Boys and Breeches


In Elizabethan England, a little boy was dressed in skirts, pretty much like his sister. When he was between 3 and 7, depending on his parents’ and nurse’s assessment, he got his first pair of breeches or breech hose.

This event, called breeching, was celebrated with a party. The boy was then said to have been breeched. Before this he was just “an unbreeched boy.”

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