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PDilemma
10-01-2011, 04:07 PM
If you and I had lived nearby growing up, we could have played Barbies together. My and my sister's Barbies didn't follow any Mattel storyline either. Heck, none of them was named Barbie either. Each new doll always got it's own name. Ours also went to work and had real social issues to deal with. It always drove us nuts when other girls came over or if we went to someone else's house and they wanted to play because the other girls always wanted to play either Barbie goes to the mall or Barbie goes out with Ken. We finally got smart about it and when other kids came over, we'd have Mom tell them that she didn't want all of us getting the Barbie things out and making a mess. :D

My Barbies were harried working mothers. No idea why. My mom wasn't working at that time.

My cousin always wanted to play "beauty pageant". And her dolls always won. Even her Marie Osmond doll was supposed to place before my dolls. :lol:

cruisin
10-01-2011, 06:14 PM
My first thought was "way too young" too, but am I being one of those moms who wants to keep her babies "babies"? Now I'm scouring online mommy boards and looks like 8/9/10 are the ages when girls start wanting to wear them these days. Maybe I can compromise with her and buy something like these at Target (http://www.target.com/p/Girls-Xhilaration-Pink-White-2-pk-Crop-Bra/-/A-13214287), more like cropped camis/sport bra style than the classic bra. I just showed these to her and she ♥ them. I guess these will be ok, not trampy at all.

My daughter started wearing one in 5th grade, so she was 11. But, that was 16 years ago. There were girls in her class that were more developed than her, who started wearing them earlier. If your daughter's friends are wearing them, I can understand her wanting to "fit in". And I think you are spot on, in finding bras that are age appropriate. Maybe she'll realize how uncomfortable they are and decide to forgo them for a few more years. :) I don't think it's trampy, for her it's fashion.

skatesindreams
10-01-2011, 06:38 PM
When I was 14 - in 9th grade - whether I wore a bra was a "topic of discussion" in the girl's restroom.
I think I embarrassed a few of them when I answered their question: "Yes'.

cruisin
10-01-2011, 06:44 PM
When I was 14 - in 9th grade - whether I wore a bra was a "topic of discussion" in the girl's restroom.
I think I embarrassed a few of them when I answered their question: "Yes'.

Were you in a stall, and they didn't know you were there?

skatesindreams
10-01-2011, 07:14 PM
That's right!

cruisin
10-01-2011, 09:48 PM
That's right!

Good for you, speaking up!

numbers123
10-01-2011, 10:06 PM
Unless someone's daughter wants the push-up bras similar to the Victoria Secrets types, I don't think that it is a big deal. I think that we as adults make it a bigger deal than the girls do - unless they want to look like "angels or gorgeous" models.

I didn't have any breast tissue development until I was 15 or 16. The training bras of that era were really like an undergarment for shirts not the sexualized bras that one sees today.

I have always liked pretty undergarments. When I was 15 and earning money by babysitting, I could buy my own pretty stuff. The first matching undies I bought was more like then 2 piece swimming suit than bra and panties.

I think I would have a bigger issue with my granddaughter wanting shorts or pants with lettering on the buttocks - like Juicy or Pink or playboy bunny logo or whatever place you went to on your vacation, etc. than I would wanting a "bra"

skatesindreams
10-01-2011, 10:15 PM
^^^
This!

liv
10-01-2011, 10:30 PM
Oh, geez. Bras. can't fathom why anyone would want one at all, let alone at 8. But, i was and am, fairly flat chested, so i think that colours the issue. It's a chore to fine a bra that fits me properly. I think the bras 8 year olds are wearing might do well for me too, lol. I can't even remember my mom getting me a bra... maybe i wore my sister's hand me downs, which didn't fit. Yup, no emergence of real ta ta's here.

I was in no rush to grow up... the only thing about growing up i was excited about was shaving my legs. I like my smooth legs,lol.

I guess if she wants one for fun, go ahead. I wore undershirts until i wore my "bra", so it's just a variation on that.

nursebetty
10-01-2011, 10:38 PM
It doesn't seem to be an expensive thing to make her happy. Just write it down, so when's she's older and says you never "understood" you can remind her of the bra she never wore.

PDilemma
10-01-2011, 10:39 PM
If there is an Aerie store near you, Liv, they carry good smaller sized bras. In fact, I think there is a bit of vanity sizing going on there as I wear a larger size there than everywhere else. But they are nice and fit well.

barbk
10-01-2011, 10:44 PM
If there is an Aerie store near you, Liv, they carry good smaller sized bras. In fact, I think there is a bit of vanity sizing going on there as I wear a larger size there than everywhere else. But they are nice and fit well.

Anything beside bras and condoms where vanity sizing would suggest you're larger than you are? :)

skatemommy
10-01-2011, 10:45 PM
My 13 y/o loves Aerie undies! Still wears Justice bras with the removable pads for "shape". Don't know why those pads are removable, same with their bathing suits :confused:

PDilemma
10-01-2011, 10:46 PM
Anything beside bras and condoms where vanity sizing would suggest you're larger than you are? :)

I'm guessing those are the only two things that is true of!! :rofl:

FigureSpins
10-01-2011, 11:58 PM
Boy's sneakers - they buy 'em too big, don't tie them, and then shluff around in them pretending that their feet are "so big." My nephew wears these clown shoes and he's a bit clumsy to start with - he shuffles around like "Igor" from Young Frankenstein, tripping and stumbling left and right. It was funny when he was young, but at 20, it's time to buy sneakers that fit or at least tie them!