Thursday, October 14, 2010

Crinolines Making a Comeback?

Ooooh, how I WISH they were!  Nothing looks more feminine than a very full skirt and the illusion of a teeny, tiny waist!

I happened to mention to my friend Kim (she makes the luverly vintage reproduction dresses) over at Time Machine Vintage that I was on the lookout for a crinoline to use on my dress forms - I was thinking that a crinoline would be nice in showing off my aprons.  While at a flea market in Maine, Kim came across this absolutely gorgeous, vintage crinoline and snapped it up for me!  Wasn't that so sweet of her?!


I was dressing for a recent meeting with one of my retail clients and couldn't resist slipping on the crinoline.

Check out the before and after (sorry that the pictures are a bit fuzzy):



A little nervously I decided to head off to meet my client with the crinoline under my frock.  My client commented on my "puffy" dress and said she liked it.  Several other people in the salon stopped me to compliment my dress.  Hmmmm?  As I walked down the sidewalk to my car after the meeting I got a few looks which left me wondering, were those compliments genuine?  No mind because I LOVE the look.  I think the crinoline gives a fresh look to my modern dress...


...and offers me a little surprise underneath - ha!

11 comments:

GeorgiaPeachez said...

FABulous and so Betty Draper :->

Natalie said...

omg your are too cute! i love it! work it!

Cindy said...

Does it itch? I love that you wear belted dresses. I wish I knew someone that sewed vintaged dresses for large gals.

Hey girl stop by tomorrow for my new announcement..I think you will like it!!I teased everyone today..lol

Hugs Cindy from Rick-Rack and Gingham

retrorevival.biz said...

Hey Cindy @ Rick-Rack - no, it doesn't itch. Click on Kim's link above (Time Machine Vintage) because she customs makes retro dresses for ALL sizes!

Gingerella said...

Hi Cindy, thank you for popping over to my lil' ol' blog!

This past summer I saw lots of sundresses at JC Penny that had built in crinolines - small ones, but they were there nonetheless. Hopefully that's a good sign that vintage-inspired fashion is becoming more mainstream. I sure hope so!

Anonymous said...

You are so adorable! I love how you add the poof to your dresses. ~ Melinda

Yujin Cho said...

You are so beautiful with the puffy dress!!!

Belle said...

I'm wearing a beautiful emerald green crinoline under my ivory retro wedding dress! Can't wait to put it all on.

retrorevival.biz said...

Belle - please share pictures! Sounds fabulous:)

Anne M said...

You look fabulous - don't go hanging around a square dance hall or you might get robbed - that crinoline rocks!!!

Anonymous said...

simply stunning!