A couple of years ago, I wrote a post about trampy Halloween costumes for tweens, which included such adult themed-outfits as sexy belly-baring pirate, sexy inmate, and sexy French maid. Those costumes are still around, and young girls are of course still dressing inappropriately in general and for Halloween. Mom Logic covered this recently and included some guidelines on how to tell your daughter that her costume was too adult. Suggestions include asking your daughter why she wants to dress like that, and making sure you’re a decent role model by not dressing too sexy yourself.
Nine year-old Noah Cyrus showed up at a Halloween event over the weekend wearing an outfit with knee high boots that can only be described as some kind of “sexy witch” without the hat. The tight dress laced up along the side and is so short that I only hope she was wearing shorts underneath.
The last time we covered Noah we were asking if she was too young to have unsupervised webcam chats through an add-on service for Twitter, where she has a public account with 150,000 followers. Noah had also posted some suggestive kissy-face photos on Twitter, and many of you said that she was just mimicking her sister. Noah’s famous sister Miley deleted her Twitter account shortly after that, and Noah hasn’t made a tweet since. It’s clear that Noah looks up to Miley, 16, and follows her lead.
What do you think – is this outfit too adult for a nine-year-old or are we making a big deal out of something that’s common for little girls – acting and dressing like their moms and older sisters? Noah was seen with an even younger-looking friend, her cousin Emily Grace Reaves from Hannah Montana, in a cute devilish angel outfit that was also a little too grown-up. (Emily is eight according to one fan site, but I couldn’t verify that.) I don’t have a daughter, so I’m not sure how I would handle this. Part of me screams that there’s no way I would let my daughter out of the house like this, but on the other hand I know that you have to pick your battles with kids. Somehow I don’t think Noah’s parents even realize that this is an issue.
Thanks to Miriam for the tip and D-Listed for covering this first. Photo credit: Fame Pictures and WENN.com