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What Your Kid’s T-Shirts Say About You

For more than 70 years, T-shirts have been the personal body billboards of humankind. It’s true: The graphic tee, aka the world’s most expressive garment, was popularized after the Oz worker characters wore branded T-shirts while repairing the Scarecrow in the movie, The Wizard of Oz. Fun fact. And these days, you can find a T-shirt that says pretty much anything you like — and if you can’t find it, you can easily have one made. But while adults are out there self-branding with statement tees, what about the wee ones? What about babies and toddlers who don’t yet quite have opinions on what they wear (or, you know, the basic skills needed to dress themselves): What do these kids clothes say about the parents who are choosing them?

After all, a T-shirt (or in this case, a baby bodysuit, the graphic tee’s tiny crotch-snapped cousin) “is a really basic way of telling the world who and what you are,” Dennis Nothdruft, curator of the British Fashion and Textile Museum, told the BBC. You tell the story of what matters to you, what you think, who or what you support and what you do through your T-shirts.

Ahead you’ll find a selection of baby bodysuits that truly have something to say. The real question is, what do your kid’s garments say about you?

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