Has anyone else wondered what happened to cute costumes for girls? If I had daughters, I don't think I'd allow them to wear 80-90% of what's being sold in stores now! It seems like our little girls are being robbed of their childhood & being pushed into looking more like women - I'm not talking about ladies, but women. How sad!
Honestly, whatever happened to good old fashioned imagination where you use what's around the house & maybe a couple things from the thrift store to make a costume or dress-up outfit?
Guess I wasn't the only one that noticed this: http://www.newsweek.com/id/62474?GT1=10450 Personally, I don't agree with everything in this article, but I'm glad someone else brought it up!
Sad quote from the article: "These new "edgier" costumes are simply reflections of pop culture, says Jackie MacDonald, a costume buyer for catalog giant Lillian Vernon. "Girls today seem to like a little pizzazz. The same old princesses aren't where it's at anymore," she says, before carefully noting, "We don't want to say they're sexier, just more confident." ' They're talking about 7 year olds!