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 17
Aug
18

4
 entries

 

 

You have to smile

From Abby Rhodes

 

From John N., a nice peek under a mermaid bridal gown



Stylized 'Boufantry'
From Kristi


 

Not sure about this one:
The boy's dungarees shout
'Era',
but her skimpy panties declare'retro'...

From Joe A.

 
 

 16
Aug
18

4
 entries

 

 

More delicious dance costumes

From Abby Rhodes


From John N., a twirling, delighted bridesmaid

 


What do you prefer?

Candid or pinup?

from Crinolyn
 


 

Fantasy mermaid

From Kristi

 

 

 

 
 

 

We are taking two travel days off - next Update will be 16 August (Thursday)

 

 13
Aug
18

4
 entries

 

 

Delicious dance costumes

From Abby Rhodes



Flair!
from
Crinolyn
 

From BB Bloomer, two Era goodies

(L) 1960s  (R) Jacques Griffe - 1962

Designer area

 
 

 12
Aug
18

4
 entries

 

 

 


 

 

Side-saddling on the carousal

From BB Bloomer


 

Huddling before the 50s prom

From John N.

 


There is an art to proper furling!

Sent by Sylvia Marie


Unique 'reclination'
from
Crinolyn

 

 

 
 

 11
Aug
18

4
 entries

 

A picnic we can all enjoy!

Sent by Sylvia Marie


From John N., a  still from the 1956 film
The Girl Can't Help It

...with Jayne Mansfield   
Another

Review by Rhonda Risque: Features shapely Miss Mansfield
in this multi-colored, tiered, chiffon gown with multiple petticoats,
 as well as dance sequences with young people, in which we get glimpses of crinolines, garter belts, and stocking tops
.


Pretty little frock, from Crinolyn
 

Fanciful pastiche set

From  Sylvia Marie

 
 
 

 10
Aug
18

4
 entries

 

 

 


 

 

First Lady Margaret Truman, 1951

Provided by Ken R.


 

Traditional Chilean folk dress

From John N.

 


A very sweet Lolita

Sent by Sylvia Marie


A foamy squaredancer

From Alice 

 
 
 

 

We are taking a day off - next Update will be 10 August (Friday)

 

8
Aug
18

4
 entries

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

Disney Alice

(Now, if they could starch
those cotton pettis a bit more...)

From her namesake


 

Bridal red and white is a fun combination

From John N.

Bridal froufrou area

 


1954 models in full-skirted party dresses by Sylvan Rich

Sent by Crinolyn
Designer area


Kinda like a little Lolita bustle...

Parasol area

 
 

 7
Aug
18

4
 entries

 

 

 


 

 

Shirley Jones in 1956 Bouffant, showing some yummy pettis!

Ah! Those halcyon days...<sigh>

Sent by Crinolyn


 

A rather unique Lolita or...
a folk dress
CosPlayer

From John N.

 


Julina always brings joy to the heart!

From Kristi


This is an especially nice example of an Era evening gown

Sent by Sylvia Marie

Stairs area

 
 
 

6
Aug
18

4
 entries

 

 

 


 

 

Dior - 1957

Designer area


 

This picture demonstrates that a simple outfit, which could be seen commonly in The Era,
could easily be accepted today.  So why are day-to-day women reticent to wear such?

From John N.

 


Here we have rarely seen
tight layers - delightful!

From Kristi


Sometimes the skirt lays SO nicely over the hoop - many times this 
due to the existence of a ruffled petticoat between the hoop and the skirt...

Sent by Sylvia Marie

 
 
 

5
Aug
18

4
 entries

 

 

 


 

Latvia on the 4th

Some 'bouffies'!

Sent by Crinolyn


 

Rather sexy, actually

From John N.

 


Cute little petti-advocate

From Kristi


Geoff:

"Some pictures of Czech Kroje (skirts) with petticoats. These outfits are generally worn during Hody celebrations." (More at the bottom of this page)

                                       

 
 
 

THERE WERE NO UPDATES ON THE 3RD AND 4TH
 

2
Aug
 18

4
 entries

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
Crinolyn offers a video of the ball scene from the 1955 film

To Catch a Thief

...with Grace Kelly        Stills

 


Car crinies of note

From John N.

 


 

Charm extended

From Kristi

 


Nice, unidentified catalog pages

Sent by Sylvia Marie

 

1
Aug
18

4
 entries

 

 

 

 

Photography plays a big part in how we feel about certain frocks

Sent by Crinolyn


 

Extending her charm

From John N.

 


Cute  li'l dress on a cute li'l girl...

From Kristi


A couple more mermaids...

Sent by Sylvia Marie

 
 
 
 

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"How many clouds of scented lace kiss each other under your skirt?"  
                                                                             
C. Govoni (1884-1965)

 
WHEN I SEE...
A fetching lass, enveloped in tulle,
declaring, defining the beauty of Man(kind)
Slim of waist, contours of mystery.
Dark tresses which defy description,
a mantel of the soul.
She leads on, unaware of her uniqueness--
Classic, haunting,
Deep auras of eyes
Deep vibrations from the heart
Deep color of the gentleness of her inner self.
I see jealousy
I see my yearning to take her place
I see, also, my utter, deadening sadness.
Tes Staylace -- July 12, 1992
Update Page Policies
Generally, updates are linked to the appropriate area so you do not have to search for it.  We keep updates for as long as six months,
after which we merge the individual entries into the appropriate areas of the site.  Very rarely is anything discarded.
Pettipond  ALWAYS attributes the source of pictures when possible.  Image contributions should include the source, when possible, so at least the site from which it is taken can posted with it. It makes no sense, and is unfair, to have the same image on the Internet more than once, especially if the site originally posting it doe not at least get the benefit of a link. If an image is not attributed, and later is found to be in violation of copyright laws, it will be removed.
The Pond is FIRSTLY a petticoat/bouffant/crinoline site, and SECONDLY a TG site.  Image contributions are always welcome and appreciated, but our policy is to not post TG images (with the exception of Poufbunny Parlor Pinups and the occasional VERY passable CDer (in our Flash Pinup section).  Please do not be offended - there are many TG sites on the Internet, but only ONE Pond, and we want also to be inviting to GGs and non-TG males who merely appreciate females in petticoats!
Pettipond Reflections response additions will NOT be listed in this area.
 

 


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