From the time she was old enough to talk, Caroline would never agree to wear jeans or slacks. She always insisted on wearing skirts (preferably full twirly tutus) because she was a girl. That inspired the story of her crinolines and camisoles in crimson, cream, and chartreuse.
Now that she is in Fourth Grade she will, on occasion, wear jeans. Her first choice is still the full twirly skirt I have dubbed her crinolines.