Baby Bikini Onesies: Cool or Creepy?
And is it any worse than the toddler-sized Metallica t-shirt?
I have never understood fashion. I still have the same haircut I wore to my senior prom, and as I write this I’m wearing nothing more than a barrel and suspenders. My wife is sitting next to me in overalls, smoking a corncob pipe. It’s safe to say that we are not fashion forward. But maybe that’s a good thing, especially since what’s deemed as “fashion” progresses into ever weirder realms.
Take, for example, the “baby bikini onesy,” which has understandably raised quite a bit of controversy. It essentially looks like a baby-sized nightgown with a bikini airbrushed onto it. Because who doesn’t want to see a baby and be forced to imagine the little thing sporting a pair of boobs? Yik—it grosses me out just to write about it!
But maybe that’s because I am hypersensitive to the dangers of this world. There are many fun, innocent examples of adult imagery on kids’ clothes. One of my favorites is the toddler-sized Metallica t-shirts. It’s cute, and when I see a toddler in a Metallica t-shirt I don’t see it as some premature form of corruption. I don’t think that toddler is some antisocial, angry youth. I think he has a parent who used to be. Although that parent must now conform to the adult world, it doesn’t mean that he can’t celebrate his youth by choosing a fun piece of fashion for his kids. Maybe this baby bikini onesy is the same thing for a mom who used to have a bikini bod before giving birth? It could just be an innocent way to have a bit of fun with kids’ clothes, but our society is so scorched by its sickos that we can’t lighten up and laugh.
Either way, to me it looks weird. My kids will wear nothing but barrels and overalls until they leave for college.
Is the baby bikini onesy innocent fun or creepy-weird?
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The problem isn't that there's a onesie with a bikini on it, the problem is that there are too many bored women looking for something to complain about.
The ones bitching about this clothing are the same ones who jump on every bandwagon that comes down the line. They're the ones whose children have every trendy allergy, condition and affliction that is in the news of the day. If the offender of the day is eggs or gluten or whatever else-their kid is suddenly allergic. If the offender of the day is nuts or gluten or whatever else the "experts" say is the newest problem, these women jump on it and sudenly, their kids are allergic it. God forbid THEIR child isn't in need of special medical attention for NOTHING. The attitudes of these women diminish the seriousness of when a child REALLY DOES have a legitimate problem.
They're RIDICULOUS. They're bored. They're trying to maintain their "voice". Maybe instead of wasting all their energy on a bikini onesie, they should take up some real issues and try to help solve those.
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