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jessboo
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When I was on holiday (Gran Canaria) a couple of months ago, there were so many local children, from about 4 and up, who were wearing thong bikinis. It was creepy.

Am I being thick? I don't understand that first t-shirt...

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quote:
Originally posted by Jay Tempura:
A friend of mine had a similar one with teddy bears in the same locations. It read, "Stop staring at my teddies!"

When I was 14 this girl in my class that I really fancied was talking to her friend about what she got for her birthday and she mentioned a teddy nightdress... I was imagining some sexy silk lacy strappy thing (as you would) and wondering who she would be wearing it for and getting really jealous.

A couple of years later my dream came true and I actually got to see her in her teddy nightdress, and it was a long blue and white stripy cotton thing with a picture of a teddy bear on it. It was rather disappointing.

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Jessboo,

I believe the first T-shirt is referring to roleplaying games. In roleplaying games, the characters have various statistics such as Wisdom and Strength. Charisma, commonly shortened to CHA is one of these statistics. In the game, certain "magic items" have the ability to raise your statistics, such as a sword with +2 strength or a crown with +3 wisdom.

Apparently the T-shirt is implying that the items that are covered are magic and give a bonus to the charisma of the wearer.

I believe this to be true, imho.


Morning
only has +5s

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jessboo
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So, the geekiest t-shirt ever, then. [Wink]

Thank you for explaining!

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Yep, you caught me. I'm geeky.

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Morning
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[lol] Amen, sister.

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quote:
Originally posted by Morning:
Morning
only has +5s

You could equip a Bra of Lifting.

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quote:
Originally posted by GenYus:
quote:
Originally posted by Morning:
Morning
only has +5s

You could equip a Bra of Lifting.
YOMANK!!

I must have one of these amazing artifacts of lore!! I will go on a Mission!! Who will join me to find this awesome and fabulous item??


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I was walking at the mall last year and saw a rather disturbing sight. Up ahead of me was a girl about 12 years old. Young enought that she still had the body of a little girl, no hips, butt or boobs. She was wearing shorts so tiny that her butt cheeks were showing and one of those strapless corset type tops from hot topic. One of those that are meant to enhance and show off your chest. Of course, she was too young to have a chest. She was also holding the hand of a guy old enough to be her father. I was so creeped out. Not to mention that it was about 1 in the afternoon on a school day.
I had a bra when I was a preteen. My mother finally gave in to my whining and bought one, despite the fact that I had very little to put inside it. It was more of an undershirt type deal though, no padding. I thought I was the coolest thing in the world. Now I'm 21 and still don't have enough to fill the average bra.

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Just to put in my 2 cents on the whole issue, I was overjoyed when the local stores started carrying "Girls Club" and other brands of pre-teen/teen lingerie. As a very small person, I've always had tons of trouble finding a bra to fit around the back, with the cups in the right place (ie on my FRONT, not an inch apart at the centre and finishing halfway around my sides!. Also, it was a breath of fresh air finding bras that weren't dripping with black lace, frills, and /or padding up the wazoo as well.

Not that I'm defending padded pseudo-bras for young girls (ick) but just pointing out that until the advent of proper "girls" underwear a lot of people were making do with poorly fitting garments, and can now choose something a little more appropriate in a small size than a "My Little Pony" cami [lol]

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Malruhn
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Ummm, if you have padding up your wazoo, methinks you are doing something wrong. [lol]

The "My Little Pony" cami goes well with the Strawberry Shortcake crotchless panties...

Okay, that did it. I went and grossed myself out... [fish] I deserve it...

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AnglsWeHvHrdOnHiRdr
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But as has been explained, padded bras are not merely for making girls appear more well-endowed; it is a modesty protector.

I buy my 11 year old padded bras.

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Four Kitties
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They also reduce chafing. We're talking about some incredibly sensitive body parts here, particularly when they're just beginning to grow.

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Little Pink Pill
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quote:
Originally posted by AnglRdr:
But as has been explained, padded bras are not merely for making girls appear more well-endowed; it is a modesty protector.

I buy my 11 year old padded bras.

I don't think anyone has an issue with that. It's that the padded Bratz bralettes mentioned in the OP article came in sizes as small as 6. Why would your average 6 year old need something like that?

Unless, of course, she wanted to look like her Baby Bratz Doll. Babies in leather and lingerie? One even has a thong.

ETA-Hmm, Bratz seems to claim that last one was a manufacturing mistake. But it wasn't the only one.

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LPP, not everyone who wears a size 6 is actually 6 years old. And padding is great for hiding the under-shirt details of someone who might not have anything to put in a bra yet, but doesn't like her nipples showing through her t-shirt.
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ThistleSoftware
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quote:
Originally posted by UrbanRenewal:
I've never understood those pants with writing across the butt! What woman wants to highlight the fact that her butt could be large enough to sell advertising?


Not that I approve of pants with writing on them, but there are some of us who do not feel the need to be ashamed of our large butts. It's not like you need a particularly big butt for the word "Sexy" anyhow.

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quote:
Originally posted by ThistleSquall:
quote:
Originally posted by UrbanRenewal:
I've never understood those pants with writing across the butt! What woman wants to highlight the fact that her butt could be large enough to sell advertising?


