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Green Decals 04-13-2013 09:42 PM

Simple moms of girls... Anyone with me?
 
I hereby solemnly swear that I will never, EVER put some ridiculously oversized bow on my daughter's beautiful head, dress her in anything that has writing on the a$$, or buy her something that she isn't allowed to get dirty in. Seriously, the clothes for girls are ridiculous. Why does this societal pressure to "look pretty" begin with newborn sizes? Am I the only one who doesn't want to whore my daughter out to the consumer machine the moment she is born? She's beautiful, and I don't want to hide that beauty beneath some poofy oversized flower or overpriced, over-the-top, cutesy-named outfit. Thanks but no thanks, Matilda Jane!

Rant: OVER

ktmelody 04-13-2013 09:51 PM

Yup. Totally with ya on that and why I dress my girls in "boys" clothes. ;)

myclanof6 04-13-2013 10:01 PM

Oh and don't forget the RIDICULOUSLY short shorts! :banghead: She is 2.5 and I only bought ONE pair of girl shorts, the rest are boys shorts because they need to have longer than a 1" inseam in size 3T. And the shirts seem so much more snug IMO. I buy 4T just so she isn't being suffocated in them.
I have 3 boys, 2 girls, I'm glad I'll have hand-me-downs for dd2 so I don't have to try to find more clothes to fit a little girl properly.

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Hi-Dog 04-13-2013 10:03 PM

Re: Simple moms of girls... Anyone with me?
 
I agree! DD has some dresses, but if she gets 'em dirty, so be it! Also, why are little girls (I am talking like 12-18 month sized) pants so freaking TIGHT!!?

They are all like little snug leggings/skinny pants . . . not only are they ridiculous, but difficult to fit over her fluffy bum. Thank goodness for baby legs and t shirts, amiright?

ofthemoonsglow 04-13-2013 10:08 PM

Yes! I totally agree. My dd was out in brown boys shoes, jeans, and a navy blue big bird sweatshirt today. Her hair was tied back out of her eyes but it was a simple hairtie. No bows ever! :-)

jam's mum 04-13-2013 10:15 PM

Re: Simple moms of girls... Anyone with me?
 
When my daughter was just new, I embroidered socialist slogans, painted subversive bits of poetry, and (my favourite) a print of Duchamp's urinal with "Dada loves me" all over the cutesy, twee, ruffly, ribbony, glittery or otherwise objectionable clothes we got at the thrift store. I *love* her newborn pictures. I should do that again...

Hi-Dog 04-13-2013 10:23 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by jam's mum (Post 16495406)
When my daughter was just new, I embroidered socialist slogans, painted subversive bits of poetry, and (my favourite) a print of Duchamp's urinal with "Dada loves me" all over the cutesy, twee, ruffly, ribbony, glittery or otherwise objectionable clothes we got at the thrift store. I *love* her newborn pictures. I should do that again...

I think we need to see some pics!

DD has a shirt with a little punk baby on it that says "Anarchy in the Pre-K"

hpfgirl 04-13-2013 10:25 PM

Agree! Halter tops, one should tank tops, skirts that get in her way when she crawls - forget it!

omgoodgravy 04-13-2013 10:37 PM

Re: Simple moms of girls... Anyone with me?
 
I am here to warn you it doesnt matter how plain you raise them the DIVA gene may still get them! LOL!
I am one of the most plain people on the planet. When my ODD was born I revolted against the system! NO PINK!!! She rocked every color but pink and some boys clothes as well. Now at 11 almost 12 she is such a princess diva. She loves sparkle and I never not once put it on her. She loves zebra print. She has a fashion sense that I never have had or will have and she is cute as a button. I will not allow writing on her bum and I do require shorts to be a certain length (it is hard her legs are seriously like a mile long) I do allow tank tops but they must be tasteful if that can happen.
I will say she loves the dirt. She rides on the four wheeler and runs in the mud. She is always into something outside. She loves soccer and plays it with an undying love.
I agree with everyone that manufacturers are creating a young diva line of clothing but just because you fight doesnt mean you wont get one anyway. I love her though DIVA and all!

Mackie3 04-13-2013 10:40 PM

Re: Simple moms of girls... Anyone with me?
 
