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January 19, 2012

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Nicki Cawood

I must have a nosy as the Argos clothing to see what they do for boys - thanks.
Reading about the different style stages the girls go through I'm glad I have boys, I'm assuming that as the boys get older their pants will get higher and their jeans lower. That's right isn't it? *Hopes*

Rosie Scribble

I was impressed with the quality Nicki, so worth a look I'd say.

Based on research in our local park (ha!), boys' pants do seem to get higher and their jeans lower. I think the trend is so show off said pants and never quite pull the jeans up fully. And big metal belts seem to be popular too. I've also noticed the use of black eyeliner and long black jackets, but I think we're swaying into a different area there. Eek.

Iota

I don't really like the Rock Chick stuff, I have to say. But you've given me pause for thought. I've always seen it as rather limiting - suggesting to girls that what they should want in life is to be a rock star (nothing inherently wrong with that, but it's not the ONLY thing). And that being sassy and feisty is all. But you've made me wonder if it has its positive side - encouraging confidence, and something easy to latch on to when you've grown out of the pink and sparkly stage.

Nicki Cawood

Great stuff. So go with Argos and veer away from saggy ass jeans. Got it :)

Rosie Scribble

And avoid black eyeliner!

Rosie Scribble

Your comment has really made me think, Iota. I really hadn't thought before about the clothing being limiting. I know what you mean and I suspect a lot depends on the attitude of the wearer. It could certainly promote the need to be sassy and feisty, but for other children - like IJ - I've seen a move away from sparkly pink clothes into something a bit more daring (for her) as a sign of an emerging confidence and sense of identity. I'd never considered the clothes to be associated with being in a rock band and IJ would hate the idea of that, but I suppose they are now I've given it some more thought. Without doubt, over the next couple of years I'm going to spend some time thinking about the clothes available for older children and what message they are sending out. I'm become fascinated by this now! I think it's a really interesting area.

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