Boys skeleton suits, Basel, late 18th Century, bleached linen. Appears to be a one-piece garment but is composed of two parts, a relatively short jacket and ankle-length slim pants. Both items of clothing have several buttons at the waist and center front of the jacket.
Skeleton suit 1800-1805: England: Boy's skeleton suit of a pale yellowish cloth known as nankeen. The jacket has elbow length sleeves and a button through front, the trousers ankle length legs and a button through small fall front.
1800-1830 Skeleton Suit - "[This] wool skeleton suit was worn by John Worthington Williams, Sr., of Wethersfield, CT. For an American boy, the suit represents the elaborate military uniforms being worn by European officers in the Napoleonic Wars
Regency Children’s Clothing. The boy’s costume here is known as a “Skeleton Suit” which would have been worn up to age 8 or 9, after which he might be put into breeches and waistcoat, with a relaxed long jacket. The girl’s gown is made from white cotton muslin, the perennial favorite of this period. The model shown is wearing a pair of cotton lawn pantaloons, frilled with voile at the legs, attached to a small bodice. The silk sash was an indispensable part of this look.