I've always had a soft spot for vintage lingerie and recently I've had a mild obsession with vintage petticoats from the late Victorian era to the Edwardian era. Petticoats were a symbol of femininity and were almost often trimmed with lace, ruffles, embroidery, and applique. They were worn to protect your dresses from your body (sweat, oil) and for added warmth. Not only did they serve as an undergarment, they were also used to help structure your dress.
I love these petticoats because they're often made of sturdier fabrics than the dresses themselves since petticoats had to be worn all the time and more often than not you would wear the same petticoats under different dresses.
How to wear a vintage petticoat in modern day times: These petticoats are perfect for layering. For summer wear a vintage petticoat with a pretty camisole or breezy blouse. For Autumn pair it with a longer cardigan or cropped denim jacket. And if you want to toughen up your look, dare you wear a leather biker jacket?
All of these Edwardian petticoats will be in Adored Vintage this weekend!
November 1, 2012