Saturday, 3 February 2018

Fashion Gallery: Girls' Clothing

Young girls' clothing were often just miniature versions of their mothers' gowns; consequently, the styles often follow the same trends.


Danish bodices for a girl around 7 years old, 1770

To about børneliv  7-year-old girl, 1770

English cream silk bodice, 1730-40

Child's bodice 1730-1740 Cream silk with brocaded pattern in green, plum and red silk, gold and silver thread; lined pale blue silk, with paper stiffening between; fastening at back with bone at each side in lining and holes for lacing; waist cut with narrow tabs bound with cream silk and ribbon; three-quarter length sleeves with shaped sewn-on cuff.

English silk gown with floral embroideries, 1760

Girls Dress  Place of origin: China (weaving)  England, Great Britain (hand sewing)  Date: ca. 1760 (made)

Danish taffeta gown for a little girl, 1780-85

Girl's Dress (Barnekjole), Denmark, 1780 - 1785. Taffeta, with narrow pink and white stripes. Ribbons, light green silk. Closed at the back, and no hoop to skirt. Bodice has whalebone. Comes with a matching hat of white and ivory silk gauze and with bright green bow and bright green chin strap. (c) NATMUS DK

French or British gown for a girl - worn with small panniers, 18th century

ca 18th century girl's silk Robe à la Anglaise, found in Sweden, unknown whether it was made in France or Britain..

Dutch silk jacket with pink lining, 1775-1800

Girl's jacket, The Netherlands, c. 1775-1800. Cream silk embroidered with floral sprays, lined with pink fabric.


British gown for a young girl, 1775-85

It is rare to have a young girl's dress from the eighteenth century in good condition which makes this piece very valuable. The textile is of interest for it is elegant, rich in color and texture. Additionally, it is quite eye-catching, changing in the light as the wearer moves.Young Girl's Dress (image 2) | British | 1775-85 | silk | Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art | Accession Number: 2009.300.1340


Dutch pink jacket for a very young girl, 1750-80

Infant's jacket for a girl, 1750-1780. Pale pink figured silk, trimmed with green silk ribbon around the neckline, white linen lining.

Red & Orange

Silk damask dress with brocade in cream, early 18th century

Child's Dress, early 18th century, England Child's dress of coral-colored silk damask with floral pattern in white. Bodice cut square at neck and edged with pink ribbon; elbow length sleeves; full gathered skirt.

Girl's bodice, 1720-35

Wool and linen corset for a child, 18th century
Child's stays, circa 1700-1799, wool linen, baleen. 1005913 Gemeentemuseum Den Haag


Blue silk gown, 1770-80's

English silk gown with silver embroideries, 1760-70

Child's Dress,1760-1770, silk/cotton. Light blue figured silk with woven design of latticed ribbons, the ribbons having a spot pattern. Back-fastening with trained skirt and leading strings. Squared neckline, pointed front waist. CB boned each side. Elbow length sleeves. Decorated with silver bobbin lace applied in serpentine patterns. See portrait by Johan Zoffany of George III & Queen Charlotte with 6 children, c.1770, for a very similar figured blue silk gown on one of the princesses.


Fine silk dress with golden embroideries, 1735-55

Girl's dress, 1730-55. Kobe Fashion Museum.

Child's bodice, c. 1750

Child's bodice, c. 1750. Silk brocade with multicoloured flowers on blue ground.

Italian silk gown, somewhat faded, 18th century

Dress    Date:      18th century  Culture:      Italian  Medium:      [no medium available]  Dimensions:      [no dimensions available]  Credit Line:      Gift of Mrs. Dewitt Clinton Cohen, 1939  Accession Number:      C.I.39.54.6Back view, girl's dress, Italy, 18th century. Silk brocade embroidered with floral motifs on green ground.

Green silk gown with floral patterns and back-lacing, 1750-70's

18th Century Girl's Gown - Golden Scissors - Gown with back lacing and  attached skirts, suitable for very young girls to preteen, c 1750s-1770s.


Scottish girl's quilted dress with stomacher (right), 1750-70

Back view, girl's dress (aged 6 years), 1750-1770. Mustard yellow silk brocade…Killerton Fashion Collection © National Trust.  Girl's dress.  ca. 1750-70. Gilt, lace, linen, paper, silk brocade

Spanish gold dress, c. 1780

Girl's dress, Spain, c. 1780. Golden yellow and silver silk brocaded with floral motifs.

British cotton coat, 1720

Girl's Coat 1720, British, Made of cotton and silk

English brown wool and silk dress, 1740's

Child's brown wool and silk work dress (front), British, c. 1740.


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