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Poodle Skirt

Definition: Poodle Skirt

Poodle Skirt

Full, circle skirt from 1950's, with poodle dog design on surface. No fashion motif has stuck around as long as the poodle. During the mid-70s, punk rockers in London were the first to liberate poodle skirts from mothballs. New York girls who were fans of the Ramones were also devoted to the skirt.

In the early 80s, circle skirts and bobby sox trickled into mainstream teenybop fashion, and ten years later, in the mid-90s, the poodle skirt saw a small resurgence with a revived interest in "cocktail culture" and swing dancing.

Keep the poodle alive this Halloween with this 50s Poodle Skirt, $29!

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hollybeebo hollybeebo 9 years
I had a poodle skirt,too. Hot pink with a black poodle. Just remembering that gave me nostalgic poodle fever!
hollybeebo hollybeebo 9 years
I had a poodle skirt,too. Hot pink with a black poodle.Just remembering that gave me nostalgic poodle fever!
workofiction workofiction 9 years
This is sooo what I want to be for Halloween this year!
tati33 tati33 9 years
oh man, i dressed up for halloween with a poodle skirt when i was maybe 12..ahh the good ole times
Emma Emma 9 years
looks poodleicious!!!!1!
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