These clothes al­low them to move around like chil­dren

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Mitchell adds the prob­lem with adult cloth­ing on girls is that it re­in­forces the con­cept that if they look sexy, they’ll get more at­ten­tion. “Girls learn from early on that sex has power, but they need to learn how to con­trol it,” she says. “I some­times get dads to take a photo of their daugh­ter from their height look­ing down and from be­hind to show them what they can’t al­ways see, their body from above and be­hind. It can be sur­pris­ing for them.” Four­teen-year-old friends Bronte Howarth, Adela Eshuys, Izzy Hooker and Mia Rogers dance to­gether. “Be­ing a mother of two teenage girls, I have al­ways found it tricky in the 10-14 age bracket to get ap­pro­pri­ate swimwear or dance wear, es­pe­cially if the girls are quite tall like Bronte,” Bronte’s mum Karen Howarth says. “The cut and fab­ric are just not quite right when you ven­ture into adult siz­ing. Flo Ac­tive is a per­fect op­tion.”

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