When I found out I was pregnant with a girl, I immediately started shopping for ribbons and ruffles. As she’s gotten older, we haven’t said goodbye to these frilly decorations, but I’m realising how important her clothing can be. What we dress our daughters in will play a huge role in defining not only their personal style, but their self-worth. I want to raise a little girl who feels empowered and who knows that she is not defined by outdated stereotypes about women or the tired princess refrain. But I’ve been disappointed by the dominance of tees for girls with phrasing like, “Daddy’s Little Cutie,” or “You Can Call me Princess.” I’m aiming for words of feminism, kindness, and strength. Since it can be hard to find inspiring tees for little girls, I rounded up my favourites. Most of these are designed by fellow mums, so a lot of love went into creating them.
Jenny is a bridal, lifestyle, family blogger (Our Life in Rose Gold) from New York. After working in beauty editorial for WSJ., she transitioned to freelance writing. She and her husband Josh currently live in the suburbs of Atlanta with their daughters Willow and Marigold. Jenny might have (temporarily) ditched the heels and highlights in favour of the leggings and tees of new-momhood, but she's never been happier. Follow her frequent Starbucks runs, leggings obsession, and blog updates via Instagram, Pinterest, and Facebook.