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    I let my 9yr old wear what he wants most of the time. I will suggest things like a jumper if necessary but i dont force him. I still buy his clothes so have a big say without him knowing

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    Quote Originally Posted by CazHazKidz View Post
    Can I please ask what you would all do if your child was choosing to wear clothes that did not suit their body type?
    This is not a situation i have been in, but I am just interested what people would do if you as a parent can see that the clothing your child has chosen does not suit them, would you tell them so? I think this would be a really tricky situation.
    No. I don't.

    My rule for myself and my family is if you like it and your comfortable in it than go for it.
    If asked I will say something along the lines of if don't like the way it fits you here etc.. but it still the choice.

    For me how you feel in a piece of clothing is way more important than what others think you look like.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LoveLivesHere View Post
    No. I don't.

    My rule for myself and my family is if you like it and your comfortable in it than go for it.
    If asked I will say something along the lines of if don't like the way it fits you here etc.. but it still the choice.

    For me how you feel in a piece of clothing is way more important than what others think you look like.
    I agree with this completely. I have the way that I am comfortable in...if I go shopping with my mum she'll tell me how good I look in something that I look at it on and feel horribly uncomfortable and would never wear it. My children all have very different tastes. On the rare occasion I buy for them I buy for the style they like (and keep the receipt!), not for what I think they would look good in.
    If my kids ask me if an outfit looks good, I might just say that it's not to my taste, or that maybe those jeans would look better with x top...but if they try what I suggest and ask for my opinion further I tell them that now they've seen both choices pick what they feel comfortable with.
    I will heavily guide them for job interviews etc...but that is because it's a new world for them and they are seeking guidance. Plus that's not about feeling comfortable with your friends, it's about looking professional.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LoveLivesHere View Post
    No. I don't.

    My rule for myself and my family is if you like it and your comfortable in it than go for it.
    If asked I will say something along the lines of if don't like the way it fits you here etc.. but it still the choice.

    For me how you feel in a piece of clothing is way more important than what others think you look like.
    This is so true.

    With my DD1, we were at loggerheads over clothes when she hit highschool. I ended up giving her a monthly allowance to cover clothes and let her buy her own when she went to the shops with friends. She made some very interesting clothing choices early on, but after a while worked out styles that suit her best. I've found with my older two they do go through a "gotta own mid rift tops from Supre stage" but it is short lived and as long as I can't see boobs or butt cheeks I'm fine with it It seriously isn't worth fighting over.

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    I agree that it isn't worth the battle, generally, DS had his superman/pirate phase, so that's what he wore to the shops and running errands, it didn't bother me.
    DD at 13 I let choose her own clothes, but if things change and she was to choose over the top stuff I would put my foot down. I saw a young girl probably around 14, in a mesh top, just her bra underneath, and shorts where I could she her bum cheeks this to me is not age appropriate.
    I would feel like I failed my daughter if she had the need to get attention in this way at this age.


 

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