I know....I know. We have kindergarteners who come to school in shoes no human would be able to run in. I've always had a thing about even woman's shoes. If I can't run in them, I don't want to be wearing them. I mean, what if the sudden need to run comes into play and there I am in high heels. But thats a personal thing.
There are stores I simply will not frequent with my daughter for clothes buying purposes. Walmart for instance. If you want to see prostitute clothing for girls, you need look no farther than the local walmart.
We do our clothing shopping mainly at Old Navy sales. Target also has some good things, tho ho clothes are part of the mix on occasion. Other than that, we've gotten into a terrific hand me down circle at our church where the simply, outdoorsy folks (one family actually does live on a farm), purchase simple, outdoorsy clothes for their girls.
I have lucked out so far, meaning aside from a 'barbie/princess' phase on clothes wearing that lasted two years and then disappeared as suddenly as it had begun, my own daughter has warn comfortable clothing that she can get dirty. I get oh so tired of little girls coming to school in uncomfortable sandles and too tight clothing that's too mature for many adult women. And then many of them inform me they cannot get their clothes dirty or, "Mom will be mad." To this I always reply, "Do you guys have a washing machine at home?" Nod from child. "You can tell your parents then, that I said the washing machine will actually get them clean again."
Yesterday one little pre-k girl kept coming up to say to us, quite concerned, "I don't know WHY my mom made me wear these sandles." I love this...you can always tell when mom dresses her as she always comes in saying, "I don't know WHY my Mom made me where this."
I think set a good example yourself, which I'm sure you do, for how women dress...and be firm about clothing styles (ie nothing too grown up) but let them make personal choices about what to buy and wear within reason. That way everyone wins.