I stood there in disbelief. I just couldn't wrap my mind around what I was seeing. Here's what caught my eye as I walked down the aisle in my neighborhood T*rget.
What's the big deal you may ask? They're just bras. And now you're wondering why I'm posting pictures of bras on my family friendly blog. Well, these aren't ordinary bras, and that is the only reason why I'm posting pictures.
You see, even though these bras look like something you or I (maybe not) or our teenage daughters might wear, they are for a different age group. And that's what gave me pause. They were in the young girls section. These bright, colorful, padded bras that look like they should be worn by a teenager or young adult, are being sold to 5-12 year olds.
I don't know, maybe it's been too long since my daughter was this age. Maybe this is what all the 6 year olds are wearing nowadays. I just have a concern about growing up our young girls too fast and this seems like it would only add to this problem. It's not as big of a deal for a 12 year old, but 5 or 6? Or even 7 or 8? C'mon, really?
If I was a young girl and I saw these eye appealing apparel in my section of the store, I'm sure I would be begging my mom for one - even if I were too young to be wearing one. I'm sure I'd have a friend or two who were wearing one which makes it even more appealing.
So what do you think? Are our young girls too young to be wearing these bras?