Saturday, October 23, 2010

boys fashion vs girls fashion


This morning while surrounded by gorgeous toddlers in their Saturday best, I took note of what each little lovely was wearing.

The girls danced around in stripey tights, flowing dresses, funky shorts, pretty shoes, puffy sleeves and stunning jackets. Their hair styles included lovely 'up' do's complete with butterfly clips, bows, ribbons, headbands and hats... I could go on and on. And on.

It was all so frilly, pretty, unusual, darling and funky.

The boys looked dashing in their little shirts, vests, pants and shoes.

It was business as usual.

As a parent, you'd have to walk around with your eyes shut not to notice
that when it comes to kids' clothing, there are far less options for boys than girls.

And as a mother of two boys, I find it difficult to buy clothes that are anything out of the ordinary. The uniqueness comes in the layering and choosing of how to put something together. With girls, the same goes, but there just seems to be so many more creative options out there.

I'm not sure why this is so. Is it because we see boys as the 'neutral base' while the girls are the ones who 'stand out'? Has it something to do with the fact that women who, in a majority of cases, care about fashion while men (mostly) seem indifferent? Do we see boys as being more traditionally conservative, or is that just our Australian culture speaking?

In the land of birds, it is the males that wear with pride the bright coloured feathers and look beautiful and breath-taking, while their female counterparts are plainer to the eye. Why are we the opposite?

One thing is for certain, with the slightly smaller variety of options for boys, my wallet is a sighing (ever so slightly) from the pain of what could have been had the chromosone at conception been different.

How about you? Do you think that there are more options for girls than boys? Is dressing a girl much more expensive than dressing a boy?

Noah wears: TSHIRT, Davric Australia (thanks Mum & Dad Piez!). SHORTS, Circo (thanks Kelly!). Madison wears: TSHIRT, Davric Australia (thanks Mum & Dad Piez!). SHORTS, Cotton On.