I never really thought twice about it. So naturally, as a kid, my eye always gravitated toward anything pink, sparkly, and covered with rainbow animals. (Well, to be honest, my eye still gravitates to these things even as an adult.)
But Princess Awesome wants to change all that.
Two seamstresses, Rebecca Melsky and Eva St. Clair, have launched a campaign to bring diversity to our concept of “girly.” With six children between the two, these friends and business partners definitely know the challenges that come with dressing girls.
What do you do if your little girl loves cute dresses, but doesn’t necessarily love flowery patterns? Since stores offer such limited options, your only choice would be to make her dresses yourself — which is exactly what Rebecca and Eva did!
“We believe that if a girl likes purple, and also likes trucks, she should be able to wear a purple truck dress,” says Princess Awesome. “And if a girl likes princesses, and also aliens, then an alien princess skirt is for her.”
What do you think? Should we start rethinking what is “girly” and “boyish?” Should little girls see more diverse options?
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