If it was for dressing up at home and just playing then yes I wouldn't mind but outside the house then no.
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20-06-2013 07:31 #11
20-06-2013 07:38 #12
I'd have no problems inside or outside the house.
Kids have plenty of time to grow up and realize how close minded the world can be, for now I'm happy to let then do what they enjoy and that includes dresses, fairy wings etc etc
20-06-2013 07:47 #13
Wouldn't care either way. DSS used to dress in a fairy costume when he was little, and pushed around his doll in his toy pram. I don't believe in the "pink is for girls, blue is for boys" rubbish. It won't create gender issues, to let a child be themselves. However, if your child possibly DOES have gender issues, I would imagine denying their requests to dress how they feel comfortable and pressuring them to confirm from an early age will only compound the difficulties they face.
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20-06-2013 08:00 #14
I don't have a son, but I hope I'd never try to stop him wearing 'girly' clothes.
I think as a child gets older (maybe 4+), they're getting into the age where kids have really strong ideas on what certain groups do/don't do, and they're likely to tease accordingly. I still wouldn't want to stop my child, but if it was leading to teasing then I think I'd discuss it with them. Let them know that I'll support whatever they want to wear, but that unfortunately some people might tease them because pink is usually worn by girls etc.
Of course, this is only hypothetical... I currently only have a 9 month old girl... but it's what I hope I'd do.
20-06-2013 08:23 #15Senior Member
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My boys wear my heels around the house, and if they were playing dress ups I wouldn't care.
I don't think I'd purposely buy him girly clothes, but ds1 did have a pink collared shirt to his brothers christening and he looked gorgeous in it.
I don't think I'd buy frilly headbands but that's coz I dont need them.
20-06-2013 08:54 #16Member
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My boys can wear what they like wherever they like. In fact my youngest frequently likes to wear his hair up (as its long enough) and wore pigtails out the other week. He's such a pretty boy that the doctor thought he was my daughter not son and he was wearing "boy" clothes too. Goes to show no one would really bat an eyelid if a girl wore boys clothes but it's apparently a big deal if boys wear "girls" clothes. It's just colours and material.
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20-06-2013 09:11 #17
My 5yo son often raids his 6yo sisters wardrobe. I don't care, it doesn't bother me, and yes, he has left the house in dresses/skirts when we go visiting. So what? There is NOTHING shameful about being a girl, or wearing dresses, and I am not going to project to my sons (or my daughter), that there is, by placing gender stereotypes on them. If I can now wear slacks without being taunted for wearing "mens clothes" and being "unfeminine", then in 2013 it's about time boys can wear dresses without such silly taunts plaguing them about being "feminine" and "gay" for daring to wear such things.
Besides, tights and tutu looking apparel was once common among the elite men. Bet they were not taunted
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20-06-2013 09:25 #18
I have no issue dressing my son in girls clothes for fun. He loves lipstick, lip gloss and nailpolish and has even gotten into my foundation and mascara by himself before.
Whenever i make clothes for my friends daughters I always try them on DS for size. He looks sooooo freaking cute in rufflebutt nappy covers and ra-ra skirts haha
20-06-2013 09:26 #19
I think loads of boys like to dress up in girls costumes, clothes accessories.
Why wouldn't they? They are awesome! Beautiful flowing fabrics, sparkly, glittery often in bright colours! I would choose those too. I really think it's that simple most of the time, I don't think they associate any gender identity with it, only we do.
I am happy for my DS to wear whatever fun things he wants to. My only condition is that they are weather appropriate. Why not? He's only a kid once!
20-06-2013 12:13 #20
If im honest....no i dont think its right.
At home playing dress ups with his sister (I dont have a son atm) wouldnt be a big deal really.
But as everyday clothes to leave the house in, No.
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