kourtney KardashianOne thing is for sure -- those Kardashians love their animal print fashion. That is an obsession they are clearly passing on to their kids. Most recent example? Kourtney Kardashian dressed her 1-year-old daughter Penelope in a leopard print bikini and she is getting some serious flack for it. Check out the seriously teeny-weeny two-piece here.

During a trip to a Miami swimming pool with her family, the little reality star was spotted in the look. It was quickly criticized for being too sexy for a tot. As appalling as this swimsuit may seem to some folks out there, is there really anything wrong with this? It’s just clothing, after all.

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Perhaps the real problem is with the critics and not Kourtney's style choice for her kid. Think about it. Lots of people let their babies walk around, crawl around, hit the pool and beach butt-naked. That is especially the case in this absurdly hot weather. This can’t possibly be any different than that, can it? If you see something inappropriate or even remotely wrong with this bathing suit, maybe you should just look away.

When it comes to outings with babies and toddlers, a parent's first concern is their comfort. Kourtney, being the doting mom that she is, wanted to take her child for a relaxing dip -- and look stylish while doing it. That said, I do agree with the criticism over the fact that she was not wearing a swim diaper. There is no way to prevent a baby from taking a tinkle in the pool. She should have probably put one on Penelope. That would have been courteous to all the swimmers trying to beat the heat that day.

What do you think of Penelope's bikini? Perfect fit or inappropriate?

 

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