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Old 03-02-2012, 04:04 PM   #31
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I'm so disappointed.. I wanted to get my daughter a Disney bathing suit for our trip since we're going to Blizzard Beach this time. I searched disneystore.com and they have NO girls bathing suits in size 12! I even searched Ebay and the only thing they have is a Tinkerbell one & my daughter isn't really into Tinkerbell. I'm shocked that Disney doesn't make girls size 12 bathing suits!! Am I missing something? This seems a bit crazy to me!
OP, I'm sorry that you haven't been able to find a Disney swimsuit for your DD. I know it's not the same, but perhaps a Disney T-shirt to use as a swimsuit cover-up would bring a smile to your DD's face.

I can't say that I'm surprised that Disney doesn't make size 12 swimsuits though. I think by the time kids are wearing a size 12, most (of course,not all) girls would prefer something else, especially if, like my DD, they wore Disney swimsuits every summer since birth. I think that the market just isn't there.

I hope you have fun at BB. We're looking forward to getting there someday now that all of our kids can swim.
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Old 03-02-2012, 04:10 PM   #32
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I know kids here still wear character clothing through grade school and even in Middle School and High school. Disney is nuts for not continuing clothing in the sizes for all kids.

In the states grade school generally starts at 5.

I am with you on being saddened that kids don't act like kids. Seeing how some of the girls in my 3rd grader's class act is scary. They are trying to be all grown up way too soon.
But I can't see a MS/HS girl wearing a disney bathing suit! And some of those girls in your dd's class might have older sisters, and therefore grow up faster. My oldest dressed way younger than my dd9, who is all about "fashion." She spends her own money on accessories, because she likes them. No way would she wear a disney bathing suit, and she wears a 7/8 (as does dd11).
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Old 03-02-2012, 04:18 PM   #33
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But I can't see a MS/HS girl wearing a disney bathing suit! And some of those girls in your dd's class might have older sisters, and therefore grow up faster. My oldest dressed way younger than my dd9, who is all about "fashion." She spends her own money on accessories, because she likes them. No way would she wear a disney bathing suit, and she wears a 7/8 (as does dd11).
I agree with this, too. My DD is 12 and she will occasionally wear a Mickey or Minnie t shirt, but she hasn't worn a Disney swimsuit since she was about 7.
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Old 03-02-2012, 07:54 PM   #34
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I will never own up to judging your child, as I did no such thing. I never used the word 'tramp' and would absolutely never use it, nor imply it, when discussing a child. Are you and I reading the same thread? I haven't made any comments about any of your daughter's clothes, as I have no idea what clothes she wears. All I know is that she doesn't wear character clothing. I haven't said that I disagree with your choices at all - that is irrelevant and no concern of mine. Your daughter not wanting to wear a Mickey shirt is no business of mine.

I have read what you have said, and still in this response, you continue to use the word preschooler in reference to wardrobe choices. We get that you and your daughter feel that children past age 5 it seems, are acting or dressing like preschoolers if they wear character clothes. Got that. We get that you aren't surprised that Disney doesn't make size 12 bathing suits, as you can't imagine why children of that age/size would wear those clothes. Got that too. Whether you realize it or not, those are judgments. I see that you are trying to say that you don't think there is a market for character clothes in that size, but perhaps you could have worded things differently and without so much negative or judgmental implications?

My daughter, OP's child and others on here like those clothes, and that is fine. Much of what I see at the mall for size 12 is not age appropriate for her at age 8, nor does my daughter like the styles, so that is a going concern for us. At the moment, we are good with Old Navy, P.S. Aeropostale and Kohl's. My daughter loves her Old Navy character shirts, but would also love character bathing suits, as would the OP's daughter, but based on responses on here, I can see that there may not be a huge market in that size for bathing suits. I will disagree about shirts though, as the character shirts at Old Navy in size 14 sell out very quickly in the store, and online, so there is a market for those.

I thank you for your opinion, but I am done, as I feel as if we've diverted the thread, and that was not my intention at all.

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Tiger~ No problem! I am actually enjoying reading your posts and the points that you make. We think a lot alike!

To the people who posted the bathing suits from Kmart~ Unfortunately those sizes are misleading. Although it says Girls 7-16 as one of the choices, after you click that there is another size selector to click, and only small is available, which is a 7-8. Thanks for trying to help, though!

