Boys in Pink

It was only recently that pink became a girl’s color and blue a boy’s color. Until the mid-19th century, babies of both genders were dressed in white.

In 1918, a little after pastels came into fashion, an infant-wear publication asserted that pink should be worn by boys and blue by girls. Their reasoning was that pink was a “stronger” color and blue was more “delicate and dainty”. It wasn’t until 1985 that perceptions changed to what they are today.



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Information sources:

http://www.smithsonianmag.com/arts-culture/when-did-girls-start-wearing-pink-1370097/?no-ist
http://www.bbc.com/future/story/20141117-the-pink-vs-blue-gender-myth

Photo Credits / Sources:

By Unknown author [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

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