Free sign-up Consult our latest newsletter. But creating bras for the barely-pubescent is a potential minefield for brands: a too-bold design or a bit of padding in the wrong place, and they can stand accused of turning their junior clients into sexualised little Lolitas. At the International Lingerie Fair taking place in Paris this weekend, a dozen firms had models aimed at teens and pre-teens -- also known as "Tweens" -- including girls as young as nine. Most of the pre-teen lingerie on offer at the Paris fair played it safe with simple, lace-free little triangles, sometimes dubbed training bras or bralettes. Petit Bateau, which specialises in cotton children's underwear, offers girls aged 12 to 16 triangles with a hint of padding -- which it says is aimed to hide the nipple, not boost bust size.
What do you think of this latest display? It was directly under DHS. ALL agencies that can be directed by the Executive Branch. In this Administration it would not be surprising at all to find that all of these agencies were ordered not to cooperate with getting Congress the document they requested. As anyone can see if the procedures were followed it should have taken less than 24 hours to grant Congress request for the documents.
Despite being more age-appropriate, even the photographs for the "femme" collection are unsettling. The way the young-looking model is posed with that sunglasses-wearing teddy bear--she's made to look like a child, while the actual children are made to look like adults. What do you think? Should four-year-olds be hanging out in bras and panties Is there any context in which that makes sense?
Just what is Victoria's Secret, anyway? It plans to sell a new line of lingerie aimed at pre-teens and young teenage girls. And according to an article in the Blacksphere , the trademark upscale raciness hasn't been toned down for its younger market.