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AIBU to think that little girls swim suits and pants shouldn't be high cut

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BenandBolly Sat 22-Sep-12 13:31:38

It seems impossible to find a pretty swimsuit that is straight cut on the leg nowadays. AIBU to think a high cut legs for pants (gap) and swimsuits (M&S amonst others) are totally inappropriate and ill fitting for little girls.

Pagwatch Sat 22-Sep-12 13:35:53

High cut legs?

Dd gets swimsuits from gap and m&s . I haven't noticed them being highcut. Is it a new thing?
Can you link one?

SchrodingersMew Sat 22-Sep-12 13:35:56

Hope you have a hard hat.

BenandBolly Sat 22-Sep-12 13:38:54

why schrodingers mew?

I went to gap yesterday and the only pants available were high cut legs. They would have covered very little on my DD's.

Pagwatch Sat 22-Sep-12 13:38:56

DD wears these for club swimming. This isn't what you mean is it?

Napdamnyou Sat 22-Sep-12 13:38:59

Aren't they more likely to flap if they are shorts style? Pant style would fit more snugly. Sand in crevices is not amusing, whatever age you are.

Napdamnyou Sat 22-Sep-12 13:39:57

Although where I live (tropics) UV shorts suits are the thing, children need to be protected from too much sun.

BenandBolly Sat 22-Sep-12 13:40:31

Oh Pagwatch I talking for a 3 and 5 year old.

I'll see if I can find them, although TBH it's when they are on it's noticable that the cut is high leg.

BenandBolly Sat 22-Sep-12 13:43:23


SchrodingersMew Sat 22-Sep-12 13:48:01

Bean Because this subject comes up a lot along with bikini tops.

The opinion is always split and always gets heated.

There is nothing wrong with that swimsuit at all.

I assume youre looking for the bottom part to be more like this? (But obv a kids swimsuit, so not this one)

BlackberryIce Sat 22-Sep-12 13:51:09

There are plenty on the m&s site that state 'medium leg'

Maybe shop around a bit op? It's easy enough

BenandBolly Sat 22-Sep-12 13:51:47


Well that cut on both my DD's exposes their front bottoms when they move a bit because it is unfathomably narrow, so for my DD's it is a problem.
Thanks for your prediction of the thread though hmm

squeakytoy Sat 22-Sep-12 13:52:07

I cant see any problem with them at all.

BenandBolly Sat 22-Sep-12 13:53:29


It's just that both DD's were given swim suits and neither fitted due to the narrow cut and high leg. I will shop around though, thanks for the pointer to the medium leg smile

SchrodingersMew Sat 22-Sep-12 13:53:36

If it shows there bits then surely it's just a case of them not fitting properly.

And hmm all you like, have a quick search of threads like this and you will see why I don't think it will end well.

Kickarsequeen Sat 22-Sep-12 13:55:28


BenandBolly Sat 22-Sep-12 13:55:52


Thanks for the link, I don't even think they need to be shorts just straight and not so narrow cut and high so as not to expose bits smile

squeaky I thought they'd be ok too but when you try them on you realise just how narrow and high cut they are. They weren't just M&S BTW.

MrsMiniversCharlady Sat 22-Sep-12 13:56:09

Front bottoms?! Do you mean their vulvas?

What is it about so-called 'high-cut' legs that you dislike so much?

squeakytoy Sat 22-Sep-12 13:56:16

sounds like they were the wrong size to me. my grandaughter had one of those and it fitted fine..

BenandBolly Sat 22-Sep-12 13:59:11

You might be right squeaky but they seemed tight enough on the body just baggy and very narrow at the bottom.

Oo, a thought! <lightbulb>

Maybe you could get a shorts and vest tankini for them? Thats what I used to wear (I was always a tall child and even now I struggle to get a costume thats long enough in the body)

cansu Sat 22-Sep-12 13:59:26

The one you linked to looks ok to me. I cannot say I have noticed this as a problem and I only buy dd comfy practical clothing. I think you are reading too much into this and looking for a problem. anything I have ought from places like marks is very ordinary little girlish not at all high cut or revealing in any weird.

BenandBolly Sat 22-Sep-12 14:00:22

Good idea beyond

(In order to get a costume long enough in the body, it would then end up being baggy)

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