padded bikini

Yummy swimwear….. by belindaxx1 featuring a padded bikini

Lanvin leopard print bikini, £520
Melissa Odabash one piece bikini, $249
Zimmermann swimwear, 495 AUD
Clube Bossa padded bikini, $299
Zimmermann shiny bikini, 290 AUD
We Are Handsome one piece bathing suit, $251
Nookie crochet swimwear, 124 AUD
Juicy Couture ruffle bikini, £75
Padded Bikini Tops For 8-Year-Olds. I'm Not Kidding.

It’s almost summer time and stores everywhere are stocking up on itty-bitty bikinis. But unlike most of these stores, this chain is targeting little girls with a padded, pushup swim top. Seriously. 

Abercrombie Kids, a division of Abercrombie & Fitch dedicated to 8-14 year olds, has released the “ashley” bikini top. Sounds nice enough, right? Oh but it’s so not. It’s the chest-boosting top in the chain’s line of swimwear for girls. For 3rd grade girls. Parents are outraged – worried about the effect this will have on a young girl’s self esteem or even worse, that this will pave the road for sexual promiscuity. Abercrombie has no comment at this time.

Ok, as a mom, I can’t say I’d allow my little girl (thank God I have a boy) to wear a teeny-tiny triangle bikini top in the first place, much less a push-up bikini. There’s plenty of time to be self-conscious about your cup size, but elementary school is not that time. Solution? Don’t buy the top. Phew, that was easy, right?

This is really sad. Why in the world would a child between the ages of 8-14 need a padded bikini bra? This has body issues all written all over it. I’m not even sure an 8 thinks that she is supposed to even have cleavage at her age, considering she has more than likely only seen older girls and women with breast. If you (Abercrombie & Fitch) make that an option for them, they will began to see it as a necessity no different than an ipod. These are young impressionable girls you are dealing with, who at this age is crucial they learn self love and acceptance of themselves.

Fall in love with this feminine, sensual, and refined bandeau style two piece swimsuit. If you’re after a bit of extra support, this bandeau top offers gorgeous shape and lift. A luxury element resides in the three color layer on the fold-over bottoms, a mix found at the bandeau center as well. Attract all the looks upon your stunningly showcased silhouette.


Prelude bikini bottoms are overwhelmingly sexy and flawlessly fitting! Prelude swimwear can be worn for a steaming cruise adventure, outing on the beach or just partying or relaxing by the pool. Glam up for the summer and be ready to turn heads; add the chic Prelude swimwear 2011 collection to your resort wear wardrobe!