One Mom Outraged After Discovering Calvin Klein Makes Padded Bras for Young Girls

Illinois mom Angela Fellars sparked an interesting debate on Facebook when she discovered Calvin Klein has padded bras for 6-year-olds. 
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Navigating puberty was hard enough when we were tweens, but as a parent leading the way for your angsty child, the task sometimes feels impossible. Girls, in particular, are challenged with multiple facets of puberty, which include a complete body transformation and all that comes with it like wearing makeup, dressing appropriately, and how could we forget…periods. In addition, the societal pressure put on young girls to look perfect and grow into young women quickly doesn't make things any easier. So, when we stumbled upon Illinois-based mom Angela Fellars’ Facebook post regarding her personal experience, we had to share. This shocked mom noticed that Nordstrom’s is selling padded bras for 6-year-olds made by Calvin Klein that left her thinking, “WTAF.”

Considering a size 6X is a step up from toddler wear, we can see where the shock stems from. Many parents chimed into the comments with concerns of their own regarding the limited appropriate options available for their young girls.

Although most of the responses to the post are against the padded bras, a few individuals brought about fair arguments.

Should we be confronting retailers like Calvin Klein and demanding they take responsibility for creating clothing that isn't deemed appropriate for young girls? There are no doubts in our minds that this topic should continue to be discussed until the issue is recognized and changes are made or more options are made available. 

2 Comments

  1. This is a misleading article. First off my tween wears a 6 in bras.... she’s super small she likes pads and I’d be these. Every child that wears a size 6 isn’t 6 years old. The choice is my daughters as to padding or not. This article is trying to shame parents for what they buy THEIR KID. She doesn’t think it’s ok for her child okay move on to find a different brand to buy padded bras from. You’ll let your child wear the brand but not their under garments.... stop trying to make waves in a puddle

  2. in response to this part of your article: A size 6x is not a step up from toddler wear. As everyone knows children and adults come in all shapes and sizes. My daughter was not wearing a 6 or 6x at 6 years old she was in an 8 so please make sure you get your facts straight before trying to make this in to something it's not. My daughter has thin material shirts and has bras like this to help with the coverage. They are not to make their breasts look bigger. Shame on you all.

    Considering a size 6X is a step up from toddler wear, we can see where the shock stems from. Many parents chimed into the comments with concerns of their own regarding the limited appropriate options available for their young girls.



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