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April 18, 2022

40 Lovely Photos Defined Fashion Styles of Victorian Little Boys

Children’s fashion during the Victorian age was very unique to its time. People wore fancy, heavily-layered clothing, much different from the clothes people wear in modern times. Children’s clothing resembled those of the adults.


Girl’s fashion from the Victorian era was mostly based on skirts. At certain ages, the skirts would have to be longer. At first, before they started school, the girls would wear very frilly dresses. The frillier the dress, the richer the family. When they got into school, then they would wear the skirts. The skirts would start at about knee level, at ten years of age the skirts would drop to about mid-calf, and at sixteen years of age they would go all the way down to their ankles. At this age, the girls started dressing just like the ladies. They would wear corsets underneath their clothes, to make their bodies look the way they were most popular back then.

Victorian era boys clothing shared similar characteristics as the girls’. Boys would commonly dress according to their age. They commonly wore knickerbockers as a standard, casual piece of clothing. Young boys wore frocks, blouses, and tunics with pleated skirts up until the age of three or four. After this young age, they wore knickerbockers with short, collarless jackets.

Boys also wore the popular naval-style uniform, which consisted of buttoned trousers, dark stockings, black boots, buttoned reefer jackets, and a wide brim straw hat. Most of the naval-style clothing was either colored in white, black, or navy blue. The front of jacket collar was often V-shaped, and jacket materials were of cloth, wool, linen, pique, and duck. Woolen dresses were also worn as a part of the uniform, often decorated with buttons similar to the jacket and trousers. Boys clothing shared some characteristics of girls clothes, but boys clothing was much less uncomfortable.

Here below is a set of lovely photos that show fashion styles of little boys from Victorian era.












































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