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To not want to dress my 6yo DD as a mini whore, but as a little girl?

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littletortie Thu 24-Sep-09 22:42:37

I feel really angry as I look round some of the popular clothes shops and see mini skirts, crop tops even 'bras' for my 6yo DD. She still plays with dolls and yet some of the clothes that are aimed at her age range are really inappropriate.

What happened to dungarees????!!!!!

Is it only me who feels like this cos when I get on my soap box about my friends just look at me as though I am nuts.

SardineQueen Thu 24-Sep-09 22:44:07

Bras for 6yo?

Mine is 2 so I am not aware of the "fashions" for older ones but if that is the case, you are so NBU.

frumpygrumpy Thu 24-Sep-09 22:44:45

Am with you. I got so disheartened in M&S when looking for my 8 year old. They have sectioned clothes up to age 7 (fairly normal girl stuff) and then 7-14 is all red and black shite. Won't be going back.

Rindercella Thu 24-Sep-09 22:46:08

Obviously YANBU...but I feel 'mini whore' is an extremely emotive term to use.

There are plenty of places where you can get age-appropriate clothes for children, I suggest you look at those.

echofalls Thu 24-Sep-09 22:46:26

Bras are inappropriate for that age. My advice is not to buy them smile

my dd is 7 she wants to copy her big sisters but I usually manage to steer her round to something more appropriate.....usually!

littleducks Thu 24-Sep-09 22:46:41


there is a reason they are so popular, not because they are the bees kness but the alternatives are dire

littletortie Thu 24-Sep-09 22:46:56

Next are the same- the younger girls clothes are beautiful and very girly. But she now falls into the 'big girl' range which goes up to 16- is it not common sense that a 6yo should not wear the same clothes as a 16yo??!!!

Sagacious Thu 24-Sep-09 22:47:22

My dd is nearly 6
I have no problem finding age appropriate clothing.

Perhaps ou should contact the DM?

ronshar Thu 24-Sep-09 22:48:05

I have been grumping about this for years.
DD1 is now 10 but very tall for her age. I have struggled to not let her look like a crack whore for about 8 years. Next started it and they have all followed. M&S are shocking really. I used to love thier childrens clothes but now very rarely buy anything but baby stuff!

littletortie Thu 24-Sep-09 22:48:54

There are plenty of places...yes...but general places on the high street, not internet, if you need something in a hurry- its all a bit trashy. I needed a party outfit today, have scoured the high street and she falls into the age range of teenagers- at 6???? Its not right.

Heated Thu 24-Sep-09 22:49:38

I lurve dungarees, but I am a child of the 80s and Fame!! I want to live forever..

But I feel your pain. Loathe the mini-hooker ^ mini-mugger look yet get past the age of 5 and it's tricky. Think that's why Boden is so often mentioned as it does children's clothes. H&M do Bodeny clothes at half the price and dd has a fair bit from MiniMode.

littletortie Thu 24-Sep-09 22:50:34

In our town (small) we have Adams, M&S and Next- all older style clothes. Went to next town- same again. Debenhams is slightly better but even then there are some really funny clthes there for 6yo!!

StewieGriffinsMom Thu 24-Sep-09 22:51:21

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littletortie Thu 24-Sep-09 22:52:40

Mini mode is too small for my veeeery tall girl but there clthes are lovely. H&M where i live is only small and when I checked them out there were a lot of short skirts.

I think i should have been a Victorian!!

CrackWhoretoPaulDacre Thu 24-Sep-09 22:53:24


But ronshar - not all crack whores are equal wink

littletortie Thu 24-Sep-09 22:54:36

And what is with all the straps and buckles on everything? And skulls and crossbones? I dont get it. sad

mrsruffallo Thu 24-Sep-09 22:55:59

I have never seen a bra for a 6 yr old. It is extraordinarily easy not to dress your daughter as a 'mini whore'.
I see the odd inappropriate thing when I am out but I just don't buy it.
What about H&M, Boden, Zara etc?

katiestar Thu 24-Sep-09 22:56:12

Zara has lovely stuff for little girls.
I don't think short swingy skirts are tartish on little girls and more than shorts

katiestar Thu 24-Sep-09 22:57:03

Who sells bras for 6 yos

paisleyleaf Thu 24-Sep-09 22:59:48

I haven't noticed all this stuff
My DD's 5 but v tall and I buy her age 7 clothes now.
She always looks like a little girl, and so do her friends.

mrsruffallo Thu 24-Sep-09 23:03:15

Short skirts with woolly tights can be quite nice
This is all a bit silly

bluejeans Thu 24-Sep-09 23:03:52

I'm so with you on this, my DD is 9 and still very much a little girl, it is so hard to find suitable clothes. I used to get her lots of things in George at Asda but now everything for age 7 up is black with High School Musical on it (which DD isn't keen on) I did manage to get her a pink stripy dress in Next last week but it's on the short side so I'm wondering if it's actually meant to go over leggings. Thought £8 was too cheap for a dress!

Heated Thu 24-Sep-09 23:04:28

H&M has lovely cords and trousers with knee patches like these Boden ones for £8 and knitted dresses like this for £8 from a city centre H&M.

Vertbaudet are another possible and have £15 off £40 at present. A bit ££ but Nordickids & Gap can be good.

mrsruffallo Thu 24-Sep-09 23:04:35

Agree paisley leaf. I haven't seen a child yet whom I would describe as looking like a mini whore
On the whole they look perfectly sensible

Squiglet Thu 24-Sep-09 23:07:30

yanbu - think its disgraceful as well that the nice stuff is so bloody expensive.

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