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Simple or Swank: Striped Bikinis

Hot fun in the summertime! School's coming to a close and the pools are set for swimming. Make sure your lil one is geared up for fun in the sun with an itsy bitsy teeny weeny striped bikini. Your surfer girl will be ready to brave the waves in a two piece that shows off her sassy personality while maintaining age appropriate style.

Simple: The three–piece suit from Old Navy is a steal at $23 as it gives your babe the option to be playful in the sand with the boy shorts or a sun diva in the bikini bottom.
Swank: The ruffle trimmed blue seersucker two–piece from Ralph Lauren ($60) has two side bows that allow your girl to adjust the bottoms for a secure fit.

Which swimsuit do you prefer?

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graylen graylen 9 years
I am a Florida girl and I still don't like bikinis on little girls. It just seems like trying to grow them up way too soon. I wasn't allowed to wear a two-piece until I was 13! I won't likely be that extreme, but my little girl will be wearing well-covering two pieces- not bikinis- for as long as I can convince her to do so!
lickety-split lickety-split 9 years
i got the cutest tankini for my 7 year old at costco. it's hot pink with black racing stripes down the sides and boy shorts. i think it was $14. i always worry about the top getting undone and floating away on the tiny tops too, but like the ease of quick bathroom breaks.
anniekim anniekim 9 years
I definitely prefer the "simple" version. I'm on the fence about bikinis for little kids. My daughter is 4 and this summer I'm not sure what to buy for her. My inclination is towards a 1 piece, less revealing etc. But I think it will have to be a bikini so that she can get it on and off to use the potty. Modesty vs. practicality.
snow-flake snow-flake 9 years
As a child I did own one or two bikinis, but both provided more coverage and were certainly not string bikinis. These are not practical for most children (though the old navy version is a bit better)- I can picture this bathing suit coming undone very easily when a child is playing in the water or sand.
TallTJ TallTJ 9 years
I agree with others, and will go with the Reese Witherspoon answer, I'm not keen on the idea of babies in bikini's- plenty of time for that later on. -T-
jennifer76 jennifer76 9 years
I think bikinis are adorable on little girls. I grew up in Hawaii and very small girls are as likely to go completely without a top as they are to be wearing a suit at all. I can see worrying about this kind of thing as she moves into tweendom, but I refuse to sexualize toddlers and very small children. There's no reason they can't wear a bikini. Of course, my daughter takes after her Dad's side of the family so she actually has to wear a long sleeve surf shirt to protect her delicate skin from the sun. :rotfl:
Dbtabm Dbtabm 9 years
Neither, I personally don't think bikinis are for kids.
snarkypants snarkypants 9 years
i'm not so keen on the idea of a string bikini for a kid.
faerymagick15 faerymagick15 9 years
I like both but would have a hard time shelling out $60 for a bikini for my kid who will probably only wear it for one summer. I think bikini's on little girls are cute as long as they cover enough.
bessa bessa 9 years
I agree: neither. I had to do a double-take, because I thought I must have accidentally clicked on Fabsugar - not Lilsugar. But, I know I'm in the minority on thinking bikinis (particularly triangle-top bikinis) are not for kids. I remember asking for my first bikini. And I was at least 12 or 13. All that said (...and to be a total hypocrite...), the Old Navy one is way cuter - I would have never guessed it was the cheaper version!
Moms Moms 9 years
I think I like the Old Navy one a bit better because it has both bottoms and is a great price! My daughter loves bikinis — she's long and lean so it's hard to get a one piece that fits properly.
Greggie Greggie 9 years
Neither. I'll do one piece or tankini on my daughter, not bikini.
a-nonny-mouse a-nonny-mouse 9 years
I prefer simple, with boy shorts.
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