4. Monster High
Promoted as a line of dolls to help kids embrace their inner "freaks" and "imperfections," Monster High has become wildly popular for Mattel. Yet the ultra-skimpy clothes, heavy makeup, and teeny-tiny body proportions of the dolls aren't the fashion icons I'd want for my 6-year-old - especially because of the Monster High-inspired clothing and costumes that have resulted. These dolls aren't likely to go away by 2012, but can parents stop letting their little girls emulate the sexualized style? At least Barbie wears jeans.
This was posted as in 'Fashion Trends that need to go away" What do you guys think? This was on Yahoo's homepage.
Many are aware of the article. It's been posted quite a few times here.
Pshh, thats stupid! All dolls dress in skimpy clothes, wear heavy makeup, and have teeny bodies.
I dislike the skimpy outfits, as I do not dress skimpy, but I love the message Monster High gives- be proud of your flaws and imperfections!! Yay!
They purposley choose the slutty dolls out of the mh line to make them look bad -_- its because of people like them that clawdeen now ALWAYS has to wear pants :*
But it shouldnt to children it only sells because it tricks your mind and not in a good way
Well there is some truth to that but you have to admit "sex sells" lol
I don't think this belongs in 'monster high sightings'. It would be better in 'uncategorized'. :)
I'm just leaving my 'This list is biased and unproffesional' here....
'Because I don't like it' is NOT a valid argument.
These people can think and say whatever the want. I have absolutely no intention of emulating the original dolls' fashions myself - or letting my daughter do it. I also wish they'd make the clothing sets more readily available and affordable than what they have. I don't want to have to buy a whole new doll just for the outfit.... and, yes, Toys R US? Hi... I don't think I ever paid $15 for a single Barbie outfit.... nor do I intend to for a MH outfit.
You can put knee high boots on a 5 year old - but whether you pair it with a mini skirt or leggings and a sweater dress is the difference. There are some shorter outfits for the dolls and there are some cute tasteful outfits (SO Clawdeen, Toralei, Ghoulia...)
Actually - now that I'm looking at my collection of dolls - I believe they are basing their opinion solely on the first wave of dolls - Look at the difference between 1&2 Clawdeen, Frankie, Lagoona and Lala (I really don't think there's an issue with either of the Cleo releases). It seems to me that Mattel took this observation into consideration between the releases of the first and second waves - before Gloom Beach and Dead Tired... as there is nothing particularly overly sexy or revealing about their swim suits or pajamas.
There ARE dolls with pants Actual pants.
Wave 1 Ghoulia
Wave 1 Cleo, if you count bodysuits
Wave 2 Cleo
Wave 2 Clawdeen
Wave 2 Frankie
Sweet 1600 Clawdeen
And that's just from the top of my head.
Monster Brat said:
These people can think and say whatever the want. Granted - I wish that they would release clothing other than mini skirts and short shorts for the dolls (Hello! capris or jeans??), I have absolutely no intention of emulating the fashion myself - or letting my daughter do it. I also wish they'd make the clothing sets more readily available and affordable than what they have. I don't want to have to buy a whole new doll just for the outfit.... and, yes, Toys R US? Hi... I don't think I ever paid $15 for a single Barbie outfit.... nor do I intend to for a MH outfit.