The kids’ clothing of this period was no less extraordinary, intricate, and complicated as the garments of adults. Sometimes the kids’ sets of clothes impress us even more. Just take a look at these.
Summer dress for 4-5-year-old girl, France, 1840-1850. Dress, shawl, and hat. The dress has the same cut as gowns for adult women. It is worn with crinoline. The dress is made from linen and adorned with lace on the collar and sleeves. It also is decorated with a brooch. The shawl is large, with patterns on the fabric. The hat is embroidered and has tassels
Coat for 3-5-year-old girl, France, 1870-1880. Cerulean coat with embroidery, lacy dress, hat, and umbrella. The coat is made from “drap de dames” (very light and soft woolen fabric) and embroidered with colorful threads. It has a row of buttons on the front side. The coat was worn with bustle
Summer mantle-like coat for 5-6-year-old girl, Germany, 1860-1865. Blue and beige mantle-like coat and hat tied under the chin. The coat is made from silk and decorated with patterns on the fabric. The pelerine is removable. The hat is embellished with ribbons
Girl’s summer visiting dress, Austria, 1880. Wide skirt, jacket, gloves, and hat. The costume was worn with corset and bustle. It is made from white cotton and embellished with hand embroidery, small bows, and velvet decorations. The hat is adorned with feathers and veil
Cape for 9-10-year-old girl, 1863-1865. Blue cape, long pleated skirt, blouse with lace collar and brooch, and colorful hat with veil. The cape is made from silk poult and embellished with embroidery and quilling. Tartan skirt has large pleats. The hat is adorned with artificial flowers and veil
Outfit of little girl, Austria, 1875-1880. Short dress was worn with corset and bustle; felt hat decorated with feathers and artificial flowers. The dress is made from wool and silk and embellished with ribbons, lace, and pleats
Boy’s attire (of 6-7-year-old boy), Europe, 1885. Pleated skirt, vest, jacket, mask, boots, gloves, and carnival headdress. The skirt and jacket are made from checkered silk; the collar is lacy; the buttons are adorned with rhinestones
Girl’s visiting costume, Ukraine, the end of the 19th century. It consists of a blouse, a skirt, a jacket, gloves, and a hat
Girl’s festive dress, Russia, 1907-1912. White batiste dress with low waistline, hat, gloves, and wide satin ribbon. The dress is embellished with embroidery, lace, and tiny pom-poms. The hat is made from cotton and adorned with handmade lace and a ribbon under the chin. The satin ribbon was designed to embellish the dress
Traditional outfits of the countries in Europe. Folk dresses, separate pieces of national costume, clothing traditions, someone’s experience of making and using folk garments, pieces of advice for a newbie, etc.
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