This Mom Created a Suit Collection for Girls Everywhere

Even in the 21st century, gender roles from years ago are evident in today's society. 

And nowhere are gender differences made more apparent than in the world of fashion.

Girls fashion is too often limited to pink color schemes and princess themes, while boys clothing reflects a wider array of colors and interests.

Fortunately, though, that's about to change.

Clothing manufacturers and consumers alike are speaking out on the need for gender diversity among clothing and toy products, especially for young children. 

One inspiring mother took matters into her own hands, addressing what she refers to as the "princess epidemic."

Atlanta-based Michele Yulo is the founder of Princess Free Zone, a website that offers clothing, books, and more to girls who want to be more than pink princesses. 

"She believes a girl can wear a tiara if she wants, but she should feel free to take it off as well," the website states.


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Yulo's inspiration for the brand came from her daughter, Gabriela, who, as early as the age of 3 (now 10) developed into a bonafide "tomboy," gravitating toward interests stereotypically reserved for boys such as Spiderman, Batman, and sports — the anti-princess, one would say.


Along with this transition came Gabriela's preference for wearing suits over dresses.

"Gabby goes to violin recitals, dances, weddings — but trying to find something for her to wear, even fun pants, is not easy. The girls who don't want to wear dresses [when they have to dress up] have no options," Yulo told Yahoo Parenting.

Yulo's suit collection for girls named  "Suit Her" boasts a diverse range of cuts, styles, and colors for girls (5 years-12 years). She predicts that the suits will run between $125 to $150 each.


Yulo believes that "Suit Her is a game changer."  We couldn't agree more.



Read the full story on Yahoo Parenting. For more information on the suits, check out the website and Facebook page.

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