I have a little girl who LOVES to dress up...and I let her wear whatever frilly fancy dress she pleases. A big bow, a tiara...or whatever else she wants. She has more clothes than I do, and I'm fine with that. She wants to be a princess when she grows up, and I've told her all little girls are princesses.
No, I'm not going to let her wear pants with "juicy" or some other suggestive slogan on the butt...but she is a girl, and I will let her embrace that by being over the top girly if she pleases.
On the other hand I have another daughter who plays more like a boy than some boys I've seen. That's ok with me too!

Mackie3 04-13-2013 10:42 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by omgoodgravy (Post 16495454)
I am here to warn you it doesnt matter how plain you raise them the DIVA gene may still get them! LOL!
I am one of the most plain people on the planet. When my ODD was born I revolted against the system! NO PINK!!! She rocked every color but pink and some boys clothes as well. Now at 11 almost 12 she is such a princess diva. She loves sparkle and I never not once put it on her. She loves zebra print. She has a fashion sense that I never have had or will have and she is cute as a button. I will not allow writing on her bum and I do require shorts to be a certain length (it is hard her legs are seriously like a mile long) I do allow tank tops but they must be tasteful if that can happen.
I will say she loves the dirt. She rides on the four wheeler and runs in the mud. She is always into something outside. She loves soccer and plays it with an undying love.
I agree with everyone that manufacturers are creating a young diva line of clothing but just because you fight doesnt mean you wont get one anyway. I love her though DIVA and all!

Ageeed!

TalkinBoutMyGirl 04-13-2013 10:46 PM

Re: Simple moms of girls... Anyone with me?
 
My DD looks beautiful in anything but she loves to get dolled up so we go for it. And she loves her bows although I'll say I hate those HUGE ones. I don't see anything wrong with having clothes that they I would prefer DD not to get dirty. I always make sure DD has plenty in each "category" as I call it...church clothes, nicer clothes, regular clothes, clothes she can roll in mud in and I won't care. DD has never been a roll in the dirt type kid so I guess we are a good fit for each other lol

doulamomma 04-13-2013 10:52 PM

My dd won't wear anything innapropriate, tight, writing on the butt, etc. but, imo forcing them to be the opposite of these societal norm is just as bad as forcing them to be a frilly princess. My girls love to dress up, hair bows, glitter, etc. but they will also play outside, climb trees, get muddy etc with the best of em. To me its about balance and allowing them to be themselves.

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Hi-Dog 04-13-2013 11:07 PM

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DD wears a lot of traditionally "boyish" stuff/characters/colors, but sometimes they will be the "girly" version of a stereotypically boy thing or a mix of "boy" and "girl" stuff. To me, cute is cute and I wouldn't put a boy OR a girl in floofy all pink. The following is pretty much how my DD dresses. We like to keep it simple, bright and fun. It's all about being able to play and move! If she really wants some (appropriate) princess-y dress up stuff when she is older for playing, I won't stop her.

One day old in her froggie sleeper
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v5...psfc7b5da3.jpg

Blue puppy; about 2 months old
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v5...ps7f2e13ce.jpg

Blue owl onesie and helping with diapers
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v5...ps9a6cdfbb.jpg

Yoda shirt, playing with her very own Cthulu
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v5...ps145cd903.jpg

Batman t-shirt, yellow diaper
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v5...ps01d52e65.jpg

Hulk T-shirt, green diaper cover and hanging with her puppy while mommy knits
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v5...ps98fce373.jpg

Pink TOOL onesie and DC Super hero baby toys
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v5...ps98480f24.jpg

As "girly" as it gets around here:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v5...ps7da59db5.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v5...pse6577cca.jpg

doublebk 04-13-2013 11:08 PM

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Originally Posted by doulamomma (Post 16495480)
My dd won't wear anything innapropriate, tight, writing on the butt, etc. but, imo forcing them to be the opposite of these societal norm is just as bad as forcing them to be a frilly princess. My girls love to dress up, hair bows, glitter, etc. but they will also play outside, climb trees, get muddy etc with the best of em. To me its about balance and allowing them to be themselves.

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I completely agree! I had someone tell me they won't let their daughter wear pink or be girly because they want her to know she can be whatever she wants. (Except for be girly or wear pink, I guess.) Lol. I don't get it. I was a HUGE tomboy growing up, I still have no sense of fashion, but my girls like wearing dresses and playing dress up, but they are down with trucks and mud, too. I want them to be who they are. Plus, they can change as they get older.

peep_erz 04-13-2013 11:17 PM

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Originally Posted by EmilyMae12 (Post 16495507)

Blue puppy; about 2 months old
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v5...ps7f2e13ce.jpg

Blue owl onesie and helping with diapers
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v5...ps9a6cdfbb.jpg

I just wanted to say i love these onesies!

