Recently, the post of Angela Fellars, a mother of a six-year-old daughter, went viral and people’s thoughts are divided.
Namely, as she and her girl were shopping at Nordstrom, Angela noticed a product at the girls’ section that caught her attention and made her very angry; padded bras. According to her post, she couldn’t possibly understand why would six year old girls even wear padded bras.
The debate that took place was pretty much heated. Some parents supported Angela and said that selling such products lead to over-sexualization of little girls. Some of the comments are:
“This is MeToo era and no swimsuits in Miss America … but padded bras 4 6ers?”
“I’m confused. Why would a six-year-old need a bra. Maybe they’re mislabeled?”
These are padded bras for SIX YEAR OLDS — WTAF, Nordstrom & Calvin Klein?
Others, however, believe that the bras labeled 6-6x don’t really refer to the age of the girls, but to the size only. And in case it does, they say how the girls these days go into puberty early than it was the case in the past and they see nothing wrong with the product.
“Ana only got bras because her nipples would show through the shirt materials she liked. And then they would still poke out with the simple bras. So the little pad was needed or she was really self-conscious.” one person commented, sharing the experience of her daughter.
“Having 2 daughters there’s nothing wrong with this. It isn’t a padded bra for adding size or a lift. It isn’t even underwire. It’s for comfort and discretion. Geez lady, get a grip” another mom added.
The thing is that most of the girls will eventually start wearing a bra. However, it’s up to the parents to explain them why they are for.
What are your thoughts on this? Are you for or against padded bras for girls as young as six? Share it with us in the comments section below.