30
Apr
20

4
 entries

Rather delightful!
From
John N.


Imagine coming across
this on your walk!

From
BB Bloomer


We found this small collection of lost files while cleaning out a folder.
Appears to be a couple of Era pretty pettis...



Cute occasion frock

from Crinolyn  

 

 

29
Apr
20

4
 entries

Uplifting ballerina
From
John N.


Delicious gowns from Malcolm in the UK


Paul B.:
 "Ironbunny is a new all girl metal band from Japan, complete
with black poufy petticoats peeking under their dresses. Nice!"


Another lovely image of Elizabeth Taylor

28
Apr
20

4
 entries

Here's a unique Lolita...
From
John N.


An exciting runway scenario -
again with the scowl...

Provided by
Sylvia Marie


A saucy petti-corset picture
from Crinolyn  


A pleasant image of Elizabeth Taylor
in her earlier years

27
Apr
20

4
 entries

Nice high-legged cheerleader
From John N.


A delightful screen grab from the 1972 film
1776
with Blythe Danner

We actually DO have that vidclip!


Stairway fluff

Sent by Malcolm in the UK


More of Pond Girl Allison's  (Betty Jane's)
resurrected pictures
(See
here) - frou cache
(The one at left is quite special - part of Tessy's old collection!)

26
Apr
20

4
 entries

FLAMIN'!
From John N.


The wind gives us such pleasure!
From Crinolyn  


Cigarette girl

Sent by Sylvia Marie


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


25
Apr
20

4
 entries

Devilish Alice
From Crinolyn  


Gwen Stefani's wedding gown
From Nancy N   
Source


Stairwell fluff
From Kristi   


This Lolita's collection...
From John N.


24
Apr
20

4
 entries

Lolita on the runway
From Crinolyn  


Fullness exposed
From
BB BLoomer


Bridal, colorful fullness exposed
From Nancy N   
Source


Taking delight in her pettis...
From John N.

23
Apr
20

5
 entries

Unidentified festivals(s)
From John N.


Pleasant pastiche

From Crinolyn  


Sylvia Marie adds this Gina Lollobridgida
 image to to her page (1958)


A wonderful Era catalog page!
(Bellas Hess catalog -1964=)
From
Alice


Pinup Nancy has added ten pictures
of the bottom of
her page

The other Pinups
 

22
Apr
20

4
 entries

Appears to be some kind
 of dance competition

From John N.



More perk!
From Kristi   

 


At rest and doing...the jig?
From
BB Bloomer


Frenetic Spanish dancer
From
Crinolyn
 

21
Apr
20

5
 entries

Flirty, perky skirt

From Alice



Mother-daughter

Sent by Abby Rhodes

 


From Malcolm in the UK,
folk costumes
(L) Hungary  (R) Poland


An interesting frock

Sent by Sylvia Marie


On the 16 April Update, we pointed to the 1933 version of Alice in Wonderland
You an download (or just view) the full film here.  Scroll down  right side, right click on 'H.264 download', save as...'

20
Apr
20

4
 entries

Delightful design
From
John N. 


Dirndl with your beer?
From
Crinolyn  


From Nancy N,
pretty bridal froufrou

Sources  #1   #2


Era crease

Sent by Abby Rhodes

19
Apr
20

4
 entries

For our Balloon Section
From John N.


An interesting tableau

From Crinolyn  


Charming little frocks
From
BB BLoomer


An excerpt from Italian Vogue

Sent by Abby Rhodes

18
Apr
20

4
 entries


This article
is interesting, but probably of more interest
to us is the
pleated skirt (or dress) the subject is wearing!
From John N.
 


John A.:
"There's a woman who loves drawing ladies in huge gowns. She seems obsessed with the crinoline.
She gives away drawings by letting people download them.

Here's her favourite album: The Twin Princesses."


This performer loves the girl he balances; WE love her pettis!From Kristi   


Abby Rhodes sends this for our Carousel section

17
Apr
20

4
 entries

A unique Era gown
From John N.
 


This little frock picture is interesting in that it appears the petticoat is straight,
reminiscent of Lawrence Welk's requirement that all bouffant skirts on his show
 be worn with a straight slip underneath the pettis for modesty sake.

From
BB BLoomer


Performers, perhaps Gardetanz
From Kristi   


From Crinolyn,
a bouffant dirndl

16
Apr
20

4
 entries

Dropped waists are quite special!
From John N.
Perhaps a new area?


From Nancy N,
Thoroughly Modern Emily fashion blogger


A rather pretty, innocent Alice
From her namesake

(la)Bee:  This is a still from the 1933 movie.   Another StillClip


Matt: "Check out how a very vintage darling celebrated Easter:"    #1  #2

15
Apr
20

5
 entries

 

Twirling venues
From
John N.