Hi-Dog 04-13-2013 11:20 PM

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Originally Posted by peep_erz (Post 16495525)
I just wanted to say i love these onesies!

Old Navy! I actually bought the puppy one (and another pink puppy one) before we knew what we were having and she wore both!

AbbieJack 04-13-2013 11:36 PM

Dd wears huge bows and loves them ! In fact she will not leave the house without a bow or headband on. She has clothes that she can't get dirty but she also has clothes that she can do whatever in. I don't see the big deal with her having nice clothes that I would like to keep looking nice. We also do a lot of complete outfits where everything matches from head to toe along with a ton of handmade clothing. I spend a decent amount of money on her wardrobe because I can't stand how "sexed up "most store bought clothing is in her size. We have strict modesty rules in our household so words on the behind and tight fitting clothing are not allowed so I'll agree with you there but not so much on the bow and nice clothing.

uncertain 04-14-2013 12:42 AM

I can't stand baby sexy (don't like it on grownup ladies either, LOL), but I loooove foofy girlie girlie! I don't consider it bowing to societal pressure, I consider it personal preference, and there's nothing wrong with that!

mycdsqueaker 04-14-2013 12:58 AM

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Hmmmmmm the hookers down my way don't wear big bows in their hair. Wonder if that's a regional thing :headscratch:

kaydove 04-14-2013 01:04 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jam's mum
When my daughter was just new, I embroidered socialist slogans, painted subversive bits of poetry, and (my favourite) a print of Duchamp's urinal with "Dada loves me" all over the cutesy, twee, ruffly, ribbony, glittery or otherwise objectionable clothes we got at the thrift store. I *love* her newborn pictures. I should do that again...

THAT IS AWESOME! As a fellow socialist, I love this so much.

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danielle 04-14-2013 01:11 AM

Three generations of my inlaws (gmil, mil, sil) show love or something like love by buying clothing for my daughter. I show my daughter love by letting her wear pretty much anything in her wardrobe whenever she wants to. She's outside in the mud in (what I embarrasingly think of as pretentious) Ralph Lauren sweaters all the time. She has so much clothing that there is practically nothing I won't allow except for seasonally inappropriate clothing. So if she pulls out a dress with built in crinoline for a trip to the library so be it.

But I'm from the NE so I never put head-eating bows on my daughter anyway. And she has never been anyone's billboard - not even mine.

Nijntje 04-14-2013 01:31 AM

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As someone who was forced to wear TickleMe! brand overpriced boutique crap with matching hairbows until the 5th grade, I solemnly swear never to do the same to my daughter. :giggle: I don't know if you guys remember this clothing line, but it had actual 3d stuff glued/sewn to it with matching leggings and bows. It was so embarrassing. I just wanted to be able to play and run with the other kids without having to worry about whether I would get in trouble for getting my stupid outfit dirty.

We mostly do basics, but that doesn't keep my family from sending us gigantic waves of pepto colored frill and bows. Honestly having a SAHD in our house nips any potential problems right in the bud! He wouldn't even know where to begin to put a bow or giant-baby-head-eating-flower in and I prefer to keep it that way. That's not to say our daughter doesn't have lots of "girly" clothes. She wears skirts/dresses and has pink stuff, etc, but it's all practical and comfortable. Most of it was cheap or second hand. I even let her wear skinny jeans (they fit her best), but it's usually with hoodies and high top addidas or chucks. They aren't very "sexy" or even girly at the point.

It's so strange to see the difference in what we and local friends and family bought and what we were gifted by American friends and family. We are expecting a boy now and when I went through our things to get the girly stuff out, 90% of it was from the States. I was beginning to think gender neutral clothing didn't exist over there anymore.

AbbieJack 04-14-2013 02:45 AM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Nijntje (Post 16495611)
As someone who was forced to wear TickleMe! brand overpriced boutique crap with matching hairbows until the 5th grade, I solemnly swear never to do the same to my daughter. :giggle: I don't know if you guys remember this clothing line, but it had actual 3d stuff glued/sewn to it with matching leggings and bows. It was so embarrassing. I just wanted to be able to play and run with the other kids without having to worry about whether I would get in trouble for getting my stupid outfit dirty.

