30
Nov

 19

4
 entries

 

 


 

 

From John N.:

Special Lolitae parasoled picture!


Perkiness on a higher level.  WOW!

Deserves a category by itself!

From Kristi


 

Dramatic auto pettis

from Crinolyn


Beautiful Era statuesque Cyd Charrise was well known
 for her roles as a ballerina.  Most special to us was when
her tutus  were drop-waisted, as portrayed here.

To far left is the epitome of that type of
 tutu, from which role we are unaware.
The rest are from the 1946 film Ziegfeld Follies.

 

29
Nov

 19

4
 entries

 

 

 

 

WONDERFUL J-pop performer

From John N.


Certainly not!

Era napkin

From Crinolyn



We have variations of this Julina crowded
petti display
in this area.  Isn't this great?

From Kristi


Sarah Jessica Parker

Again, we are unsure from where these are extracted
 (from one of the Sex and the City) incarnations)

(L) courtesy bigpicturesphoto.com

from Malcolm in the UK 


28
Nov

 19

4
 entries

 


 

 

 

From John N.:

Woodfairy apparition


Lesson  in femininity

From Kristi


Era actress Jan Sterling 

Enhanced  by Sylvia Marie

Another of her
 


More of Pond Girl Allison's  (Betty Jane's)
resurrected pictures (See
5 Mar) - frou cache

 
 
      

27
Nov

 19

5
 entries

 

 


 

 

From John N.:

A fine bridal froufrou example


Sweet dreams, sweetie!

From Kristi


Beach view pettis!

from Malcolm in the UK 


Regarding the 25 Nov entry (lovely females), Michelle has nicely converted Vladimir Volegov's
 PowerPoint to
a PDF file for those who cannot read PPT files. 'And enjoy the beautiful art.'

...and (la)Bee adds: "FYI, a .pps file can be converted to a set of .jpg pictures.
Download the  .pps file to your own pc,
then use (it's a free service)."


Pauline Lepage was an Era corset icon.  Apparently she enjoyed pettis in her look!

(R) 1956
 

 

26
Nov

 19

4
 entries

 

 


 

 

From John N.:

Exemplary cheerleader


Simplicity on the short
 occasion
frock scene

From Kristi


Nice bike renderings

from Malcolm in the UK 


 

More party frocks

These, from Crinolyn


 

25
Nov

 19

5
 entries

 

 


 

 

From John N.: and Karl K.

Crowded pettis on the runway...

(L) Betsy Johnson, spring 2013

(R) 2008


Interesting perspectives
(Perhaps a new section?)

From Kristi


Designer Elle Saab,
Summer 2019


 

Manga art?

From Sylvia Marie
 



More from our archives (2013) - this is SO beautiful!  A wonderful celebration of the beauty of women!

A superb Power Point slide show from Jean L.
'On the edge of The Pond's focus, but a stunningly beautiful group of feminine glory I couldn't resist contributing'

ED:  Many of you cannot see this, either because of the lack of PowerPoint installed on your computer, or because some browsers cannot load it.

24
Nov

 19

4
 entries

 

 


 

 

From John N.:

Jennifer Lopez debuts in a film in January entitled
Marry Me

In it, her characters wears this most
extravagant Zuhair Murad wedding gown.
Read more here


Closeup on femininity

From Kristi


Focus on youth innovation

Copyrighted by (la)Bee


 

Antiquity

Appropriate area

 

23
Nov

 19

4
 entries

 

 


 

 

From John N.

Eclectic, but
certainly pretty


We are always fascinated by delightful
 pettis giving this type of perspective!

From Kristi



 

We have not forgotten mother/daughter fun!

From Crinolyn

 

22
Nov

 19

4
 entries

 

 

 

 

 

Unusual 'gowns'

From John N.




Extending their charms
across
 the floor, ante bellum style...

From Kristi


Dara sends this week's Strictly Come Dancing features:

"SCD absolutely excelled this week in the pro dance.  It's about 45 seconds before the first petti appears, but then there is an avalanche!"

#1     #2     #3     #4


21
Nov

 19

4
 entries

 

 


 

 

From John N.

Katy Perry party dress
(Valentine's Day?)


Winter mirage?

