Friday, December 10, 2010

Liven Up A Dress or Skirt with A Petticoat ...

Have an old swing dress?  Perhaps a full circle skirt that needs a little make-over?  Make an old skirt or dress new again, with one simple little addition ... an adult Crinoline (Petticoat)!  They can add fullness to a dress that's "hanging" and a pop of color to a solid color.  They are fun to wear because the are flirty, swishy and feminine.

A petticoat or underskirt is an article of clothing for women; specifically an undergarment to be worn under a skirt or a dress. The petticoat is a separate garment hanging from the waist (unlike the chemise). 

By 1953 petticoats were often made from this new wonder fabric nylon which had been around for years, but was production and distribution restricted during world War II.   Edith Head designed a number of gowns and dresses, supported by multiple layers of petticoats, for actresses such as Grace Kelly and Doris Day, who appeared in Alfred Hitchcock films in the 1950s  Dinah Shore ( Dinah Shore citation Wiki) --- frequently wore dresses with petticoats on her NBC television shows.  Actress Connie Stevens, who appeared in television series and movies, said she wore petticoats as long as possible because she had wide hips.[4] Other entertainrs who often wore petticoats were Brenda Lee, Connie Francis, and Patti Page. (source: Wiki)

We have them available in 4 colors: Black, Pink, White, Red in our Get Go Retro Boutique!

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