Have you tried new styles of clothing as you’ve gotten older? When do you think some styles become too “mature” for younger girls?
Recently, Abercrombie and Fitch posted its new “Ashley” push-up bikini top on its online store. The padded top was designed for girls as young as 7 years old!
Some parents said that girls are being taught at too young of an age that they have to alter their bodies to be attractive.
Other parents said that padded bikini tops like this one should not be sold to women of any age, and we should love our bodies as they are, and not try to change them.
However, others believe that it is important for girls to come to understand themselves and their bodies as they grow up. However, as one blogger said, “there’s a difference between exploring these ideas on your own and having them sold to you in a children’s catalog.”
Because of the actions taken by these parents, the bikini has been removed from the website.
What do you think about being sold a padded bikini top? Is it okay for a company to sell this to young girls? Do you think it makes girls feel like they need to grow up too fast?
Leave your thoughts in the comments below!
New Moon Intern