French Boys' Hair Styles: The Choupette--Clothing

Figure 1.--This little French boy was photographed right after World War II in 1946 wearing a bib-front baboteuse (romper suit) with a puff-sleeve blouse and a chooupette hair cut.

French boys wore the choupette hair style with a variety of outfits. The choupette was especially popular in the 1940s and 50s. Thus it was primarily worn with the clothes. One especially popular outfit during this period was the romper suit or barboteuse. The child in the photograph here may look like a little girl, but is defunitely a boy (figure 1). French girls in the 1940s and 50s did not wear rompers and the choupette was a boys' hair style. Blouses with puffed sleeves were also commonly worn with the choupette.

Christopher Wagner

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Created: March 3, 2002
Last edited: March 13, 2002