For many centuries the girl’s costumes were largely influenced by clothes worn by their mothers. Such copying of style continued until the early years of the 18th century.
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Silk was the popular material used by the rich class of the society mainly to show off their wealth. If the girl was from a poor family, then the girls and their female relations wore simple clothes made from cotton, linen, wool and lesser coarser fibers.
Girls wore a flower and ribbon trimmed hats or bonnets. Puce, plum, scarlet red and navy were the strong colors worn.
Take a look at these amazing tintype photos to see what fashion styles of Victorian girls looked like.