For today’s Skirt Alert I wanted to show a some skirts from on Etsy, and I decided to do poodle skirts because poodle skirts look good on babies, little girls, teens, and women. They look good on everybody, especially if you wear the right clothes with them. So we have several selections, to be exact five. And just to be consistent, we’ve chose five pink poodle skirts! Boring, right? Just wait until you see the variety these four shops on Etsy have made from the theme pink poodle skirt. And our first number is the pink tutu poodle skirt. This skirt is really cool paired with the ruffled socks and button up shirt with the pockets and hair bows. The pose on the car is really cute. In fact, everything in the Etsy shop Atutudes is made from tutus (hence the awesome shop name!) and falls into the really cute category! Number two is this very cool poodle skirt. The poodle on her skirt looks like a very rich French poodle, whose owner is an heiress. Or something. The way she is smiling is so cute and the neck scarf is also adorable. I also like the black bow in her hair. Almost everything in this Etsy shop is poodle skirts, so check it out! Number three is this women’s vintage 1950s felt pink poodle skirt. I mean this thing is the real deal! Someone may just have worn this one in a soda shop and shared a double malt with their sweetheart while wearing this cutie! This Etsy shop is a vintage shop, sorted into categories by era, so browse around and have fun! Numbers four and five come from the Etsy same shop. This shop is all 50s and pure cuteness; they offer poodle skirts and poodle skirt outfits! The last two are matching toddler and baby girl poodle skirts. I think the best I saved for last, because the picture is so cute. After all I did say that babies look cute in poodle skirts. The petticoat under the skirt is also very cute, and I like the matching shirt, and the headband. Their matching outfits are adorable and I just can’t get over the whole thing. Anyway, when you are finished reading this post, you might want to go back and look at the Juli Lynne Charlot post, because she made the first poodle skirt. Get flirty with skirts, Aria P.S. While you’re over at Etsy, stop by and see our shop too!
Once there was a young lady named Juli Lynne Charlot, who had nothing to wear to a Christmas party.
With little time to spare, and not knowing how to sew, Juli took some castoff felt from her mother’s factory and cut out a large circle. In the middle of this large circle she cut a smaller circle to fit her waist, effectively making a seamless skirt. She also added some festive appliqués to the skirt. Having received an enormous amount of compliments at the party, she started manufacturing and selling these skirts.
Juli Lynne Charlot, a twenty-five-year-old actress and singer, was a promising designer, although she could not sew herself. Juli designed her own costumes on the sets of movies that she premiered in. When the poodle skirt became increasingly more popular, Julie started her own factory, and took sewing lessons at a college. The factory took up so much of her time that she had to quit her sewing lessons. In fact, Juli hired her sewing instructor, and continued taking lessons from her new employee.
Many appliqués were used on the wide skirts, but that of an immaculate poodle with a curly leash was the most popular. Poodle skirts were usually a solid color, with a black or white appliqué. Poodle skirts were worn with flirty petticoats underneath, and a polo shirt. Other accessories included a wide belt, neck scarf (optional) and saddle shoes. Many girls that could not afford these skirts made their own.
The poodle skirt still breaks out in places even today, and it’s impact as a fashion trend was felt widely over the whole United States.
This post was created for you by Allegra. It is first in a series of posts about our fascination with skirts from the past.