From the 1960s TV sitcom Petticoat Junction
Many an irish property was increased by the lace of a daughter’s petticoat ~ Proverb
RUDE girl recently had a post come into her Facebook news feed with photo of a pretty blue petticoat. The caption read, Who remembers this?
I remember shopping in the 1970s for my first bras and petticoats to match. Three of each in pretty pastel colours. I have always had a petticoat or two in my wardrobe. A couple of half slips in my lingerie drawer. And my vintage tulle petticoats on a clothes rack in the spare room.
In the last decade since rescuing clothing from landfill fate, I have managed to save petticoats as well. All have been my size just different lengths. Most are made in Australia.
And yes, I wear petticoats with dresses, half slips with skirts and tulle petticoats for fancy dress parties or with after-five frocks.
I have curated an on-line blog post exhibition of my petticoats below. And here is the link to my most popular YouTube video featuring my tulle petticoats and a little story about them. Enjoy!
A1 White Nylon Petticoat
A1 White nylon petticoat ~ lace top half
A2 Vintage pink petticoat
A2 Top section of vintage pink petticoat
A2 Bottom of vintage pink petticoat
A3 Target brand vintage petticoat [maxi] made in Australia.
A3 Top section of vintage Target petticoat
A4 Designer Fleur Wood petticoat [or nightslip] $1 AUD in a charity shop
A5 Chelsea design made in Australia maxi black petticoat
A6 Petticoat [nightslip]
A6 Top section
A7 Chocolate brown and pale pink lace petticoat which is a favourite to wear.
A8 Pale pink nylon petticoat with lace detail.
A8 This petticoat looks like it has been handmade or similar [not mass-produced]
A8 Bottom section with lace detailing
A9 White nylon petticoat with lace detailing.
A9 Top section of petticoat
A9 Bottom section of petticoat
A10 This petticoat is my all time fav and I wear it the most. It was bought years ago from a charity shop [yes, I remember which shop too!]. It may have cost $3 or $4 AUD back then but it has been well worth the few dollars spent.
A10 Lace top section
A10 Lace on bottom section
A11 Long sleeved stretch lace petticoat