From Kristi


Malcolm in the UK  tenders these
(unidentified-country) folk dress pictures


Unusual Bolshoi dancer tutu

From Sylvia Marie

20
Nov

 19

4
 entries

 

 


 

 

From John N.

Pretty influence
of the Hispanic


Maid to be seen

From Kristi



Twirls from (la)Bee, our imaginative 25th Pinup

The Others

19
Nov

 19

4
 entries

 

 


 

 

A very special twirl

From John N.


Petti-corset sophisticate

From Kristi

Parasol section


50s delights in advertising

From Crinolyn


Allison's (Betty Jane's) husband Larry has discovered a cache of her notes. 
They are quite fun - she had quite a sense of femininity which made very special indeed.  Here is the first:

I was thinking about The Pond today. About how an entire website is based on the petticoat. And I thought Iíd scribble down a few thoughts.
 
Letís face it. School boys were horny. Some boys liked our skirts and petticoats and some didnít.
I was thinking about the difference. A petticoat is a skirt. An under skirt.  Without a doubt, the pretty part of the skirt. The sexy part.  And the epitome of femininity.
Anyway, I think the difference is just that. The guy who loves a girl in petticoats, loves femininity. The guys that ďdonítĒ well, not so much. But I think that there were more boys in school that liked us in our bouffant skirts that just didnít want to admit to it.  Young school boys had a fear of femininity.
Having all that fluff and lace around our thighs was like a magnifier of desire. A lot of fluff, I think, would drive some boys crazy.   
 I guess just about all girls were taught, by their mothers, to sit like a lady, in other words, to manage their skirt. But as I got a bit older, I saw how the boys at school would try anything to get a peek up my skirt.  It was obvious to me that seeing our thighs and panties greatly excited the boys. I remember this all the way back to the sixth grade. But some girls just didnít understand it. They reacted badly. To me it was always a kind of thrill. The thought of some boy looking up my skirt would bring on a case of the giggles.
To me, managing my skirt meant that I have the ability to show how much I wanted to show and to whom I wanted to show it to. But with some boys, I wouldnít let them see a thing. 
Skirt management was easier with a bouffant skirt. Also flashing a boy was easier with a bouffant skirt. Fluffing my petticoats can expose my panties. Itís all in the Technique. Did I practice in front of a mirror? Hee, hee, hee.  

I

18
Nov

 19

4
 entries

 


Latvia 

 

 

Rather full gowns

From John N.


Anonymous contributor
sends Croatian folk group



Less flamboyant
Lolita
Certainly yummy!

From Kristi


Wistful seaside renderings

Courtesy Captain Marno


17
Nov

 19

4
 entries

 

 


 

 

An exemplary ballerina

From John N.


Flourishing in private

Courtesy Captain Marno


Automotive goodies

from Malcolm in the UK 


Larry G. found this GREAT J-pop link!

 

16
Nov

 19

4
 entries

 

 


 

 

Unidentified country folk dancers

From John N.


For our balloon section

From Kristi

Corset section


Soft and cuddly

Courtesy Captain Marno


Nancy N.:


"Didn't see any really good petti outfits at this year's CMA Awards  
this week, but I did find this one of Martina McBride from last year."

Source

 

15
Nov

 19

4
 entries

 

 


 

 

 

Julina is known for its wonderful corset
pictures
,but they often incorporate some 
lovely petticoats!  Here are examples of such.

From Kristi


Automotive sight for sore eyes

From John N.


Rainbow twirling
 on the runway

Courtesy Captain Marno


Dara points to three videos from this week's Strictly Come Dancing, pleasantly petticoated:   #1   #2   #3

 

14
Nov

 19

4
 entries

 

 

 

 

 

Life as some of us
wistfully remember it

From John N.


Two more motor goodies

from Malcolm in the UK 



An interesting cage gown, but we're intrigued
by the line from her mouth downward-what IS that?

From Kristi


A happy or a dark, contemplative Alice
Take your pick...

From Crinolyn    Twirlers area


13
Nov
 19

4
 entries

 

 


 

 

Special unfurling

From Kristi


Youth fashions edification...

From John N.


Automotive delights

Courtesy Malcolm in the UK 


 

More delightful
 Bardot images

12
Nov

 19

4
 entries

 

 


 

Pastiche
f
rom John N.


