We Demand Better Girls Clothing Options!
Update: I originally wrote this post-August 17, 2015 and 3 years later, we are still faced with poor clothing options for our girls and it really needs to change.
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 alike.
News flash, not all girls are the same. Not every girl enjoys spaghetti strap tank tops, tight cap sleeves on their t-shirts or short booty shorts. Not every girl wants to douse them in pink or purple from head to toe. Some girls wish to just be comfortable, wear loose clothing with a bigger color selection. There are girls that do not want pictures of rainbows and unicorns on their shirts and girls who wish to have sporty girls clothing and still be able to move freely in them. There are girls who do not want flare sweatpants or 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 girl’s section.
Girls Are Active
Girls Clothing Designers Listen Up!
As a parent of an 11-year-old girl and I am tired of shopping in the boy’s section for clothing. She has never, ever, liked wearing pink or girly clothing. Since she was 5 years old we’ve been forced to shop in the boy’s section. 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 the girl’s section, we’d be all over it.
Next time you are at Target or any other department store, take a walk to the girl’s section grab a t-shirt and then head over to the boys and find one of theirs. If you compare clothing, you’ll notice that girls styles are all 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.
Girls Enjoy Comfort
I do not want to have a cookie cutter child. She is so strong and confident in her skin and that makes me envious and proud of her. She loves to be active, plays video games, plays softball and basketball. Loves Spongebob and Minecraft, arts, crafts and cooking. What she doesn’t love, is girls clothing. I ask you to stop and think about what “some” girls really like to wear. I believe you 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?