Like their mothers, Edwardian girls would wear a chemise, stays, drawers, long black wool or thick cotton stocking with a white petticoat with a bodice. They wore pretty dresses trimmed with lace, frills and flounces in fine lawns, muslin or silks. To protect their dresses, aprons or pinafores were worn over the top during the day for play. Small boys were kept in petticoats up to the age of 2 years, then they would be dressed in short trousers and smocks or sailor suits, while older boys wore jackets like their fathers' with short trousers just above the knee and long woollen socks. Both boys and girls were never seen without a hat out of doors

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