English Children’s Costume Since 1775

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Date

1935

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Storage Bliss UXP B

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Publisher

London: A. & C. Black Ltd

Abstract

Children’s fashions have changed over time due to changing attitudes towards children. According to Brooke, the earliest record of distinct children’s wear dates from about 1770-1775, before which time children were dressed as miniature adults. In the introduction to this volume, James Laver writes that some boys wore loose trousers instead of tight knee breaches for several decades before their fathers adopted the look, while some girls wore the ‘Empire’ dress ‘before the Empire itself came into existence’. This is evident in the delightfully coloured illustration by Iris Brooke.

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Citation

Iris Brooke, “English Children’s Costume Since 1775,” ourheritage.ac.nz | OUR Heritage, accessed July 22, 2024, https://otago.ourheritage.ac.nz/items/show/9773.