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Moms Talk: Is the Abercrombie Push-Up Bikini Appropriate?

The retailer recently changed the name of the controversial swimwear, but the padding remains. Would you let your daughter wear it?

Lemont Patch invites you and your circle of friends to help build a community of support for mothers and their families right here in Lemont.

Each week in Moms Talk, our Moms Council of experts and smart moms will take your questions, give advice and share solutions.

Moms, dads, grandparents and the diverse families who make up our community will have a new resource for questions about local neighborhood schools, the best pediatricians, 24-hour pharmacies and the thousands of other issues that arise while raising children.

Moms Talk will also be the place to drop in for a talk about the latest parenting hot topic. Do you know of local moms raising their children in the Tiger Mother's way and is it the best way? Where can we get information on local flu shot clinics for children? How do we talk to our children about the Tucson shootings? How can we help our children's schools weather their budget cutbacks.

So grab a cup of coffee and settle in as we start the conversation.

Members of our Mom Council: Molly Hebda, Amy Kelly, Sandi Moleski, Tonya Orednick, Jamie Stalker, Karen Tarazi

Today's Topic: Abercrombie's Push-Up Bikini

Clothing giant Abercrombie & Fitch may not be new to controversy, but the company created quite a stir recently with a line of sexy swimwear for kids.

Just in time for spring, a line of padded bikinis were featured on the Abercrombie Kids website, which carries clothing for children ages 7 to 14. The tops of the swimwear were dubbed "push-up triangles," causing an immediate backlash from outraged parents.

Abercrombie changed the name of the tops Monday and said the swimwear is recommended for children ages 12 and up. But is this enough?

Would you let your daughter wear a push-up bikini top? Two-piece suits are common at nearly every age, but is there a limit to how much young girls should reveal? What do you think of the Abercrombie brand?

Chime in below!

Sasha Muir March 31, 2011 at 08:58 PM
I don't like this at all. Little girls should be little girls and not encouraged to grow up too fast. My hope is that mum's excercize their right NOT to buy. My underwear company, Knickerbocker Glory, designs underwear that gives girls the freedom to do what they want and parents peace of mind. It's modern, cute, fabulous and super comfy. Check it out at www.knickerbocker-glory.com.

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