Poodle Skirts and Petticoats

Poodle skirts allow you the chance to show off your femininity. They are fashionable and unique. These skirts are hands down one of the most beautiful items that women wear.

They are full circle skirts. Teenagers and adults can pull off this style very easily. Children also love them as well. Poodle skirts are great hits for swing dances and sock hops because of the skirt style. They are the best skirts for spinning.

They hit their most popular era during the 50s. The younger crowd loved to wear theirs to school and dances. Teenagers always love wearing ultra fashionable styles and then changing them slightly to fit their own unique tastes.

Poodle skirts are named poodle skirts because of the popular poodle applique that was on many of the skirts. Poodle skirts were usually made out of felt. Felt was a good, inexpensive material and was fairly easy to use and sew.

French poodles may have been the most popular applique, but they were not the only ones used on them. There were other appliques, such as music records and telephones, that were also popular choices. Some people even had catchy phrases put on their skirts.

Crinoline petticoats were needed with their skirts to lift them up and add volume and shape to the poodle skirts. Crinoline petticoats are made out of netting that is starched so it will flare out more. Crinoline petticoats were a popular choice during the 50s and continue to be a popular choice today.

Other popular choices during the 50s were women wearing chiffon scarves in their ponytails. Saddle shoes were another popular item. They usually wore the saddle shoes with white cotton socks. A drawback with black and white oxford shoes is that they require frequent polishing.

Malt and soda shops were also popular places during the 50s. Teenage boys and girls loved to go there and listen to the great music of the time on a jukebox. Even though the 1950s have faded away, their wonderful memories will always be with us - as will their outfit choices.

By JJ Storms