Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Bathing Suit Season is Heating Up

By now I imagine most of the world has heard about the bikini that Abercrombie and Fitch is selling to girls as young as 7 years old.  I was disgusted when I heard this story on the Today Show last week and am still pretty much disgusted.

And the issue here isn't that it's a bikini, but that it's a string, push-up bikini.  What young girl needs a push-up string bikini? Let alone what 7 year old girl has anything to push-up! I mean, really? 

I consider myself a modest person. Yes I wear shorts and tank tops and I am super ready for the temperatures to warm up so I can pull out my summer skirts and flip-flops.  And I am super ready to wear my bathing suit.  While I have worn bikinis in the past I opted for a cute tankini for this year.  

I am in love with this suit.  Why can't society tell our young girls that it's okay to be covered up and still look cute and fun.  Someone commented on the Today Show link that we are so fixated on being sexy and sexualizing everything that we have forgotten that we should be embracing true beauty.

When I was little my mom said you cannot wear a bikini until you have something to hold it up.  I hope that one day, if I have daughters, they will be able to hold to their beliefs and see that they don't need a padded swim suite to make them beautiful.

It's not how long you wear it, it's how you wear it long.

4 thoughts on the matter:

Buckeroomama said... {Reply}

Seriously? Push-up bikinis for 7-year olds? Whoa.

Rachel said... {Reply}

I was so disgusted by the whole thing with the bikinis for the little girls. It bothers me more that there could actually be a market for these... I'm worried about the kids whose parents would purchase this for them. How sad!

The tankini is cute!

sherri lynn said... {Reply}

your new bathing suit is so cute! i love the color!

i was also so disturbed by the A&F push up bikinis for little girls. completely inappropriate.

Life with Kaishon said... {Reply}

I didn't know about this. I guess I live in a cave. It definitely makes me mad. PUSH UP? Oh my gosh!