Fashions of The Fifties and Later
Youth Section - Page

(above left) Crop and enlargement of the pertinent part


We do not often see party dresses THIS full,
even in The Era!

Lovely, from Larry

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(Kind of even could be a little boy, no?)


There can be little as delightful as a girly picture like the above left.  At right are 'puffball' dresses

(above left) Easter 1958 - Easter was always a choice day for watching the girls go to church!




A delightfully tousled little girl, in her
'Sunday Best...'






Pageant dresses can can be fun.  Like this one from cute Tiny Miss Maryland,

 pointed out by Ruffles






Cuteness from the Life Library,
turned up by Ken R.

Era children's under-fashions


Photographed by Nina Leen - 1957



Above left is a crop - click for entire picture


(above left) Click to zoom in  (right) Click to enlarge


A crop of an interesting school Era




 Video:  Extremely cute, exuberant, very poufy little girl and her cute ducks...



Occasionally, we post a picture of a girl who looks like a boy in a dress - it is quite vicarious for us.  
Today, David M. points out a picture of a boy who unabashedly displays his first Easter dress.  Doesn't he look great?










Here is an observation, perhaps of interest:


A late 18th century Hungarian cabinet card depicting three children.  Of course, you will note with interest, the little boy at the right, dressed in female garb, which was traditional for boys at that age (his petticoat appears to be visible under his dress!).  However, his older sister, almost identically dressed, seems to have more pouf to her skirt, which, unlike her brother's, is pleated.

Wonder if that says anything...





In December, 2007, Ken R. noticed this Macy's advertisement (Geez, the way the photos are posed, they appear to have petticoats underneath - too much to ask for?), and we had also noticed more and more of these in other ads recently. Doesn't appear this caught on with older girls...

Subsequent color ad featuring the black outfit



Dara sends this cute little scene from the
Boris Fair in Ireland (County Carlow)

Nothing like pink on a little girl...

At right is cropped - click for full image