By Jo B. Paoletti
Jo B. Paoletti’s trip during the historical past of children’s garments begun whilst she posed the query, "When did we commence dressing women in crimson and boys in blue?" To find the solution, she appears at ads, catalogs, dolls, child books, mommy blogs and dialogue boards, and different renowned media to ascertain the unbelievable shifts in attitudes towards colour as a mark of gender in American children’s garments. She chronicles the decline of the white costume for either girls and boys, the advent of rompers within the early twentieth century, the gendering of purple and blue, the resurgence of unisex models, and the origins of today’s hugely gender-specific child and infant clothing.
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Pink and Blue: Telling the Boys from the Girls in America by Jo B. Paoletti