From Malcolm in the UK

 Lolitae, akin in nature


 

A rather delicious Bardot image


Straight slip, but intriguing nonetheless

From Sylvia Marie


11
Nov

 19

4
 entries

 





 

 

'Innovatively' unusual

From John N.



Windiness

Courtesy Malcolm in the UK 


Nicely-done ballerina photography

From BB Bloomer


For our trampoline section

10
Nov

 19

4
 entries

 

 

 

 

 

 John N.: Phoebe Waller-Bridge
"Writer/star of the TV series 'Fleabag' (2016-2019) is

on the cover of Vogue. Picture is from the photo spread."
Hoop area            Creases!



First day of school, Little Rock, 1957
More in our historical section

Courtesy Malcolm in the UK 



Red bridal gown...

From Kristi


We all like to see happy Alices

From Crinolyn

Twirlers area


9
Nov

 19

4
 entries

 

 


 

 

Sarah Jessica Parker starred in two movies and a
TV series entitled Sex and the City
Malcolm in the UK
has sent these clips from one of them, we know not which


Quite classy

From John N.


 

Attractive!

From Kristi


Crinolyn delights us with with this
colorful
petticoat/corset combo

Parasol area


Over the past year or more, Sylvia Marie has enhanced images previously posted on the Update page. 
Many others have not been posted.  She has posted ALL enhanced images here.

 

8
Nov

 19

4
 entries

 

 


 

 

VERY impressive!

From Kristi

Appropriate section


Another candy girl shot for our
'cigarette' girl collection

(See 6 Nov)

From John N.


 

For our girdle section


Pinup (la)Bee never disappoints with her wonderful entries
Pinup Parlor

7
Nov

 19

4
 entries

 

 

 

 

 

Alice with crease

From John N.



Jenny McCarthy in maid Halloween costume - year unidentified
(Another one of that photoshoot)

Courtesy Malcolm in the UK 


Simplicity is always attractive

From Kristi 


   

Special gown...


6
Nov

 19

4
 entries

 

 


 

 

For our 'cigarette' girl collection
(Candy girl)

From John N.


Fluffy maid

From Kristi


From Malcolm in the UK, a flirty maid
Could be CD


More of Pond Girl Allison's  (Betty Jane's)
resurrected pictures (See
5 Mar) - frou cache

 
 
      

 

5
Nov

 19

4
 entries

 

 

 

 

 

Floating hoop!

From John N.


Ruminations...

Courtesy Malcolm in the UK 


A fine Era youth
 slip advertisement

From Sylvia Marie


Alexander McQueen,
fall 2012

He loves to cover the face...
not one of his weirder, though


4
Nov

 19

5
 entries

 

 


 

 

Golden twirls
f
rom John N.


From Malcolm in the UK

Not a wind, but we'll put in that section.
 Guess we should hang around gratings...


 

Russian gal on runway,
 with creases

From BB Bloomer


Dara tenders more vidclips from Strictly Come Dancing:    #1      #2      #3


Handsomely sitting
out on a limb...

From Kristi


3
Nov

 19

4
 entries

 

 


 

 

Charming!

From Kristi


From Karl K.:

"The name of the girl in the first photo of Nov. 1 is Elena Gheorghe. She
is a Romanian singer. Someone photoshopped the stockings and garter
straps on the photo. Here is the original picture from a record she issued."


 

Russian gal on runway,
 with creases

From BB Bloomer


We have a couple of late entries for Halloween which may be of interest:

First, from Denise: "Recently, for fun, I was looking for 'Spooky' by Atlantic Rhythm Section, of course. 
Classic's IV had the original hit and look what popped up
! The fun starts 55 seconds in."


Secondly, From John N., a witch

2
Nov

 19

4
 entries

 

 

 

 

 

Legacy highlight

From Kristi


A delightful
 Alice
figurine

From John N.


For our bondage section

From Kristi


Lovely examples of
sassy perks

from BB Bloomer


1
Nov

 19

4
 entries

 

 


 

 

From John N.

At the funpark


...and one more,
on the caterpillar

From Sylvia Marie


Bettie Page posed for an advertisement in 1954 - here are a couple of images of the shoot. #1   #2
Now
Crinolyn sends this off-site image of Betty with Kathleen Stanley


Beautiful, unique ballerina sight

From BB Bloomer