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Webb, Wilfred Mark, 1868- / The heritage of dress: being notes on the history and evolution of clothes
(1907)

Chapter XVII: Children's dress,   pp. 162-174 PDF (2.5 MB)


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THE HERITAGE OF DRESS 
subject of dress reform. For, after all, it is to the 
women of the future that we must look if any 
alteration is to be generally made. The introduction 
of exercises in the gymnasium has necessitated the 
adoption of a drilling dress in very many cases, but 
  FIG. i26.-Dress worn by the girls at Coombe Hill School, Westerham. 
            It is a modification of the Dervish Djibah. 
there are schools where such a costume is generally 
worn at all times, and others where it forms the 
working dress, while long skirts are only put on when 
no active exertion is.expected. 
  At Coombe Hill School, Westerham, in Kent, the 
dress takes the form of a tunic with wide sleeves 
which come to the elbow (see Figure 126). It is put 
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