…. and moving on into childhood. In the Victorian age, children’s dress was pretty much miniaturized versions of the heavy, restrictive aduld dress of the day. Boys and girls alike wore comfortable little frocks and then moved on to pretty much full-on adult clothes, boys wearing suits and girls wearing dresses complete with corsets, petticoats, bustles, and garters. Just a few weeks ago I met my two cousin’s four-year-old daughters, and while they were perfectly sweet, well-behaved girls it still seems crazy to me that anyone would want to put them in clothes like that! They’re absolutely no fun!