Saturday, April 05, 2014

Would you buy a girls leopard print string bikini for your little girl?

I don't know what makes Elizabeth Hurley and other fashion designers think our children should be wearing two piece, string bikinis, but hopefully the backlash she is getting will awaken fashion designers like her to stop pushing this on our kids. Sure parents can choose not to buy them but why market them in the first place and oversexualize children? We have enough high teen pregnancy and single mothers, thanks to oversexualized TV and movies, and other problems in our society where the innocence of childhood is becoming lost.

liz hurley baby bikiniThe StirFormer model and now children's clothing designer Elizabeth Hurley has always been so fashionable. But this time, she's way off trend. Hurley is getting major flack for her girls' swim collection. The line for girls under 8 features, of all things, a leopard-print stringed number called the "Wild Cat Bikini." Mrwor! It's a bit much for moms who have been asking clothing designers to stop churning out clothes that sexualize children. Why does Hurley think moms want to buy their little girls a swimsuit that's "great for girls who want to look grown up"?
When Liz Hurley's brand tweeted out her kids' swimwear collection there was an almost instant backlash from disgusted moms.

Our kids collection is divine too.

"Triangle and side tie bikinis on little girls is not a good look ... Sorry. Why sexualise them. Let them be children."

"Leopard print bikinis for children, how delightful..."

"Children have to be trendy too? What for sexual predators? Nope. This is silly!""
Here it is in the gorgeous @Harrods

— Elizabeth Hurley (@ElizabethHurley) April 2, 2014 

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