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ladycarcar
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ladycarcar
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French company Jours Après Lunes has designed a line of “loungerie” — a compromise between loungewear and lingerie — for children between the ages of 4 and 12. A line for teenagers and infants is seemingly age appropriate, but the designs for children are drawing fire.

http://edition.cnn.com/2011/LIVING/08/18/young.girls.lingerie/index.html?&hpt=hp_c2

posted about 3 years ago
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It’s pretty interesting to learn about this. I think that it’s not a good idea to be subjecting this to kids.

posted about 3 years ago
 
tightsandtea
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tightsandtea
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that’s so vulgar—if you look closely, a lot of the toddlers are wearing makeup. I suppose the pieces themselves are innocent enough, but the styling of the photoshoot is just garish. I understand the bra-like pieces are swimsuits, but the styling doesn’t even remotely hint that.

posted about 3 years ago
 
KeilaFromPR
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KeilaFromPR
posts: 223

no good!

posted over 2 years ago
 
dontworrybemaggie
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I understand that the idea of putting little kids in lingerie is, y’know, obviously not a good one, but I don’t see much wrong with these particular pieces, to be honest. Yes, the little girls are wearing makeup, but playing with makeup when I was that age was pretty much the highlight of my life. There’s nothing inherently wrong with little girls having fun with makeup, wearing big sunglasses and bathing suits. The campaign pictures are very innocent, in my opinion. I think the word “lingerie” is a massive red-flag for a lot of people, myself included. I was pretty horrified when I read the title of this thread. Obviously this is just my opinion, but the pieces are cute, and if I had a daughter I don’t think I would mind very much if she wore things like this. I wore things like this when I was little, I think a lot of people did. Little bathing suits and undershirts? It’s hardly kiddie porn, y’know?

TL;DR: The pieces themselves aren’t anything horrible, but the name could stand to be re-worked so that parents across the globe don’t have one big panic attack.

posted over 2 years ago
 
claudiakitten
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claudiakitten
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I always played with makeup when I was little so I think this is totally fine and they’re “lingerie” looks like little vintage swim suits nothing more

posted over 2 years ago
 
DelightfulDecember
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I looked around the website, and I noticed the garments are pretty harmless, they look quite practical. I don’t think the “bras” would sell because most little girls don’t need them, especially when they’re not developed. They’re not selling push-ups and thongs, that’s for sure.

I think their marketing just needs to be modified a bit. Although I wouldn’t want my kids (if any in the future) model at a young age, I don’t find the poses here to be in any way provocative.

All I can say is parents will just have to be parents by telling their children that under-garments are meant to be worn under clothes, and it’s nobody’s business what one prefers to wear under their clothes. :D

posted over 2 years ago
 
BleakandWet
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BleakandWet
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I hate all these attempts at trying to sell kids things they don’t need. This is only going to fuel their obsession with materialism and spending money on branded clothing when they become older. What these companies are trying to do is find a new niche in the market to exploit, since most other ones are filled out. What about letting kids just be kids? You know, letting them spend time outside playing with their bikes and things, instead of sexualizing them when they barely understand the consequences. What is wrong with these people?!?

posted over 2 years ago
 
Roxx
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Roxx
posts: 774

Bring in the pedo bears!

posted over 2 years ago
 
paamek
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paamek
posts: 34

It’s pretty interesting to learn about this. I think that it’s not a good idea to be subjecting this to kids.

posted over 2 years ago
 
Siesie
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Siesie
posts: 137

The “lingerie” itself isn’t bad (though it’s disturbing they’re calling it lingerie!), but the styling and posing of the photos is the real problem.

posted over 2 years ago
 
HotPants
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HotPants
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Well that’s a really awkward idea. People need to stop sexualizing everything ever. Sex is great but a 4 year old really should be focused on learning how to say words properly and read rather than learning about lingerie and “lounge wear”.

posted over 2 years ago
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