Petticoat / Crinoline


Petticoat / Crinoline
Petticoat / Crinoline

$39.00

Wear this Petticoat under your poodle skirt for extra flare!

Available Adult Sizes: Petite, Small, Medium, and Large.

Availiable Colors: Black, White, Red, and Pink.

“Crinolines” otherwise known as “petticoats” were well established by 1585 and worn as undergarments to create a fashionable shape or used for warmth.  In the beginning they were elaborately decorated and made of wool or silk and worn with gowns that opened in the front.  Scarlett O’Hara in Gone with the Wind is a good example of how petticoats were worn in the 19th century.  Once World War II came about petticoats fell out of fashion due to the rationing of material.  In 1947 the famous designer Christian Dior revived the petticoat with his full skirt look that eventually became extremely popular during the 1950s, especially with teenagers. Most of the petticoats were netlike and sometimes made of horsehair. Eventually nylon, chiffon, taffeta and organdy became the choice of fabric to make the petticoats.  It was commonplace for department stores such as Sears and J.C. Penney in the early 1960s to carry a large variety of styles and colors. Usually three single petticoats were worn, until clothing manufacturers began making double and triple layer petticoats. A soft slip was usually worn under the petticoats to protect against the crinoline’s "scratchy" texture.


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