Back To School: Stylish Looks For Girls That Don’t Make Them Appear Like Adult Women

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I spend a lot of my time on Mommyish critiquing clothes and products that sexualize young girls or fetishize them in some way. Given that I can find something wrong with a lot of what is marketed to girls, I think it’s important to point out what I do think is appropriate when it comes to clothing.

It may seem daunting for parents sometimes, but there is clothing out there that doesn’t make your four-year-old look like a tween. The looks I’ve pulled are free of suggestive t-shirts images or sexist slogans à la “I’m too pretty to do math.” From classic stripes to simple cotton dresses to polka-dot tights, here are a collection of looks that give your daughter style — not padding.