Petticoats and Crinolines in Films
notice: These films mostly contain lovely visions of bouffant skirts,
particularly of the 50's style, and MIGHT show peeks of petticoats. Very
few show full petti-views (these will be noted).
We are also now adding films which feature classic crinolines and petticoat as well. You might also review the corsetfilm list located here.
Many of the corset-era productions show gowns and petticoats as well!
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|1955||DADDY LONG LEGS -- Fifties bouffant in dance scene||LESLIE CARON|
LA DAME de CHEZ MAXIM -- Cancan Poster
|2011||DAMSELS IN DISTRESS Dance scene toward the end of this trailer||GRETA GERWIG|
|1940||DANCING ON A DIME Image||VIRGINIA DALE|
|1953||DANGEROUS CROSSING -- Limited early 50s bouffant||JEANNE CRAIN|
|1964||DANZA MACABRE -- French ("Castle of Blood") StillClip||BARBARA STEELE|
|1970||DARLING LILI -- Cancan!||JULIE ANDREWS|
|1958||DATE WITH DISASTER Joe A.: In the first five minutes of the movie, Miss Eaton, dressed in a full skirted dress, does a seductive dance, with plenty of spins and swirling net petticoats coming into view. You can actually see the this sequence posted on YouTube."||SHIRLEY EATON|
|JANE POWELL & ELIZABETH TAYLOR|
|1957||DAVY -- Just near the start is a music hall skit which features a very attractive lady (not Miss Shaw) in a full petti maid's frock and she shows plenty of leg during the slapstick.||SUSAN SHAW|
|1955||THE DAY THE WORLD ENDED -- Fifties bouffant Another||LORI NELSON|
ZSA ZSA GABOR &
|MERLE OBERAN & ROSEMARY CLOONEY|
|2004||DE-LOVELY -- Prior to and during the ending credits, there is dancing with many petti-clad girls and a large display of froufrou||ASHLEY JUDD|
|1969||DE SADE -- Small struggle shows Victorian pettis||SENTA BERGER|
|1943||THE DESERT SONG -- Some on-stage delightful froufrou||IRENE MANNING|
|1957||DESIGNING WOMAN -- Plenty of 50s bouffant, with peeks of pettis, especially near the end. StillClips plus||
LAUREN BACALL &
|1955||DESPASADORA - Filipino Video||(UNKNOWN)|
|1985||DESPERATELY SEEKING SUSAN -- A little poufy evening dress and a magician assistant's outfit||ROSANNA ARQUETTE|
|1993||DESPERATE REMEDIES -- Fetishistic versions of 1950s fashions with huge crinoline skirts and tight bodices.||JENNIFER WARD- LEALAND & LISA CHAPPELL|
|1954||DESTRY-- CanCan!||MARI BLANCHARD|
BROTHER -- This
delightfully funny and musical Laurel and Hardy adaptation of Auber's
comic opera, "Fra Diavolo," features wonderfully authentic eighteenth
century costumes. The tragic but beautiful, blonde Thelma Todd (who died
mysteriously two years later) is actually seen in rare glimpses of period
lingerie, including multiple petticoats, hoops, corsets, and other
underwear of the time. Music lovers can enjoy the lively singing of Dennis
King and the fans of Laurel and Hardy will get a kick out of their comic
antics, particularly when Laurel gets drunk sampling a keg of wine!
- Review by Rhonda Risque
|1957||DINO --There is a lengthy teenage dance segment where the camera is set for low angle shots to catch the girls flying petticoats.||SUSAN KOHNER|
|1987||DIRTY DANCING -- Stillclips -- Pettis showing at beginning dance||
JENNIFER GREY &
|1988||DIRTY DANCING CONCERT TOUR||MERRY CLAYTON|
|2012||DJANGO UNCHAINED -- Bouffant maid outfit||KERRY WASHINGTON|
BRIGITTE BARDOT &
BRENDA De BANZIE
|1960||DOCTOR IN LOVE -- Lobby Card||LESLIE PHILLIPS|
SEUSS) HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS --
Lots of little girls
and ladies in pettis! At one point the little
girl falls down a hole and the pettis go a-flyn'!
|1991||DOGFIGHT -- This 3.5 star film stars Ms. Taylor as a homely girl, but there is a sweet bedroom scene where she is wearing a conservative dress with a petticoat that is so beguiling. Proof positive that the clothes make the woman! She's just a doll in this one. Probably the best actress working today! - Review by Rhonda Risque||LILI TAYLOR|
BETTY GRABLE &
|1959||DON'T GIVE UP THE SHIP -- Minimal fifties petti display||DINA MERRILL|
|1945||DON'T FENCE ME IN -- Right at the beginning, some beguiling little stage frocks, with plenty of pettis.||DALE EVANS|
|1956||DON'T KNOCK THE ROCK||(NON-SPECIFIC)|
|1967||DON'T LOSE YOUR
HEAD a/k/a "Carry On: Don't Lose Your Head"--
Based on 18c "The Scarlet
Pimpernel"; lovely taffeta,
satin, and silk gowns. Review by David
|1991||DON'T TELL MOM THE BABYSITTER'S DEAD -- Female impersonator with very bouffant pettis.||CHRISTINA APPLEGATE|
|1968||DRACULA HAS RISEN FROM THE GRAVE -- Nice ivory satin gown. Review by David||VERONICA CARLSON|
|1985||DREAMCHILD -- "Alice" of "Alice in Wonderland" (played by a very fetching child actress) in some nice pettis and pinafores (flashbacks)!||AMELIA SHANKLEY|
|2006||DREAMGIRLS -- Mermaid gowns||BEYONCÉ KNOWLES|
|1955||DREAMS ('Kvinnodröm') --Swedish a/k/a "Journey Into Autumn" Stillclip||HARRIET ANDERSSON|
|1986||DREAM WEST -- TVS YouTube clip #1 #2||ALICE KRIGE|
|2000||THE DRESS CODE a/k/a "Bruno"--
A touching movie about a sweet young boy
who likes to wear dresses because "it gives me power."
Watch the hoopskirt and the poufy western skirt he wears toward the end. With petti showing, he looks great!
|1954||DRIVE A CROOKED ROAD YouTube entire movie||DIANNE FOSTER|
|1991||DROP DEAD GORGEOUS -- Short glimpse of pettis on the stage.||SALLY KELLERMAN|
|1943||DUBARRY WAS A LADY -- Panniers and the such.||VIRGINIA O'BRIEN|
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