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Young Children’s 1920s Clothing

Fashion during the 1920s was remarkable in the history of fashion for both adults and children. For children, during the 1920s, their clothes were not as constrictive and too many layers when compared to children’s usual clothes decades before the 1920s. Clothes designs for children during the 1920s allowed children to move comfortably and freely, and most designs were emphasized for the more active lifestyle by both young girls and young boys. However, there some differences when it comes to clothes of boys from girls and young children to older children.

Babies Clothing during the 1920s

Young Children’s 1920s Clothing

Clothes for both baby girls and baby boys during the 1920s were not so different, as a matter of fact, clothes for baby girls can be worn by baby boys and vice versa. Christening was considered to be a formal occasion, thus babies were dressed formally. During christening, babies (boys and girls) were usually dressed with Irish lace or dresses with fancy embroidery, aside from the 2 mentioned, white gowns were also used. And for informal occasions, such as for everyday living, babies were usually worn with cotton, wool, or silk garments greatly depending on the weather. And for babies who still do not know how to walk without support, they were usually dressed with rompers, since rompers allow babies to craw and move freely without any restrictions.

Toddlers’ Clothing during the 1920s

Just like in babies, toddlers’ have different clothes for formal occasions and another clothes for everyday use. Usually, toddler girls during the 1920s wore tunic dresses with matching bloomers, embroidery, rosettes, and/or ribbons. For everyday use, toddler girls wore rompers with bloomers. And for toddler boys, they were also worn with rompers or short trousers. The type of material used in clothes for children (cotton, silk, wool, etc.) greatly depended on the weather.

Older Children’s Clothing during the 1920s

During summer, children wore loose fitting cotton dresses, paired with canvas shoes and ankle length socks. And during cold seasons, children wore sweaters that were hand knitted, wool skirts, and other wool clothing. Children during the 1920s really loved wearing undergarments especially during cold weathers. Undergarments for children during the 1920s were undershirts that were usually paired with long suspenders that will hold their woolen stockings up. Clothes for children during the 1920s were too different from clothes before the World War I, and clothes during the 1920s allowed children to play physical games more freely and comfortably.