ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

The Power Of The Feminine | Petticoats For Men

Updated on October 16, 2009

Pretty Petticoats For Men

Pretty petticoats, the type that flounce and bounce when the wearer spins are something of a garment gone by (unless you happen to be an avid dancer,) but there's a sector of society not ready to let them go gently into the quiet fashion night just yet, and that sector is mostly made up of men.

Gasp in shock and horror if you will, but this is but one representation of the growing male appreciation of femininity. Perhaps as women, we sometimes take our femininity and the raw power associated with it for granted. We grow up privileged in the world, preferred in times of danger. Think of the old catch cry. 'Women and children first!' Men grow up knowing that they will one day become the disposable chaps left out of that sentiment.

Masculinity comes with indisputable advantages, when I was a girl I wanted to be a boy because it seemed like they could have more fun. They could climb tall trees without anyone flipping out, they could stay out late, they were inexplicably trusted with heavy machinery. However in the world at large, as an adult, there are distinct advantages to being female I wouldn't give up for the world. But, like many women, I can't claim to use even a skerrick of the power that comes with being feminine. I could wear low cut tops, paint my face, totter about in high heels and bat my lashes for what I want. I could sashay about the place in sultry attire, bending those around me to my will. I don't generally play those games, but regardless I'll probably get pushed into a lifeboat first should I be on a sinking ship for no reason other than the fact that I have a couple of X chromosomes.

So its no wonder that some men admire femininity in all its forms. It's no wonder most fashion designers are men, able to free their minds and appreciate femininity and prettiness beyond what is currently fashionable, unlike some women who unfortunately simply follow trends and sneer down their noses at those unable or unwilling to toe the latest fashion line. (Am I giving women too hard a time? Perhaps, and there are those reprobates such as myself who are a little more fashion liberated, but most fascist clothing hardliners are women, so I address them quite often. Sue me. Actually don't.)

You won't see many women wearing these petticoats any time soon, but you may just see a few chaps. Ladies, even if you don't understand, even if you can't be bothered expending the brain power to understand, at least try to withhold judgment. For on the other side of the fence, the grassy fields you take for granted are truly green.


    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment
    • profile image


      11 months ago

      I love to wear all kinds of petticoats, square dance petticoats, bridal petticoats. The more the better. They are so fluffy and frilly. I just love the sensual touch. I have worn as many as ten square dance petticoats at one time. Oh boy what a sensation. I also frilly ruffled panties.

    • profile image


      20 months ago

      Very Feminine!-

    • profile image


      9 years ago




    • profile image


      9 years ago

      I love to wear petticoats and full slips.Its best to wear multiple slips as it feels so good.

    • profile image


      9 years ago

      I enjoy wearing petticoats because they are pretty and fun to wear.

    • profile image


      9 years ago

      That was really nicely said. Thanks. I can so relate to the admiration of femininity as you describe it. Petticoats can be so beautiful and sensual.

    • profile image


      9 years ago

      Full slips are still worn by some women but unfortunatly the women who wear them are over 50 or in some religious order. Half slips are still worn by younger women who use them to hide their modesty on some of their transparent dresses. I too would like to see more women and men wearing slips and petticoats.

    • profile image


      9 years ago

      Once again, Hope, you've pressed your fingers to another beating pulsepoint of the lingerie fascination. Petticoats. They, along with corsetry, probably represent the pinnacle of "femininity" in fashion. I hesitate to use the word "fetish," because the appreciaiton so many men bring to these garments is so much more than fetishism. It borders on reverence.

      The petticoat is feminine, indeed, and plays on visual cues that probably drill all the way down into the male limbic brain. Although seemingly little more than froth, they attract the eye to the bottom in truly primal ways.

      The "French Maid," of fetish fame speaks to all manner of hidden desires. Hetero guys love the look and men who enjoy lingerie see the petticoats underneath such an ensemble as a veritable reference point for what men CAN'T have, as you've so ably noted.

      The Can-Can of French fame speaks to those primal urges in a most direct way and is, of course, only what it is because of the beautiful women in petticoats and ruffled panties.

      The petticoated "poodle" skirts of the 1950s, with that bit of lace or crinoline or eyelet playing peek-a-boo with the hemline drove duck-tailed boys with leather jackets and James Dean ambitions utterly mad with longing.

      Like I said, this particular item of feminine undergear runs like a hot wire straight to most of what fires the cylinders on the male drivetrain.

    • profile image


      9 years ago

      once again you are correct, hope. I adore petticoats. and I agree ,since women have been used to these things,they have taken their fashion freedom for granted and don't fully appreciate fem things. Also they have been brainwashed with this ,be equal to a man. Act and dress in masculine styles. I have always held that although it is not proclaimed, WOMEN are superior. And someone to be admired and copied.

    • profile image


      9 years ago

      Petticoats are a wonderful expression of femininity that was a standard in girls and ladies fashion in the 50's and 60's. Too bad the only time we see them now is in wedding dresses and fromal gowns. If you would like to see people, women and men, wearing petticoats, try this site:

      Thanks Hope


    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at:

    Show Details
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)