Is it just me, or is tween underwear just way too sexy?
When did girls' underwear leap out of its Fruit-of-the-Loom plastic packaging, grow zebra stripes, and become "panties"? A huge portion of the underwear marketed to tween girls these days is waaaaay too sexy.
Why in the world does a seven-, eight-, or nine-year-old need cheekies or a pair of low-cut underwear with the word "Trouble" stenciled across the backside? My first bra resembled a cut-off undershirt, a far cry from the hot pink padded numbers peddled by many tween retailers.
"These bras are really popular for first-timers," a sales rep told me as she pointed to an object that made me blush. "And they're totally gorgeous," she continued.
I practically pushed my daughter out of the store. Girls' underwear can be "fun" and even "cute."
One thing it should never be, however, is gorgeous.
|Jana Mathews is the mother of "four under five" and the author of The Meanest Mom blog.|