T?ake a stroll through the kids' clothing aisles of any major department store and you'll see some big differences between the boys' and girls' clothing.
Beyond the obvious style differences, there's one big design flaw that has been infuriating parents of girls for years: the shrinking size of shorts.
As one mum who called out the infuriating flaw found, the difference isn't just relegated to older children's clothes. ?
Posting a photo showing two pairs of size one baby shorts - one girls' and one boys' side by side on Reddit notable difference.
Many parents of Reddit shared her frustration, venting their own annoyance at this trend.
"This is the reason I've been buying my daughter boy clothes for years. Boy pants are always better quality from my experience and ALWAYS longer," said one.
"?I've been complaining about this since I had a daughter 18 years ago. It's TOTALLY wrong!" agreed another.
"I also buy my girls boys athletic wear as well. I can't stand the options they have for girls. They're both under 10, and don't need to be wearing cropped tank tops and booty shorts?," said a third.
"As a teen, I always wore short shorts and my parents eventually got fed up with it. We went shopping for longer shorts and they finally realised just how hard It is to find longer and more appropriate shorts. It's possible, but there's not much out there," shared another.
"It's frustrating. And everyone will say buy boys' shorts, but they are also ridiculous," replied another.
It's not just the parents upset, either, with many parents saying their daughters would have preferred more practical options.
"?My 13-year-old won't even wear shorts to school at all because she's worried about them being too short. Even if she has to wear pants in 30 degree weather," said one. "We shouldn't have to resort to the boys' section and have to settle with boy's style just to get a little length."
"Other than her leggings almost everything my kiddo wears is from the men's department."
"Thanks for posting this," shared another. "I was looking through old photos of myself recently and a family member commented that I always dressed like a boy when I was younger, like 8-12 years old, and it's true - I did. But after reflecting on that as an adult, I realized it was because I hated how exposed I felt in girls' clothing. It's so bizarre."
While others argued there was no need for gendered clothing for toddlers anyway.?
"Why is there even a difference between boy and girl toddler clothes instead of just having toddler clothes? It's not like there is much of a physical difference between them that needs to be accounted for," said one.
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