Push Up Bikinis for Kids?

Abercrombie & Fitch has decided that it would be a great idea to design and sell bikinis for young girls that have push-up and padding. Do we think this is appropriate? Watch commentary below by Dr. Robin Silverman.

I personally think that it is absolutely absurd to make and market such a garment for a pre-pubescent girl. What are we really teaching little girls by telling them their underdeveloped bodies are not adequate to wear a bathing suit. By putting padding in the bathing suit you're telling her this is the way you're supposed to look when wearing a bathing suit. All this does is make girls feel inadequate and gives them complexes and body image issues at an early age. I think we have enough of this going on. I think its thinking and actions like this that cause girls to ask for boob jobs as graduation presents for high school.

Would you buy a push up bikini for your 7 year old child? What are your thoughts?

*peace love & couture*

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