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Bonnie Says: Abercrombie & Fitch Is Nuts To Sell Padded Bikini Bras For 8-Year-Olds!

Mon, March 28, 2011 3:28pm EDT by 10 Comments

But any parents who buy them are even more nuts!

Moms, I beg you — do not fall victim to this trend of sexualizing 8-year-olds. It’s bad enough that Abercrombie would even make and sell a padded bikini top — the Ashley triangle — for little girls, but please don’t think it’s cute to put your daughter in a top that makes her look like she has breasts.

Most little girls would be embarassed and horrified anyway, to wear anything that blatantly gave them “boobs.” At 8years-old, they are highly aware that mommies and grown up girls have them, but they are not the least bit comfortable with having a pair themselves. And that’s how it should be.

As a mother of two daughters, I can tell you that a padded bikini top would have been rejected as “gross,” when they were that age,  and if I’d forced either of them to wear one, they would have refused to go out.

Little girls themselves are not ready to be sexualized even if a fashion retailer is pushing the trend.

But maybe Abercrombie won’t go ahead with making this dumb move again — all their Ashley triangle bikini tops are already marked down from $24.50 to $18.38! Yay!

–Bonnie Fuller