(sources: 1, 2 and 3)
Girl’s clothes are fun! I had so much fun browsing girl’s clothes for this post, the selection for vintage inspired clothing is way bigger than for boys’ clothes (you might remember this post about vintage outfits for the ring bearer I wrote a few months ago). The Edwardian Era (1900s-1900s) was the most charming time period for girls’ fashion in my opinion. Lots of frills, appliques and ruffles…very dressy and sweet. So here are three refreshed versions of children’s fashion in the 1900s, inspired by the images above.
“Throughout the 19th century girls wore lavish flower and ribbon trimmed hats or bonnets always when outdoors. On informal daytime occasions, such as when going to school or walking at the park, sailor dresses and berets (or pompom finished tam-o’shanters) were commonly worn” (via Fashion Era):
Sailor Dress: Macys Shoes: Zappos Tights: Classic Closeouts Beret: Village Hat Shop
“Ornate frilled dresses for girls of age 5 or more were popular in the early Edwardian years. Often the dresses had a heavily frilled yoke and either a flowing smock skirt, which ended in a frill, or a bloused bodice” (via Fashion Era):
Dress: Juvie Shoes: Zappos Bandeau: Etsy
“Girls’ fashion for this time period imitated older women of the same period. Girls wore dresses of knee length, with trimmings at the hem such as lace and embroidery similar to women’s lingerie dresses. Normally, black shoes and woolen stockings went with the dress.” (from Wikipedia)
Dress: Crew Cuts Shoes: Zappos Tights: Gymboree and fresh flower crown image from Dean’s Flowers.