Padded swimsuit tops for girls sparks outrage

UNDATED – A new line of swimsuits by Abercrombie & Fitch has many people wondering if girls are being pushed to grow up too fast, too soon.

The swimsuit tops were originally marketed as "push up triangle" until the company came under fire last week.  Critics say it "sexualizes small children," and "puts too much pressure on young girls to grow up too fast."

The swimsuits are being marketed to girls who might not even be in training bras yet.  The company also offers lightly lined swimsuit tops for those who aren't ready to be sporting breasts before puberty.

Reporter Donna McCollum sat in on a lively discussion of this topic during one of SFA's Fashion Merchandising class and will have a full report tonight on KTRE's East Texas News at 5.

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