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Buttons and zips

(2 Posts)
GreatGooglyMoogly Mon 13-Oct-08 10:34:55

Why are buttons and zips on opposite sides on boys' and girls' clothes?

AMumInScotland Mon 13-Oct-08 16:22:16

I think it goes back to Victorian times, when posh ladies had someone to button them into their clothes, so the buttons were put the opposite way round...

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