(CNN) — When Fred Goodall went shopping recently in Houston with his 12-year-old daughter, finding a dress took a “long time” because most were too low cut, and some even offered the bare midriff look.
In interviews with moms and dads from across the country, I heard his complaint echoed again and again: The current fashion choices for tween and young teen girls are too sexy, too skimpy, too short.
A mom of three who goes by the name “Miss Lori” online says what she calls the “Shorty McShort Shorts” in the stores are a problem.
“Because all the styles are this way … you run up against that wall as a parent, ‘But Mom, everybody else is wearing that, why are you so uptight?’ ” said the kids television host and social media specialist.
Mike Adamick, a stay-at-home dad in San Francisco, pointed to the swimsuit choices he and his 7-year-old daughter encountered recently.
“There was a lot of string and barely any material,” the blogger and author of the book “Dad’s Book of Awesome Projects” said.