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Grannybaloo52 Sun 07-Jun-15 07:49:57

Am I the only one troubled by this? It seems to me that sexualisation of a young child is inappropriate. Never mind covering up in the sun.

Grannybaloo52 Sun 07-Jun-15 07:51:30

It is Next in Exeter, and yes I have contacted them.

withalittlebitofluck Sun 07-Jun-15 07:54:49

Looks like the top has fallen off the shoulder to me... Or they are advertising that it's loose fitting sun top. Great for hot sunny days on the beach

Sirzy Sun 07-Jun-15 07:56:12

They are advertising it as top great to cover up in the sun surely?

And positioned to show the clothes underneath to advertise them to.

Cumberlover76 Sun 07-Jun-15 07:56:32

I just thought it was so you could see the shorts, I wouldn't look twice but then I don't tend to think that way and look at things that way iykwim.

AuntieStella Sun 07-Jun-15 07:58:48

I'm another who sees a normally rumpled child, not a sexualised image.

(And no, it wouldn't make a good beach cover up as the material is far too thin to stop any UV).

Bue Sun 07-Jun-15 10:31:42

I don't really see anything sexualised either. They are trying to show as many items of clothing as possible, hence the top slightly falling off (not exactly proof of its suitability as a coverup, I admit!) and pulled up. Looks like a rumpled kid to me.

WhirlpoolGalaxyM51 Sun 07-Jun-15 10:47:06

I also don't see what is sexualised about it.

theendoftheendoftheend Sun 07-Jun-15 10:49:01

Looks fine to me

StayGoldPonyBoy Sun 07-Jun-15 10:49:43

I don't see what's sexualised about this either.

SavoyCabbage Sun 07-Jun-15 10:50:46

I think the top is too big for the dummy. The person who has dressed it has tried to show the swimming costume and the shorts too.

Reignbeau Sun 07-Jun-15 10:51:05

Doesn't look at all sexual to me, think it is weird that that's where your mind went. It's a child in summer holiday/beachwear, not hotpants, fishnets and heels.

MrsDeVere Sun 07-Jun-15 11:00:26

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

WhirlpoolGalaxyM51 Sun 07-Jun-15 11:02:00

Is it because she's pulling the top up? I read that as "about to go paddling".

grabaspoon Sun 07-Jun-15 11:10:49

I agree with whirl - "the child" is at the beach she has a loose floaty top on to cover up her shoulders from the mid day sun - but shes off to paddle so she's raising it up a little so it wont get wet - which is fine as she has shorts on underneath.

LassUnparalleled Sun 07-Jun-15 12:26:46

It does look a little like the Alice Liddell Beggar Maid photo. Maybe that is what OP is thinking of?

INickedAName Sun 07-Jun-15 16:50:07

I dunno if it's just my ipad, but the dummy appears to have make up on? If so I can see where the OP is coming from? It might be just the way my ipad displays colours.

mrstweefromtweesville Sun 07-Jun-15 16:56:48

It's just as you say, OP.

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

UnspecialSnowflake Sun 07-Jun-15 17:04:13

It looks to me like bad window dressing, the hat and the top are too large for the mannequin hence the falling off one shoulder thing, but it doesn't look sexualised.

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