Recently I’ve noticed a trend in what is considered cool baby clothes. The designs have slowly begun to depart from the typical baseballs and happy little ships. Online boutiques, online stores, and even some specialty retailers in the malls are starting to carry infant body suits and toddler t-shirts with skulls, guitars, and other punk rock inspired decoration. For some, this is a welcome change. To others, this is quite offensive and inappropriate.
Baby clothes fashion in general has had a tendency to remain pretty stagnant over the past thirty years. Most of the larger chain stores and mall stores have a large assortment of infant clothes with little flowers and bunnies for the girls, and little footballs and trucks for the boys. Offering baby blues and pastel pinks for all the soccer moms and white collar dads. Much of these designs and styles look just as they did in 1979, and for most, this is perfectly fine. But for some, it is time for change.
With the introduction of punk rock and heavy metal and even the grunge movement of the early 90’s the younger generation of moms and dads are ready for baby clothes that fit their image a little more closely. This is the same generation that has plenty of tattoos and sometimes body piercings to match. This generation wants their son or daughter to wear clothing just like mom or dad. Dad is not into football. Dad is into playing drums in a rock band or getting tattooed. This couple much prefers junior to have a black shirt with a cool little skull on it over the pastel blue shirt that reads “Go Team!”.
As is always the case between generations, ones chosen style never seems to go over well with the older generation. There certainly are many exceptions. There are a lot of hip grandmothers and grandfathers out there that know what their kids prefer to dress their kids in. But, the vast majority is appalled by skulls printed on black infant body suits. Just as their parents hated the hippy movement, there will always be this shock and disgust between the generations.
So, the question remains… Are baby clothes with skulls on them appropriate? I suppose it depends on who you are asking. Some may find it morbid, and others find it perfectly acceptable. The choice is ultimately yours. One thing is for sure… These new styles are here to stay and available right not at your local mall and online. If you like, you can shop for