The Girly Girl
is the counterpart to the Tomboy
. That is, a little girl or woman who likes things like floaty dresses and perfume and jewellery. However having one of these attributes doesn't necessarily make a girl Girly. Depending on local norms, a tomboy may have some of these traits, and the variety of Girly girls is great enough that no one trait can be called essential.
Even "local norms" are inconsistent. Consider for example Urara and Houka Ozu from Mahou Sentai Magiranger
. Houka is repeatedly identified as the Girly Girl, while Urara could hardly compete. Yet they both share several of the traits above. In the end, definition is impossible, and identifying a Girly girl comes down to "knowing it when one sees it" (though the quality of this "knowledge" is dubious).
No examples for this page, please. Put all your examples under one of the various traits associated with Girly Girls. If we don't have a subtrope for your specific Girly girl please feel free to use the YKTTW
to create a trope for it.
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Sub-tropes/Characteristics often attributed to Girly girls include: