Poodle skirt


Poodle skirt

A poodle skirt is one of the most memorable symbols of the 1950s. Postwar American women sought fashions that were feminine and unique. The wide swing felt skirt of a solid bold color displayed a design appliquéd or transferred to the fabric. [Stephen Feinstein, The 1950s, 2006] The design was often a coiffed French poodle. Later substitutes for the poodle patch included flamingos, flowers, and hot rod cars. [Charles Panati, Panati’s Parade of Fads, Follies, and Manias, 1991]

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* [http://www.fiftiesweb.com/fashion/fashion-ws.htm]

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