Petticoats and Poodle Skirts

Poodle skirts are beautiful items for women to wear. They are fashionable and yet unique. Poodle skirts are a unique way to show off your femininity.

Poodle skirts have a full circle skirt to it. This is perfect for swing and sock hops, but also for any type of dance. Poodle skirts are great for spinning. Teenagers and adults alike love this type of style. It also is a smash hit for children.

In the 1950’s poodle skirts were very popular. They were often worn by the younger crowd. Teenagers loved wearing the ultra fashionable style and making it in to their own unique style.

Poodle skirts at the time were made out of a few different materials, but felt was generally used. Felt is a good material because it is easy to use and quite inexpensive to get. Poodle skirts got their name “poodle skirts” because it was popular at the time to have an applique of a french poodle on the skirt.
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While french poodles were not the only thing used on poodle skirts, they are the easiest to remember and the most popular choice of applique. Other appliques that were used were black dance records or telephones. Sometimes poodle skirts even had sayings put on them that were popular at the time.

Crinoline petticoats were also popular during this time. Petticoats were made in a variety of styles and colors to fit different styles and tastes. Crinoline were made out of netting that was starched so it would flare out. Crinoline petticoats were worn underneath poodle skirts to lift them up and give them the volume they needed.

Wearing hair in ponytails with chiffon scarves was a popular choice by girls in the 50s. Saddle shoes were also a popular shoes choice. The black and white oxford shoe was worn with white cotton socks and needed frequent polishing.

The 50s were a time of malt shops and soda shops. Teenage girls and boys loved to go to sock hops and listen to great 50’s music. The 50’s era may have passed, but they provide us with plenty of ideas for fun parties and themes.

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