A Chocolate Donut

November 23, 2007

Dear clothing manufacturers,

Filed under: children, family, life, parenting, rant — Wizus @ 5:52 pm

My 8 year old daughter is not a miniature teen and I don’t want to dress her as one.  I don’t even think I want her to  dress like a teen when she becomes a teen! She is not trying to impress the boys in her class.  She likes to look cute, but not in *that* way.  She wants pretty clothes that are durable enough for the playground.  She would like an outfit that is stylish yet allows for spontaneous cartwheels.   Low-rise jeans do not fit this bill.

I was a 3rd grader in 1973.  My teenage cousins wore hip-hugging bell bottom jeans which I would have loved to have worn if they were available in my size.  (Lucky for Mom they were not.  She did not have to have deal with the frustration of looking for age appropriate clothing and Lordy! What would she have said if she knew my cousins wore no underwear under those skin-tight pants?!)  When I got dressed in the morning I did not worry that my panties would be higher on my hips than the waist line of my Toughskin jeans.  No one would see that I was wearing “Tuesday” underwear on Friday.  When I sat on the floor in class, my pants did not slide down my hips to expose my entire backside. 

I would like to take my daughter shopping and have it be a pleasant experience.  I would like to outfit her in modest and stylish attire.   She is at the age where I cannot fool her with the higher waisted boy’s jeans any longer.   She would like to try on clothes and hear me tell her she looks great.  Is this too much to ask?


Frustrated Mom



  1. Yep, every Mom I know has that complaint. I used to just cringe at what the teens wore when I was substitute teaching. They weren’t supposed to wear low rise pants and belly shirts but they sure pushed it! And many of those young women looked way to fast and old for their age.

    Actually I wish they would make nice looking, modest clothes or unfrumpy clothes for those of us that have some extra weight hanging around too….

    Anyone have the address/phone number of those designers?


    Comment by cmmg — November 23, 2007 @ 9:25 pm

  2. Same problem here Izus. It’s either dress your kid like she’s a 2 year old or dress her like she’s a hooker.

    I complain even more about the shirts. Clevage bearing? She doesn’t have clevage yet!!

    And what’s with the words being printed on the bottom of pants these days? I don’t care if it is a brand, I don’t want the word JUICY emblazened on my 11 year old’s butt. That’s not a term I’d want used to describe my baby’s rearend.

    Comment by snigsspot — November 24, 2007 @ 10:57 pm

  3. Even 2 and 3 yr olds are expected to look like miniature teens. High heeled boots even! What is up with that? It really is a problem.

    Comment by shellssells — November 26, 2007 @ 9:40 am

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