As I've been scanning old photographs, it occurred to me that the little girls in these pictures are often wearing dresses and skirts. Like this photo for example, with me on the left, my mother, and a girl named Lucille Smith I considered my best friend at the time (this was taken sometime in the mid to late 1950's). We are all wearing dresses, but it wasn't any special occasion, it was just everyday. If you looked at pictures of little girls today, how likely would they be wearing dresses or skirts? Were dressy clothes more common back then?