The New Pink?

I haven’t bought any clothing* for Grace, because we still have a lot of Sam’s stuff and she can wear that. We’ve been given a few girl things, though, and I’ve noticed a trend: purple. Most of the stuff we have is some shade of purple. I’ve been led to believe that little girls are inundated with All Pink, All the Time, so I’m curious: is this just a reflection of the people we know? Of specific clothing brands? Is it a coincidence or a trend? I’d be pretty into a purple trend, except that it’s a really good boy color and if it becomes known as a girl color it really will be the new pink and I want the boy/neutral options that are out there to STAY.

Now if you’ll excuse me, I have some purple yarn to knit her longies (wool pants to go over her diaper). I know, I know.

*I did get her a dress as part of a trade, and I bought her a Star Wars t-shirt.

7 thoughts on “The New Pink?

  1. kata

    March 13, 2010 at 9:43am

    We have a lot of purple too. Purple is awesome. And magenta. I love both colors and have stopped caring whether they’re girly or not. I wear them too, not just Z.
    .-= kata´s last post ..Flabbergasted =-.

  2. Katherine

    March 13, 2010 at 1:17pm

    I noticed that with Sam people gave you a lot of orange and green stuff. Because they thought you had a pumpkin? But those colors were very big when Sam was a baby.

    Purple is very in right now as far as color trends go, but Gracie would look so cute in some girly pink thing with her coloring.
    .-= Katherine´s last post ..This could be a Venn Diagram of Futurama & Dr. Who fans. =-.

  3. Amy

    March 13, 2010 at 3:35pm

    From what I’ve seen, purple does seem to be in, little-girl-wise. Which I’m not against, because I’ve been a lifelong devotee of purple. It means I get to have this conversation with kids:

    “What’s your favorite color?”
    “Purple.”
    Me too!

    On the flip side, of course, I hope it doesn’t get trendy, because oh no my street cred.

  4. Amy

    March 13, 2010 at 3:36pm

    PS Pink was once considered a totally masculine color. [/foreshadowing?!]

  5. Cazzle

    March 14, 2010 at 2:42pm

    >>PS Pink was once considered a totally masculine color. [/foreshadowing?!]

    I totally trot this fact out at work all the time, when I offer guys a choice of library card colours and they’re are all “Anything except a pink one, hurr”.

    People are stupid.

  6. Jessica

    March 15, 2010 at 8:27am

    C has a fair amount of purple, too. Trendy? Perhaps. But we were given So Much Pink that I seek out things that are NOT PINK just for balance.

    Plus, she looks awesome in purple.

    That said, I also buy her black clothes with skulls on them. Because there is nothing cuter than a baby wearing skulls.
    .-= Jessica´s last post ..Pride and Prejudice and Zombies: Dawn of the Dreadfuls — A Review =-.

  7. Eileen

    March 16, 2010 at 3:43am

    I HATE pink, not for any anti-gender-specific reasons (I buy lots of blue for little boys), I just think it’s a completely barf-worthy colour. I’d probably buy green, yellow or purple for a little girl.

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