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Old 10-04-2007, 09:36 PM
 
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Anyone else find that some the clothing in the stores is a little to grown up for little girls? I sometimes have the most difficult time shopping for my daughter and finding things that are age appropriate. I mean some of the outfits that they have for 8yr olds mimmick what I would see a teenager in

I almost find myself having to stay with the jean/t-shirt thing. Good thing she wears uniforms for school, so the jean/t-shirts on weekends works out.

I've seen a lot of gorgeous outfits online, but I'm not a big online shopper and with my daughter, I usually have to try certain things on based on how it's made.

Any others out there think that the clothing today for little girls is rather grown up and over the top?
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Old 10-04-2007, 10:18 PM
 
Location: Florida
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I do feel the same, yes.
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Old 10-05-2007, 07:38 AM
 
Location: wrong planet
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I agree! Some of the outfits i see for teenage girls look like they are for hookers and even the ones for little girs can look rather tacky! We are certainly sending young girls a mixed message!
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Old 10-05-2007, 09:14 AM
 
Location: SoCA to NC
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Yep my DD is 9 and I have felt this way for some years. I hope I am training her well as when we shop now she can pick out things and say "this is too hoochie mama, right mom?"
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Old 10-05-2007, 09:50 AM
 
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Yep my DD is 9 and I have felt this way for some years. I hope I am training her well as when we shop now she can pick out things and say "this is too hoochie mama, right mom?"
I love it That's what i started my 8yr old saying - too funny! I figure it's about as appropriate as you can get without calling the word "hooker"
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Old 10-05-2007, 10:13 AM
 
Location: NEW JERSEY
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I always say this!

I was born in the 80s and forced to wear Oshkoshbagosh (sp???) and matching little floral outfits for as long as I could remember.

I would say my mom didn't let get any of the cute mid-90s fashions sketchers, baby tees etc. until at least the 5th grade. Today I see 4 year old girls in mini hook gear. Kids should stay kids for a little bit.
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Old 10-05-2007, 12:04 PM
 
Location: The mountians of Northern California.
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mini hook gear.

LMAO Mini hook gear, I will have to remember that!

I totally agree that little girls clothing is getting out of hand. A few years back I discussed this issue with relatives, they were sending clothes over that were not ok with me. They were great and totally understood it once I said something.

My DD is almost 8 and its challenging to get clothing that is not too tight, too short, low cut, etc. Decent clothing is out there, I wish more parents would buy it.
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Old 10-05-2007, 01:15 PM
 
Location: Camano Island, WA
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Yes, I agree, little girls should dress like (proper) little girls. Not looking like a 21+ yr old. Kids are "growing up" waaay too fast today.

But there is no one to blame for this... but the parents! (mom's )
And of course the sleezy clothing manufactures that target that age range.
If the parents didn't buy the slutty looking clothes for their 8 yr old...there wouldn't be a problem.

I really dislike seeing the younger girls in clothing that has messages printed across the butt too...I'm sure you've all seen that. ...*tacky*
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Old 10-05-2007, 03:38 PM
 
Location: N.Y.C.
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heres some places that sell cute normal age appropriate pre/teen girls clothes:
the childrens place-gos up to 14 same for boys
gymboree- girls-up to 12 years , boys up to 10 years
the gap
aeropostale
sears
j.c.penny
***most stores in the mall do sell cute trendy clothes but it depends on the selection they have
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Old 10-05-2007, 06:24 PM
 
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heres some places that sell cute normal age appropriate pre/teen girls clothes:
the childrens place-gos up to 14 same for boys
gymboree- girls-up to 12 years , boys up to 10 years
the gap
aeropostale
sears
j.c.penny
***most stores in the mall do sell cute trendy clothes but it depends on the selection they have
Yeah I shop @ Gap most times. Not a fan of The Childrens' Place (when she was like 2, I shopped there and the clothing was cheap quality, it didn't last at all.

Don't you find Sears to be a bit EXPENSIVE? I hate spending a lot on her clothing because she grows so fast, that she usually only gets that one season wear out of it.

I've found some cute things in Marshalls and TJ Maxx, but it's a nightmare just sifting through their items and trying to find something that fits
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