Bridal petticoats and crinolines are two terms used in reference to wedding slips. These slips usually have layers of ruffles to create fullness under the bride’s dress. There is another form of bridal petticoats that is complete with wires that add to the fullness of the gown. This undergarment is know as a hoop skirt. Slips, bridal petticoats, and hoop skirts are all made to enhance the look of your dress. They prevent creases and folds that may appear through the dress.
When selecting bridal petticoats, there are a few things to consider. The wedding dress material, the preferred waist closure, and the bridal hem fullness are three of the most important things to remember. They are key in choosing the right undergarment to go with your gown. Also, the color of the petticoat should match or be close to the color of the dress to decrease the chances of showing.
Since 1585, bridal petticoats and regular petticoats have been an important asset to create the perfect appearance for dresses and skirts. Such petticoats were worn by women who wanted to have the currently fashionable shape created by their clothing. In these times, the petticoat was a necessity for women to wear underneath their dresses. Not only did it give them the desired shape of dress they preferred, but it also gave an extra boost to the bust area and give the appearance of a smaller waste.
Beautifully detailed and decorated bridal petticoats were worn under open fronted gowns and overskirts in the sixteenth century. Petticoats of silk and wool were often quilted for warmth in the eighteenth century. These foot length garments remained popular all the way into the nineteenth century when they began to modernize the way women wore bridal petticoats.
In 1947, bridal petticoats and regular petticoats were modernized. These new undergarments were stiffened and ruffled and became very successful and remained extremely popular in the 1950's. Teenage girls were especially intrigued by these new designs.
By the middle of the twentieth century, the use of full petticoats became somewhat rare. However, bridal petticoats were all the more popular and necessary to wear under the wedding gown. The reason for the decline in popularity of normal petticoats is due to a simpler creation known as the slip. Still, in the 1970's another form of petticoat was created, which managed to intrigue people, especially teenage girls.
The history of bridal petticoats is one that has shown the importance in these garments. It also shows the change in appearance and style of petticoats throughout history. Today, petticoats are rarely worn unless special occasions or events are present. Nothing is more special than a wedding day, which is why bridal petticoats are designed specifically for the comfort and appearance of the bride.