We mostly do basics, but that doesn't keep my family from sending us gigantic waves of pepto colored frill and bows. Honestly having a SAHD in our house nips any potential problems right in the bud! He wouldn't even know where to begin to put a bow or giant-baby-head-eating-flower in and I prefer to keep it that way. That's not to say our daughter doesn't have lots of "girly" clothes. She wears skirts/dresses and has pink stuff, etc, but it's all practical and comfortable. Most of it was cheap or second hand. I even let her wear skinny jeans (they fit her best), but it's usually with hoodies and high top addidas or chucks. They aren't very "sexy" or even girly at the point.

It's so strange to see the difference in what we and local friends and family bought and what we were gifted by American friends and family. We are expecting a boy now and when I went through our things to get the girly stuff out, 90% of it was from the States. I was beginning to think gender neutral clothing didn't exist over there anymore.

Gender neutral stuff is pretty hard to find at most of the common retail stores . Well here anyway(Texas)

GreyMum 04-14-2013 05:06 AM

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Originally Posted by mycdsqueaker (Post 16495594)
Hmmmmmm the hookers down my way don't wear big bows in their hair. Wonder if that's a regional thing :headscratch:

LOL!! So funny!!

DottieHarley 04-14-2013 05:58 AM

Totally agree!

DH is with me... No big bows, no writing on your bum, and no shorty-shorts that show your undies/diaper. DD is two and it is getting increasingly hard to find age appropriate clothing. Its all glitter and zebra stripes and "live to shop with mom" stuff. We also have an issue with stuff looking too "baby" for a 2YO.
Oh yeah, fluffy frilly dresses - nope. She can go to church in a comfy cotton dress just as easily, and I care much less when she gets paint all over the front. Jesus still loves her IMHO
We have bought her boys clothes from birth. Sorry, she loves puppies and fire trucks as much as any boy. And she loves her Dad too, btw - not just Mom.
I also feel like i must be the only mom of a 2YO DD who has never painted her kids nails.
I am not, never have been, a girly girl, and if we wind up with one we will both be :headscratch: .

Leah52 04-14-2013 06:46 AM

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I don't do big bows, I've made through almost 13 years as a mom of girls with no fancy hairdos and for that I am thankful. My 6 yr old is a huge tomboy but she might wear a tutu skirt with leggings and pink sparkle high tops while she is pulling a chicken around the yard in a wagon.

My 11 yr old wants pink dip-dyed hair but she prefers the fit of boy jeans. I think one thing I have managed to teach my girls is that true beauty is not dependent on what you wear and that you don't have to look like everyone else. Homeschooling helps with this a lot since there is no peer pressure about the latest fashions.

I have noticed since they were little that the type of compliments we get are based on what they have on. If my little girls were dressed in girly clothes then they got "Oh, she's so cute, look at her adorable little dress!!" but if they are dressed more conservatively in "normal" clothes the compliments are about their good behavior or that they have beautiful eyes etc.

mommabritt 04-14-2013 07:07 AM

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Originally Posted by Mackie3
I have a little girl who LOVES to dress up...and I let her wear whatever frilly fancy dress she pleases. A big bow, a tiara...or whatever else she wants. She has more clothes than I do, and I'm fine with that. She wants to be a princess when she grows up, and I've told her all little girls are princesses.
No, I'm not going to let her wear pants with "juicy" or some other suggestive slogan on the butt...but she is a girl, and I will let her embrace that by being over the top girly if she pleases.
On the other hand I have another daughter who plays more like a boy than some boys I've seen. That's ok with me too!

I have only one girl and after three boys I was convinced she would be a roll in the mud loving little sister. Guess what? She LOVES frilly stuff and glittery shoes and wild bows. I let her help me pick out what she wear and that's okay with me. I BUY the clothes so obviously it only goes as far as I let it.

Quote:

Originally Posted by AbbieJack
Dd wears huge bows and loves them ! In fact she will not leave the house without a bow or headband on. She has clothes that she can't get dirty but she also has clothes that she can do whatever in. I don't see the big deal with her having nice clothes that I would like to keep looking nice. We also do a lot of complete outfits where everything matches from head to toe along with a ton of handmade clothing. I spend a decent amount of money on her wardrobe because I can't stand how "sexed up "most store bought clothing is in her size. We have strict modesty rules in our household so words on the behind and tight fitting clothing are not allowed so I'll agree with you there but not so much on the bow and nice clothing.

