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To hope this never gets launched in the UK

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HotSummerNights Wed 17-Aug-11 16:51:09


I know this has been done to death but I really feel designers are really over stepping the mark.

2shoes Wed 17-Aug-11 16:51:47

why, no one has to buy it

worldgonecrazy Wed 17-Aug-11 16:55:43

I actually think the knickers are very pretty and age-appropriate, wouldn't have a problem with DD having them for 'best', the bras are just horrible though, but at least they're not padded.

belgo Wed 17-Aug-11 16:56:36

I've seen worse in the UK.

SoupDragon Wed 17-Aug-11 16:57:07

Holy crap! I don't have an issue with the underwear per se but the advertising is utterly appalling!

ChickensHaveNoEyebrows Wed 17-Aug-11 16:58:02

I don't get why children need lingerie. Christ, if I didn't wrestle DS2 out of his grundies daily he'd wear them for a freaking week. It's not like they care. I can't imagine many 4 year old girls asking for a matching bra and knicker set tbh.

FreudianSlipper Wed 17-Aug-11 16:59:54

i have seen other pictures from this range, the photos are a little disturbing out of principle i would not buy from this company

i do not like any adult looking or over styled clothes on children, do not even like skinny jeans on young children or styled spiky gelled hair or worse the rock chick look

LolaRennt Wed 17-Aug-11 17:22:55

can't see why the girl in the photo was wearing a bra? confused

FreudianSlipper Wed 17-Aug-11 17:29:45

out of principle i would not buy from this company

what a prat i sound. i have a son so why would i be buying from here, and if i had a girl she would not be wearing underwear like this

Fontsnob Wed 17-Aug-11 17:32:51

It's not the garments I have such an issue with, it's the photographs! Totally inappropriate!

SoupDragon Wed 17-Aug-11 17:35:53

The advertising on the website are truly atrocious! Completely and utterly inappropriate.

limitedperiodonly Wed 17-Aug-11 17:44:02

I don't see why they should or could be banned. If I don't like something - which, in this case I don't, I don't need anyone else to tell me not to buy it.

I am very uneasy with the term 'sexualisation of children' which is usually applied to girls who wear things that are a bit tarty and gives us a chance to tut at their mums.

Number one because it implies that girls or their parents are to blame for the crimes of paedophiles.

Number two because it's a normal part of growing up that around the age of 13 or 14 we become aware of our burgeoning adulthood and start wearing and doing things that might be a little bit out there for our parents. That's for negotiation between parent and child. Most people manage it.

This is not only normal, but desirable - why would anyone want to keep their adolescent or adult child permanently like Shirley Temple?

limitedperiodonly Wed 17-Aug-11 17:47:45

I should have put the ages earlier than that. Aged 9 or 10 I was aware of boys and the concept of 'looking nice' along with most of my friends. Didn't do anything about it though because my parents handled it calmly without needing anyone else to tell them what to do.

StewieGriffinsMom Wed 17-Aug-11 17:54:46

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MadamDeathstare Wed 17-Aug-11 17:54:57

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SeenButNotHeard Wed 17-Aug-11 17:59:23

Please tell me you have never seen a t-shirt with "Daddy only wanted a blow job"

MadamDeathstare Wed 17-Aug-11 18:02:12

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weeonion Wed 17-Aug-11 18:04:02

I have seen t-shirts on babies with "i tore mummy a new hole"


I think there is a vast difference between encouraging and allowing kids to develop their own sexuality at a rate and pace that is suitable for them and presenting children as mini adults in poses that suggest a sexuality well beyond their years.

The collection in question is aimed at 4-12 yr olds. There are vast differences in age and stage appropriate sexual expression within that range of ages.

SeenButNotHeard Wed 17-Aug-11 18:06:53

<<bangs head on the table>>
Makes everything else pale into insignificance...

festi Wed 17-Aug-11 18:12:32

I dont like it, but wouldnt call for a ban. no different to bikinis and seems many people dont see the problem with bikins either.

LolaRennt Wed 17-Aug-11 19:04:17

People don't always agree with bikinis but they do serve a purpose. A bra serves no purpose on a 4 year old. Seriously. And naturally occuring sexuality in a 13 or 14 year old is one thing forcing it on a 4 year old isn't and doesn't make sense

Twit Wed 17-Aug-11 19:23:59

why not just make vests to go with pants at that age? I was in a bra at 10 mind and would have liked something somehow age appropriate rather than a granny bra. With horses on it or something.

am shock at the t-shirt slogans. I find them more offensive to be honest although I wouldn't buy either.

LolaRennt Wed 17-Aug-11 20:12:45

Twit the tshirt slogans I have actually only seen on baby and toddler tshirts. WHich I know kind of soundsworse...but the point (I guess) is that the baby doesn't know what it is wearing. So while I think they are vile I find the lingerie for children more offensive myself

festi Wed 17-Aug-11 21:47:43

I find the laugerie on the same par as bikinis, they serve no purpose either. I think it would have been better to have launched these in natural bra sizes as some 10 or 11 year olds do wear and require bras and these are actually very nice and tastefull for this age group.

SoupDragon Thu 18-Aug-11 09:16:13

"I dont like it, but wouldnt call for a ban. no different to bikinis and seems many people dont see the problem with bikins either."

Except, for me, the issue is the advertising not the product. Put a young girl wearing full makeup and a bikini in those photos and my feelings would be the same. Despite the fact that I have no problems with little girls in bikinis.

However ambivalent and "so don't buy it" you feel about the products, don't you think the photos are hugely inappropriate?

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