German Boys Clothes: Family Trends--The 21st Century

Figure 1.--This is a young Berlin family. Notice the parent's casual dress. Both mom and dad wear jeans as teenagers did in the late-20th century. All the children wear tights.

We note two primary family trends, both continuations from the late-20th century. We see the trend toward smaller nuclear families. And we see the trend continuing toward casual dress. We see lots of coloful jackets and sweaters. Children dressed casually not only for play, butb also for school. and there seem few occasions for which they dress up. Girls are open to what they wear and we see them wearing both pants and skirted garmebnts. Boys wore both long pants and short pants, albeit commonly long baggy shorts. Adults are dressingb like teenagers did in the late-20th centuries. We see both men and women wearing jeans. German children wear the pan-European fashions rgatb began to emerge in the 1970s. One divergent tend is the popularity of tights. We see boys wearing them as well aass girls,at least younger boys. This is also the case for boys in other northen European countries like Russia, but not the casr in Britain and the countries of southern Europe.


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