I agree with this. Dd has tons of adorable outfits that she can still play in, butt here's nothing weird with having things reserved for special occasions. I wouldn't go take my kids to the playground sand box in my spike heels. Those are for certain functions.

Arabesque 04-14-2013 07:08 AM

I don't consider it to be whoring my daughter out to the consumerist machine if I put a bow in her hair. I let my kids wear whatever they want for the most part, and most things they are allowed to get dirty.

My daughter has dresses and hand-me-downs from my son, so she's got a good mix of clothes. Know what? At 18 months she picks the girls clothes to wear most days. Heck, my son even has pink sunglasses and likes to put on a tutu every once in a while.

When both kids were too little to pick their own clothes, I'd dress them both fancy (when I actually got them out of their sleeper). I liked it, they didn't care as long as I fed them. Everyone was happy.

mommabritt 04-14-2013 07:10 AM

Also, I do appreciate a simpler look as well though. I love small bows too. With a little side part and hair swept to the side she looks classically adorable. When dd was tiny I only used lined snap clips and thin headbands. No bows bigger than a golf ball really. She's bigger now though and in the same way is let my boys wear basketball shorts with a polo if they chose, she can wear sparkle tights with toms, and cheetah print tutus with tee shirts. It makes no difference to me.

Tris 04-14-2013 07:23 AM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Mackie3 (Post 16495459)
I have a little girl who LOVES to dress up...and I let her wear whatever frilly fancy dress she pleases. A big bow, a tiara...or whatever else she wants. She has more clothes than I do, and I'm fine with that. She wants to be a princess when she grows up, and I've told her all little girls are princesses.
No, I'm not going to let her wear pants with "juicy" or some other suggestive slogan on the butt...but she is a girl, and I will let her embrace that by being over the top girly if she pleases.
On the other hand I have another daughter who plays more like a boy than some boys I've seen. That's ok with me too!

:exactly:
I'm about as tomboy as it gets, but I ended up with two of the girliest girls ever. They have an assortment of clothes, from dresses to sweats, and they dress themselves. It's pretty much always dresses/skirts, completely accessoried with headbands or hats and costume jewelry :giggle:
I'm not going to stifle their need to be girly just because I'm not :goodvibes:

SaraElise 04-14-2013 07:25 AM

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I dressed my daughter in a few girly things as a baby, nothing crazy over the top, but didn't avoid pink or skirts or ruffles completely.

She has 2 older brothers, and pretty much her only exposure to toys for the first year of her life was trains, blocks and cars...yet she started begging for baby dolls and dress up clothes in the store by the time she was 8 months old. (we don't watch commercial tv either, so it wasn't like she saw it there)

By 1 she was trying to pick out her own "pretty" dresses and bows at the store, and her biggest out of the house tantrum to date (she doesn't have many) was because I wouldn't let her buy a pair of women's green flats lol

I still don't purposely dress her overly girly at 2 because I want her to be comfortable enough to play, but she's been known to go into her dresser and grab a skirt to put on over whatever else she is wearing, and while I am typing this is currently sitting at the table loving looking through her necklaces and head bands (she especially loves the ones with bows!)

I get dressed up for special occasions, but typically can be found in jeans and a hoodie with my hair in a ponytail. If she likes to wear stereotypical girly stuff, I'm not going to stop her.

SaraElise 04-14-2013 07:26 AM

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She will never wear super tight or short shorts, halters or bottoms with words across the butt (I avoid writing on clothing in general). But I don't think being girly and being inappropriate can go in the same category.

ulawolf 04-14-2013 07:33 AM

I feel I need to start a thread about mamas who do dress their girls completely girly.

I have four girls and a boy in the middle of them. We don't actively own gender neutral clothes at all. I dress the girls in play clothes most days however they are still completely girly. We also have the big bows and flower headbands or cutesy hats with skirts and dresses. We don't allow writing on the butts or hooker clothes as someone mentioned however we are very much into the girly outfits .

jennayoung99 04-14-2013 07:46 AM

Apparently I've been whoring my daughter out......I guess I better get rid of the bows and ruffles. :/

sisu 04-14-2013 08:34 AM

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I am with you, OP. :thumbsup:


I don't put an emphasis on clothing at all, really. It irks me to no end when people dress their daughters up in pink, ruffled, sparkly dresses and tell them how "pretty" they are. I'd rather praise my daughter for being smart, strong, independent - "pretty" is a useless trait in the real world.


