Petticoats and Crinolines in Films
notice: These films mostly contain lovely visions of bouffant skirts,
particularly of the 50's style, and MIGHT show peeks of petticoats. Very
few show full petti-views (these will be noted).
We are also now adding films which feature classic crinolines and petticoat as well. You might also review the corsetfilm list located here.
Many of the corset-era productions show gowns and petticoats as well!
Any rating comments obviously refer to the quality of the film vis-à-vis frou-frou
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|1979||CACTUS JACK a/k/a THE VILLAINS||ANN MARGRET|
|1953||CALL ME MADAM -- Lots of early 50s bouffant Still clips plus||
ETHEL MERMAN &
|2012-present||CALL THE MIDWIFE -- BBC TVS --Small glimpse||
JENNY AGUTTER & others
|1957||CALYPSO JOE -- Image, possibly from a lobby card||ANGIE DICKINSON|
|1936||CAMILLE -- Some very nice shots of 1840's gowns and petticoats, as well as some cancan and stage pettis.||GRETA GARBO|
|1960||CAN-CAN -- Click here for 3 images!||JULIET PROWSE & SHIRLEY MacLAINE|
|2011||CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE FIRST AVENGER -- Stage pettis toward the beginning||HAYLEY ATWELL|
|OLIVIA de HAVILLAND|
|YVONNE De CARLO|
|1934||CARAVAN Publicity pictures #1 #2||LORETTA YOUNG|
|1959||CAREER -- Limited fifties bouffant||SHIRLEY MacLAINE|
|1953||LAS CARIÑOSAS -- Dancing and bed sprawl.||SARA GNASH|
|1947||CARNIVAL IN COSTA RICA -- Note the dance Ms. Ellen performs near the end of the film in her wedding gown. Lobby Card||VERA-ELLEN|
|1956||CAROUSEL-- Frothy outdoor pettis, especially the dance scenes!||SHIRLEY JONES|
|1957||CARRY ON ADMIRAL a/k/a "The Ship Was Loaded" - The wind and the crinnies!||PEGGY CUMMINS|
|1962||CARRY ON CRUISING -- Petti-ed dress on the bed||LIZ FRASER|
|1968||CARRY ON COWBOY -- The can can girl troupe Ballet Montparnasse; their petticoats are lavender as they dance in the saloon.||JOAN SIMS|
|1967||CARRY ON: DON'T LOSE YOUR HEAD a/k/a "Don't Lose Your Head"-- Based on 18c "The Scarlet Pimpernel"; lovely taffeta, satin, and silk gowns. Review by David||JOAN SIMS|
|1958||CAREER -- There are a couple of scenes which feature a lovely woman wearing a beautiful full dress and she models her frock while standing in a sexy manner at the bedroom door. Real cute! Later she is seen seated in a chair and Ms. MacLaine taps her several times on her wonderfully noisy skirt, as does her husband, played by Tony Franciosa.||SHIRLEY MacLAINE|
|1964||CASTLE OF BLOOD -- French ("Danza
|1989||CATCH ME IF YOU CAN -- Poodle skirt with pettis.||LORYN LOCKLIN|
|2003||THE CAT IN THE HAT -- Plenty of youth petti and adult bouffant here!||DAKOTA FANNING|
|1958||CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF -- Although best known for Ms. Taylor's slip, this movie boasts a scene featuring a group of little girls at a birthday party, all of whom are wearing delicious little girl party frocks. One scene features one of the young girls in a bedroom scene with Taylor, and we get a wonderful shot of the girl's yellow frock and white petticoat as she bends over to pick something up off the floor! Very scenic!||LIZ TAYLOR|
|1994||CEMETERY MAN -- Falling on the ground, a girl displays her charms.||ANNA FALCHI|
|2001||CENTURY HOTEL -- Erotic pettis||LINDY BOOTH|
|1956||CETTE SACRÉE GAMINE - French a/k/a "Naughty Girl" Stillclips||BRIGITTE BARDOT|
MEGAN FOLLOWS &
|1955||CHARITO I LOVE YOU - Filipino Videos: #1 #2 #3||NITA JAVIER|
|2005||CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY -- Miss Winter has a petticoat squirreled away under her dress.||JULIA WINTER|
|2000||CHARLIE'S ANGELS -- Ms. Liu and Barrymore entertain us dressed as VERY poufy German-dirndled maidens in one short scene.||
CAMERON DIAZ,LUCY LIU
|1958||CHASE A CROOKED SHADOW -- A modicum of fifties bouffant||ANNE BAXTER|
|1959||THE CHASERS -- French -- "Les dragueurs" Stillclips Film can be downloaded here||DANY ROBIN|
CHEZ MAUPASSANT -- TVS Cancan in episode entitled 'Ce Cochon de Morin'
MICHÈLE GARCIA, and
|2001||CHILD STAR: THE SHIRLEY TEMPLE STORY (TVM) -- Need we say more?||ASHLEY ROSE ORR|
|1969||CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG -- Toward the end, Ms. Howes wears a dirndl with an ocean of pettis underneath. And when she gets in and out of the car...heaven!||SALLY ANN HOWES|
CIMARRON Publicity(?) photo
Short cage crinolines are featured in the ball preparation dressing
More information and stillclips
|2004||A CINDERELLA STORY -- Some great shots of Ms. Duff in a huge ball gown and another shot of her in the crinolines, less the gown.|
ANNA MARIA ALBERGHETTI
|1920||THE CIRCUS -- Another Circus film which features a young lady wearing the most adorable tutu-style petticoat! What a doll she is.||MERNA KENNEDY|
|1947||CIRCUS BOY||FLORENCE STEPHENSON|
|1935||CLIVE OF INDIA Publicity photo||LORETTA YOUNG|
|1953||THE CLOWN -- Short stage pettis & one little girl dress with peek of pettis||JANE GREER|
|1996||CLUBBED TO DEATH --
"Dançar Até Morrer" ( a/k/a "Lola")
French -- An incredibly lovely nightclub dancer is seen first active
backstage and then dancing in front of the club wearing a short black
satin corset ; when dancing she
adds a short hoop underskirt.
