have gone too far.

Bravo to her for standing up & telling retailer what she thinks!
post #16 of 16
you know what.. it took me 22 years to become grown enough to buy myself a real corset (I too am a big girl) but I'm still not foolish enough to wear it without anything else to cover my top parts, even if it is a dickie.

I think when these kids grow up, they're going to think it's entirely apropriate to wear bikini tops in winter, and then wonder why they're sick.
Kudos for this little girl!
on a similar note.
I once worked as a stock girl at the limited too, and was worried that girls clothing all looked like tiny clothes for teenagers-grown women...O.o because a 10 year old needs to wear glitter eyeshadow, false lashes, and a sheer leopard print boobie shirt with their too the but mini skirts
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