This Cat in a Crop Top Says Pretty Much Everything About Teen Clothing Today (PHOTO)

cat crop topIn a move that will have moms everywhere applauding (and laughing), a customer wrote a review for a $3.38 “one size fits all” crop top her teen daughter ordered that was anything but. Amazon user “Christy” illustrated how outlandish the one-size claim truly is by having the family cat model the crop top -- to hilarious results.

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In her review, titled “Well, it fits the cat,” this mom let loose with her feelings on the woefully teeny item of clothing.

My 16 y.o. daughter bought this thing. It is ridiculously small and I probably couldn't legally post a picture of what it looks like if she attempts to wear it. But, so you can see... here is a picture of our cat wearing it. To be fair, it does cover all of the cats nipples, however, she hates the weave. In summary, do not buy this, even for your cat.

And then, of course, there's the photo:

cat in crop top

The review was quite well-received, judging by the 1,911 people out of 1,930 who have found it helpful so far, and I would be in agreement with them. No matter how cheap, advertising this top as “one size fits all” is a complete falsehood and her picture of the cat wearing the top perfectly gets the point across that this top would not fit most human women.

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As a parent, I can’t help thinking how this kind of sizing could potentially affect my daughter’s self-esteem upon discovering that “one size” doesn’t necessarily mean “her” size. I am not one to shame my daughter for wearing revealing clothing and her wanting to wear a crop top wouldn’t cause me any concern. She is not yet a teen but when the time comes, I plan to allow her latitude with her wardrobe as I don’t believe there is anything wrong with showing her body in a tasteful way. I want her to be comfortable with herself and to have no negative thoughts surrounding her appearance. That includes letting her make choices about showing her midriff or legs if she feels confident doing so.

That said, the “one size fits all” concept needs to die off. It’s completely ludicrous and potentially damaging for women, teens in particular. When a teen girl tries on a “one-size” item and discovers it doesn’t fit it could give her the idea that her body needs to change. I’m sure as a mother, I’m not alone in saying that I don’t want my daughter having her self-esteem affected by the retail notion of a “one-size” item fitting most women when that is typically not the case.

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I’m glad Christy posted this review because although it was hilarious, it also made a great point and could be a springboard for a larger conversation about “one-size fits all” clothing. Namely, that it’s not possible since women come in all shapes and sizes. As the mother of a little girl, I would love to see this concept go away so she won’t have one more reason to look at her body in a negative way.

What do you think of this mom's protest?

 

About the Author: Valerie Williams is a work-at-home mom of two school-age children. When she isn't chasing her kids and begging them to do their homework, you can find her reading, running or obsessing over Game of Thrones. Her work has appeared on Mommyish and Scary Mommy. Follow her on Twitter @ValeeGrrl.

 

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