Not that I approve of pants with writing on them, but there are some of us who do not feel the need to be ashamed of our large butts. It's not like you need a particularly big butt for the word "Sexy" anyhow.
Let me be the second in this thread to say "Amen, sister" [Big Grin]

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Just a few days ago, I saw this woman with a very "nice" rear with the writing "Athens" on the back of her shorts. It is the name of a local college, but if you "think" with a lisp, it can be used to help decide which way to put those shorts on... [fish]

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Little Pink Pill
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quote:
Originally posted by kismet:
LPP, not everyone who wears a size 6 is actually 6 years old. And padding is great for hiding the under-shirt details of someone who might not have anything to put in a bra yet, but doesn't like her nipples showing through her t-shirt.

Ok, I'll give you that.

Nonetheless, and maybe I'm cynical, but I somehow doubt 30 new bralette styles in size 6 were produced to provide for the needs of the minute percentage of girls in the first stages of sexual development who happen to wear several sizes smaller than average. I think they were made to appeal to little girls who want to look and act like big girls in ways that go beyond trying on mommy's high healed shoes, and the Baby Brazt doll line does nothing to relieve my suspicion.

The day my daughter needs a bralette for modesty or comfort she'll get one. But before then, she's not padding her boobies--well, outside the house anyway. What she does with my bra and a pair of socks in playtime is her business. [Wink]

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quote:
Originally posted by Malruhn:
My 13 year old saw the commercial and was aghast.

"Bras and panties by BRATZ?? My boobies aren't TOYS!!"

*sniff* She's so smart sometimes!

haha! my boobies aren't toys! can i use that as a siggy?
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AnglsWeHvHrdOnHiRdr
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quote:
Originally posted by Little Pink Pill:
quote:
Originally posted by kismet:
LPP, not everyone who wears a size 6 is actually 6 years old. And padding is great for hiding the under-shirt details of someone who might not have anything to put in a bra yet, but doesn't like her nipples showing through her t-shirt.

Ok, I'll give you that.

Nonetheless, and maybe I'm cynical, but I somehow doubt 30 new bralette styles in size 6 were produced to provide for the needs of the minute percentage of girls in the first stages of sexual development who happen to wear several sizes smaller than average. I think they were made to appeal to little girls who want to look and act like big girls in ways that go beyond trying on mommy's high healed shoes, and the Baby Brazt doll line does nothing to relieve my suspicion.

The day my daughter needs a bralette for modesty or comfort she'll get one. But before then, she's not padding her boobies--well, outside the house anyway. What she does with my bra and a pair of socks in playtime is her business. [Wink]

Perhaps the "dress up" market is what they're courting. My daughter doesn't get to wear makeup yet out of the house, but she owns a whole lot of makeup that has been marketed toward girls her age.

I think that this is oh-so-much ado about nothing whatsoever here.

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Little Pink Pill
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quote:
Originally posted by AnglRdr:
Perhaps the "dress up" market is what they're courting. My daughter doesn't get to wear makeup yet out of the house, but she owns a whole lot of makeup that has been marketed toward girls her age.

I think that this is oh-so-much ado about nothing whatsoever here.

What do you think about those dolls?

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For the benefit of the few people who might not already be familiar with it, I present Max Burbank's Open Letter to the Parents of the Girl with the Word on her Ass.

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quote:
Originally posted by kismet:
LPP, not everyone who wears a size 6 is actually 6 years old.

So true. My 5yo wears a size 6. We have often commented on the inappropriateness of the clothing and underwear marketed to young girls. In a large department store (think "& Roebuck") we found underwear in the girls department with "eye candy" printed across the butt. It ooked me out for days. Bratz are not allowed in our house and DD knows it. When we're looking at toys and get to the Bratz aisle, she always says "Oops, can't go down this one!"

That being said, I got my first bra in 4th grade (age 9) and needed it. Of course I also wore size 11 or 13 clothes.

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Working in a lingere store for about 6 months it was common for 10-12 year girls come in and try on the water bras which are definatly designed to enhance. These girls looked terrible. And Bratz dolls, does anyone else think they look like low class hookers. Oh yes thats what i'd want my daughters to aspire to.

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quote:
Originally posted by kismet:
LPP, not everyone who wears a size 6 is actually 6 years old. And padding is great for hiding the under-shirt details of someone who might not have anything to put in a bra yet, but doesn't like her nipples showing through her t-shirt.

FYI The article linked in the OP and the Target link are both for Australian markets. Sizing in Austalia is different to sizing in the US. My just turned 6 yo DD wears size 7 and 8 tops from Target and she weighs about 45 lbs and is pretty average size for her age. I work in the uniform shop at her school and trust me there are very few girls older than her that would be wearing size 6 from Target Aus.

Besides those padded bralettes go down to a size 2. And they have cup shaped pads in them not just a thin padding all over (there was quite a bit of video shown on the news here and the ones in the Target link are by far the tamest of the lot). IMO the summer shorts and skirts they have are disgusting too, micro mini skirtsand hot pants for 2 and 3 year olds [Eek!]

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