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Sunday, June 10

Little Girl's Dress, 1810-1815

This girl's dress looks like a miniature version of an adult's gown. The dress was probably made from another dress, perhaps from the girl's mother. Nevertheless, it is in remarkable condition considering that it had been worn by a five year old.

Click here to read more about this dress on the Corsets and Crinolines website.

Learn more about children's clothes here:

Jessamyn's Regency Costume Companion

Children's Costume History

Regency Children's Clothing: Day Wear and Play Wear

Changing Children's Fashion


Anonymous said...

We would all be alot more comfy if we wore these dresses!!

Stephanie said...

I dunno, Miss Paula... My stay is not that comfortable. I'm usually very happy to release the laces after a regency event. :)

I'm intrigued at the large print on that little dress. Sort of a surprise since we tend to think of small, daintier prints and roller prints instead.

I suppose they also recycled out of style gowns for their children's playwear.