Mommy and Me

A Century of Children's Dress

May 3, 2014 -  September  6, 2014


Once upon a time, the silhouette for small boys, girls and infants was feminine and followed the fashions of their mothers. To us, it’s hard to believe that once little boys wore dresses, skirts, even lace edged pantaloons, but they did! Children’s clothes were variations  of women’s styles, sometimes up to date styles were predominate and sometimes children wore styles that were decades out of date for adults. ‘Mommy & Me’ is a look at more than a century of children’s and women’s clothing to appreciate the various ways women’s costume influenced children’s fashions.



Lacis Museum of Lace and Textiles