My 5-year-old daughter has been begging for a bikini for the last year or so. My answer? No way. Yes, I may seem like a bit of a fuddy-duddy, but I think young girls in bikinis is just not age appropriate. It’s not that I’m old fashioned, but I just think that basically a waterproof bra and panty set isn’t the right thing for a young girl. But you know who doesn’t feel that way? Katie Holmes, who proudly let her own 5-year-old girl Suri wear one.
Katie also lets her daughter go out wearing lipstick and heels, so she does not mind her daughter channeling adult fashion at such a young age.
It’s not that I think that the bikini sexualizes a young girl, but it just seems that they should be wearing something that covers them up more. Something more cute than saucy, something more tame then tempting, something more subtle than showy.
What do you think? Do you think it’s age appropriate for Suri to wear a bikini?
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