In ancient times, children up to adolescence or went naked or wearing very simple tunic. Just reaching the youth, they were allowed to change clothes. It is associated with the rites of initiation.
In the Middle Ages the clothes of children is very difficult to judge. Because of their paintings or represented at all, or painted as a replica adults, with their faces and clothes.
Children's fashion in the form in which we know it appeared in the Age of Enlightenment. Jean-Jacques Rousseau - the great French philosophers of the time, spoke in detail about it in his book. He criticized the children's clothing. Finally the boys were allowed to wear jackets instead of uncomfortable officer's uniform. The girls also began to wear thin dresses. Corsets and wigs canceled.
In Russia "easy" baby clothes introduced the famous portrait painter Elisabeth Lebrun, who lived for several years at the imperial court. In the 19th century the small nobles were already running in white suit - the so-called sailor.
In the 14th century, boys and girls, it was decided to wear the same in women's clothing. In the body of the kids wore linen shirt, then tight corset, petticoat. Top supposed to dress and bonnet.
Since 1770 four years after reaching the boys were allowed to wear men's clothes. Before this age to distinguish boys from girls it was almost impossible.
At the end of the 18th century there were cowards who were attached to the corset. At the age of seven boys are not wearing pants and corset. Girls dressed in clothes - a replica of my mother's dresses.
During the French revolution in children's fashion breakthrough: women and girls refused to wear corsets and dresses reminiscent of Roman togas. More boys never wore dresses they wore shirts and pants.
Underwear that time was exclusively white.
In the 20th century the type and purpose of the children's clothes become commonplace contemporary look: the child should be comfortable to move, the clothes should be made of natural fabrics and to be beautiful. Today, boys and girls dress according to gender and age.