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Girly Girl

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No tomboy here? You never know.
"I adore being dressed in something frilly
When my date comes to get me at my place
Out I go with my Joe or John or Billy
Like a filly who is ready for the race!
When I have a brand new hairdo
With my eyelashes all in curl
I float as the clouds on air do
I enjoy being a girl!"
— "I Enjoy Being a Girl", Flower Drum Song

The Girly Girl is a little girl or woman who likes things like floaty dresses and perfume and jewelry, etc. However having some 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. Therefore, it is nearly inevitable she will invert the Tomboy with a Girly Streak (which the tomboy plays straight).

There are generally two types of girly girls:

  1. Proper Girly Girl has all of the qualities and interests that are traditionally associated with femininity. She is usually not good at any type of sports, other than perhaps dance sports.
  2. Moderate Girly Girl tends to be fairly feminine but still retains a significant portion of feminine qualities and interests. If she's good at sports, she plays sports that are typically considered "feminine", such as golf, tennis, and volleyball.

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.

Compare Femininity Tropes. Contrasts with Tomboy and One of the Boys. The male counterpart is In Touch with His Feminine Side, for "sensitive guys" and "girly boys", aka tomgirls and sissies.


Sub-tropes/Characteristics often attributed to Girly girls include:


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