13 years ago
J-lynn

swimwear for young girls?

I won't state my personal opinion. I kinda want to see which way this goes. Please tell me your views. Do you think young women under the age of 16 should be allowed to wear bikinis? Why or why not? Do you think it is the parent's responsibility to teach the daughter respect for her body? or do you think it is simply a fashion trend and nothing more? No wrong or right answers. 10 points to the person who explains themselves the best! :)
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13 years ago
Anonymous
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i think girls should dress appropriatly and i do not mean in knee length skirts and sweaters or suits of armour. there's alot of respectable bikinis the ones with the more covering tops and the little boy shorts, should young girls wear string bikinis? no never, should they wear thongs? no never. mothers certainly need to work on the modesty area with their children. I make my 7 year old daughter dress appropriate becasue that will teach her as she gets older to act like a young lady, She can wear half shirted, boy short bikinis-or full piece bathing suits,to swim in, she cannot run all over the place in a bathing suit. Most skirts for young girls come with shorts sewn in them now, i love that, if they do not have the shorts she has to wear shorts or leggings under them.
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13 years ago
ஐ♥ 3Kids 2hearts 1dream ♥ஐ
I have mixed feelings. I have seen what I personally deem as "ok" 2 piece bathing suits. It seems there are a lot more "not ok" ones out there though. My oldest is 4 now (just turned 2 days ago), and I'm appalled at many clothing choices just for her age bracket. For teens, I don't know. I spent my teen years living in Las Vegas, where it gets 120 degrees in the summer, so a 2 piece was part of regular attire. Some were "ok", and some weren't. I've got mixed feelings on it. Obviously from my avatar, I'm not to anal about showing skin (no I don't leave the house like that, I was just getting a belly shot lol), but I do feel there needs to be parental involvement in selecting a childs clothes. My husband and I won't allow ours to leave wearing something that makes them appear as a hooker. As for a 2 piece, it depends on the style of the suit. Some can be reasonable in design, and others can be very revealing.
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13 years ago
anon
I don't see it as bikinis vs. one-piece. (I've seen one-pieces that leave too little to the imagination...). My requirements for my swimwear and for my daughter's swimwear is as follows: It must fit properly. No riding up the boot-tay. Boobage may not be hanging out (exception to policy if you are at the exact moment nursing an infant--which a young girl should not be doing, well, unless she *is* mama which is another issue altogether). You should be able to move around normally without worrying about a wardrobe malfunction. And yes, girls should have respect for themselves and their bodies. The way we dress shows people how we view ourselves. Would you rather emphasize: My body is the sum total of me? See how "sexy" I am? or emphasize: I am a valuable person. I may have a great body, but I am intelligent, healthy, and fun.
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13 years ago
Anonymous
I don't think there is anything wrong with bikinis, if girls are wearing them for the right reasons. For instance if they like the pattern on it and it makes them feel special then that's ok but if their doing it to impress a guy that's different. As girls grow up they have experiences and you can't deny them that, no doubt things are different nw from when you were a girl and it's important to be opened minded. Lots of girls want to wear bikinis because their friends do and why should they feel embarrassed unnecessarily? If you feel really strongly about it try guiding your daughter towards tankinis instead, they are just as cool. If she really wants to wear a bikini though you should let her because she does need to learn things herself.
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13 years ago
Incognito
Depends on the bikini. A moderate leg cut and something that covers up top does not bother me. A triangle top and string bottom. Even if I manage to raise the most leveled headed teenager and allow her to wear a bikini, it will still not cause men to not look at her in a provacative way.
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13 years ago
J*Mo
It's up to the parents. But in my opinion, I don't think 2 peice outfits are appropriate for water parks or the beach, because I know I've lost my top on water slides before! But, in the pool at your house of a friend's house is fine. There are alot of perverts out there, but I doubt a 2 pc vs a 1 pc suit makes a difference to those sickos!!
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13 years ago
Anonymous
I think bikinis are fine for girls, especially around 16! Now, they shouldn't be too skimpy, so a mother could definitely say to her "Nope, that's too revealing" but bikinis bathing suits! Your skin is supposed to be exposed when you swim! If your daughter is a little more developed, then the mother can step in and assist her in buying a bathing suit that's appropriate.
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13 years ago
Jacinda
Well I think that is just fine for girls under the age of 16 to wear bikinis because it is not really a racial thing. I think that they should be allowed to, but to a extent. Some girls have good figures that they like to show. It makes them feel well about themselves. Yes, I do think it is the parent's responsibility to teach the daughter respect for her body. But it is also the child's job also. But really bikinis is just fashion theses days, there may be more to reason why, but still, it's fine.
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13 years ago
Anonymous
I think if you teacher her self-respect nothing will go wrong because all I wear is bikinis.I am 10 too.I think that we are growing up too fast but the bikinis have nice patterns.That is why young girls choose them.
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13 years ago
Kassidy
There is nothing wrong with it at all! My sister (6) has a bikini! People need to lighten up. As long as it's not a thong or anything, who cares!
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