This site is dedicated to the
remembrance, celebration, enjoyment and resurgence
of The Bouffant in fashion -
For the appreciative and the fetishist
"A woman who goes to bed with a man
ought to lay aside her modesty with her
skirt, and put it on again with her petticoat." [Michel de Montaigne c1560]
Click here to see a picture of your hostess, Tessy, accompanied by a true story, as well as how The Pond got its name!
"A delicate pink luminosity skirted over the sky
as night curtsied and bid day adieu
showing its indigo crinoline, it blew a velvet kiss
parting perfection of another day."
Petticoats, crinolines, and hoopskirts
represent the ultimate of femininity in dress – a look that that exudes the
rustle, the expansiveness,
the flirtatiousness of the female skirt. These garments accentuate the attractiveness of women and help define the girlish form.
It is Petticoat Pond’s desire to further the wearing of these garments, and educate the public, so as to encourage the perpetuation of their use and display,
in the hope that, someday, they will one again be a large part of our day-to-day society.
Petticoat Pond's Original Banner Girl
Courtesy of Bill Turlock's
LINGERIE LOVERS/PANTY ART
At a Wedding
Her feet beneath her petticoat
Sir John Suckling (1609-1641)
Above from the Summer 1987
Christian LaCroix Collection
For those interested in corsetry, visit our sister site:
Read about an important ISSUE that is dear to the heart of the founder of this website
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PORTION OF WHAT IS HERE AT THIS SITE IS COPYRIGHTED. HOWEVER, SHOULD YOU LIKE TO
USE ANY OF THE NON-COPYRIGHTED MATERIAL FOR YOUR SITE,
WE ASK ONLY THAT YOU LINK TO PETTICOAT POND AS A COURTESY. IF YOU DO, LET US KNOW, AND WE WILL CONSIDER A MUTUAL LINK.
IT IS REQUESTED THAT IMAGES BE REDUCED IN SIZE, WITH A LINK TO THE FULL SIZED IMAGE LOCATED AT THIS SITE.
of the images are sent to us without giving provenance. Should you
object to their appearance on the site, please let us know, and they
will be removed immediately.
We are not looking to seal anyone's intellectual property.
is brought to you by Tessy Staylace; please feel free to
contact us by using your choice of addresses below. We welcome both your
comments and, especially, your suggestions
on how to
improve this site to make
it more appealing and worthy of your frequent visits. We look forward to hearing
from you! The site is a labor of love,
but not just for Tessy! Thank you, dear friends, for all your contributions over the years!
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Petticoat Pond was inaugurated 12/14/96, almost twenty-four years!
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