Soon pool weather will be here…

And what will you be wearing?  A full body swimsuit, tankini or bikini…. maybe you can borrow your 7 year old daughter’s?  What? Yes, Abercrombie Kids is selling a padded triangular bikini for kids. It’s cute and in my pre-mommy days I could totally see myself wearing  it.  However not sure I could see my daughters wearing it– or anybody else’s for that matter.  What do you think?  Is there a time when it is okay to buy a padded bathing suit for your child?  Please share your thoughts–

Abercrombie Kids
Abercrombie Kids

Abercrombie has always pushed the envelope–is this a weak attempt at getting people talking again?  Controversy keeps Abercrombie relevant doesn’t it?


3 thoughts on “Soon pool weather will be here…

  1. I don’t think this is as bad as some folks think. I have a 12 year old that is just starting to develop. I would actually prefer her top have some sort of padding so that you cannot see the “events” happening up top. It conceals a little more than just a one layer piece of fabric bathing suit that my 7 and 4 year olds wear.

    Of course I haven’t felt this bathing suit but if I did and found the padding to be very very thick, then I’d say, sure it’s a bit over the top, but again, if it’s just a bit of padding, I’m all for it, for coverage purposes.

  2. In my personal opinion, Abercrombie has gone far beyond pushing the envelope on these products. It’s bad enough trying to protect our children from all the horrible things in the world, but to shape their products and advertising to attract the attention of child molesters? Too much.

    Let’s admit it folks … there’s nothing like a set of tits on a 1st Grader.

  3. The thing is, targeting a 7 year old is different than targeting a 12 year old. Yes, it may be more acceptable for tween-teen-aged girls to wear them, even though I think it reveals too much even for a 12 year old. I have a daughter almost 7 and I could never see myself buying this type of push-up, padded bikini for her. It is just not appropriate for a young girl to be wearing an “adult” type of bathing suit. Now, on the other hand, my soon to be 13 year old daughter loves wearing bikini’s and has from day one. She’s just started getting her bathing suits at Aeropostile and under close supervision, I will allow her to wear it. The t-shirt on the other hand (I’m running out of hands), it just not right for any woman to wear…young or old, it’s just wrong.

    Yes, the company is getting people to talk about their products and their store, but are they really increasing sales with this tactic? I know for a fact that I will never be shopping at Abercrombie for myself or my children!

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