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Practicing to manage their hoops for the big show!--contributed by Elizabethvjjjv       
Ad for 50-yard "Carousel" petti--contributed by Elinore, scanned by Denise
Instance #2, 1958 issue of Seventeen
Ad for "can-can petticoats"!--contributed by Janice, scanned by Denisec||                                                       
"Debbie Petti" fiberglass crinoline ad --Contributed by Denise                  cccccccccccccccccccccccccc||
From The Raleigh News & Observer, around 1981--contributed by Anita|||                                                     
Classic brassiere ad which, representative of ads of that era, displays a nice petti!  We have kept this large in an attempt to preserve the text.--contributed by Don vvvvvvvvvvvvvv      cccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccc|||| |cc

 

50s-style inspired clothing (and pettis) -pdf file

Easing the Significant Other into Accepting Petticoats

by "Dressup"*

  CRINOLINES (An historical perspective)

By Danielle  of "Silhouette" Magazine

Petticoat-related definitions

MAKING YOUR OWN PETTICOAT

A French song about petticoats!

  Modern Petti-Poetry

  Classical Poems alluding to Petticoats

A very special little excerpted feature on Naomi Judd--
nice reading, lovely picture!

Rules for Teachers -- 1915

  EXCERPTS FROM

PRETTY POISON 
The Tuesday Weld Story
by Floyd Conner

WIFE DRESSING 
The Fine Art of Being a Well Dressed Wife

 by Ann Fogarty

EXCERPTS FROM 

WHAT WE WORE
An Offbeat Social History of Women's Clothing, 1950 to 1980

 
by Ellen Melinkoff

"ALICE LON MODELS AND TELLS YOU HOW TO MAKE THOSE PETTICOATS" 
Small feature article from 1956 TV Guide, with pictures

"PETTICOAT LOOK"

A nostalgic article from the New York Times Magazine (1954)

Memories of the Fifties

The women who lived through that wonderful era of pettis and crinies look back!

THE ANGEL IN THE BLACK PETTICOAT

A true story by Ed

TIDBITS

Interesting quotes we have come upon

Here is an ARTICLE which VINDICATES the idea that ladies  (and girls) prefer to be treated like...ladies and girls (gender feminists* notwithstanding..)!  Shelley also mentioned that in THIS country, dress-up little girl parties are becoming a popular business!  She points out that it is just INSIDE little girls to want to wear pretty, full dresses (why else do they twirl their skirts the minute they get them on?).

* Those feminists who blame everything that ever happened bad in the world on men --
"equity" feminists merely want equality in the workplace and opportunity.

100 Years of Can Can

An Interesting History from Monsieur Magazine (year unknown)
(The 100th anniversary of can can)

DAVINA'S INTERESTING PERSPECTIVE

Karl K. sends this interesting newspaper article

'I can always find a reason for a petticoat.' Above, a Dolce ...
The Guardian
Of course… my star/petticoat/big skirt/shoe/hat obsessions! ... My own wardrobe has contained petticoats in every variation: stiffened with horsehair, ...

The Vintage Years: inheritance chic
The Guardian
My own wardrobe has contained petticoats in every variation: stiffened ... They're practical and versatile and I can always find a reason for a petticoat. ...

Franz T. has written a short primer about the South American Cueca dance.
(Those Latinas sure know how to work their skirts!  And pettis!)


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