The main fashion for young women and teenage girls of the 1950s, most notably 1955 was the poodle skirt. The poodle skirt was a wide swing skirt usually made of felt worn with layers of petticoats underneath and a cardigan top. It was a circular skirt sometimes worn with a cinch belt. The name “poodle” came from the embellishment of a poodle appliqué on the skirt. Animals like flamingos or other objects such as ice cream were also embellished onto the skirt. This fad only lasted a few years but is remembered today in movies such as “Grease.”
Poodle Skirt Washing Instructions
Most of our Poodle Skirts are made of 100% Fine Acrylic Felt.
Machine wash in a slow cycle. Use a delicate cycle with low heat to dry, and iron on low heat. Upon ironing, the skirt will discolor for a few seconds and return back to original color once ironing is completed.