We must have been watching "Happy Days"or something like that when Husband asked me about the origins of the poodle skirt. 'Why is it called that' he asked. I said because it has a poodle on it. Sounds really simple but this iconic fashion item is really what it seems, a fun and youthful piece of clothing that defined the 1950's.
Typically the poodle skirt was worn over a crinoline for volume with bobby socks, saddle shoes, blouse & cardigan, scarf and ponytail. This ubiquitous fashion item remains a favourite today and someone always looks the part at a Halloween party.
The 1950's was the first era of the teenager. It was the first time that movies, books, gadgets and fashions marketed specifically for teens. And the poodle skirt was the centre of attention in the midst of this youthful surge. Apparently no "adult" woman would be caught dead in a poodle skirt! This suited the young girls just fine!
So go rock around the clock in your poodle skirt. I know you have one or want one!
|Vintage 40s 50s Lavender Plaid Picnic Swing Sun Dress |
|8" DOLL HAPPY DAYS JOANIE FIGURE CARDED "NEW"|
|1950s Robins Egg Blue Tulle Swing Dress M515 |
|Vintage Girl's Poodle Skirt 60s Costume 6 to 7|