The greatest change in children's clothing during the the post World War I period occurred when dressing boys in skirts until the age of four or five ended. Instead, little boys wore romper suits or short pants. School-age boys wore knickers.

Rompers continued into the 1950s and 1960s as girls clothes. I can rember as a Virginia high school student in 1958 that the girls wore romers rather than shorts for gym. By the 1990s rompers were only available for infants.

Space limitations do not permit me to provide more information on rompers or historical photograhs. There is however historical photographs on the expanded Boys Historical Clothing web site. For details click here >>>>>> Expanded Site.

Christopher Wagner

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