Fashions of The Fifties and Later
Youth Section

Some enlargeable

Special Youth newspaper ads collection from The Era

Youth catalog pages and images from The Era

Special Youth slip ads from The Era

First Communion dresses

While this site does not specialize in "youth" petticoats and crinolines as such, a few images are worth a special exhibition.
Crinolyn and Sylvia Marie were major contributors to this section! Thanks girls--these are gems!

Many of us can remember waiting for the days when the above types of scenarios presented themselves, eh? 
Always, the little girls were oblivious to to the joyful picture they made, so wrapped up in their fun were they!

The image at right is not a particularly unusual picture, but something about it compelled us to post it: That carefree look  of girlhood, combined with the trappings that are only allowed them...only THEY know that feeling -- what they DON'T know is what they really have (and what WE really don't).      




A unique petticoat only seen in the fifties and never since!
        (Anyone else have any pictures of these
pneumatic styles? They are rare indeed!)
A second picture of a pneumatic!
Three girls in slips--from Simplicity pattern 1438 (1950s)d 1||||||||||||||||||||||||||
Mother/daughter joy -- contributed by Johndd 1||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||\\\\\\\\
Small Brit ad collection       
A small little girl slip sampler
"Queensbury" ad from February, 1961 issue of Infants' & Children's Review



Colorized by Sylvia Marie - 17 Feb 00


Tessy vividly remembers the days when little girls like this would run around in their slips at home for hours, before donning their dresses to leave the house for an occasion <sigh>. The charm was that they were so uninhibited about it!


A funny greeting card sent in by Norm. Of course, the rest of us wouldn't be hiding our eyes, now we? (Or is he peeking?)

And the expression on the little girl's face is precious,
as if to say, "I'm proud if it - what's the big deal?!"

(Published by Icon, UK)


Herewith a pleasant picture of two girls on a hillside, one of whom is adorned in a very lovely, feminine pleated dress. Pleated skirts always look wonderful because they tend to fall in a certain delightful manner, especially when worn with a slightly full petticoat (but those are rare, and many times the 
petticoat is too full, which tends
to distort the pleats).

Does anyone have such a picture she might send us?  



Here is a quite pleasant picture representative of
the innocence evoked by those 50s little girl dress
with the full-bodiced slip underneath (1957).


Isn't this the place where many of us
spawned our love of pettis? <sigh>



(L) Underpinnings for the flower girl! Isn't she lucky?



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