Elizabeth Hurley’s Provocative Swimwear Line For Children: Is Too Little Too Much?
A new line of swimwear by former model and actress Elizabeth Hurley is causing quite a buzz, but not in a good way to most people. It’s a line targeted towards little children called ‘Fun.’ The problem?
Problem #1 is the skimpiness of the suits themselves. They do hinge on being the adult alternative of the itsy bitsy tiny weeny yellow polka dot bikini, without the dots.
I don’t have a problem with bikinis on kids in general, though I find tankinis and one pieces to be cuter, and I happen to buy those for my own kids. Most always I’m sure the thought of skimpiness is in my brain when I am out shopping. There is no reason to get skimpier and skimpier on children in my personal opinion. What is the reason for it? These suits in tankini styles would look simply adorable if you ask me.
Looking past the obvious aspect of exposing too much skin, I just don’t see the point of it as a mom. I’m paying for something cute to be used to cover up my child for swimming and sand play. My children are not going sun bathing at the beach trying for a tan. I’m trying to block the sun, so the more coverage..the better it is to me. Plus, why should I pay full price for half the material? I often think the same way for myself. And though some bikinis are cute and in proper taste, some are just too much..I mean too little actually. What do you make of these? (SEE ABOVE PHOTO)
I went to Hurley’s website, and they do have 1 pieces..but look at how low the neckline goes down. It’s extremely deep at the neckline. Though some styles are normal, yet outrageously priced to me. These I am NOT a fan of either.
This comes in as little as 18-24 months
This one is for ages 8 and up
Problem #2 they say the prints. I have no problem with animal prints. I think Zebra and Cheetah prints are adorable and happen to be quite trendy today for all age groups. I don’t find a print of any kind to be quote un quote ‘sexy’. I don’t know why some people would equate a certain print with sex appeal. Did Peg Bundy ruin it for the rest of us, making leopard print look cheap and tawdry? (Just kidding.) That I don’t get though.
Problem #3. The poses on the young girls are too provocative.
I understand why Victioria’s Secret has women pose in certain ways to best set off their product and make us think that we to could look like that in a particular article of clothing. (Yeah right .) I mean a straight up and down pose wouldn’t be as figure flattering to show off the product or a model’s body in the best of light, so I get that. However, as a child, any kind of posing that isn’t a ‘normal’ pose can be taken the wrong way.
I have only seen these ’hands on hip’ poses of girls in these suits. All of my kids throw their hands on their hips like little divas. I see that every day. I don’t find that sexy posing, but perhaps because of the suits it is taken in that way. I don’t know. There could be other images we have not seen.
I do think if the girls were fully clothed this hands on the hips posing would not be an issue to anybody at all. I mean look at my Allie…is she not adorable in such a pose?
It’s just because of what they are wearing, (again..unless there are other poses I have not seen on the website.) I mean this is nothing compared to French Vogue from last year. Those poses and the makeup and all was ridiculous. And though I’d never buy these suits, the Abercrombie and Fitch bra top padding in swimsuits disturbed me even more. I just think if we don’t buy ‘disturbing things’..they won’t sell and will fade away. Someone out there is making big money on these. All we can do is choose to not buy them ourselves for our own children..point blank. We can’t help what anybody else does.
Would I buy a skimpy suit like these for my daughters? No. Because I personally don’t like them. And I do know that the world is a sick place even if the thoughts behind the suit are completely innocent on my end and 99% of the population without any mental defect. It is the problem of the perverts in the world I will say first and foremost, however, I won’t use my kids as bait either. It’s a fine line. We do have to worry about that sick 1%, sadly.
Sometimes us moms only see these things as cute because sometimes they really are. We don’t get when they cross the line ALL of the time because our minds don’t work in the same sick ways as these monsters. These sickos who find children sexy likely do so regardless of what a child is wearing and quite frankly should be castrated and killed, or both. Bobatize the suckers!
In my deepest opinion I understand children expressing themselves through their clothing as they get older, and wanting to dress like their friends and be ‘cute’ and trendy. But let’s stay young awhile longer! I mean over half the time right now I can’t even keep my 2 year olds in clothing at all. At the beach when they get wet that feels icky to them and they throw their suits off.
This year they are just little babies still. As long as I get the bottoms back on at this point, I am OK, but I wish they’d keep them on. To think that anybody out there could possibly EVER find that to be sexy makes me want to puke my freakin’ brains out.
So tell me here..where is the line is crossed? At what age something is acceptable or not is really every mother and father’s personal opinion and obvious final choice until kid’s reach young adulthood. We have the money..they do not. So tell me…what do you make of Hurley’s brand of swimwear? Is too little too much?