Belgian Royalty: Albert I's Children's Clothes--Hosiery

Figure 1.--Queen Elizabeth and Prince Leopold were photographed here about 1910. Leopold who would have been about 9 years old wears light long stockings with his kneepants and blouse outfit.

The boys when they were younger wore three-quarter socks with both dresses and kneepants outdits. We have only noted white socks. As older boys they more commonly wore long stockings, both dark and light-colored stockings with kneepants outfits. They wore light-colored long stockings with light-colored suits and dark-colored long stockings with dark suits. The choice of socks or long stockings appears to be more a function of age rather than a seasonal matter. The boys do not appear to have worn long stockings for cold weather wear.

Christopher Wagner

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Created: May 7, 2002
Last updated: May 7, 2002