Review by Stephen K.
|1985||CLUE -- Best scene: Lee Ving (Mr. Body) lifting Yvette's (Ms. Camp) skirt to abuse her pretty pettis; at another time, Ms. Camp raises her skirt in preparation for sitting.||COLLEEN CAMP|
|1995||CLUELESS -- Small display of pettis||ALICIA SILVERSTONE|
|1994||COBB -- small 50s bouffant display||LOLITA DAVIDOVICH|
|1955||THE COBWEB -- Fifties bouffant fashions, including little girl||
LAUREN BACALL &
|1961||A COLD WIND IN AUGUST (French)||LOLA ALBRIGHT|
|2016||THE COLLECTION -- TV series -- StillClips||MAMIE GUMMER|
|1960||COLLEGE CONFIDENTIAL -- Some fifties bouffant||
JAYNE MEADOWS &
MAMIE VAN DOREN
|1960||COLLEGE EXPOSE' -- Typical fifties bouffant plus a little girl party dress||CATHY CROSBY|
|1959||COME DANCE WITH ME! (French)
- "Voulez-vous danser avec moi?"
(Video title: "Do You Want to Dance With Me?") Still clips and moving gif
Joe A.: "The film is very good quality - Miss Bardot, besides looking stunningly beautiful is, for most of the film, dressed en bouffant in a green gingham full skirt with a white nylon cancan petticoat beneath. There are many low level camera shots, and some great dance sequences where Miss Bardot beautifully displays her petticoats. The story is also entertaining!."
|1961||COME SEPTEMBER -- Late Fifties bouffant YouTube full film StillClips||
SANDRA DEE and
|2009||CONFESSIONS OF A SHOPAHOLIC Pertinent material||ISLA FISHER|
|1953||CONFIDENTIALLY CONNIE -- Fifties bouffant||JANET LEIGH|
NIA VARDALOS and
-- TVS --
In this series we can find a lot of very
fine dresses of the 1860's era. Also there is, especially, a
dressing sequence with a cage crinoline
and a splendid lace and ruffles petticoat, combined with a fine ball
gown at the end of sequel ten.
Review and stillclips by Ralf S.
|1994||CORRINA, CORRINA -- A glimpse of a little girl's pettis under her dress as she sits on the stoop toward the end. Nothing major, except some 50s bouffant on adults. Another favorite scene is of the girls jumping rope in full skirts.||JENNIFER LEWIS|
ZSA ZSA GABOR,
JUNE CARTER CASH &
|2010||COUNTRY STRONG -- Just a glimpse! Still||GWYNETH PALTROW|
|1959||COUNT YOUR BLESSINGS -- Fifties bouffant||DEBORAH KERR|
|1990||COUPE DE VILLE||(NON-SPECIFIC)|
|1963||THE COURTSHIP OF EDDIE'S FATHER -- The main appeal in this film is a children's birthday party with 50's style party dresses.||STELLA STEVENS|
|ELISABETH SHUE & JESSICA LANG|
|2018||CRAZY RICH ASIANS -- An unusual bouffant party dress, and a SCRUMPTIOUS wedding grown! Clip||C0NSTANCE WU|
|1981||CRISIS AT CENTRAL HIGH||(NON-SPECIFIC)|
|2016-present||THE CROWN -- TVS PICTURES||CLAIRE FOY|
|1953||CRUISIN' DOWN THE RIVER--Luscious petti-ed dress!||AUDREY TOTTER|
|1990||CRY-BABY -- This wonderful film is peppered throughout with nice shots of Ms. Locane in full skirts. Just too many to itemize. Watch the motorcycle departure scene.||AMY LOCANE|
Sean Connery and Ms. Adams are lovers in
this virtual remake of "Casablanca" set in 1958 during the Cuban
revolution. There are numerous glimpses of typical late fifties gowns, and
one young lady gives a full view of her white, crinoline petticoats as she
dresses after seducing and killing one hapless man.
Review by Rhonda Risque
|1987||CYNDI LAUPER IN PARIS (Concert) -- Ms. Lauper performed in Paris whilst wearing the cutest, shortie dress and petticoat. Typical petticoat of the New Wave era.||CYNDI LAUPER|
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