Jubilance!
From Kristi 
 


Windy plain,
Plain windy
From Alice


On 10&12 April, we posted two images from the 123 quiz show. Note that John N. extolled the virtues of an episode featuringg Susan Maugham, singing 'Bobby's Girl'.  Crinolyn here sends us the video.


Chris C.:

"Check these YouTube offers, mostly kids, all Russian. I think they missed out during the cold war - 
seems to be loads, searching in the mix takes you to others, get yer download button ready."

Mix - Виктория Данс "Стиляги" 

14
Apr
20

4
 entries

 

Kerry Washington at the Television Academy's 25th Hall of Fame
From John N.


Kristi has provided several moving gifs from the 1956 film
High Society
...with Grace Kelley
All six at the bottom of our page


A couple of festival frocks

From Malcolm in the UK


Pleasant Era visage

From Sylvia Marie

13
Apr
20

4
 entries

 

Tiny flourishes
From John N.


Videos for a belated Easter from Malcolm in the UK:     #1    #2


Apprehensive Alice

From Crinolyn


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

12
Apr
20

5

 entries

 Another 123 picture
(See
10 April)
From John N.


Delightful prom dress?
From
Kristi   


Unidentified
Latin
festival

From Crinolyn


Dancer, singer and actress Mary Eaton
 Ziegfeld dancing star
Appropriate area


A video from Crinolyn:

"A young seamstress, Nina, tests out a Spring Commission, her latest creation, by performing a 'Twirl Test'. (As seen on Twitter.) Your
eyes are not playing tricks, she's wearing a frame bustle underneath."

11
Apr
20

4
 entries

 

 Fun in the field...
From John N.


Cheerleaders
From
Kristi   


High waisted (Empire)

From Crinolyn


Mid 1860s to early 1870s
More such

10
Apr
20

4
 entries

From Chris and Clive X:
The show was called
321 - it was a sort of convoluted themed game  show; the presenter was a Ted Rogers. There is maybe an episode  on
YouTube featuring the singer and actress Susan Maugham, singing 'Bobby's Girl' -  very poufily attired in a bouffant blue dress; worth a look.  
Sent by John N.  


Denise found this
petti-ed Barbie doll!


Apparently, Aussies are having fun in these dire times, by
putting out their trash bins in costume!  Here is a good example...

From Dara


It was common practice during the 50s for advertisers to
 diminish waists, in the process making The Bouffant more
 dramatic. This appears to be an example of such

9
Apr
20

4
 entries

 Possibly a performing quartet?
From
John N.


From Sylvia Marie,
an interesting moving gif

Michelle: "I recognize the dress. It is a Barbara's Dance Fashions (she has since closed the store).  Here is an image from her catalog.

"I was fortunate to buy same dress for myself when Barbara's store was open."
 

Stairway fluff

From Crinolyn


Elizabeth Taylor's  first wedding gown - 1950
Married to Nicky Hilton

8
Apr
20

4
 entries

 Coat frock?
From John N.


Pretty petti display
Probably CD

From Malcolm in the UK


Pleasant showing

From Crinolyn


Quite lovely
From Kristi   

6
Apr
20

4
 entries

In the 2000 film, Charlie's Angels, there is one scene

 which grabs our attention. We have clips of this, but

 John N. has provided this additional one to add.


Apparently from
an Era magazine

From Sylvia Marie


A nice one to add to our Alice section

From Crinolyn


This hem-tucked (puff) style was
popular during part of the 50s.

From Kristi    More brides

5
Apr
20

4
 entries

Festive bride?
 

From John N.


50s bridal hoop reveal


Frivolity...

From Crinolyn


Apparently, self-satisfied
From Kristi 

4
Apr
20

5
 entries


John N.
has sent several B&W stillclips from the 1986 film
Peggy Sue Got Married

...to add t
o our others


Sent by Dany from Austria

This may be one of our Pinups


Maid to order

From Crinolyn


Cheerleaders on the move
From Kristi 


BB Bloomer has suggested we add the 1954 film Highway Dragnet to our film list, which we have:

"During the whole film, Joan Bennett wears two beautiful 50's bouffant dresses, especially the first one (gorgeous !)."

"Tepid Shark" points out the full film on YouTube.

 

3
Apr
20

4
 entries

Retro flirtation
From John N.

Sundress area


"Come hither" perkiness

Sent by Dany from Austria


Pinup (la)Bee offers this very
femmy frock to add to
her page.

More such


Exciting Stair image
(Maybe CD?)
From Kristi 

2
Apr
20

4
 entries

Umbrella hoop
From John N.  


Skirt that looks like a petti

Sent by Charlotte


Unidentified festival
(probably German)

From Malcolm in the UK


Soft, fluffy skirt
From Kristi 


1
Apr
20

3
 entries

Retro crease
From
John N.  


That petti, just peeking out...

Sent by Dany from Austria


Era actress Julie Newmar
by
the pool
Another of her