Dress for boys in XVI-XIX centuries
• Dresses for boys in XVI-XIX centuries,
If today to dress a little boy in a dress, many will twist at the temple. But in the 16-19 centuries, many, including the wealthy people prefer to wear male children up to 6-8 years in the dress.
It keeps the mass of portraits, which show that the little boys in the 17-19 centuries dressed in dresses.
For example, the Empress Maria Fedorovna with her son, the future Emperor Nicholas II.
So I looked in childhood Franklin Roosevelt.
The boys were looking forward to, and when they would be allowed to wear "adult" clothing - pants. Typically, this happened when the child was 7-8 years. On this occasion, even arranged a family holiday. The tradition disappeared until the early 20th century.
So I look outfit boy.
I believe that as long as the boy is engaged mother, he goes to the dress, and only when connected to his education teacher or a father, he is dressed in men's clothes.
Another reason - in dresses babies cope better physical needs. For not too wealthy parents it was also important that the dress easier to sew for growth.
Dresses boys and girls were quite similar, but there were also features.
Colors men's dress is usually more discreet.
The buttons are on the front and cut almost at the throat, while the girls' dresses copied adult women's clothing - a deep cut and clasp on the back.
If suddenly failed on the dress to determine the boy in front of you or the girl, it was worth to pay attention to her hair: the girl from childhood grew their hair, fit, they parted in the middle, and the boys parted was the side and more He attended fringe.