Thursday, December 4, 2008

Ho-Ho-Hold Everything!

NEW YORK - FEBRUARY 13:  Victoria's Secret mod...Image by Getty Images via Daylife
What the heck is wrong with teenaged girls? Somewhere along the way, they seem to have picked up the message that their primary purpose in life is to look as SEXY as possible. My daughter (who goes to a Catholic school, mind you) is going to a Christmas dance tomorrow at her school. She and a few friends have decided that they are going to dress up as "Santa's little helpers." How cute, I thought. I pictured green tights, curly-toed slippers, a cone-shaped hat -- like what Will Ferrell wore in the movie "Elf."

Um, think again, naive Mom! These girls are actually planning on wearing the sexy Santa costume from Victoria's Secret. (I tried to post a picture of it, but I am woefully lacking in computer skills. Try this link I provided if you want to see what it really looks like.)

Technically, you can't really call that scrap of clothing between the belly button and the upper thigh a skirt. It's about as wide as a big belt -- Santa's belt. Needless to say, my daughter will NOT be dressing like a two-bit whore for the dance tomorrow night. We compromised. She will be wearing green shorts, white tights and a red tank top. I'm even going to throw in my Santa hat for good measure.

In fact, she'll look more like a real elf than her ho-ho-horribly tacky friends, who will probably spend most of the night doing Santa lap dances and hearing about some very private things the aroused boys at their school want for Christmas.

My question to you is: Would you let your teenage daughter dress like this for a school Christmas dance? You don't really need to respond. I already know the answer!

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Palymama said...

My 15 yo daughter is going to a Winter Formal Dance next week. It seems like every store carries "slutty" dresses. There is no polite way to say it. Jersey fabric, very short, sequins or rhinestones. What else do you call it? It's crazy!

Lynn said...

What's worse, Palymama, is that the only things stores seem to carry for 11-year-olds, tweens, are slutty dresses, too. I dread when special occasions roll around that require my daughters to wear dresses. My morality and I do battle every time! Let us know what your daughter ends up wearing. Send me a picture, if you are so inclined, and I will post it for everyone. You can send it to: my Happy shopping!