Update Log
 

DECEMBER 2018

 

Present Month Updates Smatterings 

31
Dec
18

4
 entries

 

 

 

 

 

 

Quite unique
A candidate for this section?

From Kristi
 


Drill teams/cheerleaders

(L) Plano W, High School
(R) Unidentified

From John N. 


Violet magic

From Crinolyn



Especially noteworthy
bridal gown

 

30
Dec
18

4
 entries

 

 

 

 

 

 


Sylvia Marie provides these pictures of typical Era underpinnings (not to say they were not evident later as well.

Generally used under strapless gowns,
these bras & 'Merry Widows' were much in evidence
 



Iconic example of a
typical Era wedding party

From John N. 

 


Actress Arlene Dahl, Christmas, 1947

From Crinolyn


The Pond has  a section devoted to pictures from
visitors' wives and girlfriends showing off their pettis.

Added is this cheesecake photo of Karl K.'s wife.
More of her on that page

29
Dec
18

3
 entries

 

 

Contributors
are not
listed for
this date

 

 

 

Era actress Arlene Dahl
 


Lolitae -

One rather plain,

the other more elaborate
 


Two car images, one perky

28
Dec
18

4
 entries

 

 

 

 

 

 


The bride at left seems
 quite elegant, no?

From Jean L.
 



 

A couple of nice bouffants

(L) Betsey Johnson

From John N. 


 


Elvgren pinups

From Crinolyn



Lolitae
in the blossoms, with
parasols
, and one with a bell skirt

 

27
Dec
18

4
 entries

 

 

 

 


These are delicious for different reasons...

      From John N.       
 


What a pleasant color combination!

Crinolyn's offering


The work of artist
Cristiano Siqueira

This, from Sylvia Marie


Pleasant memory

26
Dec
18

4
 entries

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Nice showings...

From John N. 

 



Two pretty gowns,
one on the stairs

From Kristi
 


One of the rare times when pettis below
 the hemline make a beautiful statement

From Crinolyn



Two Sweet Lolitae,
different settings

 

25
Dec
 
18

4
 
entries

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A most wonderful and joyous Christmas
 from Tessy and Crinolyn

...as well as the rest of the gang at Petticoat Pond

...and many thanks for all your support and good 'swishes' for the season!
May you and yours have the best one ever!


Courtesy Black Cat Corsets

 

 



Car images for the season!

From John N. 

Sundress area



A couple of bell-skirted
Lolitae, one with parasol

Submitted by John N.

 


Wonderful Era advertisement
 

From Crinolyn

Video from a Dancing With the Stars episode (#17)

'If I Only Had The Brain, Heart, Nerve..' - Wizard of Oz - Episode 17

 

24
Dec
18

4
 entries

 

 

 

 


Special bell skirt!

      From John N.       
 


Balloon outfits were always one of

Crinolyn's favorites


Legacy French postcard


Javier provides this re-enactress being
taken advantage by the wind. Nice!

23
Dec
18

4
 entries

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Properly-attired tea parties are fun!

From John N. 

 



Perkiness
, with a bit of a twirl

From Kristi
 


Dita, looking good in a mermaid gown,
nicely coupled with a corset

From Crinolyn



This Sweet Lolita looks worried (or scared)!
Poor baby...
 

22
Dec
18

4
 entries

 

 

 

 


Pettis on
steps

From John N.        Maids area
 


Well now!  Extreme kinetic energy

From Crinolyn


A couple more Bardot images to add to our collection



A magnificently designed dress

From BB Bloomer

21
Dec
18

4
 entries

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Retro
sundress

From John N. 

 



Spangled presentation!

From Alice
 


Showing petti in Era magazines

From Crinolyn



...and twirling in the same venue

This, from
Sylvia Marie
 

20
Dec
18

4
 entries

 

 

 

 


The magic of simplicity

From John N. 
 


More indentified folk costumes

From Crinolyn


By Jeroen van der Klis from Amsterdam, apparently a beautiful re-creation
of the luscious ballgown worn by Grace Kelly in the 1955 film
    
To Catch a Thief



From Kristi, a Dior legacy moment

Runway section

19
Dec
18

4
 entries

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Classic dirndl

From John N. 

 


Janet has kindly provided three
takes
from the 1958 film

Chase a Crooked Shadow


Patio Party...

From Michael L.



Floors can be slippery!

From
Alice
 

18
Dec
18

4
 entries

 

 

 

 


A fully invested
Alice
(They should all be that way!)

From John N. 
 


The Hody Folk Festival of Velke Bilovice (Czech)

From Crinolyn


Ice cream pettis

Malcolm in the UK  



A beauty from Javier

Color is everything (almost)

 

 

17
Dec
18

4
 entries

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Good use of paper

From John N. 

Tutu area

 


Nancy N. offers three fine
Moulin Rouge Dancers samples (late 1950s)

 MANY more here         Cancan section

Cancan, to us, is less interesting when there is no real petticoat, but rather ruffles sewn on the inside of the skirt.  We saw this more in The Era, and less now. Lazy.


Janet has kindly provided two
takes from the 1955 film

Touch and Go

June Flowers: This film is on TV in U.K. on Friday 12Dec at 21.00 local time. Free view channel 81. Also Sky and Virgin.


