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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