I've read several posts lately written by moms who are concerned about the immodest fashion trends being targeted at our children. I, too, have been appalled by some of the suggestive slogans on children's clothing. I have signed the Moms for Modesty Mission Statement here. I'm hoping that some of the "big dogs" in corporate America will take notice of the bloggy moms around the world as we unite to stand for modest clothing for children. As my children (girls in particular) are growing older, I find it increasingly difficult to find cute, appropriate clothing for them in the stores. Unfortunately, I am not a seamstress (although I would love to learn how to sew); therefore, I often feel that the search for modest children's clothing is a futile one. I scoff at the styles of clothing I see displayed in the stores that are geared toward my 8 year old daughter. My precious girls WILL NOT be parading around looking like some teenager on a music video or TV sitcom. My handsome son will look like a gentleman--you won't see his pants drooping down to his knees. No sir, my children will not be wearing these "trendy" clothes--not even around the house! I encourage all of you ladies to take part in this protest of the fashion industry. All women, whether or not they have children, should voice their opinion about the importance of modesty. Shop at retail stores that do offer modest clothing. If your budget is tight, look at consignment shoppes or on eBay. You can often find barely used modest clothing at very affordable prices. http://riverbendramblings.blogspot.com
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Monday, September 04, 2006
I've read several posts lately written by moms who are concerned about the immodest fashion trends being targeted at our children. I, too, have been appalled by some of the suggestive slogans on children's clothing. I have signed the Moms for Modesty Mission Statement here. I'm hoping that some of the "big dogs" in corporate America will take notice of the bloggy moms around the world as we unite to stand for modest clothing for children. As my children (girls in particular) are growing older, I find it increasingly difficult to find cute, appropriate clothing for them in the stores. Unfortunately, I am not a seamstress (although I would love to learn how to sew); therefore, I often feel that the search for modest children's clothing is a futile one. I scoff at the styles of clothing I see displayed in the stores that are geared toward my 8 year old daughter. My precious girls WILL NOT be parading around looking like some teenager on a music video or TV sitcom. My handsome son will look like a gentleman--you won't see his pants drooping down to his knees. No sir, my children will not be wearing these "trendy" clothes--not even around the house! I encourage all of you ladies to take part in this protest of the fashion industry. All women, whether or not they have children, should voice their opinion about the importance of modesty. Shop at retail stores that do offer modest clothing. If your budget is tight, look at consignment shoppes or on eBay. You can often find barely used modest clothing at very affordable prices.
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Blogger Csamuels said...
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Blogger Amy said...
Amen! I've had the same trouble find clothes, especially for my daughter. The shocking part is that she's only three years old! I do sew but don't have as much time for it as I would like.

I've had a lot of success shopping at thrift stores though and often find very nice clothes for all of my children. Some of the pricier name brands seem to offer some more "classic" children's clothing, which I then buy second-hand for a fraction of the cost.

Blogger Sis. Julie said...
This subject really gets beside me!! I have the same problem trying to find dresses for my 18 mo. old niece. Even for those little ones they make dresses so stinkin' short it isn't even cute to me. I was mentioning it to my BIL (her daddy) the other day about that and told him that the devil is out to parade our little girls as objects of lust. He commented that it's the person's problem if they look on these girls to lust after them. Oh...let me tell you...that got all over me too. I told him that we are responsible for how we dress our little girls and if men are out there (as perverted as they are) lusting after our little girls then we are just as guilty as they are for dressing them that way.

I do sew some and thankfully I have one daughter that likes the skirts I sew. I don't sew well mind you....nothing fancy!! But my other daughter doesn't like those plain styles. She has three skirts basically that she wears and its because we can't find any that are modest enough out there to spend money on. Even the thrift stores and such are getting skirts in them that are shorter and shorter because that is all that is available out there for the most part so that is all that is getting turned in. It's too bad we don't have a chain of stores that deals only in modest apparel. But then my thinking is that it would go under because that kind of dressing just isn't popular...even with saved folk!! How sad!!!

Blogger Copper's Wife said...
Thanks for the link to this!! I've posted the button with the link over at my blog, too.

Blogger Susan P. said...
I am in such agreement over this issue. Enough is enough. If we stand united maybe change will come about. Thanks for posting this, I will be signing up.

Blogger Happymama said...
I know what you mean, Mrs. C. Back when Hannah and I were shopping for an Easter outfit this problem became even more apparent to me. First of all, there were no traditional pretty little girl Easter dresses for her age. When I was her age I remember going shopping with my Mother and finding full dresses with lots of lace and ruffles. She's only 11 and all I could find were clingy tops and sheer skirts. I did NOT want her dressing like some teenager or older young woman. I ended up having to shop in the junior department of another store and bought the petite sizes of some modest clothing. It was a hastle, but the Lord saw fit to bless with a beautiful outfit and a GREAT bargain. :) If you visit my daughter's blog, you can see it there. http://thatsmehannah.blogspot.com. I think she has a picture of it near the bottom of her page.
And have you noticed that you can not go into a Wal Mart or Kmart, or ANY store of that nature and find slips for girls? I end up having to purchase from the ladies department and cutting them off if they're too long. Shameful!

~Kristi

Blogger Elly said...
Excellent post, Mrs. C.!! I will be joining that protest. My own daughters are grown, but always thought their peers (public school..and just being at stores and such) looked RIDICULOUS. Thank you for your lovely encouragement over at my blog the other day ;). This is a very, very good post!

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