To all the people who are saying that most older girls don't want to wear Disney Character bathing suits.. I do already know and acknowledge that, and I'm not trying to say that they do. All of us have been saying all along that the reason Disney doesn't sell them in the bigger sizes is just for that reason. It's just so sad that an 8 to 10 year old is forced to grow up so fast. This just one of the many, many reasons I say that. It saddens me that my daughter doesn't have the choice to wear a Disney swimsuit if she wants to. She's a kid, after all.
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Old 03-02-2012, 08:06 PM   #35
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I hope you have fun at BB. We're looking forward to getting there someday now that all of our kids can swim.
Thank you! My daughter wanted to go there so much last year, but it was just a bit too chilly when we went. We're really excited to go this year because we both love water parks!
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Tiger~ No problem! I am actually enjoying reading your posts and the points that you make. We think a lot alike!

To the people who posted the bathing suits from Kmart~ Unfortunately those sizes are misleading. Although it says Girls 7-16 as one of the choices, after you click that there is another size selector to click, and only small is available, which is a 7-8. Thanks for trying to help, though!
The site shows a Large Princess suit in my cart.

Another thought-there is a Walmart on Turkey Lake Rd near WDW that has lots of Disney bathing suits. I bet you could find one for your DD there. (There is also a Kmart right up the road with a large Disney section)
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The site shows a Large Princess suit in my cart.

Another thought-there is a Walmart on Turkey Lake Rd near WDW that has lots of Disney bathing suits. I bet you could find one for your DD there. (There is also a Kmart right up the road with a large Disney section)
Hmm, that's strange... after I select "7-16" and then go under it to select, it only says "S" for small. Maybe you accidently left it on 4-6x because that one does have "large" available (which is 6x)?

Thanks so much for the tip about Walmart & Kmart at Disney!! I just may check that out! I appreciate it!
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Old 03-02-2012, 08:13 PM   #38
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Tiger~ No problem! I am actually enjoying reading your posts and the points that you make. We think a lot alike!

To the people who posted the bathing suits from Kmart~ Unfortunately those sizes are misleading. Although it says Girls 7-16 as one of the choices, after you click that there is another size selector to click, and only small is available, which is a 7-8. Thanks for trying to help, though!

To all the people who are saying that most older girls don't want to wear Disney Character bathing suits.. I do already know and acknowledge that, and I'm not trying to say that they do. All of us have been saying all along that the reason Disney doesn't sell them in the bigger sizes is just for that reason. It's just so sad that an 8 to 10 year old is forced to grow up so fast. This just one of the many, many reasons I say that. It saddens me that my daughter doesn't have the choice to wear a Disney swimsuit if she wants to. She's a kid, after all.
Thanks, and sorry for diverting the thread. I actually edited my other post a little bit (we must have been typing at the same time), as I didn't want it to seem as if I was being insensitive to princessmom29. I would never judge another child for what he/she is wearing. I am just sad that my daughter can't wear what she would like to wear, even though it is age appropriate, as society and the retailers have decided that it isn't age appropriate.

My daughter really feels left out and feels like she is being forced to grow up quickly based on what clothes are not available to her. She is not into flashy and grown up clothes, like we see at the malls. She is really upset as she has outgrown Gymboree, and a lot of the clothes that she would like to wear, just aren't available in her size. Everytime we go to Disney or Disney Store, she comments how none of the shirts, jammies or hoodies are available in size 12.

I agree that it's sad that she doesn't have the choice to wear those clothes if she likes, as they aren't avaible, so in essence, she is being forced to grow up, as the next size up is a ladies XS (which is still too big).

Thanks and hopefully you are able to find some bathing suits for your girl!

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I will never own up to judging your child, as I did no such thing. I never used the word 'tramp' and would absolutely never use it, nor imply it, when discussing a child. Are you and I reading the same thread? I haven't made any comments about any of your daughter's clothes, as I have no idea what clothes she wears. All I know is that she doesn't wear character clothing. I haven't said that I disagree with your choices at all - that is irrelevant and no concern of mine. Your daughter not wanting to wear a Mickey shirt is no business of mine.
It's the language you use that makes the judgment clear. Yes i used the word tramp, but that is what it seems to me that you are trying to imply, without coming right out and saying it. "I know exactly what you are implying", and "that says it all", ect are deragatory comments and make your intent clear. You aren't stating facts, but attempting to imply volumes by using such phrases. It is clear what your opinion of my allowing my DD to grow out of charaters is from the statements you have made about it. Agian, you are certainly entitled to your opinion, but own it.
I have read what you have said, and still in this response, you continue to use the word preschooler in reference to wardrobe choices. We get that you and your daughter feel that children past age 5 it seems, are acting or dressing like preschoolers if they wear character clothes. Got that. We get that you aren't surprised that Disney doesn't make size 12 bathing suits, as you can't imagine why children of that age/size would wear those clothes. Got that too. Whether you realize it or not, those are judgments. I see that you are trying to say that you don't think there is a market for character clothes in that size, but perhaps you could have worded things differently and without so much negative or judgmental implications?
I didn't actually say much of this. You are being very generous with editoralizing what I actually said. What I said was that my DD chooses not to wear character clothing, at least in part becuase she doesn't like the idea of dressing like the preschoolers she knows. The vast majority of children we know stop wearing character clothing after preschool. I fail to see how that is any kind of judgment. I also siad that I am not surprised that Disney doesn't make a size 12 in these things any more becuase the didn't seem to sell well. The rest of it is pretty much your editoralizing what I said. My actual statements, without the embellishment, are stated facts, nothing more. At least one other person on this thread has said that they don't see the judgment in what I ACTUALLY SAID either.
Here is the quick list of words you are putting in my mouth:

