Date: 8th June 2017
Campaign Title: Embarrassing Parents
Millions of British parents embarrass their children on a daily basis – due to their lack of fashion sense, it has emerged
Socks with sandals, eccentric hats, and wearing leggings on the school run are all big no-no’s for the nation’s kids. Children also cannot bear to be seen with mum or dad if they are in glaringly bright clothing, tops which are too tight or Crocs. Shorts, giant foam clogs and oversized shirts or sweaters are also considered major fashion faux pas.
Almost half of parents would happily be dressed by their children in a bid to improve their look.
Overall more than four in 10 children are embarrassed by their parents’ lack of fashion sense, while one in four mums and dads said their child’s opinion on their clothing was important to them.
The findings emerged in a study of 2,000 parents with kids aged 16 and under for Oxfam’s Dressed By The Kids campaign, a national fundraising event happening on 16 June.