Boys Clothing Can be Just as Fashionable as Girls

Posted on February 20, 2009 @ 2:14 am
by Katie Wilber

Over the course of the last century boys clothing changed a lot. In the early 1900’s boys were generally dressed up as much as little girls, even in dresses. Granted, there were a few sailor outfits being worn by little boys, but there were also a lot of boys clothing adorned with lace and silk. As time went on, boys clothing got less formal and pretty bleak.

All of a sudden the clothes available for baby boys and little boys were limited to jeans, khakis, t-shirts, and baseball caps. We’ve all heard mothers-to-be exclaim, “I want a little girl, so I can dress her up. Dressing up boys is no fun.”

Boys clothing used to be made in simple fabrics with very limited color schemes. Finding anything cute or out of the ordinary was a very difficult task. We may not put boys in dresses or pigtails anymore, but the options available to them have come a very long way in the last decade.

Designers have noticed that kids are becoming independent thinkers earlier than ever. They are no longer just focusing on fashion for young girls. Boys can and want to be just as fashionable as girls these days. Boys want their own style, and the designers are finally giving them options with original, quirky, and colorful clothes for both boys and girls.

From Target and Sears to boutique designers like Sweet Potatoes and Knuckleheads, the industry has taken notice of the need to make fashionable boys clothing. It’s no longer an acceptable excuse to claim that shopping for boys is no fun.

If there’s a mini rock-and-roller in your family, there should be no issue finding him clothing that fits with his interests and personality. It’s very common to walk into any department store and find rock star and graphic t-shirts for young boys. A stroll through the boy’s jean section will lead to up-to-date jeans that rival the style and selection of the young girl’s choices.

Boys don’t have to be part of a sports team to wear jerseys and other athletic wear anymore. Walk into any store and you will find sport inspired hoodies, t-shirts, and even casual polo shirts. Whether your boy just likes the feel and style, or is a diehard fan of a team, the options are nearly endless. Expectant parents can even find sports inspired newborn clothing.

Boy’s fashion choices aren’t limited to just clothing either. Now there are lines of shoes and accessories pretty equal to the amount of choices that girls have.

To find fashionable shoes look no further than local department stores, chain shoe stores, and even online stores. From casual shoes to boots and skating (skateboarding) shoes, there is no shortage of styles to pick from whether shopping in stores or online.

Whether you have a rocker, athlete, or casual boy, he has as many style choices as young girls. Boys can still dress down and dirty in their t-shirts, jeans, and baseball caps, but at least now they have a choice in the matter.

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