Poodle skirts in 2017

Poodle skirts in 2017? Poodle Skirts are adorable garments which are made in the classic swing skirt style, narrow at the waist and full at the bottom. They are the perfect style for dancing because they swing with movement and were the preferred attire for dances called “sock hops” in the 1950s. A poodle skirt is a wide swing felt skirt of a solid color (often pink or powder blue) displaying a design appliquéed or transferred to the fabric.[1] The design was often a coiffed poodle. Later substitutes for the poodle patch included flamingoes, flowers, and hot rod cars. Hemlines were to the knee or just below it.
The skirt was easy for people to make at home, since the design was simple and the materials easily available.
Movie stars commonly wore this skirt, and it featured widely in magazines and advertising, and many were eager to keep up with Hollywood’s fashions, adding to its popularity. They are the perfect style for dancing because they swing with movement and were the preferred attire for dances called “sock hops”. There are some differences between poodle skirts and typical swing skirts. Poodle skirts generally had more length, often reaching to or below the mid-calf.
Of course, poodle skirts also had poodles, or appliqués of different designs. The appliqués could be made from felt or a variety of other fabrics such as chenille.
It may seem that they used poodle on poodle skirts, however other items were also used to adorn them. One example is a telephone with a winding cord replacing the winding leash. Other animals were sometimes used as well, such as kittens. Images of foods were also sewn on to skirts such as lollipops and ice cream cones or sundaes.
Many people enjoy wearing poodle skirts for costumes today and they are fairly simple to recreate. Several companies offer patterns or you can simply adapt a full skirt by adding appliqués and a crinoline. They also form what is worn today in the bohemian genre.

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