Lingerie - Crinoline Petticoat Slip

A crinoline petticoat, though in decline for everyday wear, still remains in demand in both the bridal and formal dress environments.

Yet, oddly enough, the days when women wore crinolines as a means of creating a base for which they could lay their rather formal looking dresses over are long gone. 50's anyone?!

Nowadays a crinoline is often looked for but rarely acknowledged as being a part of the fashion world.

They're rarely worn for anything other than weddings, formal events and Halloween costumes and even then, many contemporary dress designs no longer call for crinolines.

However, some women prefer to marry in traditional bridal dresses, and the same could be said with regard to formal attire, such as prom dresses and ball gowns.

If you require a crinoline petticoat for your dress, then rest assured that Amazon have a great range available, in various colors, sizes and lengths.

And if you're simply looking for a fun crinoline slip for a Halloween outfit, you'll also find a good selection available for purchase - and all at great value for money prices.

Crinoline Petticoat

There are several practical uses for a crinoline petticoat and the most common is for wearing beneath a wedding dress.

However - it's surprising how many women purchase a crinoline to give the wow factor to Halloween costumes.

There tends to be three lengths:

  • long - for bridal and formal wear
  • medium/knee length - for shorter formal wear, ball gowns and pageant dresses
  • shorter length - for Halloween costumes

Further, there are two main colors - black and white, though there's the occasional short and sassy red, pink one or animal print style.

For the main they are made out of either organza or tulle/taffeta, with the longer ones including a nylon underskirt to prevent the scratchy materials coming into contact with your skin.

Overall they're a great buy, more so the ones designed around bridal wear and any of the crinoline petticoat styles featured here will more than suit the purpose for which they're being purchased.

Crinoline Slip

Crinoline Bridal Slip

A crinoline bridal slip can come in two lengths - medium and full length. Amazon cover both lengths, as well as the full bodice styles.

You can purchase your bridal crinoline petticoat in white or black - though white remains the more obvious and sensible color for today's bride.

The ones featured to the left are the most popular, the best rated by happy customers and the designs that offer the best value for money.

A bride should look fantastic on her big day and any one of the crinoline petticoat styles shown here - though hidden beneath the brides dream wedding dress - will become an important aspect of the wedding day.

Short Crinoline

A short crinoline is great for fancy dress nights and Halloween costumes - or simply because you're looking for a bit of fun in the ... you know where!

A short petticoat is sassy and fun, will come in handy for a variety of costumes for women and will launder easily.

They're also great for using underneath dance costumes and would come in handy for event nights, such as a Hen Party or a fun filled girls night out.

The best selling crinoline is the Polka Dot Petticoat, which has positive reviews for being the best short underskirt for Halloween costumes.

Black Crinoline Petticoat

A black crinoline petticoat is great for using beneath dark costumes and clothing, and beyond white crinolines, they're the most popular color.

You can purchase them in three lengths:

  • short
  • medium (knee length)
  • long

The medium and longer length crinolines are better for prom dresses, sweet 16 dresses and so on, whilst the shorter ones work well with witches outfits and similar costumes.

None of the crinoline petticoats featured to the left will put a big hole in your pocket and any one will suffice as a frills and flounces underskirt.

Crinoline Slip

A crinoline slip is nothing other than the same as a crinoline petticoat - in short, one and the same.

Either phrase, typed into a search engine or asked for in a lingerie shop will amount to the same result - a poofy, frilly underskirt.

Of those shown here, mots can be laundered at home, barring some of the larger, more expensive bridal crinolines.

A little attention to the manufacturers washing instructions, i.e. a gentle wash and hung to dry, is all most if not all will require.

As taffeta is the main component of most of the featured products, be assured it's a durable material that will stand up to normal wear and tear.

Generally, wash your crinoline on a low temperature set, with a low spin cycle. Once washed, hang it up to allow it to air dry.

Alternatively, you can place it (wet) over a large umbrella and simply leave it to dry - umbrellas allow the shape to stay more natural.

Unfortunately, a creased crinoline is the hardest thing to straighten out so do be warned - wash and launder with care.

Larger crinolines may require a dry cleaner, so do check before you push it into your washing machine!

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Dim Flaxenwick 6 years ago from Great Britain

Rated up and awesome because I adore cronolines or as we called them in th 50s can-can petticotes. I can still remember being in awe of my beautiful mother as she handwashed her gorgeous crinoline slip.

Great informative hub and thanks for the memories. x


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Paradise7 6 years ago from Upstate New York

Lovely, this hub has legs! Makes me want to wear a period ball dress.


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Hello, hello, 6 years ago from London, UK

Thank you for brining back my youth in '50s with petticoats standing out as much as you get them.


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dallas93444 6 years ago from Bakersfield, CA

Petticoat Junction! Here I come. Personally I prefer not to wear these. I do however enjoy "looking" at these! Informative.


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Healing Touch 6 years ago from Minnetonka, MN

What a fun hub. You did a lot of work on this. It does remind me of the old shows with those cute petticoats.

Healing touch


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GmaGoldie 6 years ago from Madison, Wisconsin

Frogdropping,

I have a crinoline for a vintage dress - wow, what a difference it makes. And my 1950's sop hop Poodle skirt costume has an extensive crinoline.

I had no idea that there were so many varieties.

Wonderful Hub! The clothes horse even learned something!


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Ladybird33 6 years ago from Georgia USA

I just love these! I learned something new and we have very similar tastes :) Thanks for sharing and I have to get one!!


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Sa`ge 6 years ago from Barefoot Island

wow, this took me back to my school days. thanks for this great hub! ~aloha~


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Byonder5 4 years ago

Because my wife and I got married in Ibiza, ie in temperatures of 30 deg C or so, my wife wore a lighter weight white wedding dress and didn't wear a petticoat or slip under neath. This has always been the only tiny disappointment for me about our lovely wedding and especially as since we got married I have insisted she wears slips and petticoats - mostly nylon (white, ivory etc) and lace-trimmed with her skirts and dresses.

Anyway the point is we have decided we will have a renew your vows ceremony at one of our forthcoming anniversaries. My wife will wear a full wedding dress in satin and lace and with a full, formal length nylon lacey petticoat underneath and in this she will make her vows again and so will I. It will be wonderful, I can't wait.

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