Javier has provided these snippets from the opera
Carmen
, here featuring Teatro Villamarta

16
Dec
18

4
 entries

 

 

 

 

 

 


Blondes have more fun....

especially when wearing pettis with their sundresses!

From John N. 
 


From an Era magazine

Crinolyn sends this for our Nostalgia section


Using a petti to pep up erotic appeal

From Jean L 


Video from Jimmy:

"Sending through a 'Behind the Scenes' footage of Jimmy Vargas and Black Dahlias muse Liliana in black petti.
Music by the Black Dahlias from their Fifth Album, track called 'Miss Lily's Diffident Tango'.  Hope you dig it."  

 

No updates between 14 December and 15 December

 

13
Dec
18

4
 entries

 

 

 

 

 

 


Another exceptional Alice
(see 9 Dec as well)

From John N. 
 


This fluffy picture, sent by Crinolyn, may or may not
be a crossdresser, but, either way, is fun to look at!

Be careful!  Pettis can hinder your
view when going down
stairs...

Malcolm in the UK


Sugar Plum Fairy:

"I recently saw some pictures of female stars of the 70's and up popped Barbara Mandrell and her sisters. I remember even back then,
I used to watch their show, as they more often than not wore outfits with crinolines underneath and danced as well.
Here is one of their episodes from their show."
 

12
Dec
18

4
 entries

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Gowns
of interest

From John N. 
 


Yes, it was a good life...such diversity!
Crinolyn
sends this for our Nostalgia section

Malcolm in the UK provides
 this nice retro
shot


An interesting juxtaposition of corset and petti

(leather and lace)

11
Dec
18

4
 entries 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Yesterday we commemorated the first anniversary of the passing of Allison
, Pond Pinup, fondly known as "The Girl Next Door."

                                    We sadly miss this shining light of a woman, and trusts she rests well.  What a loss...
    


Ardent pettis

From John N. 

 


We guess belongs in
our
Cowgirl section

Sent by Crinolyn


Nancy N. points out this
vintage
fashion blogger


Trampoline fun!

From Malcolm in the UK

10
Dec
18

4
 entries

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Asian
delight!

From John N. 
 


Crinolyn sends this for our Simply Feminine section

Extending her charm (? What a face!) on the runway

From Alice


Stairway to heaven

From Jean L 

Upskirt section

 

9
Dec
18

4
 entries

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A truly refreshing Alice scenario

From John N. 

Crowded Pettis area
 



Folk pettis, country unidentified

Sent by Crinolyn

Pleats section 


Sundress by British designer John Cavanagh
in a 1950 photo by John French


This delightful 1964 painting by Russian painter
Yuri Krotov (1917-81), entitled 'Before the Performance',
 was proffered by
Sylvia Marie, for our Art section.

So many more here

8
Dec
18

4
 entries

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Wow! Those hoops under some Disney costumes look quite reinforced!

From John N. 
 


Crinolyn video:

Teens dance to 'Saturday Morning' by Fats Domino in this edited clip
from The Girl Can't help It (1956).

Jayne Mansfield from other parts of the film
  #1  #2 


Froufrou galore!


Looks like she's going
out to attract onlookers
(Do girls really do that?<g>)

From Jean L. 

7
Dec
18

4
 entries

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CosPlay, although the one
at right could be a Lolita
)

(L) Polonaise style

from John N. 


Exceptional upskirts of folk
dancers, Czech Republic

Sent by Crinolyn


For our Nautical section

From Jean L.


Nancy N.:

Rachel Brosnahan in The Marvelous Mrs Maisel
Pilot from Amazon TV series. (2017-present).

Pertinent link

6
Dec
18

4
 entries

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For our forthcoming
High Waisted section

From John N. & Crinolyn (R)

Pleats section
 



Indeed...

Sent by Crinolyn

 


A couple of cute Lolita examples


We'll put this luscious picture
in the Cars section

From Kristi 

 

5
Dec
18

4
 entries

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Extending her charm on the stairs

from John N. 


Prettily benched

Sent by Crinolyn


Attractive designs


Different iterations of 'pretty'

From Sylvia Marie

4
Dec
18

4
 entries

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


The sister picture to that
which was posted 1 Dec.

From John N. 
 



Short prom dresses

Sent by Crinolyn

 


More Gabrielle Ray
for
our collection


Extending her charm
in all directions!

From Kristi 

3
Dec
18

4
 entries

 

 

 

 

 

 


Two more images of the wonderful
Bridgette Bardot in her prime. (left - 1957)

From John N. 
 



An advertisement (1937?) or
frontispiece to a magazine article

Sent by Crinolyn

 


Bookworm Steampunk


Quite an exciting
and unique gown...

From Kristi 

2
Dec
18

4
 entries

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


A very interesting reveal of the underpinnings
 of some (Disney?) costumes

From John N. 
 



More twirlers for
our imminent new section

Sent by Crinolyn

 


For our Stairs Section

From Kristi    Corsets & Pettis area


Joe A. has provided this lovely lobby card for the Irish movie

Dr. In Love (1960)

1
Dec
18

4
 entries

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


A far more interesting Minnie
at Hong Kong Disney!

From John N. 
 



Ye old box camera...

Sent by Crinolyn

 


A nice Era magazine cover

From Sylvia Marie


Alice's namesake wonders what she is looking at - we all know!