"Mommy & 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 on women's styles. Sometimes up-to-date styles predominated, and sometimes children wore styles that were decades out of date for adults.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.