- What was happening with outdoor play when play clothes become more gendered?
- What is the relationship between highly feminized play clothes and girls' freedom to romp and get dirty? Pastel colors, which show the dirt more, would seem to limit such activities, even if there's a modern washing machine in the home. There is also the issue of fit -- skinny for girls, loose for boys.
Girls' Playtime Favorites, 1-5 years (GAP)
Boys' Playtime Favorites, 1-5 years (GAP)
For an interesting perspective on children and dirt, see "for the love of dirt". You can also enjoy Mariana's colorful, comfy gardening outfit. I found this blog post via the awesome Princess Free Zone. If you have a kid in your life, you should check out PFZ.