1. I think that kids who wear character clothes are dressing and acting like preschoolers.

2. I cannot imagine why chilren of this age would wear character clothes
I didn't say either of these things, in fact I think I said that EITHER choice should be just fine multiple times. My ONLY problem here is the implication that a child choosing not to wear character clothing must be growing up too fast and dressing inappropiately. That is simply not the case anymore than the idea that a child choosing to wear characters is dressing/ acting like a preschooler.
My daughter, OP's child and others on here like those clothes, and that is fine. Much of what I see at the mall for size 12 is not age appropriate for her at age 8, nor does my daughter like the styles, so that is a going concern for us. At the moment, we are good with Old Navy, P.S. Aeropostale and Kohl's. My daughter loves her Old Navy character shirts, but would also love character bathing suits, as would the OP's daughter, but based on responses on here, I can see that there may not be a huge market in that size for bathing suits. I will disagree about shirts though, as the character shirts at Old Navy in size 14 sell out very quickly in the store, and online, so there is a market for those.
I would agree that a lot of what I see in the mall from stores like Justice and Abercrombie is NOT appropiate for pre-teens. We also do well with the store you mentioned. I think that the shirts selling at Old Navy has at least something to do with sizing differences. DD takes at least one, sometimes 2 sizes larger in a shirt there than Children's Place, Kohls, and department stores. A child normally buying an 8-10 is probably buying that 12-14. They are really narrow and run really small. We found Disney store stuff to be cut wider and DD took at least a size, sometimes two, smaller there than Old Navy.
I thank you for your opinion, but I am done, as I feel as if we've diverted the thread, and that was not my intention at all.

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I agree that it's sad that she doesn't have the choice to wear those clothes if she likes, as they aren't avaible, so in essence, she is being forced to grow up, as the next size up is a ladies XS (which is still too big).

Thanks and hopefully you are able to find some bathing suits for your girl!

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I will have the opposite problem with my dd11. She already thinks Justice is for little kids, but being 4'7", 62 pounds, it will be a LONG time that she can wear juniors. I saw this being an issue with dd15's petite friends, especially when they all shopped together, and some of the girls did the walk of shame into Justice and P.S. Abercrombie is just too expensive if not on clearance.

Fortunately, Old Navy fits her well, and they carry slims.
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I will have the opposite problem with my dd11. She already thinks Justice is for little kids, but being 4'7", 62 pounds, it will be a LONG time that she can wear juniors. I saw this being an issue with dd15's petite friends, especially when they all shopped together, and some of the girls did the walk of shame into Justice and P.S. Abercrombie is just too expensive if not on clearance.

Fortunately, Old Navy fits her well, and they carry slims.
I wish you luck. We love Old Navy due to varied sizes and styles for all ages!

We have only been in Justice a few times, and we didn't find it that great at all. Much older styles than we like, like lots of black and flashy sparkles and such, that didn't appeal to my daughter at all. We found the prices very expensive and the quality to be horrible. Picked up a couple of t-shirts and they were totally see thru and thin.

Not sure if we should give it another chance as the clothes seemed very trendy with lots of skinny styles which don't fit my DD as she has muscular thighs. We then have self esteem issues to contend with as well, and I don't want to even go there. Hard to buy clothing at times at this stage, as my little girl takes size 12, but most of what we see at the mall is not appropriate due to styles or sizing, as it's made for pre-teen size 12 girls. With my very long torsoed daughter and muscular thighs, it makes clothing shopping difficult as of late, so we have been sticking to the stores I mentioned above.

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What? That's sad. I still do have Disney shirts and I'm almost 17. I'm surprised about the Phineas and Ferb merchandise too.
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Did you have your daughter try a size 10 on? My daughter who is 11 wears a size 12 in kids jeans and a size 14 in tops (shes into gymnastics so her chest and shoulders are more broad) but she BEGGED me for a Belle dress to wear to disney and to the BBB. And I had her try it on and it fit (she even has room!!) Just saying maybe give it a try? If possible that is.
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