Somewhere in my mom’s photo albums is a picture of me rocking a bikini at age 2. I’ve got the cute toddler belly and I’m wearing a big floppy hat.
Neither of my girls have a bikini, but I’d not given that much thought until last weekend when we were headed to my sister’s pool and Miss A declared, “Mommy I want a BIKINI!” The girl. She knows what she wants in fashion. (Which is more than I can say for myself at times.)
Miss C has tankinis, while Miss A’s bathing suits are all one piece. Miss A thinks of tankinis as bikinis as one and the same…try explaining the difference to a 5-year-old.
I was looking at bathing suits online for Miss A and came across a few “interesting” ones as well as some string bikinis.
Would you let your daughter wear this purple sequin bikini?
It’s from Target and it’s for girls sizes 4 to 16.
It just seems a little too Kendra Wilkinson meets Prince to me.
On the other hand, this bikini for infants and toddlers from Target I find totally adorable for a toddler wearing a straw hat and big sunglasses at the pool or beach. I think I would even wear it. You know, if it came in size MOM. It looks a bit retro Hollywood.
This two-piece swimsuit from Gymboree for older girls (they don’t even call it a bikini) is cute, too, with the skirt and halter top, but Miss C at 8 would probably think it is too “cutesy.” Miss C at 5, however, might love it.
So what say ye? Bikinis for little girls or no? I think it depends on the cut of the bathing suit and their age.