I have seen children with disabilities whose parents dress them so out of their age range its ridiculous. Years ago you could spot a downs syndrome child a mile away. They all had the same haircut boys and girls and they all wore clothes that wouldn't be worn by any child the same age no matter if it was rich or poor.
Even now disabled or not you will find some families who just dress their children old fashioned which makes them stick out like a sore thumb. And that in my opinion is what Katie was trying to say in her cack-handed way
All I can say is, you must know some odd people!