So, every now and then on here people get up-in-arms that these things exist.
Today though, they're so hard to get! I was in a very large Westfield shopping centre and went in 6 different stores looking for some in size 8-10 (girls, not ladies). I know they exist in smaller sizes, but far out they're rare. Just finding a size 8-10 was a HUUUUUGE ordeal, and I found ONE option (Bonds, in pink and white only) in all of the shops I searched in.
DD is 8.5, and has 2 breast buds. The pressure that the these little crop tops offer helps ease the discomfort... but I kept thinking about DP's niece, who is the same age... but a size 5-6 (she's much smaller and shorter than DD). What if SHE was going through this right now like DD? Fat chance she'd find anything if I could barely find size 8-10.
So... this is my little comment on perhaps WHY these things exist. It's not necessarily parents sexualising their daughters or any such thing... it could very well be that girls are developing and wearing a little crop top makes that process more comfortable. She's also big for her age... a smaller child might have much more difficulty getting that same level of comfort.
I needed to soapbox this.
Also... if anyone knows where I can find some good crop tops in size 8-10 please let me know! I don't want to spend a fortune, and I was a bit miffed I had to spend $10 per crop top!