Most parents have definite opinions on the swimwear for girls that they will allow their daughters to wear. Some of these opinions are based on the age of the child, the body shape of the child, and the religious beliefs of the parents.
Whole Piece swimwear for girls is considered to be the more modest choice for girls to wear. The articles of clothing fit very close to the body and they show the full silhouette of the body, but most parents feel that a whole piece swim suit is more modest than the two piece suits are.
A two piece suit can be very skimpy and cause many parents to question the appropriateness of allowing their small children to wear items that flaunt their sexuality and possibly attract the attention of pedophiles. Most parents tell their daughters that they cannot wear the skimpy two piece suits until they are older.
This thinking is slightly flawed. Although one can understand why the parent would not want their small child to dress too provocatively, the parent should also consider that when their child is older, and has fully developed her adult figure they will not want her wearing a swimming suit that causes men to take notice of her. The debate over when to allow a girl to dress in a two piece suit rages on because of this.
Most little girls simply want swimwear that is comfortable. The garments must fit rather snug or when they get wet they will stretch and could come off of the child, exposing them inappropriately. The tank-kini is the two piece suit that has a top that reaches the top of the under pants, and sometimes the top extends far enough down the body of the child to cover the bottoms completely. These suits seem to be appropriate for most ages and they are easy for the child to take off and put back on when they have to use the restroom.