pinafore national trends -- England clothing
We are not enirely sure what clothes bore under pinnies. Pinafores were like smocks a protective garment worn over other clothes. We believe thst vthey were usually worn over dresses by girls and unbreeched boys. Wearing them over smocks would seem a bit of protective overkill, but this is not tp say it was never done. Some younger boys may have worn them over suits of some kind, but we cannot yet confirm this. Our archive of pinafore images is still quite limited. It is not always easy to tell in available images. Water colorist Helen Allingham outfitted her son in what looks like desses and pinafores during the 1880s. The pinafores are obvious, but it is not always clear what her son is wearing under the pinnies.
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