Asda, Tesco and Sainsbury’s school uniforms “sexualise” girls

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// Asda, Tesco and Sainsbury’s have been criticised for their school uniform ranges
// The uniforms showed that girls’ skirts and shorts are significantly shorter than boys’ clothes

Asda, Tesco and Sainsbury’s have been criticised by parents for selling school uniforms that “sexualise” girls.

The supermarkets’ latest haul of school uniform showed that girls’ skirts and shorts are significantly shorter than boys’ clothes.

Earlier this year, Asda was found to be selling girls’ shorts that were 8cm shorter than a similar boys’ garment for children aged 7-8.


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Asda said its clothing label George offers “more choice and variety than any other schoolwear retailer”, including longer skirts, shorts and skirts for girls.

Meanwhile, Tesco’s stock was limited and although there were no girls’ shorts available, there were plenty of girls’ skirts in the 5-6 age range.

The Tesco F&F girls’ pleated skirt had an outside leg measurement of 32cm, compared to 36cm on the boys’ regular fit shorts; a difference of 4cm.

While Tesco and Asda appear to offer shorter designs for girls, Sainsbury’s make some girls’ items that are actually longer than boys’ school clothes.

Its TU girls’ aged 7 skirt has an outside leg measurement of 38cm, which is 1cm longer than the aged 7 boys’ regular fit shorts.

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