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Erogenous Zones No Longer on Display

Tish6 Wrote: Mar 28, 2013 1:50 PM
I am having that issue with my almost 14 year old daughter right now. If she wears jeans with holes in them above her knees she'd better have leggings on under them. It drives her nuts. If she is wearing a low cut top...she'd better have a tank top or camisole on underneath it that covers enough of her chest that when she bends over the guy sitting next to her in algebra doesn't get an eyeful. I am a little more lenient on the swim suit issue. Primarily because i live on the coast and I have found that where I am a one peice is seen more as a "challenge" for guys than a two piece. I sent my daughter to a dance school in which every costume was critiqued by the owner as to whether it could pass muster with her teenage son's hormones.
Tish6 Wrote: Mar 28, 2013 1:56 PM
We have battles about what is good and what isn't for her to wear. But in the end we work it out. Like I explained before...there are compromises...she likes that low cut top...she puts something under it. She likes the holey jeans...she puts something under it.
My sons and I go rounds over fashion as well...not so much on the modesty front as to the "image" front. They have pretty much been told that they are not to go around with anything that makes them look like gangstas. They do not live in the hood...therefore they will not emulate the hood. The hood is not something to be proud of. Jeans down to your knees showing off your boxers/tidy whities will not get you the job you are looking for. Nor will it endear you to...

Just last week, I was commiserating with other moms of middle-school teenage girls about the lack of appealing clothing available to teenage girls and the appalling state of girl teenage fashion today.

You can find a few decent outfits, (cute but not risque), but they are few and far between. Once a girl outgrows Laura Ashley's offerings, she can find little more from mass merchandisers than clothes that appear to have been designed for young, tacky sex kittens -- clothes that my mother would not have let me wear to college, much less to middle school.

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