We Demand Better Clothing Options For GIRLS!!
I am writing to you, designers of girls clothing because it’s been a long time coming. You need to stop trying to make all girls look a like.
News flash, not all girls are the same. Not every girl enjoys spaghetti strap tank tops or sparkly tutus. Not every girl likes tight cap sleeves on their t-shirts or short booty shorts. Not every girl wants to douse themselves in pink or purple from head to toe. There are girls that wish to just be comfortable. There are some girls that wish to just have loose clothing. There are girls that want a bigger color selection with their clothes. There are girls that do not want pictures of rainbows and unicorns on their shirts. There are girls who wish to have the sporty girls clothing actually look the part and still be able to move freely in them. There are girls who do not want flare sweatpants. There are girls who do not want pink or purple on their athletic shoes. The thing is, these items are next to impossible to find in the girls section.
I am a parent to an 11 year old tomboy and I am tired of shopping in the boys section for clothing for my daughter. She has never, ever, liked wearing pink or girly clothing. I have/had been forced to shop in the boys sections since she has been 5 years old. You see, I allow her to be who she is, always have and always will. She is very athletic and feels most comfortable in boys basketball shorts, boy tee-shirts and baseball hats. If she could have the comfort of the boys clothing in nice shades of red, greens or blues, we’d be all over it. Next time you are at Target or any other department store, take a walk to the girls section grab a t-shirt and then head over to the boys and find one of theirs. If you compare you will notice that the girls is tapered to the body and will usually have some sort of capped sleeve. The boys on the other hand are loose fitting with regular sleeves allowing for boys to move, run and play without being constricted. That’s what we want for our girls.
I’ve have shared a few stories of my youngest and the things we have had to deal with regarding her clothing, the way people look at her or the things they say. It is my belief that if you start making girls clothing with the same comfort and flexibility as you do the boys, many more girls will be wearing them and you will help to build individual character and confidence in our young girls.
I do not want to have a cookie cutter child. I am so envious and proud of my 11 year old. She is so strong and confident in her own skin. She loves to be active. She loves to play video games. She loves to play softball. She loves to play basketball. She loves Spongebob. She loves Minecraft. She loves arts and crafts. She loves cooking. What she doesn’t love, is girls clothing. I hope we can add that to the things she loves sooner rather than later. So please, all I ask of you is to stop and think about what “some” girls really like to wear because you, my friend, are missing a huge target market with tremendous potential for success. And, if you need help, my daughter and I would be more than happy to help you brainstorm a cool, tomboy-esque fashion line that will knock it out of the park!!
Mom To A Very Active Young Girl
Do you have a tomboy or are you a tomboy yourself? What is your biggest tomboy fashion gripe?
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