[When is it fitting for our daughters to start wearing heels?]
Suri Cruise, the three-year-old daughter of celebrities Katie Holmes and Tom Cruise, attracted media attention last week when she was spotted wearing high heels. While shoe lines carrying all styles of heels and platforms for little girls have sprouted up over the past few years, there’s nothing like a celebrity to push a fad over the edge and fashion-forward mothers are now scrambling for the perfect heels for their tiny tots.
But many parents are divided as to whether the added inches are appropriate for their little ones, complaining that heels should be strictly "mommies only."
I haven’t yet made up my mind about this; I’m simply getting a kick (yes, pun intended) out of the debate. It does seem to me that, in an age when mature trends – in the form of books, movies and more - are aging our children too quickly, little girls wearing heels may be the most innocent. But then again, any honest woman knows the agenda of a good pair of heels – the confident, straight walk it produces can only be described as “sexy.”
Is it simply “girly” and “cute” for little girls to wear heels? Or will it turn them into mature ladies too quickly? When is it fitting for our daughters to start wearing heels? What do YOU think?