Padded bikini tops for 7-14 year old girls really necessary?

Abercrombie and Fitch has an "Ashley" line of Bikini tops that are padded... Really... Is that necessary?

I would add a video clip but I am too new.


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Most Helpful Girl

  • The very idea of having clothes for an age group as diverse as 7-14 is absurd. I mean a 7 yo is usually WAAAAAAAAY different than a 14 yo. duh haha

    like usually girls hit puberty somewhere inbetween there, so I mean maybe a 14 yo might want a little padding for support or coverage but not a 7yo!

    just another example of corporate stupidity at its finest.

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What Girls Said 10

  • That's insane. I have a 10 year old cousin who puts on a ton of makeup and a bikini and takes pictures of herself in front of the mirror to put on Facebook. It saddens me that 10 year old girls are being taught to dress "sexy". There should be nothing sexual about a girl that young.

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  • Yea I think it is disturbing. Why should kids be able to buy a bikini in the first place? A tankini sure, a one piece yes, but a bikini, no. I think that they are becoming too sexualized. It's getting ridiculous. A few months ago I was at the mall and I saw these girls, they must have been only 7 or 8. But they were coming out of La Senza (Canadian Equivalent to Victorias Secret). They also were dressed way too provocatively and were wearing a lot of makeup. I am a 21 year old woman and I can't even shop in La Senza stores, as they don't go up big enough, I don't think anything is bigger than a D there. And it disturbs me that they make lingerie that fits kids but not a grown woman. It's getting ridiculous. Same with bikini's everywhere, I can't find one that fits me, a 21 year old woman, yet they make them for kids. Seems kind of wrong if you ask me.

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  • No, it is wrong to start sexualizing little girls at that age. It's the media's fault and society's fault for keeping up with the supply and demand for the sh*t on TV.

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  • Its inappropriate. Like when they advertize "barely 18" on 'Girls-Gone-Wild'...I have a 10 year old daughter; she wears a one-piece.

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  • I dn`t think it`s necessary. I don`t understand why they do this, young girls don`t need that kind of encouragement.

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  • no! I think it's disgusting the way fashion and society encourage things like this.

    people that buy this brand and others like it are going to regret not having a childhood when they get older, it's not fair that our society doesn't let kids be kids.

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    • I couldn't agree with you more... what I can't believe is that a group of individuals at A&F sat down and came up with this and thought it was OK enough to mass produce it. Insane.

    • but they're not thinking about individuals in society, and the danger this does to kids. they're thinking of the big bucks.. all the money they're getting from this would be ridiculous!

  • I had boobs when I was 8, (I wasn't fat, I just grew up fast) and it sucked. Girls are cruel about that early on, and have to deal with enough body issues when they get older. Its just stupid if you ask me, but I think they are making a bit of a mess with it. Just leave it be and it will go away.

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  • Yeah I saw that on the news. Crazy stuff... my daughter is 2 years old, imagine what's gonna be out in stores when she's a teenager :(

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  • Well My sister bought one when she was 14, but that was only because she doesnøt like when people can see her nipples, otherwise I think itøs very wrong

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    • this is what I was going to post! once girls get breasts even if they're small their nipples show through unless there's padding there to conceal it. I'd rather have abit of padding rather than men being able to see my 13/14 year old daughters nipples through her bathing suit :/ most stores will make a separate one for the 7-10 sizes without the padding but most stores now have padding for the size 12 and up.

  • i think ti's sick. at that age, they souldn't be worrying about stuff like that

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What Guys Said 4

  • Ridiculous. A&F will be forced to pull the product off the shelves -- they have had to do this with other items in the past.

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    • Now I'm starting to think A&F is usually for preps and aren't preps sexualizied from an earlier age? I remember the preppy girls wore make up first.

  • it's not necessary. I would hope that parents don't buy bullsh*t like this for there daughters at that age.

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  • I really have a problem with that. Its encouraging girls from an early age too be sexualized. it also put the idea in their head that their breast need too look bigger in order to be normal.

    I hate society and media for doing this to youths sometimes I want to burn the whole world.

    I really do think its easier growing up as a guy, I really feel for young woman growing up today.

    Its harder for them, when they have to succumb to how "society" says they should act and look.

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  • I'm 30 and have a really nice body. I exercise Monday - Friday so when I go out I feel I deserve to show off. Most of time I look better than most girls in bikinis. I'm not gloating but a speedo keeps you in check. Just like girls worrying about what they look like in a bikini. I don't worry but I like keeping a healthy lifestyle where I look good half naked or even completely naked. I live in Florida and I do get made fun of on occasion but it's always by some redneck and I always get compliments from girls. I think it's a shame that society has shunned the male form. Oh and guys stay away from the thongs. Girls like seeing a nice ass but they don't want to actually see the cheeks.

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