Childrens Clothing Learning Journey
Imagine being wrapped up so that all you can move are your eyes. Imagine boys dressed as girls. Imagine lying face down on the floor with your mother's foot in the middle of your back so that she can lace you tightly into your clothes... Click on steps 1 - 6 to find out more.....
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Childrens clothing learning journey Step 4: Knickerbocker glory
By the mid 1920s girl's knickers were knee length and elasticated at waist and knee and because of their style they were nicknamed 'knickerbockers'. Although knickerbockers suits for boys went out of fashion at the end of the Victorian period, the style of Knickerbocker trousers survived. Knickerbockers were traditionally worn by men as leisure wear for playing golf and for grouse shooting parties throughout most of the 20th century. The modern style of cropped trousers for both boys and girls is a descendant of the fashion for knickerbockers.
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