In a new interview with UK magazine Stylist (no relation to StyleList), the "Salt" star insists that little Shiloh Jolie-Pitt calls the shots when it comes to her tomboy attire, and that's just fine with Jolie.
"It's not my choice," Jolie, 35, says of Shiloh's wardrobe, which includes polo shirts, cargo pants, hoodies, and boys' swim trunks.
"I have a very strong-willed four-year-old girl who tells me what she wants to wear and I let her be who she is."
That includes letting her lop off her locks into a super-short style. "Shiloh cried and said, 'Please cut my hair off, I don't want to have long hair,'" explains the actress, whose Stylist interview is accompanied by a Patrick Demarchelier shot of Jolie reclining seductively in a shiny metallic minidress.
"I'm not going to leave it long because somebody thinks I should."
Jolie, who is also the mother of Maddox, 9, Pax, 6, Zahara, 5, and 2-year-old twins Knox and Vivienne, extends the same freedom to all her children. "My other daughter Zahara dresses very much like a girl, very pink and flowery, very feminine," she notes.
As for Shiloh, don't expect her to trade in her vests and neckties for frilly frocks anytime soon. Says Jolie, "I want to do what's in her heart and what's in her heart is to dress like that. I think it's beautiful."