Modesty aside, I think both of my kids - I have a boy and a girl - are stunning. I dress them both simply because I'd much rather focus on those beautiful little faces than distracting clothing. ;)

Huxley 04-14-2013 09:12 AM

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I think it is silly that some people think banning pink and forcing girls to dress gender neutral is somehow best. I imagine these are the same people who think boys need to wear pink to be progressive.

I'm glad my mom let me decide how I wanted to dress. I went through phases of wearing dresses to one phase where most people thought I was a boy. I'd hate to have been forced to dress "girly" or "boyish" I'm glad I got to decide my own style (within reason, my mom would have never bought me hooker clothing)

Rhianna'sMommy 04-14-2013 09:31 AM

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I want my girls to be who they are - not who I want them to be. If that is frilly and girly - so be it. If it more tomboyish - so be it. I have some rules for clothes - no writing on the bottom, shorts need to go at least 1/2 way down your thigh (would prefer closer to knee length but that is almost impossible with dd's long legs), shirts need to cover the tummy when you're standing still. Tank tops can't be too skimpy. But types of clothes and colors I leave up to my girls.

Dd2 is a girly girl. She loves dresses. She likes a comfy dress though and I let her run and play in all her dresses - even the frilly ones. I'd rather a frilly dress get worn and played in and be in terrible condition by the time it is outgrown than worn twice and hanging in the closet because we're afraid it will get dirty. I will put the dress up if it is for a special occation until it is time to wear it but after the occation is over, it is fair game. Dd2 loves pink - she barely owns anything not pink. i could buy a cute blue dress and she just won't wear it so why waste my money. Dd1 is a jeans and tshirt kid. She prefers blue and purple. She rarely wears a dress and doesn't often wear pink.

All my babies mostly wear sleepers for the first year. I bought a few dresses for each girl but usually went for more practical stuff. I didn't make my girls who they are. They just are who they are.

megenic 04-14-2013 09:44 AM

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Originally Posted by omgoodgravy
I am here to warn you it doesnt matter how plain you raise them the DIVA gene may still get them! LOL!
I am one of the most plain people on the planet. When my ODD was born I revolted against the system! NO PINK!!! She rocked every color but pink and some boys clothes as well. Now at 11 almost 12 she is such a princess diva. She loves sparkle and I never not once put it on her. She loves zebra print. She has a fashion sense that I never have had or will have and she is cute as a button. I will not allow writing on her bum and I do require shorts to be a certain length (it is hard her legs are seriously like a mile long) I do allow tank tops but they must be tasteful if that can happen.
I will say she loves the dirt. She rides on the four wheeler and runs in the mud. She is always into something outside. She loves soccer and plays it with an undying love.
I agree with everyone that manufacturers are creating a young diva line of clothing but just because you fight doesnt mean you wont get one anyway. I love her though DIVA and all!

Yup, agree with this totally. I am a bit of a clothes horse and love fashion, but not the really girlie stuff. I've always dressed my girls in like black leggings, cute tunics, jean jackets, etc.

Now that older DD is in kindergarten, she is really becoming super girlie. She loves all the frilly sparkly dresses like the other girls wear. Sparkly shoes, jewelry, pink everywhere...that's what they all love. Rather than make my kid a social pariah, I let her pick the sparkly fancy stuff. I do draw the line at Clothing with slogans, logos, or things that are too short or revealing. But as far as the girlie stuff goes,,,,that's not a battle I have the energy or desire to fight!

Dory 04-14-2013 09:45 AM

My daughter's hair is too fine for head eating bows. They would fall off or slide right out. Darrrrn.
I'm in the South, but not a fan of the giant smocked, flared, ruffled, Chevron pastel, initials embroidered coordinating outfits that are all the rage here, and on Facebook. My daughter dresses herself in fabulous combinations of stuff. She picked a cute red dress for school one day this week, but is currently wearing a blue and white tank top, paired with her brother's blue gym shorts. She wears what is comfortable to her. She only had to match well if we're leaving the house.


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