For historical wear this pinafore can be worn over a gown from the Regency, Romantic, late Victorian, and early Edwardian eras.
During everyday play, they served to keep dresses cleaner, thus sparing the dress from over-frequent washings.
But they could also be made from heirloom materials and fancied up
with ruffles, lace, and embriodery for going visiting, to church, or to tea.
These two young ladies are enjoying a lovely afternoon of dress-up under the clear blue skies of early spring.