Until the 1600s, the custom was for children to be tightly swaddled in cloth. In the 1700s, this cloth became a front opening robe fastened "with ribbon ties showing a petticoat beneath." By the eighteenth century, children wore slip dresses, "with a very long flowing skirt falling from a short, tucked bodice, low neck and short sleeves." This is often the fashion worn by boys today. Other christening outfits have developed as well.